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2020 AMA Supercross Season in Limbo

4 months ago | Words: Andy Wigan | Photos: Field Feld Entertainment, Inc.

As we reported last week, the prompters of the AMA Supercross series, Feld Entertainment, announced that they were planning to run the series’ remaining seven rounds some time “later in the year”. We also posed the hypothetical question about the crowning of champs in the event that those final seven rounds did not go ahead, and confirmed that – in the absence of any AMA or FIM rule about the minimum number (or proportion) of rounds required to constitute a championship – Eli Tomac (450SX), Dylan Ferrandis (250SX West) and Chase Sexton (250SX East) would in fact become the 2020 champions.

While acknowledging what a difficult position Feld was in, we also made the point that, by saying that Rounds 11-17 are now scheduled for “later in the year”, Feld’s language was pretty vague. Which is why we asked Feld whether they could give us any more detail about the revised schedule or when we could expect an announcement from them about it.

Sean Brennan, Feld Entertainment’s Public Relations Manager, came back to us by email to explain, “It’s hard to pin down a timeframe at this point. We are currently speaking with venues across the United States and strongly considering ones that don’t have a sports team so we don’t run into schedule conflicts later in the year.”
Brennan also went on to confirm that, “Neither the AMA or FIM have any rule dictating that a number of races need to be completed to make up a championship”, and that there have been five seasons in the AMA SX series’ 47-year history that were made up of 10 rounds or less: 1974 (x3), 1975 (x4), 1976 (x6), 1977 (x10) and 1988 (x10).
 “The plan moving forward is to finish the 2020 Monster Energy Supercross season while completing the final while rounds as best we can,” Brennan went on to explain.

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