2010 Mammoth Motocross Begins
Friday, June 25, 2010
MotoUSA is competing in this year’s Mammoth Motocross races with Kawasaki’s fuel-injected 2010 KX450F.
For a few days every year the city of Mammoth Lakes, California allows dirt bike riders the opportunity to race at an altitude of over 8000 feet in the foothills east of the Sierra Nevada mountain range. And this year MotoUSA is participating in America’s longest continuously run motocross race with Kawasaki’s KX250F and KX450F
Earlier today practice got underway and all I can say is wow! Completely hidden from the road you’d never even know that a motocross track even existed until you pass into the valley it is carved into. Once inside the sound generated by hundreds of dirt bikes zinging through the air and around the dirt is almost scary. The track utilizes the natural lay of the land thereby creating a fun and very challenging course.
Moseying around the pits today we saw San Manuel Yamaha’s Josh Hill and Pro Circuit Kawasaki rider Josh Hansen who will both be competing this weekend. Also said to be racing is KTM’s primary U.S. test rider Mike Sleeter and Timmy Weigand who is back on his dirt bike after recent heart surgery.
Races begin tomorrow with the run-what-ya-brung open class. Also racing tomorrow will be the women as well as the FMF 2-stroke challenge. Make sure to check back later tomorrow for an update on what happened in and around the racetrack.
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