MORGANTOWN, W. Va. - This Saturday, August 16, the world's fastest professional dirt-bike racers will descend upon the brand new Ironman Raceway in Crawfordsville, Indiana for the inaugural Thor Indiana National. In conjunction with round eleven of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing, Ironman Raceway will host an entire weekend of amateur racing as part of the Great Lakes Motocross (GLMX) series.
The Amateur program kicks off this Friday, August 15, with open practice from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Weather permitting, Amateurs will receive three rotations on the new Ironman Raceway motocross track just one day before the pros go to battle.
Amateur racers and their families are encouraged to stick around for Saturday's first-ever Thor Indiana National, where Red Bull KTM's Ken Roczen and Ryan Dungey will continue fighting for a championship in the 450 Class. The KTM duo will be joined by GEICO Honda's Eli Tomac and Team Honda Muscle Milk's Trey Canard, who have made this 2014 season one of the most exciting in recent history.
In the 250 Class, the Midwest's very own Jeremy Martin continues to lead the championship chase with his Yamalube/Star Racing/Yamaha teammate Cooper Webb and Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki's Blake Baggett on his heels. Add in the most recent winner, Valli Motorsports Yamaha's Christophe Pourcel, and the stage is set for a great day of racing in Crawfordsville.
One day after the biggest names in motocross attempt to conquer the new Ironman racetrack, amateurs will line the fresh gate for a full day of racing action. Sunday's amateur race will follow the GLMX class structure, offering classes for 65cc machines all the way to 60+ Vet classes, Women and various age and skill levels. There will not be classes for 50cc machines this year. Don't miss the chance to also earn great contingency money from Yamaha, Suzuki, Kawasaki and Honda!
Registration for Sunday's racing takes place on Friday from 1 - 5 p.m. and again on Sunday at 7 a.m. The fee is $40 per class and an AMA membership is required to race, but not for practice. For Indiana and Michigan residents only, a GLMX membership is also required.
Practice begins at 8 a.m. on Sunday and racing will immediately follow. For complete details on Ironman Raceway's amateur program, please click HERE. For more information on the Indiana National, please click HERE.
Action for the Thor Indiana National on Saturday, August 16, begins at 8:30 a.m. ET with timed practice. Opening ceremonies get underway at 12:25 p.m. ET, with the first gate drop scheduled for 1:05 p.m. ET.