This past Saturday was a great test for the amateur racing scene in lower Michigan. Baja Acres stepped out of their comfort zone and ran a new “flex race program” for their inaugural FarkenGruven event. The concept was simple: less classes, longer motos, and a timed schedule that enabled racers to come and go throughout the day. Anyone who's been to a few local amateur races around Michigan the past few years will quickly notice there aren't many people lined up on the gates, the races are short 4-5 laps (10 minutes) and it's typically an all day affair trying to get through 18 plus motos twice. There's a lot of critics out there (me included) so I loaded up to show my support for the new concept!