The MXGP of the USA, initially scheduled for Gatorback Cycle Park on September Three, is being moved to WW Motocross Park on the identical date.
The choice got here after an deadlock between the landowners and the occasion promoter of Gatorback, Limitless Sports activities, have been unable to achieve phrases on a brand new contract.
Beneath is the complete press launch on the announcement.
As a result of an unexpected deadlock between the landowners and occasion promoter Limitless Sports activities, the 2017 Monster Vitality MXGP of the USA, scheduled for September 2-Three at Gatorback Cycle Park in Gainesville, Florida, will now be held at WW Motocross Park in close by Jacksonville, Florida. The transfer to WW Motocross Park comes after the present lease between Limitless Sports activities and the Gatorback Cycle Park landowners expired on June 30, and the events have been unable to come back to agreeable phrases for a renewal.
Fortuitously, WW Motocross Park at WW Ranch is able to host a world-class occasion. The brand new facility, which opened in 2013 with a course constructed by DreamTraxx, was just lately rated the #1 Motocross Observe in Florida by Moto Playground Journal. Positioned simply west of downtown Jacksonville, WW Motocross Park has a wealthy Florida sand base and well-crafted obstacles that make it a well-liked vacation spot for riders all around the Southeast.
“We’re absolutely dedicated to producing a profitable MXGP of USA in 2017 with Youthstream and Limitless Sports activities, and this venue shift will assist be certain that prospect,” stated MX Sports activities Professional Racing President Davey Coombs. “Whereas we have been wanting ahead to returning to a broadly recognized facility like Gatorback Cycle, we’re much more excited to be going to work on WW Motocross Park with Limitless Sports activities and naturally Youthstream to carry the FIM Motocross World Championship and the Monster Vitality MXGP of the USA to a quickly rising WW Motocross Park.”
“We need to thank Carrie and Davey Coombs and MX Sports activities for his or her reactivity to discover a resolution so shortly,” stated David Luongo, Vice President of Youthstream, “We’re certain that because of their efforts the FIM Monster Vitality MXGP of the USA shall be much more profitable and that it’s going to strengthen our relationship for the longer term.”
“I’ve ridden WW Motocross Park many occasions and I even raced there earlier than I turned professional, and it’s a very good observe,” stated Monster Vitality/Professional Circuit Kawasaki rider Austin Forkner. “It’s a traditional Florida sand observe, with a superb mixture of clay on the jumps and darkish sand straights, and whereas it begins out quick, it will get good and tough. I feel it’s going to be an important observe for the MXGP of the USA.”