Pro Motocross 2021 schedule announced with 12 races and returns to many longtime tracks

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The 2021 schedule for the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship was unveiled Tuesday with 12 rounds beginning May 29 at Fox Raceway in Pala, California.

Series officials are expecting fans at every event this season, which will feature an increase from three races over a 2020 season that started three months late and was disrupted by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Though the 2021 motocross season still will be impacted by the pandemic, the series will return to many of its iconic venues that were skipped last year, such as High Point Raceway, The Wick 338, Washougal MX Park, Unadilla MX, and Budds Creek Motocross Park.

Motocross also will return to Hangtown, the oldest event in pro motocross, for its Sept. 11 season finale.

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The season will begin three weeks after the Supercross season, which will start Saturday in Houston.

“The 2021 schedule has been developed through a collective effort alongside all of our event organizers, and we’re thrilled to see such legendary venues back on the calendar,” Roy Janson, managing director at MX Sports Pro Racing, said in a release. “The outlook surrounding the fight to eradicate COVID-19 has provided a sense of optimism amongst our group, which has us hopeful to welcome spectators at all the races while also allowing nearly every one of our events to remain on their traditional dates.

“Safety remains paramount in our efforts to host a successful season and we will continuously monitor all national, state, and local guidelines in an effort to ensure the well-being of our fans, competitors, and series personnel. While that may require some level of restriction or limited capacity, it will be in the best interest of all parties.”

2021 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross schedule

May 29 — Fox Raceway National (Pala, California

June 5 — Thunder Valley National (Lakewood, Colorado)

June 19 — High Point National (Mt. Morris, Pennsylvania)

June 26 — Southwick National (Southwick, Massachusetts)

July 3 — RedBud National (Buchanan, Michigan)

July 17 — Spring Creek National (Millville, Minnesota)

July 24 — Washougal National (Washougal, Washington)

Aug. 14 — Unadilla National (New Berlin, New York)

Aug. 21 — Budds Creek National (Mechanicsville, Indiana)

Aug. 28 — Ironman National (Crawfordsville, Indiana)

Sept. 4 — Pala National (Pala, California)

Sept. 11 — Hangtown National (Sacramento, California)

Max Verstappen is PointsBet favorite to score sixth staight in 2022 Singapore Grand Prix

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Max Verstappen is the PointsBet Sportsbook odds favorite to win the 2022 Singapore Grand Prix on the Marina Bay Street course to stretch his current win streak to six consecutive. He shows odds of -200 this week.

Formula 1 did not compete in Singapore in 2020 or 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but Verstappen has podium finishes in his last two attempts on this track. he was second in 2018 and third in 2019. In the first 15 races of this season, he has failed to stand on the podium only twice and has an average finish of 2.73.

With minus odds, the way to determine a payout is by subtraction. In order for a bettor to earn $100, he must wager $200 this week; with that wager, he will get back his initial stake and winnings of $100.

For bettors more comfortable with fractional odds, a bet of +300 is the same as 3/1.

Charles Leclerc is ranked second this week with +400 odds. He has two previous Singapore GP starts to his credit with a best of second in 2019. He is coming off back-to-back podium finishes with a third in the Dutch GP and a second at Monza.

Ranked third is Carlos Sainz, Jr. with a line of +1100. He has top-five finishes in four of his last five starts, but only one of these, a third in the Belgian GP, was on the podium. Sainz is one of four winners other than Verstappen this season. His victory came in the British GP.

Lewis Hamilton shows a line of +1200. His last win came last fall in the Saudi Arabian GP and the Mercedes team has struggled to contend for victory in 2022. They are improving, however, with eight top-fives in the last nine races. Hamilton has two wins in his last three Singapore starts, which came in 2017 and 2018.

Rounding out the top five is Hamilton’s teammate George Russell at +1800. He has not won, but has shown remarkable consistency with top-fives in all but one race. Notably, his only bad finish came in his home GP in England. Russell has one previous start at Marina Bay; he finished last in the 2019 race. He finished fourth in 2019 as part of a four-race streak of top-fives.

The most recent Singapore GP winner from 2019, Sebastian Vettel is a longshot at +50000.

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