With just a little over a week out, the 13th annual HYR 24 Hour Endurance Race is quickly approaching as it is scheduled to take place on the Labor Day weekend this year. Out for another win, the JCR team will be sponsoring last year’s defending champ, Colton Udall and his team. Additionally and in memory of Connor Penhall who was taken from us to soon by a drunk driver, Bud & Pam Feldkamp will sponsor the Pro Race Team of Brandon Petersen, AJ Madrid, Kurt Samuelson and Jake Watts.
This is the third and final race of the 13th annual HYR Endurance Race Series. This highly anticipated final starts off Saturday, September 1st at 10:00am and will conclude at 10:00am Sunday, September 2nd. Racers will test their endurance, teamwork and speed on the 24-Hour course designed by motocross legend Gary Jones and off-road expert Ron Lawson. The course is a challenging 9.5+ miles of all types of terrain including both of Glen Helen’s motocross tracks, the Off-Road track and lengthy single-track sections tied together by the expert track designers. It includes, of course, the famous Mt. St. Helens!
This year’s event is a District 37 AMA Desert Points race as well as being open to any racer. A D37 Competition Card is required for riders seeking D37 Desert points. The Prairie Dogs MC is co-sponsoring the event along with Glen Helen Raceway.
This event is a special treat for spectators, as the pit areas have free access and there are many outstanding viewing locations throughout the Glen Helen facility. It is an ideal venue to hang out with family and friends while enjoying picnic¬s, grabbing some sun and having a blast watching the riders battle for position lap after lap! There is no charge for camping, so it is easy to make this a weekend experience for the whole family!
Amateur teams may use six riders and two bikes, while one bike is to remain in impound at all times. Pro teams may use 4 riders and one bike and are competing for a $5000 purse. Transponders will be used for scoring, and will be provided with no rental fee.
Classes are available for riders of all skill levels, including pro and ironman classes. Registration is currently open online at www.GlenHelen.com (direct link: http://www.glenhelen.com/register/event/101/hyr-24-hour-endurance-race). Ironman registrations are $200, Amateur class registrations are $400 per team, while Pro class registrations are $700 per team. Spectator tickets can be purchased on the day of the race at the gate. Adult spectator weekend passes are $20; $5 for children ages 6-12. This race is sure to be an exhilarating one for racers and fans alike!
Last year, the JCR Honda team, led by Colton Udall, completed an incredible 68 laps on the challenging 9.5 mile circuit. Timmy Weigand, Ryan Dudek and Mark Samuels rounded out the winning JCR team. They will be back this year to defend their title!
For inquiries about the series, please call the Glen Helen 24-hour information hotline at (909) 880-3090. For more information about events at Glen Helen Raceway, please visit www.GlenHelen.com.