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2020 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship | Amended 11-Race Schedule

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MX Sports has released an updated schedule for the 2020 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, which is now an 11-round series that will run from June to September. The massive changes come as a result of the unfolding COVID-19 situation that has forced cancellations of events for the next few months, including the 2020 Hangtown Motocross, which announced it will not take place prior to the schedule change.

The 2020 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship will now start with the 2020 Florida Motocross on June 13, a streak that will run for seven consecutive rounds before taking a one-week break in early August, then resuming for the final four rounds. 

It’s important to point out that while most races are still on their same dates, others have moved in the order. The 2020 Thunder Valley Motocross, which was to take place in June, will now run in July and the 2020 Fox Raceway Motocross will now be the final round, not the second stop like originally planned.

As the United States begins to feel the impact of the COVID-19 crisis, we must point out that it’s possible that further modifications could come at some time in the future. We will share more information should that occur.

The new schedule and statement from MX Sports are posted in full below…

In response to the evolving health crisis surrounding the COVID-19 coronavirus, MX Sports Pro Racing has officially announced an amended event schedule for the 2020 season of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing. Under this revised championship calendar, the 49th season of the world’s most prestigious off-road motorcycle racing series will commence on Saturday, June 13, beginning with the Florida National from Jacksonville’s WW Ranch Motocross Park.

“While the whole world is trying to cope with the ongoing global pandemic that is the COVID-19 coronavirus, we have diligently looked at the impending future of our own championship and the impact this will inevitably have on this annual summer tradition,” said Davey Coombs, President of MX Sports Pro Racing. “While the series has unfortunately already been affected by this pandemic with the cancellation of American motocross’ longest running event, the Hangtown Motocross Classic, we have developed a condensed and redesigned schedule for the remainder of the championship that will now start a little less than three months from now.

“It is our hope that in postponing the start of our season for this additional month, the extended period of time will not only allow for us to obtain a clearer picture of the state of the pandemic, but also provide ample opportunity for our series partners, teams, competitors, and fans to plan accordingly. The updated calendar would allow us to still successfully host a complete season of Lucas Oil Pro Motocross competition, in a quick and concise fashion will leave other parts of the calendar open for other racing activities.”

Under the new schedule, the 11-round series would open with seven consecutive weekends of racing, where the Florida National will be followed by the High Point National (June 20), the Southwick National (June 27), the RedBud National (July 4), the Thunder Valley National (July 11), the Spring Creek National (July 18), and the Washougal National (July 25). Following a two week break, the championship will return for its stretch run, beginning with the Unadilla National (August 15), followed by the Budds Creek National (August 22), the Ironman National (August 29), and the Fox Raceway National, which will end the season on Labor Day weekend (September 5).

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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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