The tradition continues June 16-26, 2005 when the Ford Mammoth
Motocross swings open the gates to the famed track. Many said it
couldnít be done, but through the cooperation of many entities, the
Mammoth Motocross is alive and well.

After 37 years of Motocross racing history in Mammoth Lakes, the 2004
event was billed as the ìLast Annualî after Mammoth Mountain Ski Area
was informed that a permit would no longer be issued to the event
organizer. Since then, the Town of Mammoth Lakes, Mammoth Mountain Ski
Area and the US Forest Service have been working together to keep the
race intact. The new proposal allows the Town of Mammoth Lakes to hold
the event permit and the Ski Area to run the race during the
traditional two week time period in June. This is great news for the
generations of racers and spectators that have built family traditions
around this annual gathering.

“We are very proud of this accomplishment. Especially, in this era when
riding areas and tracks are being taken away from motocross riders”
said Mike Colbert, Mammoth Motocross Event Director. “Perseverance and
cooperation made this a reality and we are very happy to be opening the
gates to the track for riders to enjoy during the event. Our heartfelt
thanks for the overwhelming support during this process.”

“We are extremely pleased to have been able to work with MMSA, the U.S.
Forest Service, and concerned citizens on this very important event. It
is a strong step towards working together for the benefit of our whole
community, and the passion we have experienced for the return of the
Motocross is very impressive” commented Mammoth Lakes Mayor Rick Wood.

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