Gatorback To Host MXGP of USA

Cycle News Staff | April 15, 2017

Gatorback To Host MXGP of USA – Youthstream announced that it has officially found a home for this year’s Monster Energy MXGP of USA—Gatorback Cycle Park in Gainesville, Florida. The race, which is replacing the Charlotte round that was cancelled last month, is the 17th stop of the 2017 FIM Motocross World Championship and is scheduled for September 3. MX Sports, organizers of the AMA outdoor Nationals, will also be involved with the race. Last month, MX Sports and Youthstream announced it had formed a partnership to promote MXGP events within the United States.

Gatorback To Host MXGP of USA

Gatorback To Host MXGP of USA

David Luongo, Youthstream Vice-President and Head of Operations, said, “We are very excited to come back in the United States of America for the Monster Energy MXGP of USA. Gatorback is one of the most historical track out there, the venue is beautiful and the MXGP fans in America will have the opportunity to watch the best motocross riders in the world to race on a classic U.S. track, which will be very exciting for everybody. I really want to thank MX Sports and the AMA that helped a lot to make this event to happen and also Mr. Kern, the owner of Gatorback facility, to take this opportunity to bring back the MXGP World Championship in USA.”

Wyn Kern, Unlimited Sports MX, owners of the Gatorback facility, said, “We are excited that Youthstream and MX Sports are working together to bring the Monster Energy MXGP of the USA to Gatorback Cycle Park this fall. We are going to give motocross fans the rare opportunity to see the best racers from AMA Pro Motocross line up against the best riders from the FIM’s MXGP World Championships, on a classic American motocross track. Add the fact that Unlimited Sports MX will host national-caliber amateur racing on this same Labor Day Weekend and Gatorback Cycle Park is going to be the capitol of the entire motocross world come the first of September.”

Davey Coombs, President of MX Sports Pro Racing, said, “This is very exciting for American motocross, and also for MX Sports, finally having a chance to work with Youthstream to build a successful new race together here in the U.S. Our fans, not to mention most of the top riders, have long been familiar with what a great motocross track Wyn Kern and the Unlimited Sports MX crew has at Gatorback Cycle Park, so there is a lot of buzz already building about bringing the best professional motocross riders in the world here once again for a new MXGP in the USA.” CN

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