Previous TKO’s have had the option of a 3-mile practice loop for competitors to ride during the TKO weekend. It was located about 1 mile from the TTC. Unfortunately, that option is not available for the 2020 TKO.
However, there will be a small area for competitors to do some practice riding during the weekend down the road from the TTC site in the Cove area where bike testing can be done.
And yes, we’re excited and relieved that this means we’re hosting the 2020 TKO as originally scheduled for the weekend of August 14-16.
Numerous changes to race events are recommended in the Safe To Race Toolkit recently issued by the AMA’s task force in “this COVID-19 changed environment.”
The introduction says:
This Toolkit represents the collective input from a diverse group of motorsports professionals, with the common goal to reopen motorcycle/motorsports race venues and recreational riding areas and competition centers. All aspects of this collective task force effort are based on a full understanding of necessary safe practices, including safe distancing and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) requirements, local, state and federal guidelines and the generally accepted attention to public health that will be expected of every commercial entity planning to conduct business activities in this COVID-19 changed environment.