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Sounds like a 2 way deal.....can't just put the blame on the AMA.

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With no FIM Grand Prix World Motocross venues in the U.S. there is probably competition for those venues. There have been rumors that the GP folks want back in stateside and are going to compete financially to get this done.

The rumors also say they will be trying to lure some of the AMA teams and riders over to their $erie$.

The talk of Glen Helen being replaced once Pala was up and running has been going on for a while. Oddly, there was no mention of Steel City being dropped although that has long been in the wind.

As they say about rumors, time will tell.

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Pala is a great facility. Lodging, food, nightclub, gambling, great track.

That would be an interesting development. It wouldn't have the history of Glenn Helen, or the hills.

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Well, the AMA has been cutting their own throats for a long time.

No doubt but..........

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POST DALLAS RUMOR MONGERING: ARE THE 2010 NATIONALS IN TROUBLE?

Hard to believe that the AMA Nationals would not race at Glen Helen. It draws their biggest crowd and is the most challenging, but it is a possibility (according to the factory team managers).

As shocking as it sounds, with less than sixty days to go until the first round of the AMA National kick-off at Hangtown, it sounds like there is at least a 50/50 chance that the first two rounds (plus round #9 at Washougal) might not run. The source of the rumors has been factory team managers (who have been telling everyone the rumor--which, you must assume, they get from the sanctioning body)

Crazy, unbelievable, frightening, but true! As of the Dallas Supercross, the race promoters of Hangtown, Glen Helen and Washougal are all at steep odds with MX Sports over accountability, contract length, rights, back gate ticket sales and just about anything else you can think of. Right now it's apparently in the hands of the lawyers. And according to reports, the tracks and sanctioning body aren't budging. How scary is that? The people who really know (and that includes MXA's Jody Weisel and MX Sports' Davey Coombs) aren't talking.

Word on the street is that as an alternative to the hilly Glen Helen round, MX Sports is considering running at the National at the flat Pala Raceway near Rainbow, California. No other optional venues for rounds # 1 and 9 have been mentioned.

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With no FIM Grand Prix World Motocross venues in the U.S. there is probably competition for those venues. There have been rumors that the GP folks want back in stateside and are going to compete financially to get this done.

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I wouldn't mind going to one or all of these tracks to watch MX1, MX2 and MX3.

The thought of seeing the true big bores shake the earth "AGAIN" would be great.

It's all about the tracks, racers, and the RACING. 👍

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If there all fighting over dollars, then you can forget about a FIM GP round in the USA. Youthstream who run the GP's charge about $400k per event, there was a good article about it in one of the mags.

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I was under the impression the 2010 schedule has already been announced?

2010 Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship Schedule:

May 22 - Hangtown Motocross Classic - Rancho Cordova, Calif.

May 29 - Glen Helen Raceway - San Bernardino, Calif.

June 5 - Freestone Raceway - Wortham, Texas

June 12 - High Point Raceway - Mt. Morris, Pa.

June 19 - Budds Creek Motocross - Mechanicsville, Md.

June 26 - Thunder Valley Motocross - Lakewood, Colo.

July 3 - RedBud - Buchanan, Mich.

July 17 - Spring Creek Motocross - Millville, Minn.

July 24 - Washougal Motocross - Washougal, Wash.

Aug 14 - Unadilla Valley Sports Center - New Berlin, N.Y.

Aug 28 - Moto-X 338 - Southwick, Mass.

Sept 4 - Steel City Raceway - Delmont, Pa.

Edited by Johnyb

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This was Davey Coombs response to the rumors earlier today on another forum.

8 hours ago

DC wrote: That's honestly ridiculous, WORCSracer. Someone is out there spreading some doom and gloom... The only real issues are over length of contract extension and some general improvements with one facility; hopefully it will be resolved soon.

MX Sports is fully committed to motocross on the west coast and specifically in Southern California. See you May 22 at Hangtown.

DC

MX Sports

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This was Davey Coombs response to the rumors earlier today on another forum.

Well that's good to see DC's response to that. Hopefully everything will get ironed out before the series opener and no one will know the difference come race day.

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As much as I'd like to see it at Pala because I live 20 minutes away, that would be a traffic nightmare. Only (1) real way in and out and (1) lane in each direction for most of it. They also don't have the parking facilities/area to handle 1/10th of the Glen Helen crowd.

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As much as I'd like to see it at Pala because I live 20 minutes away, that would be a traffic nightmare. Only (1) real way in and out and (1) lane in each direction for most of it. They also don't have the parking facilities/area to handle 1/10th of the Glen Helen crowd.

Sounds a lot like Washougal.

I kind of dig the idea of the GP's coming over.

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Wow is right!

GLEN HELEN DROPS OUT OF AMA NATIONALS: Doesn't Want To Deal with MX Sports' New Contract; See The Official Statement Here; Expect A Flurry Of Counter Official Statements

OFFICIAL STATEMENT:

GLEN HELEN DROPS OUT OF AMA NATIONALS

Glen Helen Raceway regretfully announces that it will not host Round two of AMA 250/450 Nationals on May 29, 2010.

There has been long negotiations between MX Sports and Glen Helen Raceway in regards to the event. As a previous host of more than 14 AMA Nationals and three GP’s over the last 20 years, Glen Helen has proven to be a world class venue (and so do the fans who have flooded the gates in large numbers over the years).

From the beginning of the most recent contract negotiations, Glen Helen has asked for the same contractual terms as other tracks on the National circuit received in 2010. Due to the lack of equality in the terms, Glen Helen is unable to move forward with a National at this time.

The National Promoter’s Group (NPG) was formed 15 years ago to set the standard for motocross in America. As a charter member, Glen Helen has stood together with the other promoters for the entire 15-year period. We feel that our contributions to the promotion of the sport were integral to the progress that has been made in motocross.

Glen Helen supports all the teams, riders, sponsors and other National promoters 100 percent and we are sorry that the fans who planned to come to Glen Helen to see “Real Motocross” will not get the chance to do it this year.

Glen Helen will still be hosting events every weekend and will give fans, riders and sponsors a venue that they can be proud to be part of. We have a pre-National event on May 16, 2010 with the MTA World MX Championships, which will give fans a first look at the outdoor teams for 2010. A large Pro purse will be included. More details to follow.

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From the beginning of the most recent contract negotiations, Glen Helen has asked for the same contractual terms as other tracks on the National circuit received in 2010. Due to the lack of equality in the terms, Glen Helen is unable to move forward with a National at this time.

How soon will they announce Pala as the replacement.

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