They said it might never happen again, but promoters from Europe and the States settled their differences, came together, and put on a United States Grand Prix to remember.
Hell did not freeze over. Maybe it would have, had the race not been set in the Sunshine State. But after a decade of tension and rivalry, the FIM and the AMA, as well as Youthstream and MX Sports, finally came together to reboot an American Grand Prix round—and so did rival Florida promoters Wyn Kern of Unlimited Sports MX and Junior Scarborough, owner of the new WW Motocross Park on the outskirts of Jacksonville. It was complicated and long overdue, and it was a success on every level, the first such success for a U.S. Grand Prix since the glory days of Carlsbad and Unadilla. It also nearly didn’t happen.