Vintage Motocross Returns to the Hills of Infineon Raceway

SONOMA, Calif. (May 6, 2011) – Vintage motocross returns to the hills of Infineon Raceway at the West Coast Moto Jam, May 13-15.

The 6th annual Brad Lackey’s Nor-Cal Classic AHRMA/Legends of Motocross National will feature more than 500 entrants in 40 different classes of American Historic Racing Motorcycle Association (AHRMA) vintage motocross racing.  Legendary rider and Bay Area resident, Brad Lackey, who became the first American to win the 500cc Grand Prix Motocross World Championship in 1982, will host the event.

“We’re so excited to be back at Infineon Raceway after 10 years and then 30 years before that,” said Lackey, who resides in Pleasant Hill. “The vintage motocross people are coming out in force for this event to come see us in the Wine Country. It’s going to be a great, family-friendly weekend.”

Vintage motocross racing captures a time when the sport was still a largely European affair, recalling an era before the shift of power to the American stars and the now vastly-popular ‘supercross’ offshoot discipline of motocross racing. The motocross course, located on the hills behind Turn 7, will be created with a combination of man-made sections and natural, grass terrain. Racing will be featuredon Saturday and Sunday including a “Husky vs. CZ” race each day. Friday will feature the Donnie Hansen Motocross Academy in the morning and a trials series in the afternoon.

In addition to the on-track motocross action, there will also be a swap meet and vintage bike display. Fans are also invited to view movies and enjoy complimentary refreshments and popcorn in the motocross pits following the races on Saturday. This year’s West Coast Moto Jam includes something for every motorcycle racingfan. In addition to AHRMA vintage motocross, the weekend will feature AMA Pro Road Racing, TTXGP electric motorcycles, flat track and Supermoto USA.

For more information about the West Coast Moto Jam or to purchase tickets, visit infineonraceway.com/ama or call 800-870-RACE (7223).

 

 

Jumping For Jesus

Aaron Ramsey needs space to preach, usually a parking lot’s worth.

That’s where he’ll be Saturday and Sunday when his motorcycle-jumping ministry surges through a wall of fire and over nine buses outside Calvary Baptist Church in Middleburg Florida.

The Augusta, Ga.-based preacher on wheels said he was originally inspired by the legendary motorcycle daredevil Evel Knievel. Now, planning and prayer go into making safe, yet exciting jumps to strengthen his witnessing of the word of God.

“Once we become a servant of Jesus, we are obligated to use the talents that we have to share the gospel for Christ,” said Ramsey, 49.

Motorcycle stunts aren’t usually part of preaching the word, admits Calvary’s associate pastor, Tim Pledger. But as when Jesus used a story to explain a greater spiritual truth, Pledger invited Ramsey to give his flock entertainment and a message.
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