2020 HANGTOWN AMA PRO NATIONAL CANCELED DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK (UPDATED)
2020 HANGTOWN MOTOCROSS CLASSIC AMA PRO NATIONAL CANCELED DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK
The Coronavirus strikes again and this time it’s the opening round of the 2020 AMA Nationals that has been canceled. The 2020 Hangtown National was set to go on May 16th, in Rancho Cordova, California, just outside of Sacramento at the Prairie City OHV park. Hangtown was originally slated to kick off the twelve round series and it would’ve been the 52nd annual running of the event. The Dirt Diggers North Motorcycle Club is the hosting club for the Hangtown Motocross Classic and they decided to pull the plug two months before the event on March 17th. With the local and federal governments requesting people to stay home in hopes to prevent the spread of the virus, it’s hard to imagine that any organization would be able to prepare for a major event like Hangtown while observing the governments current restrictions/requests. Read the press release from MX Sports Pro Racing and Dirt Diggers North Motorcycle Club below:
Statement from MX Sports Pro Racing: 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.
Dirt Diggers North Motorcycle Club press release: “Through torrent rains, dense fog and blazing sun, the Hangtown Motocross Classic has been a mainstay of the outdoor motocross world for more than 50 years. Riders and fans have recognized that very little can disrupt the sport of motocross racing.
Unfortunately, with the outbreak of the coronavirus and continual spread of the disease throughout the country, the Dirt Diggers North Motorcycle Club, host of the Hangtown Motocross Classic, decided yesterday evening, March 17th, to cancel this year’s race.
In light of the action by the governing bodies of the other major sporting entities in the United States, and with guidance by both state and federal health officials, the Hangtown Motocross Class has been officially cancelled for the 2020 year.
“With an abundance of caution for our thousands of fans and riders, and for the health and wellbeing of the members of the motocross industry who attend our race each year, cancelling Hangtown 2020 was our best course of action in light of our current situation”, said Bob Messer, Director of the Hangtown Motocross Classic.
Messer added, “To our thousands of loyal fans who have already purchased tickets to this year’s race, you will of course receive a full refund”.
In these difficult times, cancelling this year’s race was a very tough discussion, but know that the Club will do whatever is possible to make the 2021 Hangtown Motocross Classic, the best ever.
If you have any questions about the tickets you have already purchased, please email us at [email protected]
Thank you for understanding”