Report: Supercross mulls finishing the 2020 season at Arizona venue
The Monster Energy Supercross series could return to action in May at a single venue, Racer X Online reported, citing sources within race teams.
According to Racer X’s Steve Matthes, Feld Entertainment is in the early stages of formulating a plan to resume its 2020 season in May and hold the final seven races at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona.
In a story by Jason Weigandt, Racer X Online reported Supercross possibly would finish the season before the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross series is slated to begin in mid-June.
When asked Monday about the Racer X Online report, a representative from Feld said the series’ position on finishing the season remains unchanged, and that exploratory discussions are ongoing with teams and venues but are dependent on state and federal guidelines.
Dave Prater, the senior director of operations, two wheel, at Feld, told NBCSports.com last week that September was the likely timeframe to return racing but also said no ideas were off the table.
Supercross had completed 10 of its 17 rounds when the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic put its schedule on hold indefinitely. The series announced last month that it intends to finish the season at “dates and locations to be finalized.”
Major League Baseball reportedly has considered playing its season in Arizona without fans, which is in line with parameters discussed earlier this month by Dr. Anthony Fauci, the head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.