Costs at the track
Ok, you’re ready to practice or race at the track, what's it going to cost? As with any business each track varies from the next. This is a short breakdown of costs (Bike cost is wildly varied so go to the Buying a NEW Dirt bike or Buying a USED Dirt bike page to explore that more)
Before we get into the Membership stuff let’s get some totals (Click HERE to Go to Memberships)
Typical Practice Day (Not including a track membership)
Typical Race Day (not including memberships)
Gate Fees $5-10/day for normal dates
On a Practice Day this varies per track because some tracks do not charge a "gate fee" only a practice fee. Plan on $5 extra dollars per person for a practice day anyway just to cover yourself.
Race Day gate fees are for ALL spectators and racers alike, most MI tracks charge $10/day, BUT if you race on a Saturday you must pay for Sunday as well (you will get the other $10 back if you leave before the gates close on Sat. night) SO PLAN accordingly
Practice Day Fees $20-30
These are the actual fees to ride on the track during a practice day
On any given practice day may run like this
Track A : $5 gate fee + $20 Practice fee = $25 total
Track B : $5 gate fee + $25 Practice fee = $30 total
Track C : $0 gate fee + $30 Practice fee = $30 total
Look on your destination tracks website or Facebook page for more information on this as it changes sometimes yearly
Race Fees: $20-30/class entered
On a Race Day at a D14 or GLMX Track the standard class entry fee is $30 with no discount for additional class sign ups
Scroll down to see more about the GLMX and D14
In the SJO and some Outlaw tracks fees range $20-25 and give you a discount for multiple class sign ups.
This one’s a bit tricky and we go into more detail about what a “membership” gets you in the section below.
Some MI tracks require you to have a “Track Membership” to practice
$5 for a daily and $25 for a yearly
Most MI tracks are AMA Charters and require and AMA membership to race
As explained below there are 2 separate AMA Series in the state (D14 and GLMX) and
each require another membership to race
Cost is $15
AMA, D14, GLMX, SJO, And Outlaw
The short answer is YOU NEED MEMBERSHIPS to race. (With limited exceptions)
This may get confusing and if need be send us an email at Michiganmotocross@hotmail.com
In MI we have no lack of tracks, promotors and MX series. We will attempt to break down everything, but sometimes even we are confused.
AMA – The American Motorcyclist Association
The AMA is the major sanctioning body in MI, 95% of tracks are AMA Sanctioned
Founded in 1924, the AMA is a not-for-profit member-based association whose mission is to promote the motorcycle lifestyle and protect the future of motorcycling. As the world's largest motorcycling rights and event sanctioning organization, the AMA advocates for riders' interests at all levels of government and sanctions thousands of competition and recreational events every year. The AMA also provides money-saving discounts on products and services for its members. Through the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame in Pickerington, Ohio, the AMA honors the heroes and heritage of motorcycling. For more information, visit www.americanmotorcyclist.com
D14 – The AMA District 14
D14 Tracks are: Baja, Big Air, Cadillac, Battle Creek, Bulldogs, Portland, Polka Dots, Grattan, Twisted and Valley
The D14 tracks race April – October and has a D14 Championship Points Series and a MI State Championship Series.
AMA-District 14 is a non-profit organization that promotes all aspects of motorcycling. Motocross, Hare Scrambles, Enduros, Flat Tracks, Ice Races Hillclimbing, ATV racing and Road Rides. Visit www.d14mx.com for more information and series schedule
GLMX – Great Lakes Motocross Series
3 MI tracks and 1 IN Track belong to the GLMX Log Road, Dutch and Red Bud (with Wildcat being IN)
To provide premium competition and rewards for premium athletes! To serve Great Lakes area motocross racers by promoting the best racing series in the region. To add fun and competition to events held at quality, family friendly MX facilities. To bring families and friends together to award racers for their achievements and celebrate the racing season each December. Whether you race for fun, competition, adrenaline, to challenge yourself or all of the above, the GLMX series were created to extend your racing experience beyond each weekend. Go to http://www.greatlakesmx.com/ for more information
SJO Productions - Michigan Fair Supercross Series
A lot of MI riders first experience was at the Fair races, mini riders to adults , The SJO Series Visits 30+ local fairgrounds to produce a one of a kind experience for riders and spectators alike. Visit http://www.sjoproductions.com/ for Dates and Information
Outlaw - Non affiliated tracks
Tacks : Dirt, Inc and MPX Racing & Morelands SX
So most of the Tracks in MI belong to a bigger series and run in a multi-track organization, BUT these tracks run INDEPENDENT and have different classes and rules than the others. They typically entice riders by different kinds of promoting, cheaper sign ups, and a unique atmosphere.
Visit our TRACKS Page for More Information on both tracks
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