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Aug 26, 2009

Jeremy McGrath, Powder Mountain Motocross This Weekend!

McGrath Powder Mountain We kind of spaced off this event that is happening this weekend, Aug 29-30, 2009 at Powder Mountain Ski Resort! It looks like it's going to be a great event with an unbelievable track. The track was designed by supercross legend Jeremy McGrath. The track was cut right into the ski runs and takes advantage of the radical elevation changes of the mountain. McGrath Powder MountainThe course is beautiful and should challenge pro riders, but still be makeable for the novice and intermediate racers as well. The track was designed in a "green" way, taking care to tread lightly with the machinery etc. Come first snowfall there should be no sign that a motocross was ran there. Open practice for the weekend’s races is Thursday and Friday, ten bucks per rider, with races running Saturday and Sunday. There is no admission for spectators for the practice sessions. Practice on Saturday and Sunday runs from 7 a.m. to 8 a.m. and racing runs from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. All races have qualifiers and there will be a heat race and LCQ (Last Chance Qualifier) to cut the field to one 40-man/woman main (if necessary).
Anyone who brings a Monster Energy can will get in free at the gate thanks to Monster Energy’s “Go Green” recycling program. Racers will receive free product courtesy of Monster Energy.
Here's a picture preview of the course! It looks awesome, it would be great to make it up there this weekend for some of the event...it might even be worth fighting the crowds and traffic! Powder Mountain had a Video of the course as well, check it out! You can also check out the Race Schedule if your thinking of heading up.

Powder Mountain Motocross Track, McGrath
Powder Mountain Motocross Track
Powder Mountain Motocross Track

Powder Mountain Motocross MapDirections & Spectator Info:
LOCATION 19 miles northeast of Ogden, Utah 55 miles north of Salt Lake International Airport.

DIRECTIONS FROM SALT LAKE CITY Take I-15 north to Ogden’s 12th Street, turn east and follow the signs through Ogden Canyon.

DIRECTIONS FROM PARK CITY Take I-80 east to I-84 junction, then west on I-84 to exit 96 and follow the signs.

FREE PARKING: Parking will be very limited at Powder Mountain. Please park at the Wolf Creek Festival Field and catch the free shuttle. Shuttles run continuously starting at 9am on Thursday/Friday and 7am on Saturday/Sunday. If you proceed to the resort and parking is available, the cost will be $10.

Thursday and Friday open practice: 10:00 am – 3:00 pm ($10.00 per rider, spectators FREE)

Saturday and Sunday racing: Practice 7:00 – 8:00 Racing 9:00am -7:00 pm (spectators $5/day)

Children 4 and under are FREE

All races will have qualifiers: There will be a heat race and last chance qualifier to make it to the one moto 40 rider Main Event. Opening ceremonies will take place before the first Main Event each day: Approximately 2:00 pm.

Saturday Evening Live Music and Awards Ceremony 6:00 - 10:00 pm

Live Music and Awards Ceremony

6:00 - 10:00 pm

10 comments:

  1. that looks like a fantastic event!!! wish i were there...

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  2. Wheew, good thing they are not having it at Snowbasin where I want to go this weekend. So, are you going to Powder Mountain?

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  3. Looks like an awesome event but I don't like the Monster drink part, that stuff can literally, seriously kill you. I hope you don't drink those to get in, against our religion. If I drank one of those, I would get too wired to watch the event that I can't even pay attention or something. Makes my head want to explode! Anyways, cool event!

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  4. HAha :), never tried it. Drinking water can kill you too though, with enough of it!;).. We're just planning on the 5 bucks at the gate though. You'll prolly hear the bikes over at snow basin, it's pretty close.;) We're heading up in the morning on Saturday to check it out, the good stuff is early afternoon etc. We'll be home the rest of the weekend though.

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  5. Looks like a cool track. I bet the boys would love riding on it. I bet Owen would like motocross maybe better then supercross if he was to strat racing.


    Shelly

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  6. this event was soooo sikk! congrats jeremy M... my thoughts and prayers go out to the family that lost a great riders and to all those who got hurt i hope all is well.. other than that it was awsome hope it goes down again next year!! oh ya btw GGOOOO MONSTER ENERGY YOU GUYS ARE ASWOME!! DRINK MONSTERS!!! I.R.A.T.E!!

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  7. I just found another thing to do before I die......that looks like such a great time hang out at the lodge at nite witha few cold brews moto all day. That is one of my all time favorite vids. GREAT JOB.

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  8. very exciting race.As track was challenging for riders.

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