MORGANTOWN, W.Va. - The 26th Annual DC Vet Homecoming weekend returns to Mt. Morris, Pennsylvania on September 17 and 18, for a 'throwback' of epic proportions as the veterans of motocross are set to take over the legendary High Point Raceway for a fun-filled weekend of racing.
On Saturday, September 17, High Point Raceway will host a Grand Prix/Moto-X-Country race, featuring a mix of obstacles including grass track, woods sections and portions motocross track. Registration for the GP race begins at 8 a.m., with practice at 10 a.m. and racing to follow. Racing will consist of two thirty-minute motos over a two and a half mile course. For a complete list of Grand Prix classes, click HERE.
Registration for Sunday's DC Vet Homecoming motocross race begins at 7 a.m. Sunday morning, with practice to follow at 9 a.m. For a detailed list of Vet Homecoming classes, click HERE. The race entry fee for both days is $40 for the first class, and $30 for each additional class, per day. Racers who register in advance online will get a free event souvenir t-shirt. To register now, click HERE.
The DC Vet Homecoming commemorates the life and career of Dave Coombs. To honor Big Dave's passion and commitment to the veteran motocross community, Sunday's Vet Homecoming offers classes for vet ages 25+, 30+, 35+, 40+, 45+, 50+, 55+ and 60+ with a variety of options for different skill levels. Support divisions including 65cc Open, 85cc Open, Schoolboy, Vintage and 18+ are also offered, creating a family-fun atmosphere for all ages.
In addition to the action on the racetrack, the weekend will boast entertainment for all members of the family. Everyone who pre-enters online will receive a commemorative DC Vet Homecoming t-shirt for being a part of this special weekend.
After the racing action on Saturday, kick back at the track with karaoke music entertainment, along with a $5 barbeque dinner for everyone. Bench racing and retro films also accompany the dinner, along with a bonfire - welcoming families to bring marshmallows and s'mores to enjoy all evening long.
The Vintage Contests are back again this year as well, offering some great prizes to the winners. All participants have to do is register their vintage item at the Racer X display located in Sponsor Village by 11 a.m. on Sunday. Winners will be announced at Intermission. Vintage contest categories are: Vintage Race Gear, Oldest Race Program, Vintage T-Shirt, Best Old-School Trophy, Furthest Traveled Competitor and Oldest Competitor. The winner of each category will receive a free one-year subscription to Racer X Illustrated, as well as two (2) all day pit passes to the 2017 High Point Pro Motocross National. And for being so awesome, the Furthest Traveled Competitor will receive two (2) VIP Super Passes to the High Point National, a $400 value.
If you're not into racing your vintage bike but you still want to be a part of the festivities, you can show it off at the Vintage Bike Show, taking place Sunday alongside the "Swap Meet," where everyone is encouraged to bring out vintage gear and race items to sell, swap or barter. With a total of seven categories, the Vintage Bike Show has an option for everyone: Classic Four Stroke (pre-1996), Classic Two Stroke (pre-1970), Golden Era (1970-1978), Pre-Modern Era (1978-1982), Modern Era (1982-1989), Millennium Era (1990-2005) and Mini Cycle 0-70cc (Pre-1990).
"DC" was Big Dave Coombs, one of the most influential motorcycle enthusiasts in the history of motocross and off-road racing. Together with his wife and partner Rita, from their home in Morgantown, West Virginia, Coombs was the driving force behind the creation of motocross and off-road motorcycle racing as we know it today.
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Adult (12+) gate admission is $25 for the full weekend and $10 for kids (6-11), with kids five and under free. Gates open on Friday, September 16 at 6 p.m. and close nightly from midnight until 6 a.m. Camping is included with the admission fee.
To get to the raceway from Pittsburgh or Morgantown take I-79 to PA Exit 1, and proceed three miles to the gate entrance. From Hagerstown take I-70 west to I-68 west. Then take I-79 north to PA Exit 1 and follow the signs east three miles to the track. Big rigs should follow US 19 South and Rt. 100 after taking PA Exit 1.
For more information on the entire race weekend please call (304) 284-0084 or visit the official website at www.highpointmx.com. Also follow High Point Raceway on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for exclusive content and to catch the latest news.