The AMA Supercross rounds of Indianapolis, Detroit and Seattle are all confirmed as cancelled. But from what we hear from a source these three rounds are probably not the last rounds to face the axe.
Overnight Feld/AMA Supercross cancelled the Indy Supercross round, which was due to take place on March 14. The news was shared through a statement shared online via their news channel and social media.
That was then followed by Detroit when Ford Field announced that the round would be cancelled. The statement from the stadium said: ‘In accordance with the restrictions on travel and group gatherings amid Covid-19 concerns, the Monster Energy AMA Supercross scheduled on March 21, 2020 at Ford Field in Detroit has been cancelled.
Earlier this week, the Seattle round was cancelled when Gov. Inslee prohibited gatherings of over 250 people.
The AMA has released this statement: ‘Due to the presence in the United States of Covid-19, an infectious strain of the coronavirus, and governors across the country issuing restrictions on large events and public gatherings, the American Motorcyclist Association strongly encourages AMA-chartered organizers to comply with all restrictions imposed by federal, state and local authorities affecting all applicable AMA-sanctioned activity.
‘In addition, the AMA asks all members and other motorcyclists, whether participating in individual or group activity, to follow best practices published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. CDC-issued guidelines are available here.
‘The AMA will continue to work with chartered organizers and other partners to monitor the situation and issue further guidance as necessary.’
We’ve heard from a source that Supercross rounds at Denver, Colorado and Foxboro, Ma. are also at risk and that would leave Las Vegas and Salt Lake City as the only remaining rounds on the Supercross 2020 Schedule.
This is a breaking story and will be updated when we get more.