RLT Competition Bulletin 2020- 9: Safe-to-Race Task Force Status

TimeMonday, May 4, 2020 | 5:40 PM

TO: 2020 Pro Motocross, Loretta Lynn, GNCC, and ATVMX Participants

FROM: The Race Leadership Team (RLT)

DATE: May 4, 2020

SUBJECT: RLT COMPETITION BULLETIN 2020-9:

Safe-to-Race Task Force Status

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The Safe-to-Race Task Force has completed its assignment. Below is the link to the Race Resumption Plan and Best Practices Toolkit for Motocross and Off-Road. It was the mission of the Task Force to develop best practices for our industry that focused on the health and safety of riders, fans and staff in a post-COVID-19 society. These protocols are now available to event organizers of all motorsports disciplines to assist them as they develop plans with their local officials to reopen their racetracks in compliance with social distancing guidelines.

Resumption Plan and Best Practices Toolkit: Motocross & Off-Road (pdf):
https://mxs.iscdn.net/2020/05/1138_safetoracetoolkit.pdf

Addendum B: Best Practices: Motocross & Off-Road (modifiable word document):
https://mxs.iscdn.net/2020/05/1136_safetorace_addendumb.docx

On behalf of the entire motocross and off-road racing community, we thank the Safe-to-Race Task Force for the expertise and contribution to this very important project.

In the meantime, is it necessary to announce the following changes to the subject series schedules:

AMA Amateur Motocross:

The schedule for the Super-Regional format (previously announced ‘Plan C’) commencing the weekend of June 6/7 through July 4/5 remains under construction. MX Sports is finalizing dates with eligible organizers and will announce the schedule this week.

Pro Motocross:

The Pro Motocross schedule remains under revision pending confirmation of state re-opening guidelines. The opening round is tentatively set for July 4th with the series concluding on October 3rd. We hope to announce final dates and locations by May 15th.

GNCC:

GNCC Racing will tentatively resume May 16/17 at Aonia Pass MX in Washington, GA (same location as round 3) and then on May 30/31 at a location in South Carolina. Authorities are currently reviewing the Safe-to-Race Toolkit. A final answer will be announced by the end of the week.

The dates and locations of the known rounds are as follows:

May 16/17TBA - GA
May 30/31TBA - SC
June 13/14TBA
June 27/28TBA
July 11/12TBA
Aug 1Loretta Lynn eMTB only
Sept. 12/13Mountaineer, WV
Sept. 26/27Snowshoe, WV
Oct. 10/11Mathews Farm, PA
Oct. 24/25Ironman, IN
Nov. 7/8TBA

ATVMX:

In the event the GNCC Series resumes May 16/17 at Aonia Pass in Georgia, the Ironman ATVMX set for May 23/24 will be relocated to Aonia Pass. 

The remaining schedule follows:

May 23/24Ironman, IN - Tentative
June 6/7Muddy Creek, TN
June 20/21Walnut, IL
July 11/12Unadilla, NY
July 25/26RedBud, MI
Aug. 15/16Loretta Lynn’s, TN
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].