Suzuki Steps Up with Nearly $74,000 for GLMX

BUCHANAN, Mich. – Great Lakes Motocross (GLMX) officials are pleased to announce that Suzuki – makers of the RM line of competition motocross bikes – has posted an industry-high $73,850 in cash contingency prizes for Suzuki-mounted racers contesting the Great Lakes Michigan Mafia Championship Series – a 17-week spring/summer race schedule held at the Great Lakes region’s premier motocross facilities.

“Suzuki enjoys a long, generous history of supporting its amateur and pro motocross racers and this generosity will certainly be evident in the Great Lakes Michigan Mafia Championship Series tour this June,” said GLMX’s Amy Ritchie. “Nearly 74,000 dollars shows Suzuki’s commitment not only to their riders, but in also insuring the success of the inaugural year of GLMX racing. The promoters of the Great Lakes Michigan Mafia Championship Series tip their hats to Suzuki and we look forward to providing the best competition tracks possible for all the Midwest Suzuki racers.”

Dubbed “The Battlegrounds,” the Great Lakes Michigan Mafia Championship Series will showcase a wide range of classes for the Suzuki competition dirt bikes. Suzuki contingency classes include: 85 Jr, 85 (9-13), 250 C, Open C, Women Jr, 85 Sr, Supermini, Schoolboy Sr, 250 B, Open B, 14-24, 25+, 30+, 35+, 40+, 45+, 50+, 250 A and Open A. Wins pay anywhere from $150 - to $300 and all classes pay through 5th place!

The full schedule for the Great Lakes Michigan Mafia Championship Series can be found at  Suzuki 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 Suzuki 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