Pro Motocross Confirms Nine Round Schedule for 2020 Season

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7/16/2020 12:28 PM
Edited Date/Time: 7/16/2020 12:28 PM

Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship Confirms Nine Round Schedule for 2020 Season

Late Summer Campaign Will Kick Off at Famed Loretta Lynn’s Ranch on August 15

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (July 16, 2020) – Following extensive efforts by race organizers, local government and health officials, participants, sponsors, and series partners, MX Sports Pro Racing has announced the intention to host a nine-round schedule to complete the 2020 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing. The season is scheduled to begin on August 15, with the inaugural professional event at famed Loretta Lynn’s Ranch in Hurricane Mills, Tennessee. The next eight rounds will take place at well-known venues ranging from Washougal MX Park in Washington to Spring Creek MX Park in Millville, Minnesota. The 2020 series will also feature the first-ever Pro Motocross “doubleheader” at RedBud MX in Buchanan, Michigan.

The first half of the season will open with five consecutive rounds. Following the debut of the Loretta Lynn’s National, the schedule will then travel to the scenic Pacific Northwest for the Washougal National, on August 22, before heading to the greater Indianapolis area for the Ironman National, on August 29. From there, Michigan’s legendary RedBud MX will give way to the season’s lone off weekend after it hosts a pair of races around the Labor Day holiday, on Saturday, September 5, and Tuesday, September 8. Racing will resume with the Spring Creek National in Minnesota, on September 19, before heading to Florida for the WW Ranch National, on September 26. The penultimate round of the championship will take place in Colorado with the Thunder Valley National, on October 3, before crowning a pair of champions in Southern California at the season-ending Fox Raceway National, on October 10.

All events on the 2020 schedule will adhere to social distancing guidelines and health management protocols. Each round will be conducted in accordance with local and state ordinances, as identified between the event organizer and local officials. The paddock will be closed to the general public, with access limited to properly credentialed parties only and facemasks required at all times. Hand-washing stations and hand sanitizer stands will be placed throughout the venues and personal hygiene education signage will be prominent.

“While we continue to navigate through these challenging and continuously evolving times of the coronavirus pandemic, we are confident that we’ve developed the framework for a high-caliber championship schedule that can be successfully implemented,” said Roy Janson, MX Sports Pro Racing Competition Director. “Although we respect the unpredictability of scheduling any live events during these uncertain times and are sensitive to the hardships many people are going through, we remain committed to making our best effort to host the world’s most prestigious motocross championship. Thanks to the tireless and cooperative efforts of our event organizers, competitors, sponsors and partners, not to mention the ongoing communication alongside local officials, we have an opportunity to prioritize the health and well-being of everyone. We will conduct these events in a safe environment by implementing several policies, all in an effort to control as many variables as possible.”

Select events will feature limited spectator capacity, while others will be conducted exclusively for participants, professional and amateur, with attendance limited to crew members and family. All events will feature an amateur racing component, both before and after the professional race day. Ticketing and amateur race program information will be posted Monday, July 20, on the event websites.

“From the moment we faced our first bout of adversity surrounding the coronavirus we have diligently tried to find a way to make the 2020 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship a reality,” said Davey Coombs, President of MX Sports Pro Racing. “Needless to say, it’s been a tumultuous year for everyone, and I think we’re on Plan ‘W’ by now. But we’re racers at heart, and our business is founded on bringing together fellow racers for some of the world’s most competitive and high-profile off-road motorcycle events. We know the motocross community is as passionate about this championship as we are, as it’s the lifeblood of the sport, and it’s been our goal to bring everyone, from riders to fans alike, the series they deserve. We’re confident that this schedule will accomplish that, and we look forward to providing the joy and sense of normalcy that American motocross can bring during these incredibly uncertain times.”

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7/16/2020 12:31 PM

And awaaaaay we go!
A CA date is optimistic, even in October.

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7/16/2020 12:37 PM

Wonderful news!

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7/16/2020 12:41 PM

Yes!!!

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7/16/2020 12:53 PM

Redbud 1 and 2. A lot of call offs happening in September.

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7/16/2020 1:06 PM

Select events will feature limited spectator capacity, while others will be conducted exclusively for participants, professional and amateur, with attendance limited to crew members and family. All events will feature an amateur racing component, both before and after the professional race day. Ticketing and amateur race program information will be posted Monday, July 20, on the event websites.

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I ripped a start from Egypt and I was happy about that.

7/16/2020 1:11 PM

GeorgiePorgie wrote:

Redbud 1 and 2. A lot of call offs happening in September.

Already checking my available vacation hours left for the year... grin

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7/16/2020 1:22 PM

It hasnt happened yet, but GREAT JOB to Davey and all of MX Sports for getting this together. There are a LOT of other sports that have not been able to get their act together.

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Here's to feeling good all the time

7/16/2020 1:23 PM

Agreed on the great job by all to put this together!!

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7/16/2020 1:26 PM

TeamGreen wrote:

Select events will feature limited spectator capacity, while others will be conducted exclusively for participants, professional and amateur, with attendance limited to crew members and family. All events will feature an amateur racing component, both before and after the professional race day. Ticketing and amateur race program information will be posted Monday, July 20, on the event websites.

That caught my attention as well, sounds like the amateur events will be the $$$ used to make the pro event possible.

Sounds like a good idea (on paper at least), I would think the amateur events would draw a good turnout so that revenue could help off set the pro purse and event costs due to "limited" to 0 spectator participation.

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7/16/2020 1:29 PM

FuzzyLogic wrote:

It hasnt happened yet, but GREAT JOB to Davey and all of MX Sports for getting this together. There are a LOT of other sports that have not been able to get their act together.

I agree. Wish we still had this track or that one, but at this point we better be happy and appreciate whatever racing we can get.

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7/16/2020 1:30 PM

READY!

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7/16/2020 1:30 PM
Edited Date/Time: 7/16/2020 1:30 PM

Awesome! The best sport in the world will go on, OUTDOOR MOTOCROSS, BABY!

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7/16/2020 1:32 PM

A national on a Tuesday is a little odd, but I'll take it.

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"Sorry Goose, but it's time to buzz the tower."

7/16/2020 1:36 PM

Great news!

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7/16/2020 1:41 PM

Not holding my breath on RED BUD but if it goes down I'll be there. Michigan seems about as locked down as anyone at the moment. Local races are happening but I'm not sure a national will go off.

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7/16/2020 1:45 PM

So when do we get the announcement that Monster Cup Date has been moved? It's scheduled for Oct 10. Seems like the Monster riders are contracted to be there, but I cant see Tomac missing the last round of MX for monster cup... Or anyone else for that matter

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7/16/2020 1:49 PM

TeamGreen wrote:

Select events will feature limited spectator capacity, while others will be conducted exclusively for participants, professional and amateur, with attendance limited to crew members and family. All events will feature an amateur racing component, both before and after the professional race day. Ticketing and amateur race program information will be posted Monday, July 20, on the event websites.

So if I go as an amatuer racer, I can spectate the pro races, even if I accidentally forget my bike and don't make it to the line?

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7/16/2020 1:51 PM

DC? Photo

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7/16/2020 1:55 PM

Fingers crossed that we get some nats in this year!!!

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7/16/2020 1:55 PM

-MAVERICK- wrote:

A national on a Tuesday is a little odd, but I'll take it.

It gives the racers 2 days off...and it's right after a holiday (Labor Day); so, it's probably the best way to pull of a dbl header if you have any kinda of hopes or plans to have spectators. I remain very hopeful!

And...it's...

Red Bud!

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I ripped a start from Egypt and I was happy about that.

7/16/2020 1:56 PM

Kennyfreemoney wrote:

So when do we get the announcement that Monster Cup Date has been moved? It's scheduled for Oct 10. Seems like the Monster riders are contracted to be there, but I cant see Tomac missing the last round of MX for monster cup... Or anyone else for that matter

I guess it depends on where each rider sits in the championship points. For instance, if Tomac has wrapped up the title one round early, of course he'll ride MEC. If someone like Webb or Osborne is leading the points or a serious contender for the title, I would imagine that rider would finish the series.

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Braaapin' aint easy.

7/16/2020 1:58 PM

Kennyfreemoney wrote:

So when do we get the announcement that Monster Cup Date has been moved? It's scheduled for Oct 10. Seems like the Monster riders are contracted to be there, but I cant see Tomac missing the last round of MX for monster cup... Or anyone else for that matter

Falcon wrote:

I guess it depends on where each rider sits in the championship points. For instance, if Tomac has wrapped up the title one round early, of course he'll ride MEC. If someone like Webb or Osborne is leading the points or a serious contender for the title, I would imagine that rider would finish the series.

So what does Tomac do if he’s up 12 points but is contracted to ride MEC? Technically he’s also contracted to ride all of MX too though

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7/16/2020 2:04 PM

colintrax wrote:

DC? Photo

LOL

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7/16/2020 2:08 PM

the AM racing before and after the national is a great idea, both for participants and the promoter.

I'm in for racing at Pala...

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7/16/2020 2:10 PM

colintrax wrote:

DC? Photo

hughesyzf134 wrote:

LOL

He is obviously being coy, but there is a weekend off so technically that post is wrong.

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7/16/2020 2:10 PM

Kennyfreemoney wrote:

So when do we get the announcement that Monster Cup Date has been moved? It's scheduled for Oct 10. Seems like the Monster riders are contracted to be there, but I cant see Tomac missing the last round of MX for monster cup... Or anyone else for that matter

the way Los Angeles County is locked down now, who knows if the Monster Cup will ever happen...

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7/16/2020 2:17 PM

Yay for logistics nightmare.

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7/16/2020 2:22 PM

2 races at Red Bud within 3 days? Hell yeah!!!

Just not stoked to see no Hangtown on the list. I was totally ok with wearing a mask to go watch but if they won't allow spectators I guess I'm not missing out. Hangtown in the fall is a beautiful track and perfect weather.

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7/16/2020 2:25 PM

Umm so I HAVE to participate to watch. LOL I’m in!

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