Motocross des Nations '07 deal to be announcedMonday, April 17, 2006 | 5:24 AM
Racer X has learned that the deal is pretty much done and
Budds Creek Raceway in Potomac, Maryland, will shortly be named as the
host site of the 2007 Motocross des Nations. Promoter Jonathan Beasley
has long hoped to host the event at the Southern Maryland facility that
also hosts a round of the Toyota AMA Motocross Nationals. A deal could
be announced as soon as this afternoon.
The MXdN has been held in the U.S only one other time: 1987, at Ward Robinson's Unadilla Valley Sports Center. The race was scheduled to run here again in 2002, at the under-construction-and-never-completed Competition Park in San Jacinto, California, but in one of the most notorious chapters in American motocross history, the event was canceled less than two weeks before the race was to be held in a bizarre chain of events involving the promoters and the Soboba Indians.
The date expected to be announced is the last weekend in September of 2007, two weeks after the last round of the 2007 Toyota AMA Motocross Nationals at Glen Helen Raceway in San Bernardino, California.
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