2020 Hangtown Motocross Classic Canceled Over Coronavirus

Pandemic claims another victim as opening round of pro motocross cancels.

The motocross world lost a long-standing California tradition to the global COVID-19 outbreak this week, as the Dirt Diggers North Motorcycle Club announced it’s bagging the 52nd running of the Hangtown Motocross Classic.

Word on the rest of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship season isn’t available yet, as organizers said they’re going to keep tabs on the spread of the virus and make decisions as needed.

The sad news follows word last week that the rest of the Supercross season has been postponed indefinitely. With more postponements and cancellations every week, and a brutal national news cycle, 2020 is shaping up to be the year motorcycle fans have to branch out and make their own fun.

As hard as it is to swallow, the news isn’t really a surprise, given that California residents have been advised to go into lockdown, and events across the motorcycle racing world, including the Isle of Man TT and the start of the MotoGP season, have been postponed or outright canceled.

You can keep up with updates on the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross season at promotocross.com, or stick with us for updates.

Alex Martin races at round 1 of the AMA Pro Motocross Championships at Hangtown MX in Sacramento, California, on May 19, 2018.
Alex Martin races at round 1 of the AMA Pro Motocross Championships at Hangtown MX in Sacramento, California, on May 19, 2018.Red Bull
Martin races at the 2018 Hangtown MX.
Martin races at the 2018 Hangtown MX.Red Bull
Sean Cantrell at Hangtown MX in 2018.
Sean Cantrell at Hangtown MX in 2018.Red Bull
Marvin Musquin takes to the air at the 2018 race at Hangtown MX.
Marvin Musquin takes to the air at the 2018 race at Hangtown MX.Red Bull
Ken Roczen fully committed at Hangtown MX.
Ken Roczen fully committed at Hangtown MX.Red Bull
Derek Drake airborne at Hangtown MX in Sacramento, California, on May 19, 2018.
Derek Drake airborne at Hangtown MX in Sacramento, California, on May 19, 2018.Red Bull
Musquin at Hangtown MX on May 18, 2019.
Musquin at Hangtown MX on May 18, 2019.Red Bull
Shane McElrath crosses the line during the 2019 races at Hangtown MX.
Shane McElrath crosses the line during the 2019 races at Hangtown MX.Red Bull
Musquin races at Hangtown MX last year.
Musquin races at Hangtown MX last year.Red Bull
Racers launch off a jump at round 1 of the AMA Pro Motocross Championships at Hangtown MX in Sacramento, California, on May 18, 2019.
Racers launch off a jump at round 1 of the AMA Pro Motocross Championships at Hangtown MX in Sacramento, California, on May 18, 2019.Red Bull
Roczen celebrates after winning at round 1 of the 2019 AMA Motocross Nationals Series at Hangtown MX Park in Rancho Cordova, California, on May 18, 2019.
Roczen celebrates after winning at round 1 of the 2019 AMA Motocross Nationals Series at Hangtown MX Park in Rancho Cordova, California, on May 18, 2019.Red Bull
Roczen races at round 1 of the AMA Pro Motocross Championships at Hangtown MX in Sacramento, California, on May 18, 2019.
Roczen races at round 1 of the AMA Pro Motocross Championships at Hangtown MX in Sacramento, California, on May 18, 2019.Red Bull
Cooper Webb braking Hangtown MX in Sacramento, California, on May 18, 2019.
Cooper Webb braking Hangtown MX in Sacramento, California, on May 18, 2019.Red Bull