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Mammoth Motocross Set to Kickoff the Grand Daddy of Them All

The Oldest Continuous Running Motocross in the USA Set to Kickoff Friday in Mammoth

Mammoth Ca, June 6, 2016 – Every summer racers have flocked to Mammoth Mountain for the Mammoth Motocross . It is the oldest continuous running motocross in the USA. The track has changed a little over the years, but the fun hasn’t. This year is setting up to be an epic event in the Eastern Sierra June 17-26 in Mammoth there are no shortage of great racing action and traditional Eastern Sierra Fan events to take in while visiting. Racers have qualified through 6 early season events leading up to this event.  And Many of the top racers in the world have honed their skills at this event. There have been some epic battles over the years and many racers have made a name for themselves on this track.
Back in 1968 Don Rake and some friends decided to put on a motocross in Mammoth Lakes, California. They built a world-class track 8,000 feet up in the Sierra Nevada Mountain range. Dave McCoy came along and offered the backing of his Mammoth Mountain Ski Area and the rest is history.
Riders like Ricky Carmichael, Jeremy McGrath, Rick Johnson, Johnny O’Mara, Broc Glover, Donny Schmitt, Steve Lamson, Gary Jones, Kevin Windham, David 32344_25016_dsc_1538Bailey, Jeff Ward, Ron Lechien, Bob Hannah, James Stewart, Mike Bell, Donny Hansen, Ryan Dungey, Ryan Villopoto, Eli Tomac and many more have raced Mammoth and moved on to giant success.
It also has become one of the major amateur events in the country as well. You can see the factory riders of tomorrow racing in the mini classes at Mammoth today.
For fans who come to watch these events here is a quick rundown of event details.

TRACK SCHEDULE

Events start daily at 8am
June 17       | Practice Day
June 18–19  | Vet Races
June 20       | Practice Day
June 21–22  | Mini Races
June 23       | Practice Day
June 24       | Open Racing, Schoolboy
June 25       | 250 Races
FMF 2 Stroke Challenge
College Boy
June 26       | 450CC Races
250B/C Open
Women’s Race

 

OFF THE TRACK EVENTS

Motocross isn’t just about the races, plenty of fun happens off the track:
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LIVE MUSIC IN THE VILLAGE
Saturday, June 18 • 6pm, The Village Plaza StageAMERICORE SMX ROCK ‘N BOWL PRESENTED BY LUCAS OIL
Monday, June 20 • 4:30pm, Mammoth Rock ‘N Bowl
The mini’s take over Mammoth Rock n Bowl for a night of fun and games.MONSTER ENERGY MAMMOTH MOTOCROSS VILLAGE BASH
Saturday, June 25 • 6–9pm, The Village
Live music from Overdub Sound System and an exciting stunt bike show in The Village.  Learn More
MONSTER ENERGY AFTERPARTY
Saturday, June 25 • 9pm, 53 Kitchen & Cocktails in The Village

A themed after party with drink specials and live music.

For more information on ticket prices and event information check out details here: http://www.mammothmotocross.com/spectator/fan-and-spectator-guide
 
 

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Charlie REC magazine - Charlie Pankey ~ Publisher

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