BREAKING NEWS! NO FANS ALLOWED AT THE 2020 WASHOUGAL 250/450 AMA NATIONAL
According to The Columbian’s sports reporter Joshua Hart: The Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship is coming back to Washougal. The Washougal MX Park will host the sport’s premier racing series as part of the Washougal MX Pro-Am from Aug. 20-23. The marquee Washougal National is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 22. For the first time in its 40-year history hosting the series, though, spectators are not allowed.
Motocross fans can watch the broadcast on NBC Sports Network and MavTV. Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, there was uncertainty about the 2020 motocross season, but the AMA Pro Racing series announced last week that it was returning for a nine-race schedule. Washougal is the second leg of the season following Loretta Lynn’s National in Tennessee the prior week.
“It definitely says we’re valued,” track manager Ryan Huffman said. “It feels pretty special.” Huffman has been in concert with local government officials and the National circuit to figure out a safe way to bring motocross racing to Washougal in the days of a global pandemic. What Huffman calls a “safe to race task force” has allowed for regional races to be held at the track in the past month. Those have been largely successful.
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