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 1||May 29||Saturday||Pala, CA||Fox Raceway National 1|
|Round 2||June 5||Saturday||Lakewood, CA||Thunder Valley National|
|Round 3||June 19||Saturday||Mt. Morris, PA||High Point National|
|Round 4||July 3||Saturday||Buchanan, MI||RedBud National|
|Round 5||July 10||Saturday||Southwick, MA||Southwick National|
|Round 6||July 17||Saturday||Millville, MN||Spring Creek National|
|Round 7||July 24||Saturday||Washougal, WA||Washougal National|
|Round 8||Aug. 14||Saturday||New Berlin, NY||Unadilla National|
|Round 9||Aug. 21||Saturday||Mechanicsville, MD||Budds Creek National|
|Round 10||Aug. 28||Saturday||Crawfordsville, IN||Ironman National|
|Round 11||Sept. 4||Saturday||Pala, CA||Fox Raceway National II|
|Round 12||Sept. 11||Saturday||Rancho Cordova, CA||Hangtown National|
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