GLMX Kawasaki Contingency

BUCHANAN, Mich. – Great Lakes Motocross (GLMX) officials are pleased to announce that Kawasaki, makers of the highly-successful competition line of KX motocross bikes, is on board for $62,700 in cash contingency money for Kawasaki racers contesting the 2009 Great Lakes Michigan Mafia championship Series – a 17-week spring/summer race schedule held at the Great Lakes region’s premier motocross facilities.

“Kawasaki’s contingency program has been a longtime staple with Midwest motocross racers and we’re pleased to see them back supporting the strong contingent of racers loyal to the green KX machines on the Great Lakes Michigan Mafia Championship Series,” said GLMX’s Amy Ritchie. “And though times are tight, Kawasaki’s contingency involvement with the GLMX shows us a great deal in terms of a major manufacturer giving back to the sport of motocross – and GLMX applauds Kawasaki for that.”
Dubbed “The Battlegrounds,” the Great Lakes Michigan Mafia Championship Series will feature a full spectrum of classes for the Kawasaki bikes – from 7-9 65cc class racing all the way up to 50-plus and two premier A classes (250 A and Open A). Class wins on a Kawasaki will pay anywhere from $150 in the lower level classes, all the way up to $300 in the A classes - and pay cash all the way down to 5th place in each class!

The full schedule for the Great Lakes Michigan Mafia Championship Series can be found at  Kawasaki wraps up the series with six big contingency weekends: 

Date                            Venue                                     City/State
6/20-21                        Big Air MX                              Newaygo, Mich.
6/27-28                        Log Road MX                          Bronson, Mich.
7/3 & 7/5                     RedBud MX                            Buchanan, Mich.
7/11-12                        Grattan MX                              Belding, Mich.
7/18-19                        Dutch MX                                Bloomingdale, Mich.
7/25-26                        Baja MX                                  Millington, Mich.

Note: All Kawasaki contingency payout races take place on Sundays.
For more information on the Great Lakes Michigan Mafia Championship Series and GLMX, visit our website  ( Those with questions are encouraged to email

Great Lakes MX supports the sport of motocross. With seven of the midwest’s premier motocross facilities on the GLMX team, amateur racers from all over the Great Lakes region stand to benefit now more than ever. With everything from track safety concerns, streamlined organization and registration, more lucrative contingency programs and prizes and a grand scale awards banquet, the GLMX team is stepping up to further the great heritage of Michigan and Midwest motocross racing for both bikes and ATVs. On the web at