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2020 Hangtown Motocross | Race Cancelled




The hits continue to come. On Wednesday morning we were sent an announcement that was posted on the Facebook page for the Dirt Diggers North Motorcycle Club, organizers of the annual Northern California round of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, that stated the 2020 Hangtown Motocross will be canceled completely due to the COVID-19 situation.

We have reached out to the Dirt Diggers North Motorcycle Club for more information on the post and they confirmed the cancellation is true, but declined to comment until a later time.

The race was to be the opening round of the summer series, originally planned for May 16.

Dirt Diggers North MC manages the Hangtown facility, which is on state land and must adhere to the measures and mandates in place by the government of California, including the current limits on crowds that have been put into place as a result of the current health crisis. 

This announcement comes as a surprise, especially because the race was not set to take place until May, which is long after the federal government’s two-week plan to limit the spread by crowd limits and social distancing. 

The statement, on letterhead from the Dirt Diggers North Motorcycle Club and dated March 18, is posted below and on the group’s Facebook page. We will share more news on this as it becomes available.

UPDATE | MX Sports has confirmed that the Hangtown round of the 2020 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship will not run and that they are working with the other tracks and teams in order to make other changes, should that become necessary in the coming weeks.  The statement is posted below…

Due to concerns surrounding the outbreak of the COVID-19 coronavirus, California’s Dirt Diggers North Motorcycle Club has announced it is canceling the 52nd running of the Hangtown Motocross Classic from the Prairie City OHV Park, originally scheduled for May 16, 2020. MX Sports Pro Racing, organizers of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, has continuously monitored the ongoing developments surrounding the coronavirus, both domestically and internationally, and has taken a proactive stance in discussing various amendments to the 2020 event schedule. Alongside event promoters, series partners, and race teams, MX Sports Pro Racing is taking a collective approach to determining a practical and effective course of action for each of the remaining Nationals, and the entire series as a whole. As details regarding the future of the 2020 season become available, official announcements will be issued to notify both series partners and our loyal fanbase.

Michael Antonovich

Michael Antonovich has a wealth of experience with over 10 years of moto-journalism under his belt. A lifelong racing enthusiast and rider, Anton is the Editor of Swapmoto Live and lives to be at the race track.

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