Glen Helen Raceway announces the 28th Annual MTA World Vet Championship - Nov. 3rd & 4th
San Bernardino, CA - September 12, 2012 Motocross Enthusiasts: Watch, Race and Learn at the 28th Annual MTA World Vet Championships!
Amateur and pro motocross racers get a chance to be in the motocross spotlight at the MTA World Vet Championship hosted by the famous Glen Helen Raceway. Most people would not view a race as an educational event, but the Glen Helen’s 28th Annual MTA World Vet Championship serves as a great learning platform for motocross enthusiasts of all ages.
The amateurs get the opportunity to race in front of a well-established audience, and compete in a high-pressure desert arena. Spectators will see top motocross professionals navigate woops, bowl turns and the largest elevations changes at any track in the world. This will be invaluable experience for the audience and amateur and pro riders who wish to broaden the set of skills they utilize for their dirt biking experiences.
When you watch professionals in person you can see how they utilize mechanics and specific riding techniques to give them the edge above other competitors. Each specific race has different racing conditions due to track conditions and weather. Last year, it rained all weekend at the track, making the track treacherous and highlighting the riders’ fantastic skills.
Besides the race itself, the event offers lessons from a professional motocross racer for anyone who wants to join in. In addition to lessons, racers and can check out demos of different products related to the hobby. The track, specially designed by famous moto-journalist Jody Weisel of MXA fame, gives riders a plethora of opportunities to test their skills and determine how they measure up to the competition.
Even if you have no experience in actually riding a dirt bike, because you are in such close proximity to the race it is impossible not to get excited. Seeing the mud splatter as the bikers take air after a jump while hearing the cheers of a crowd and the roar of bike engines are definitive of the experience.
This event has both international flair as well as tradition. Riders from more than twenty countries throughout the world converge on Glen Helen to vie for the coveted title of champion in each age group. Famous AMA Pro riders such as Ryan Hughes, Doug Dubach, Gary Jones, Ron Lechien, and Chuck Sun, among others, compete in this truly international event.
In addition to great racing, the event features a vendor’s row, where spectators can peruse the latest and greatest in motocross accessories. To top off the weekend, the annual Edison Dye Lifetime Achievement Award is also presented. This year the recipient will be former Honda factory star Marty Smith—the first 125cc AMA motocross champion. Marty won a total of 18 AMA nationals, including wins in 125, 250, and 500 divisions. He won the United States Grand Prix, 125 class, in both 1965 and 1976. His style, class, and demeanor made him the first “rock star” of motocross—extremely popular with the teenage ladies!
For additional information, including online entry for competitors and spectator ticket information, visit www.glenhelen.com