We’re pumped to once again partner with MX207 in Lyman, Maine, for one of the fastest-growing races in the sport, and a huge event for racers in the Northeast. We call it the Racer X Maine event, and it promises three days of non-stop big race action.
Racer X has been covering the Maine Event for three years now, and this year we’re sending our own Editor-in-Chief Davey Coombs to check in on the action. Should be plenty to see, as this AMA Featured Event kicks off on Friday, September 13, with practice and then a three-moto format for racing on Saturday and Sunday (the Friday practice is optional). The MX207 folks have been scouting talent to create its All-Star rider roster, and those riders will run bibs to designate them as the guys to beat in their respective classes. Here's who was scouted out this year: Ryan Sipes - 125 Two-Stroke, Brett Cue - JBR Best Whip, Jordan Jarvis - Women (14+), Larry Fortin - 250 B, Cullin Park - Schoolboy (12-17), Bryce Shelly - Supermini (12-16), Owen Covell - 85cc (9-13), Canyon Richards - 65cc (10-11), Kevyn De Pinho - 65cc (7-9), and Tatum Michaels - 51cc (7-8). What’s on the line? The EJP Pro Purse is expected to at least match last year’s $15,000 payout, including a cash contribution from none other than Steve Matthes and PulpMX!
The regular 250 and 450 pro classes aren’t all, though. The 125 two-stroke class returns and General Ryan Sipes is going to race it, fresh off of his 125 All-Star race win at the Ironman National (and another win at the Full Gas Sprint Enduro, a cross-country style test, over the weekend). The JBR Best Whip contest is also back, with Brett Cue as part of the roster. And, new this year is the Mighty Moose Enduro X race, running under the lights on Friday night.
Plus, the MX207 track is always prepped to perfection, and September weather is just about perfect in Maine. Gates open for the weekend Thursday, September 12, at 9:00 a.m. Head to www.mx207.com/racerx or follow @MX207 for the latest.
Inside the November issue of Racer X magazine: See who stood out and what our takeaways are from Loretta Lynn’s and all of its future moto talent. GEICO Honda had a packed house at the last three nationals, but who’s sticking around? Former factory rider Michael Byrne has made a successful jump to team management, and we find out how and why. When the AMA’s 1986 Production Rule went into effect, it ended a glorious run of exotic, hand-built—and wildly expensive—bikes in AMA racing. We dig into the story of those final years. All these features and much more inside the November issue.
Main image: Andrew Fredrickson