Normally, by this time of year, we’re several months into the local motocross season here in Colorado. Countless battles have been won, rowdy nights at supercross events have been lived, miles have been trekked all across the state to different tracks each weekend, and the light at the end of the tunnel that is the long awaited series championship is beginning to come into view.
If you had told me at the beginning of the year that the time we were supposed to spend dropping gates and making memories during this second season of the RMRA series would actually be spent locked in our homes with the entire world shut down while everyone searched for toilet paper like it was hidden treasure, baked more pastries than they could eat, dressed up for Halloween just to go to the grocery store in April, worked in pajamas all day long, and posted way, way too much on social media… I would have called you crazy. (Well maybe I would’ve believed you about the social media part, but you get the point).
What is there to say? A lot sure has changed since this time last year. But, thankfully, a lot has changed since a couple of months ago, too. Just when it was looking as though there might not even be a chance to race this year, our prayers were answered. Now, here we are, just two days away from the first RMRA gate drop of the season.
Usually, a pre-season write up like this would include details about what to expect at each race and an overview of how it all might go down this season. But given this year’s track record, I’m not even going to get into it. Because, the reality is that we can’t know what will happen at all.
What we do know is that there are now just nine RMRA races scheduled this 2020 season, as opposed to the 21 scheduled last year in 2019.
What we do know is that there will be just two series–MX and SX–as opposed to the three we had last year with the Showdown series.
What we do know is that there will only be slightly more than two months of racing this year, as opposed to the six and a half we normally get.
What we do know is that, while this whole situation isn’t ideal in many ways, we are simply grateful to even get the opportunity to gather with our motocross families and watch checkered flags fly for the RMRA once again. We hope you are, too.
What’s everyone most excited for as we finally kickoff the 2020 season in Colorado? Let us know in the comments! Can’t wait to see everyone this weekend for the season opener at VMX in Mosca, CO.