The WW Ranch Motocross Park, on the city’s Westside near Baldwin, will be the site of the inaugural Florida National motocross on June 22, 2019.
MX Sports Pro Racing and NBC Sports selected the track.
“The southeast has long been a hotbed for the sport of motocross, with a significant number of competitors calling the Sunshine State home, and we are committed to ensuring the region has a presence in the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship,” said Davey Coombs, President of MX Sports Pro Racing in an email to WJCT News.
“The ability to use this facility to host a world class event with national exposure is a significant achievement for Jacksonville,” Mayor Lenny Curry said in the same emailed news release.
The 2019 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing, will feature 12 rounds of races that span over 11 states.
WW Ranch entered the global motocross scene after hosting the final round of the 2017 FIM MXGP season.
It will mark the first time the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship has been held in Florida since 1997. The Florida National will serve as the fifth round of the season.
“WW Ranch was a terrific venue for the USGP last year and received rave reviews from both the U.S. and European riders. It’s always been our hope to eventually make a return to Florida, and this track will surely become an immediate favorite amongst racers and fans alike,” said Coombs on the mxsportsproracing.com website.