And the story of the “New Road to Mammoth – Year 1”
(And below – the latest update from Race Director Mike Colbert)
It’s the world famous Mammoth Mountain Motocross!
Let’s start with important Track Use Information:
The motocross track is only open during this year’s races (June 19-29).
Spectator Information: Entrance Fee: $20 adults; $5 kids 7 to 12; FREE kids 6 and under.
The Motocross track is located off Sherwin Creek Road, about two miles from the intersection of Old Mammoth Road. There is a mandatory shuttle for entry to the track – look for parking signs and enjoy the ride! We recommend you bring at minimum some sunscreen and a lawn chair.
Spectator tickets available on-site as well as any Mammoth Mountain ticket location including the Adventure Center and any MMSA Lodging Property (Village Lodge, Juniper Springs Resort, Tamarack Lodge and Resort or Mammoth Mountain Inn). Spectator tickets are also available at any Mammoth Mountain Ski Area ticket window.
Vet Race Days – June 19-20 2010 (Saturday – Sunday)
Mini Race Days – June 22-23, 2010 (Tuesday – Wednesday)
Open Racing (301cc+), Women, Schoolboy, Golf-X, 2-Stroke – June 25, 2010 (Friday)
250 Day (122-144cc/250f) – June 26, 2010 (Saturday)
450cc Race Day (250f/250cc/450f) – June 27, 2010 (Sunday)
Plate and Number Colors:
JUNIOR RIDERS, 65cc 6-8, 85CC 6-11, – WHITE PLATES/BLACK NUMBERS
INTERMEDIATE RIDERS, 65cc 9-11, 85CC 12-13 – BLACK PLATES/WHITE NUMBERS
PRO/EXPERT RIDERS, 85CC 14-16 – YELLOW PLATES/BLACK NUMBERS
ALL WOMEN , MASTER 50+, SCHOOLBOY, SUPERMINI, 150cc – YOUR CHOICE
Paid Practice: Practice is available only to pre-registered, 2010 Mammoth Motocross racers. Gate opens at 7am. Practice from 8am-3pm.
June 17th Open Practice (No Mini)
June 18th Vet/Sr/Master Practice
June 21st Minis only (50cc, 65cc, 85cc, Supermini, 150cc)
June 24th Open Practice (sold out)
The Village at Mammoth is hosting the following Parties:
Vet Moti-Gras on June 19th, 6pm
Team Associated RC Car Racing, Awards, Music, Giveaways, More
Moti-Gras, Transworld MX/Monster Energy Blowout to finish out the week on Saturday night. June 26th, 6pm
Team Associated RC Cars, Kawasaki Pit Bike Racing, Music, AMA National on the Big Screen, and More
Saturday Night June 26th, 9pm, Monster Energy After Party (Hyde Lounge) Games, Girls, Racing, Music, Party, Party, Party…
Staging: Only racers for the following day’s event will be allowed in staging area the previous day at 6pm (no earlier staging on road will be authorized).
USFS Requirement: BIKE WASHING: Washing of bike in the forest is prohibited. There are facilities in the Town of Mammoth Lakes for washing. Enforcement could occur. Absolutely No bike washing at the track!
Getting to Mammoth:
Mammoth Mountain is centrally located on the eastern slopes of the Sierra Nevada mountain range. The easy drive to Mammoth on US Highway 395 is one of California’s most scenic. Drive safely!
Los Angeles: Hwy 405 north, to Hwy 5 north, to Hwy 14 north to the town of Mojave. Take Hwy 14 north to Hwy 395 north (Reno/Bishop), to Hwy 203 (Mammoth Lakes Junction). Exit Hwy 203 and drive 6 miles into the town of Mammoth Lakes (307 miles).
San Diego & Orange County: Interstate 15 north to Hwy 395 north to Hwy 203 (375 miles).
Reno: Hwy 395 south to Hwy 203 (168 miles).
San Francisco & Sacramento: Interstate 80 to Hwy 50 to the Kingsbury Grade cutoff to Hwy 395 south to Hwy 203 (320 miles).
Las Vegas: Interstate 15 north to Hwy 95 north; continue on Hwy 95 north, turn left on Hwy 266 west; continue on Hwy 266, turn slight left on Hwy 168; continue on Hwy 168, turn right on Hwy 395 north; continue on Hwy 395, turn left on Hwy 203 (302 miles).
For current road conditions visit http://www.dot.ca.gov or call 800.427.7623.
Getting to the track: Once in Mammoth, The Motocross track is located off Sherwin Creek Road, about two miles from the intersection of Old Mammoth Road. Spectators please note that there is a mandatory shuttle for entry to the track – look for parking signs and enjoy the ride!
Registration opens May 1st Look here for http://www.xtrm.com details:
Online entries for the Mammoth Motocross open May 1st and will be limited to spots not secured by the qualifier.
Even if you qualified you must register. Go to http://www.xtrm.com find your name and register before April 23rd 5pm
On May 1st, follow the link http://www.xtrm.com sign in, select Mammoth Motocross, select class and enter. Class entries open at 8am for Vets/Sr/Master, 12 noon for All Mini Classes, and 2pm for all bike classes. Remember to select your practice as well.
All entries are the property of the Mammoth Motocross, are non-refundable, not transferable, and not available for resale. Once entries have been submitted to Xtrm, Sale is final. Identification is required for riders in practice and races. Any questions regarding these matters may be directed to 760.934.0605
A new story … Road to Mammoth Review (Year One)
For years, the Mammoth Motocross has welcomed many of today’s stars through it front gates. The forty plus years of success and attention to delivering a quality event rings true to anyone who has been in attendance. Multiple generations of families have made the trek to the California resort as a vacation or retreat from their regular weekends of racing. Mammoth offers mountain biking, fishing, golf, and this year, skiing will be available during the Mammoth Motocross event in June. As anyone can see, racing in Mammoth only makes up part of the day. By the time the truck is loaded with what one needs for Mammoth, there may not be room for the race bike!
The Mammoth Motocross is operated under a special use permit from the United States Forest Service. Any desire on the promoter’s part to “grow” the event is strictly regulated by the USFS. Due to this regulation the event cannot really meet the demand or extend the number days or even laps than are already in place. In some discussion about the future after last year’s event, someone said, “with this kind of reputation, why change anything”?
After ten consecutive years of sell out entries, Mammoth decided to develop its own brand of a performance based, qualifier entry process.
The entry process in prior years was becoming harder to manage with some race classes selling out within 45 seconds. Riders with fast computers and great Internet connections were the ones gaining entries in their classes. The answer came in an “aha moment” with six qualifying races on the West Coast. Now, a rider could gain automatic entry to the Mammoth Motocross based on his riding skills. The offering was, 2 in Northern California, 3 in Southern California, and one trip to Arizona. We took 60% of the entries from each class at the Mammoth event and divided them up to each round of qualifiers. This idea was instantly met with great success.
Loyal partners from years of participation in the Mammoth final were excited about this new opportunity. They committed to support the change and agreed to sponsor each the qualifying rounds of racing as they have done for each day of racing in Mammoth every June. Following the securing of those sponsors, we were met with the opportunity to bring a legitimate title sponsor to the event, with the signing of Monster Energy.
Monster shares the same vision and brings to the table just what is needed in a great partner, and can take the Mammoth Motocross to the next level. They have offered the resource to expose this new partnership through their channels and the warehouse of experience to assist with any of our needs.
With partners new and old committed, Mammoth Motocross started to select the best venues for the same style of competition offered in the Eastern Sierra. Feedback from many racers about their favorite track, or input for just a “cool” venue to attend, helped to create the schedule.
The big questions came: “Now, will the racers attend? Will they get it?” Mammoth Motocross leadership headed out on the road with those thoughts in mind.
The fight for entry into the 2010 Monster Energy Mammoth Motocross was apparent and brought stiff competition from racers and incredible support from friends and family. Entries began strong and continued to grow each round, and the racing action intensified along the way. The Road to Mammoth promoter, 2XPromotions put their heart and soul into making the 2010 Road to Mammoth as action-packed and exciting as the finale.
The season kicked off with the FMF Round #1, Feb. 20-21 at Rynoland in Anza, CA. After a 24-hour rain delay, the sun rose on Sunday to reveal a perfectly groomed track and a crowd of racers eager to secure their ride to Mammoth. The day proved to be a good one, with 22 motos of “down-to-the-wire racing” and over 150 entries. Pro rider and track owner Ryan Hughes waged war against Bruce Marada and claimed victory with a home field advantage.
TREmx.com Round #2 found us fighting Mother Nature once again, but with a wonderful prep crew and some early morning grooming, Competitive Edge in Hesperia, Ca. proved to be a great track to keep the qualifiers going strong. Double the entries meant double the competition, and the racers didn’t back down. The track went from wet and muddy to just a little bit of dust by end of day – ideal conditions for some wheel to wheel battles proving they deserve a spot in Mammoth Motocross history. We had tons of happy riders and a few nervous non-qualifiers preparing to race again in Nor-Cal or Arizona to ensure their spots for June.
Dirt Digits Round #3 found a beautiful facility welcoming racers for a Saturday practice at a very well prepared track at Oatfield MX. Racers signed up all day Saturday during practice and were ready for some much needed sunny weather for racing on Sunday. Racing was heated for the 370 racers that were in attendance, as the first Northern California round commenced. The track conditions were ideal and the venue proved to provide an excellent experience for everyone. The greatest competition was already showing to be in the Vet Jr. and Senior Jr. classes turning out the greatest numbers of entries at each round.
The series returned to Southern California for Fly Racing’s Round #4 at Cahuilla Creek. Anza, California treated us to better weather this time around. The entire track was packed by 8 a.m., and we still had a line that stretched outside the front gate and a 1/4 mile down the road. Nearly 500 entries meant added practice time and a whopping 38 motos for the day, well above the anticipated turn out. Over 300 racers fought to get in post-registration on race day and fight for their own position into the biggest motocross race of the year. The track was a fun GP style track with an almost 2:00 lap time.
With the dusty conditions and a few breaks, the last moto didn’t leave the line until almost sunset. Many in attendance commented on how long it had been since they’d seen an event with such a great turnout in Southern California. The largest class of the day was the 250 Jr., in which 50 riders entered. Competitors battled it out in 2 divisions and a Last Chance Qualifier for the Main heat, to finally qualify in the top twenty.
By the end of Round 4, it was evident that these qualifiers were something racers were putting incredible effort into. This commitment continued to show us how epic the 2010 Monster Energy Mammoth Motocross would be for all.
2XPromotions proved to stretch the West Coast influence of the qualifiers with the Pirelli Round #5 at Honey Lake MX Park in Milford, California, near Reno, Nevada. Larry Wosick and family welcomed us to a great facility that somehow looks strikingly like the Mammoth Motocross track. Again, the weather and great racers continued to bless this first season with good attendance for some great Mammoth style racing.
A final stop was added at ACP in Buckeye, Arizona for the last battle to qualify in Round #6. The first year of “The Road to Mammoth” was now completed.
May 1st Entry Start: Qualifying riders were able to register for the Mammoth Motocross, insuring their positions on the start gate for June’s event. The remaining openings were made available online on May 1st as we prepared for an historic new beginning at the Monster Energy Mammoth Motocross. The event will continue to be a very hard fought battle amongst racers, but overall a little vacation for most. June 17th marks the opening of this year’s event. Everyone is encouraged to come out and watch incredible racing action, stroll through the Expo area at the track and visit with the industry’s best Vendors and Tech Support. This year’s event brings back great dining at the track and a retail selection of event wear to please everyone.
This is a “don’t miss out” opportunity for the Mammoth Motocross, which has been running for forty plus years. With added excitement and new partnerships, you need to witness the outcome of each battle. We can hardly wait to host the finals of nearly six months of racing and years of preparation.
Full Results for Mammoth MX 2010 will be here http://2xpromotions.com/
Pirelli Tire track side support for the 2010 Monster Energy Mammoth Motocross
“As we continue to increase support and commitment for amateur motocross racers nation wide, our sponsorship of Mammoth Motocross gives new riders the opportunity to try our Scorpion MX range of tires,” said Pirelli Motocross Manager Josh Whitmire.
Pirelli’s MX program is a perfect fit for Mammoth Motocross and supports to the core aspects of the sport of dirt bike racing. Pirelli will give one set of Scorpion MX tires for top finishers in each big bike class and three sets of Scorpion MX tires to each mini bike class top finishers. The free tires will be awarded on the podium during the rider award ceremony.
Pit Pro Cycle will sell Pirelli Scorpion MX tires at special event pricing and offer official Pirelli track side support for the entire event.
DR. D Offers Free Jetting Service At Mammoth MX – “R-U-Rich?”
Heading to Mammoth Mountain for the annual Mammoth Motocross June 17th – 27th? At over 8000 feet in elevation, racers are encouraged to bring their race bikes to the DR.D pit area and have their jetting tested specifically built Lambda machine. You will receive jetting and mapping advice from 17 time World Vet Champion Doug Dubach and his staff.
Whether carbureted or fuel injected, DR.D’s “Are You Rich” service will provide valuable information to all racers. “Are You Rich” is a complimentary service provided by DR.D that enables racers to test their jetting and develop the best set up possible for their race bike. Your bike will thank you on the long uphill and around the John Miller Tree Turn!
Dubach Racing Development testing/developing headquarters will be located at the beginning of vendor row near the bus drop and across from t-shirt vendor.
Yamaha Motor Corp. is happy to announce that two of our National Trackside Support Dealers, North County Yamaha and Thousand Oaks Powersports, will be offering track side support for all Yamaha owners at the 43rd Annual Mammoth Mountain MX Race.
The track side support will be available starting June 17th and will continue through the 27th. Support will include knowledgeable technicians, a multitude of parts and the all important recommended jetting settings.
From Mammoth Mountain MX Race Director Mike Colbert: The latest news here – Monster Energy’s involvement is taking us to the next level. Its exciting, as I’ve been working this event since 1976 and everyone who’s anyone has been through Mammoth at one time or another. This year we have Josh Hill, Josh Hansen, 2007 and 2009 AMA Supercross Champion James Stewart’s brother Malcolm Stewart, as well as returning new dad Timmy Weigand, who’s battled serious medical conditions to come back and defend his 2009 Mammoth titles! I wanted to say thanks for all who participated in the new ‘Road To Mammoth’ and good luck to all families making the trek up the mountain!
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