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 through May 9/10, 2020. This decision affects the following race series: AMA Loretta Lynn Amateur Motocross.
Accordingly, the following events originally scheduled for the weekend of May 9/10 are postponed, and every effort will be made to reschedule as soon as possible:
|LLAQ NE||High Point||Mt. Morris, PA|
|LLAQ SE||Lazy River||Dalton, GA|
|LLAQ ME||Baha Acres||Millington, MI|
|LLAQ NC||Sunset Ridge||Walnut, IL|
|LLAQ SC||Swan MX||Tyler, TX|
|LLAQ NW||Eugene MX||Junction City, OR|
|LLAQ SW||Fox Raceway||Pala, CA
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 scheduled 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.
The status of the remaining race schedules:
Pro Motocross – AMA Nationals
The current Pro Motocross schedule consists of 11 rounds spanning from June 13th through September 5th. This schedule is subject to change as the state-by-state recovery plan unfolds across the nation.
|June 13||WW Ranch, FL|
|June 20||High Point, PA|
|June 27||Southwick, MA|
|July 4||RedBud, MI|
|July 11||Thunder Valley, CO|
|July 25||Washougal, WA|
|Aug. 15||Unadilla, NY|
|Aug. 22||Budds Creek, MD|
|Aug. 29||Ironman, IN|
|Sept. 5||Pala, CA|
GNCC Racing has been notified by Snowshoe Mountain Resort that the resort will not reopen until July, requiring the rescheduling of the Snowshoe GNCC event originally set for June 27/28. Snowshoe management has requested the weekend of September 26/27 for the rescheduled date. This date was previously set for the Tomahawk GNCC in NY. To accommodate the request, the Tomahawk will be rescheduled and the new date announced as soon as possible.
The remainder of the current GNCC schedule consists of 10 events on the following dates:
|May 30/31||John Penton, OH|
|July 31||Loretta Lynn eMTB only|
|Sept. 12/13||Mountaineer, WV|
|Sept. 26/27||Snowshoe, WV|
|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 reasonable 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 from the last RLT Comp. Bulletin issued:
|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 remain paramount, and we will keep our race community apprised of all further developments.