Honda Contingency for Michigan Mafia Championship

BUCHANAN, Mich. – Great Lakes Motocross (GLMX) officials announced today that Honda is on board for nearly $40,000 in cash contingency prizes for its CR-mounted “Red Riders” who contest this year’s Great Lakes Michigan Mafia Championship Series – a 17-week spring/summer race schedule held at the Great Lakes region’s premier motocross facilities.

“Honda’s generosity with the racers loyal to its brand will be very evident on the Great Lakes Michigan Mafia Championship Series tour,” said GLMX’s Amy Ritchie. “We have a lot of racers on Hondas registered at our events – so the competition’s going to be fierce for those coveted Honda contingency dollars. Fortunately for the Red Riders they’ve come up with almost $40,000, which will be spread out over numerous classes so most every Honda rider has a shot at some contingency dollars.”

Dubbed “The Battlegrounds,” the Great Lakes Michigan Mafia Championship Series will showcase a wide range of classes for the Honda competition dirt bikes. Honda contingency classes include: 9-13 85cc and Senior (12-15) 85cc, 250cc C, Women Junior, +40, +45, Women Senior, Supermini (12-16), Schoolboy (12-16), Schoolboy Lites (12-16), College Boy (14-24), 250 B, Open B, +25, +30, +35, 250 A and Open A. Class wins on a Honda will pay up to $150 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  Honda steps up 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 Honda 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