Millington, MI – Heralded by many as “Michigan’s Best Golf Resort”, the Otsego Club of Gaylord, Michigan is hosting the first-ever Great Lakes Grand Prix (GLGP) and opening its doors for a weekend of motocross and family fun on October 10th and 11th, 2009.
Known for its world-class golf course and premiere snowboard terrain park – designed by World Boardercross Champion Ryan Neptune, the 1,100 acre private ski resort is now adding a motocross grand prix event to its illustrious portfolio. With recent collaborations between Otsego Club parent company, Osprey S.A. Ltd. and Michigan motocross promoter Baja Acres, the two have made considerable efforts to provide a track that is both safe and challenging, as well as pay tribute to a truly “old school” style of racing with what is known as a motocross “Grand Prix.”
“With 3.5 miles of huge off cambers, hills, rolling straights, and fluid obstacles, and even a few woods sections, we are utilizing the natural lay of the land and serving up some of the oldest (and newest) motocross thrills anyone has ever seen!” Baja’s Patrick Grzebinski went on to say that another new and exciting aspect of this extraordinary race is the return of the 35 minute, one-moto format. “This mountain track is the essence of all things motocross and enduro racing” says Grzebinski.
Other notable benefits that the Otsego Club lends itself to are its various mountain amenities. In fact, unlike most motocross races, the GLGP has exceptional spectator spots including: the main lodge overlooking the start and finish area in the valley below, a ski lift carrying fans over the track as the racers battle below their feet, and the Red Bull River Cabin (complete with a restaurant, bar, and patio overlooking the track above).
Aside from the racing, special events will keep racers and their families entertained all weekend long. Starting with a GLGP pre-party on Friday, guests will enjoy a night of great food, drinks, and live entertainment from electric and acoustic guitarist Kurt Strauss at the Red Bull River Cabin. Following some great racing on Saturday, guests will enjoy even more exciting activities during the “Get Bombed” post-race festival. Novelty events like the Water Balloon Bomb (with proceeds benefiting the Justin Weeks recovery fund), skateboarding with Ryan Neptune in a 28 foot mini-bowl, the Big Wheel Bomb down the Olympic sized Super-pipe run (winner gets $500), and an after-party in the main lodge (featuring the band Exit 282) are sure to keep family and friends laughing and having fun late into the evening.
“As a self proclaimed moto geek and racer myself, I am extremely excited and happy to welcome racers and their families to the Otsego Club for this race weekend”, says Jason Biber, C.O.O. of Osprey. Jason went on to talk about the $5,000 up for grabs in the Pro division, as well as some kooky classes like the “Clydesdale Class”, where racers have to meet strict age and weight requirements in order to participate. “You gotta be over 30 years old and you gotta roll in excess of 2 bills (200lbs) wearing only your birthday suit”, chuckles Biber.
To learn more about the 2009 Great Lakes Grand Prix go to http://bajaacres.com/events/glmx-grand-prix-at-otsego-club/
About Baja Acres
Baja Acres is a motocross track in Millington, Michigan focused on providing a safe, fun, and challenging environment for all motocross athletes. Moreover, with quality service and innovative ideas, Baja Acres hopes to increase recognition and growth for racers and the motocross industry. For more information on Baja Acres, please visit their website at www.bajaacres.com
About Osprey S.A. Ltd.
Commercial Real Estate. Osprey is a privately held investment company that owns, develops, leases, and manages, commercial real estate in Michigan, Florida, North Carolina, and other areas throughout United States.
Recreation. Osprey Recreational Properties, LLC owns and operates eight highly regarded golf courses and one ski hill located throughout Michigan.
For more information on the Osprey family of companies please see http://www.ospreysa.com/