Don't write this national off so fast. I was privileged to over hear (eavesdrop) conversations about the continuation of the Southwick national. There seems to be several groups looking at promoting this event, at this location, for years to come.
The Legion post is a charity driven organization, and would most likely rather have a continuing long term income rather than a possible quick buck by selling the sanction date. The local racing should continue as usual.
That said it was a great day at the races. Even with the tough spectating , it's still outdoor racing (REAL MX) at it's best. The outdoor tracks are starting to just become outdoor SX, with as much air time as dirt time. I wasn't the only one commenting on the fact that the track wasn't as ruff and tuff as it was in the past. Even last year you could see the riders out of the top ten slowing dramatically in the last half of the race.
Brett Metcalfe was a standout to me. Good starts and really agressive in the turns.
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