Albertville, Minn.~ The 2021 AMSOIL Championship Snocross, Powered by RAM season is set to begin in less than three weeks, although there will be major changes to two of the series’ eight events, including no spectators at ERX and a second stop in South Dakota.
ERX Motor Park in Elk River, Minn. has become a center-point for motorsports in the Midwest. The facility previously held events this year that were able to meet the state’s COVID-19 protocols. However, the recent extension of restrictions in Minnesota means, the event must be held without fans onsite. The opening rounds of AMSOIL Championship Snocross will become a two-day event at ERX on January 8-9. The AMSOIL Dominator, which was originally scheduled for Friday night, will now be moved to the RAM Trucks Snocross National this March, in Lake Geneva, WI.
“ERX has been working tirelessly with local and state officials on a plan to host a safe event in January,” said ISOC president Carl Schubitzke. “Although ERX was able to safely host major events with spectators this past summer, the recent uptick in COVID cases, coupled with much more restrictive mandates by Minnesota’s Governor Walz, has essentially forced them to eliminate spectators for our January event.
The series is happy to announce that Sioux Falls, South Dakota will now host the National, originally scheduled for February 19-20 in New York. Unfortunately, the Salamanca event was cancelled due to state restrictions. The series was eagerly welcomed with open arms by local leaders, paving the way for a full, two-day national event at the W.H. Lyons Fairgrounds.
“There was so much positivity and excitement when we met with the Sioux Falls group,” said Schubitzke. “They are enthusiastic about the event, and we are extremely lucky to have found a partner that is able to enhance our national schedule in such a short window of time.”
The 2021 AMSOIL Championship Snocross series will be comprised of 16 national rounds, starting at ERX and ending in late March in Grand Rapids, Mich. All events will air on the series live-stream channels, as well as the CBS Sports Network airing in the weeks following the race.
About ISOC: Championship Off-Road andAMSOIL Championship Snocross, Powered by Ram, are owned and operated by the International Series of Champions (ISOC) out of Albertville, Minn. For more information on its events and schedules, go to www.snocross.com.