Southwick National Event Date Change Announced

The Southwick National is back on the schedule for the 2021 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship after being off the schedule in 2020 due to COVID-19 restrictions. But the date has changed.

MX Sports announced today that following the newly announced lift in various COVID-19 restrictions in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Southwick is being moved from its original date of June 26 to July 10 and will serve as the fifth round of the series.

Here is more from the press release:

The decision to move Southwick to a later date is in an effort to better accommodate event organizers at The Wick 338. Due to previous concerns in the ongoing communication with state and local health officials in Hampden County to host large public gatherings, preparations for this year’s event were briefly halted. However, following the latest announcement from Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker to lift the state’s remaining restrictions, the staff at The Wick 338 has resumed its efforts to welcome the anticipated return of American motocross, following the event’s cancellation last season.

“We want to commend Rick Johnson, Keith Johnson, and the team at The Wick 338 for their resiliency over the past year,” said Roy Janson, Managing Director at MX Sports Pro Racing. “They have faced quite a difficult task navigating the state’s mitigation strategies, but have remained steadfast in doing everything possible to successfully host the Southwick National for the 2021 season. Fortunately, their patience has allowed them to reach this celebratory juncture in which fans will be openly welcomed to watch the world’s fastest racers tackle the hallowed sands of Southwick, albeit at a slightly later date than originally planned.”

Below is the updated 2021 schedule:

Round 1May 29SaturdayPala, CAFox Raceway National 1
Round 2June 5SaturdayLakewood, CAThunder Valley National
Round 3June 19SaturdayMt. Morris, PAHigh Point National
Round 4July 3SaturdayBuchanan, MIRedBud National
Round 5July 10SaturdaySouthwick, MASouthwick National
Round 6July 17SaturdayMillville, MNSpring Creek National
Round 7July 24SaturdayWashougal, WAWashougal National
Round 8Aug. 14SaturdayNew Berlin, NYUnadilla National
Round 9Aug. 21SaturdayMechanicsville, MDBudds Creek National
Round 10Aug. 28SaturdayCrawfordsville, INIronman National
Round 11Sept. 4SaturdayPala, CAFox Raceway National II
Round 12Sept. 11SaturdayRancho Cordova, CAHangtown National

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