Spectators allowed at Pro Motocross races in July

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The opening two rounds of the 2020 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship will have limited fans in attendance, organizer MX Sports Pro Racing has announced.

The July 18 race at Ironman Raceway in Crawfordsville, Indiana, and the July 25 race at WW Motocross Park in Jacksonville, Florida, will allow spectators in the wake of the global Covid-19 pandemic.

Roy Janson, MX Sports Pro Racing competition director, said in a statement: “Each event organizer is in constant contact with their local government and health officials in order to ensure that a fan-attended event adheres to all health and safety measures implemented by the county, and we’re confident that approach will allow us to have a proper championship calendar that allows for the return of spectators, and follows social distancing guidelines.”

The opening round of the delayed season, at Ironman Raceway, will be broadcast on the flagship NBC network.

It was announced this week that Nascar will allow a limited number of spectators to attend Cup Series races at Homestead-Miami Speedway and Talladega Superspeedway this month.

Professional Bull Riders, World TeamTennis, the National Hot Rod Association drag racing circuit, and the PGA Tour have also announced they will return to competition with limited spectators in July.