Motocross track opens near Milford
The dirt track, located 35 miles east of Susanville off Highway 395 near Milford, was completed this summer and the grand opening was held Sunday, Aug. 12. It's the creation of Larry Wosick, a former top motocross professional.
"Once people get to know about it, it's going to be one of the top tracks on the West Coast," track spokesman Diane Garland said. "It's already gotten high praise from some of the big names in motocross."
Wosick is a California native and former world class racer. He resides on a ranch near Milford with his wife, Lise, and daughter Chezney.
"I'm very pleased to have been able to put this facility together. I want to make it available to young people and give them the same wonderful experiences I was so fortunate to have growing up. It also should be a tremendous economic benefit to our community," said Wosick, who has been working on the track since late last year.
"It's a masterpiece in design," said world and national motocross champion Greg Albertyn. "It's motocross like it was meant to be."
"It has the most awesome uphill since the Trophy Des Nations," motocross legend Danny Magoo Chandler said."
Competitions and open practices are scheduled through November and a race that reportedly will be televised by ESPN next year is in the works, Garland said.
Racing is set for Sunday, Aug. 19. Gates open at 6 a.m., followed by a riders' meeting at 7:30 a.m., practice at 7:45 a.m. and the first race at 9:30 a.m.
Entry fees cost $30, $35 for professionals and a gate fee of $5.
A large crowd is expected with food provided by local non-profit organizations and live music.
The Milford Fire Department will hold a barbecue.
"There's going to be special guests from the racing world there too," Garland said.
Divisions include novice, intermediate, expert and professional.
Racing classes include pee wee, mini, 125, 250, veterans, old timers and women.
Top finishers will receive trophies with a 100 percent professional pay back.
Call 827-2639 for more information.