RLT COMPETITION BULLETIN 2020-5: All Motorsports Activities Postposed Thru May 2/3
TO: 2020 Pro Motocross, Loretta Lynn, GNCC, and ATVMX Participants
FROM: The Race Leadership Team (RLT)
DATE: April 13, 2020
SUBJECT: RLT COMPETITION BULLETIN 2020-5:
All Motorsports Activities Postposed Thru May 2/3
Due to ongoing COVID-19 concerns and in accordance with government recommendations regarding large group gatherings, the Race Leadership Team (RLT) has postponed all motorsports activities thru May 2/3, 2020. This decision affects the following race series: Loretta Lynn Amateur Motocross and GNCC Racing.
Accordingly, the following events originally scheduled for the weekend of May 2/3 are postponed, and every effort will be made to reschedule as soon as possible:
|LLAQ NE||Walden Motocross||Wallkill, NY|
|LLAQ SE||South of the Border MX||Hamer, SC|
|LLAQ ME||Log Road MX||Bronson, MI|
|LLAQ NC||Motozone||Tigerton, WI|
|LLAQ SC||Underground MX||Kemp, TX|
|LLAQ SW||Club Moto Kauai||Kapaa, HI|
|GNCC||Mountain Ridge||Central City, PA|
The current status of each race schedule follows:
The current Pro Motocross schedule consists of 11 rounds spanning from June 13th through September 5th.
|June 13||WW Ranch, FL|
|June 20||High Point, PA|
|June 27||Southwick, MA|
|July 4||RedBud, MI|
|July 11||Thunder Valley, CO|
|July 18||Spring Creek, MN|
|July 25||Washougal, WA|
|Aug. 15||Unadilla, NY|
|Aug. 22||Budds Creek, MD|
|Aug. 29||Ironman, IN|
|Sept. 5||Pala, CA|
However, additional changes are expected and will be announced shortly. The Series will most likely extend from June 20th through September 12th, but no later. In these trying times, full transparency in scheduling is called for, to allow riders, teams and fans to prepare. A revised schedule will be announced ASAP.
Loretta Lynn’s Amateur National Motocross:
The Area Qualifier and Regional race schedules are complicated and have been drastically altered by the national crisis. MX Sports recently released a “State of the Sport” video address explaining the various schedule options, including a condensed Area Qualifier schedule for May and Regional schedule for June (Plan B), a Super Regional schedule for June/July (Plan C) and a 2-week National-only program in July/August (Plan D). A final decision on the program chosen will be announced as soon as possible.
In the spirit of cooperation, the Full Gas Sprint Enduro has agreed to postpone its event previously scheduled for June 13/14 at Harleywood in Bristol, VA, to allow GNCC to reserve that weekend for a GNCC at a venue TBA. Full Gas Sprint Enduro has rescheduled the date for July 4/5 at a venue TBA. GNCC is grateful for their cooperation.
Accordingly, the dates for the remainder of the GNCC schedule are:
|May 30/31||John Penton, OH|
|June 27/28||Snowshoe, WV|
|Aug. 1||Loretta Lynn eMTB only|
|Sept. 12/13||Mountaineer, WV|
|Sept. 26/27||Tomahawk, NY|
|Oct. 10/11||Mathews Farm, PA|
|Oct. 24/25||Ironman, IN|
As a reminder, the schedule remains dynamic and is subject to change. As the crisis affects different parts of the country differently, it is unreasonable to expect recovery plans to differ from state-to-state as well. Most likely some areas of the country will recover quicker than others, and it may be necessary to change locations (but not dates) to accommodate the recovery. Accordingly, a final schedule with final locations will be issued as soon as it is feasible to do so.
The current schedule remains unchanged:
|May 23/24||Ironman, IN|
|June 6/7||Muddy Creek, TN|
|June 20/21||Walnut, IL|
|July 11/12||Unadilla, NY|
|July 25/26||RedBud, MI|
|Aug. 15/16||Loretta Lynn’s, TN|
|Aug. 28||Pro Only - Ironman, IN|
|Sept. 19/20||Underground, TX|
|Oct. 17/18||SOB, SC|
About the Race Leadership Team:
The RLT consists of representatives from the AMA, MX Sports and MX Sports Pro Racing. The RLT will reconvene next Monday to review race schedules, making adjustments as needed, and will work with event organizers to reschedule events when possible.
The RLT continues to urge racing families to use common sense: 1) wash your hands often; 2) avoid shaking hands or coming into close personal contact with others; 3) cough into your elbow; 4) if you are sick, stay home; 5) if you are really sick, go to the hospital; and 6) don’t panic.
The health, safety and welfare of our riders and their families remains paramount, and we will keep our race community apprised of all further developments.
Please direct all communications to [email protected].