What happened to the Supercross annoucement?

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5/5/2020 2:10 PM
Edited Date/Time: 5/5/2020 2:11 PM

Does anyone know? I thought we were suppose to hear something last week, but was that only if they were racing May 17th? Is it now delayed because the rumor is May 30th? If so, when will we know?

I see AC riding supercross so I would imagine he has some idea that it is starting sooner rather than later.

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5/5/2020 10:49 PM

I think it’s just something that is changing everyday. Probably hour by hour.

Even if they say tomorrow that racing will start on “Xx” date, it can still change leading up to that date.

From what I’ve heard on the radio is that each state needs to have declining number of cases for 2 weeks before they can get to the next phase of opening business.

This is from the White House
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5/5/2020 11:50 PM

The number of confirmed cases may continue to rise because there are more tests available, and therefore more chances of finding infections. More testing is of course a good thing, but it skews the numbers because if you test twice as many people this week, the percentage of those infected would have to drop by half from last week in order for confirmed cases to drop at all.

A better indicator is the number of deaths week to week because those statistics will be accurate regardless of how many people are tested that week.

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5/6/2020 12:11 AM

Listened to a live insta yesterday with Eric Peronnard, who didn't sound very optimistic about SX resuming by the end of may... and said the "Glendale option" is already likely to change...
Also said some teams and riders are very reluctant to go racing with so many uncertainties of all kinds.

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5/6/2020 6:19 AM

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5/6/2020 6:21 AM

I’m going to go out on a limb and say it’s not finalized. You heard it here first.

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5/6/2020 6:37 AM

SX aint happening, just accept it.

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5/6/2020 7:25 AM
Edited Date/Time: 5/6/2020 7:26 AM

soggy wrote:

SX aint happening, just accept it.

Luckily for everyone involved, you don't get to decide. The plan is still to go racing on May 31.

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5/6/2020 7:31 AM

Arizona's estimated infections (so, taking into account a large increase in the number of tests) has been going down the past few days, so there is a chance we get racing by the end of May.

https://covid19.healthdata.org/united-states-of-america/arizona

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5/6/2020 7:44 AM

Kyle978 wrote:

I’m going to go out on a limb and say it’s not finalized. You heard it here first.

Maybe. Or maybe not.
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5/6/2020 9:01 AM

soggy wrote:

SX aint happening, just accept it.

Jt$ wrote:

Luckily for everyone involved, you don't get to decide. The plan is still to go racing on May 31.

Will there not be any kind of announcement ? They need a week to get the track ready. Seems like they have a date in mind but the city and state is not so sure.

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5/6/2020 9:07 AM

I think at this point they have to run something, even if it's only one or two races. They should have just canceled it after Daytona, that would have sucked for Roczen but things happen. After stringing it along for 2 months if they go and cancel completely that's F&$K#@ up.

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5/6/2020 9:09 AM

Hopefully they get going soon, I'm over the farce they call Covid19

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5/7/2020 2:13 AM

Check here. I think you'll find a fair amount of answers...but maybe more questions.

https://www.vitalmx.com/features/Racing-On-Hold-From-a-Team-Owner-s-Perspective-With-Forrest-Butler-The-Inside-Line-Podcast,6948

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5/7/2020 7:48 AM

sandtrack315 wrote:

Arizona's estimated infections (so, taking into account a large increase in the number of tests) has been going down the past ...more

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You must have been holding your screen upside down when you read the chart... the cases have been increasing for a long while.
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5/7/2020 8:14 AM

kardy wrote: Photo
You must have been holding your screen upside down when you read the chart... the cases have been increasing for a long ...more

Funny how they increase with every Federal Dollar available huh

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5/7/2020 8:21 AM

kardy wrote: Photo
You must have been holding your screen upside down when you read the chart... the cases have been increasing for a long ...more

I don't think that matters as the strategy plan from the government seems to be changing based on medical data, etc. Arizona (my home state) is opening many businesses back starting tomorrow (hair and nail salons, restaurants, etc). But that's more of just a formality. The state has been slowly reopening over the last month and more people are just going back to work and getting out more. I think Ducey just realized that people are going to get back to it with or without his approval. I think he's finally realized that keeping things shut down much longer gives no benefit (and he's right).

What shutting things down did do was slowed the spread, but it also gave the supply chain of PPE, etc time to catch up (a good thing). It also gave business time to properly prepare their businesses for a safe reopening by putting in the social distancing rules, floor marks, etc. At this point, there's no benefit to staying shut down and people are already coming back regardless.

So Arizona is open whether Ducey says so or not. SX isn't going to have fans present anyway. If we can all go to Walmart, Costco, etc safely, then they can run a SX series safely, especially if they add a lot of testing into the regiment of entering the facility each time.

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