RLT Competition Bulletin 2020-5: All Motorsports Activities Postponed Thru May 2/3

TimeMonday, April 13, 2020 | 8:30 PM

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 Postponed 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:

May 2/3  
LLAQ NEWalden MotocrossWallkill, NY
LLAQ SESouth of the Border MXHamer, SC
LLAQ MELog Road MXBronson, MI
LLAQ NCMotozoneTigerton, WI
LLAQ SCUnderground MXKemp, TX
LLAQ SWClub Moto KauaiKapaa, HI
   
GNCCMountain RidgeCentral City, PA

The current status of each race schedule follows:

Pro Motocross:

The current Pro Motocross schedule consists of 11 rounds spanning from June 13th through September 5th

June 13WW Ranch, FL
June 20High Point, PA
June 27Southwick, MA
July 4RedBud, MI
July 11Thunder Valley, CO
July 18Spring Creek, MN
July 25Washougal, WA
Aug. 15Unadilla, NY
Aug. 22Budds Creek, MD
Aug. 29Ironman, IN
Sept. 5Pala, 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.

https://mxsports.com/2020/04/09/mx-sports-state-of-the-sport-address-update-on-2020-ama-amateur-national-motocross-championship

GNCC:

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 16/17TBA
May 30/31John Penton, OH
June 13/14TBA
June 27/28Snowshoe, WV
July 11/12TBA
July 31Loretta Lynn eMTB only
Sept. 12/13Mountaineer, WV
Sept. 26/27Tomahawk, NY
Oct. 10/11Mathews Farm, PA
Oct. 24/25Ironman, IN
Nov. 7/8TBA

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.

ATVMX:

The current schedule remains unchanged:

May 23/24Ironman, IN
June 6/7Muddy Creek, TN
June 20/21Walnut, IL
July 11/12Unadilla, NY
July 25/26RedBud, MI
Aug. 15/16Loretta Lynn’s, TN
Aug. 28Pro Only - Ironman, IN
Sept. 19/20Underground, TX
Oct. 17/18SOB, 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].