Moto-X 338 Won’t Return To Motocross Slate
Since hosting its first Lucas Oil Pro Motocross National in 1976, a total of 38 different riders have stood atop the podium in the 450 Class, 250 Class, or 500cc division. Additionally, within those winners five different countries are represented, making Moto-X 338 a globally diverse venue that has challenged riders from all over the world.
“There are very few tracks in the world with a legacy that can even come close to that of Southwick,” said MX Sports Pro Racing President Davey Coombs. “The greatest names in the history of the sport have all raced at Southwick, but not all of them have found a way to win there. That’s a testament to the one-of-a-kind nature of the track that not only made it the premier sand track in the U.S., but also one of the most demanding circuits of all time.
“The sport of professional motocross traces its roots back to Southwick and other venues throughout New England,” Coombs continued. “The legacy established in New England over the past four decades is tied to the dedicated efforts of Diane and Ralph, and by Ray Peebles and Bernie Yellin. It has been important to the growth of our sport and we will continue to explore opportunities to maintain this legacy moving forward and ensure there is professional motocross in New England.”
“MX Sports Pro Racing has helped bring the sport of motocross to a premier level and we look forward to its return to New England where so many diehard fans look forward to enjoying the world’s fastest riders every summer,” concluded Peebles-Pittello. “We want to thank all the fans, riders, event sponsors and supporters, the town of Southwick, the local business, and everyone else who has been a part of the success of this event for their support of over the four decades Moto-X 338 has been around.”