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).

 

 

3J’s Motorcycle Track Day Combines Riding and Giving in Sonoma

SONOMA, Calif. (April 27, 2011) — Motorcycle riders can enjoy a high-speed day on the twists and turns of Infineon Raceway on May 11, all in the name of charity.

The event will mark 3J’s Motorcycle Track Days’ 16th charity event in Sonoma, and will include a full day of riding around the 12-turn road course, a catered lunch, T-shirt, raffle and an evening reception for all riders. It’s truly the perfect day for any two-wheel enthusiast.  Cost for the track day is $225.

Following the track day, the raceway will host motorcycle-only drag racing on its quarter-mile strip ($25 for competitors).

The 3J’s Track Day also serves as the kickoff to the West Coast Moto Jam at Infineon Raceway, May 11-15, which features the best in AMA Pro Road Racing, Supermoto USA, AHRMA National Motocross, Flat Track and TTXGP electric motorcycles.

3J’s Motorcycle Track Days events have raised more than $250,000 for worthy causes since 2003. Proceeds from this year’s event will benefit Sonoma County youthorganizations through the Sonoma Chapter of Speedway Children’s Charities, the charitable arm of Infineon Raceway.

 

To sign-up for the on-track motorcycle day or for more information, visitwww.3jsmotorcycledays.com or contact Jenah Smith at 707-933-3990 orjsmith@infineonraceway.com.

West Coast Moto Jam

WHAT: Big O Tires Racing Season Presents: West Coast Moto Jam

WHEN: May 11-15

ABOUT THE WEEKEND: In addition to AMA Pro Road Racing, there will be Supermoto USA, Vintage Motocross, Flat Track and TTXGP electric motorcycles.

TICKETS: $15-$35 single day/$60 weekend; 12-and-under FREE and parking FREE.  Military discounts available.

INFORMATION: 800-870-RACE, infineonraceway.com/amaticketmaster.com

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