BREAKING NEWS: Friday practice canceled. Gates will open at 4pm Friday for the weekend.

Area Qualifier Details

This weekend’s races are open to anyone, whether you’re trying to qualify for Loretta’s or not.  This event is a qualifier for the Mideast Youth Regional (June 10-11 in Chillicothe, Ohio), and the Mideast Amateur Regional (June 3-4 at Crawfordsville, Indiana).  You cannot enter either of those events unless you qualify through a Mideast Area Qualifier.

If you’re trying to qualify, you must pay the $10 MX Sports fee and turn in the MX Sports form before you race! You can’t come back after your race and say you wanted to qualify.

Click for the list of MX Sports classes and qualifying days  Half of the classes qualify on Saturday and half on Sunday.

In most cases, there will be racers in your moto who are not trying to qualify.  Those riders will not be included in the official results sent to MX Sports.  All riders will be included in the RedBud and GLMX results.  In the event there are 42 or more entries in a class (we have 41 gates), we’ll split the class into separate divisions according to who’s trying to qualify and who’s not.

If you’re riding a stock class, there may be racers in your moto with a mod bike because they’re not trying to qualify.  Again, those racers will not be included in the official results we send to MX Sports.

You can find all the national rules, classes, qualifier dates, results and more at

Weekend Format

50cc Jr and Sr classes will practice and race on the big track, weather permitting.

FRIDAY is an optional practice day for Area Qualifier racers.  Three rounds of practice.  Tentative start time is 11am; please check back for updates.  Friday practice is weather permitting.

This is NOT an Open Riding day and will not use the Open Riding schedule.  Groups TBA.

SATURDAY is a normal 2-moto race day format.  Practice starts at 9am with racing immediately following.

SUNDAY is a normal 2-moto race day format.  Practice starts at 9am with racing immediately following.

Gate Hours and Prices

Due to Friday practice cancelation, gates will open at 4pm Friday and stay open all weekend, including overnight.

You can pull into the lanes and wait as early as 3:30pm, but please don’t park on the shoulder of Red Bud Trail!
There are No Parking signs posted. Rigs parked on the shoulder make us very unpopular with our neighbors, Buchanan Twp and  police!

Daily gate fees for all racers, and for spectators age 12 & up:

$30 | Wristband good through Sunday.

$25 | Wristband good through Sunday.

$25 | Wristband good through Sunday. Price changes to $13 at 6pm.


There’s no Friday-only ticket.  If your bike DNFs or you’re unable to race after Friday practice, go to registration for your signup refund and we’ll also refund your gate fee for Saturday & Sunday. You must keep your wristband on until you get a refund!

If you’re not racing Sunday, keep your wristband on!  If you leave by 7pm Saturday, stop at the front gate and they’ll remove your wristband and give you a $12 refund.

Registration Hours and Prices

Thursday | 7pm – 9pm
Friday      | 9am – 3pm | Practice registration only. $25 per group.

Friday      | 7pm – 9pm| Saturday race registration. $30 per race entry.  $10 per class MX Sports fee if you’re trying to qualify.

Saturday | 7am | Saturday race registration only. $30 per race entry.  $10 per class MX Sports fee if you’re trying to qualify.
Saturday | TBA | Sunday registration will be open sometime after the first round. Listen for announcements.

Sunday | 7am | $30 per race entry.  $10 per class MX Sports fee if you’re trying to qualify.

Saturday and Sunday are separate events.  You can race either day, or both days.

Cash, Visa and MasterCard accepted at registration.

*There will be transponder scoring for this event. Rental fee: $10 per rider, per day. Get your transponder (directly behind the signup building) BEFORE you come to registration. If you’re renting for both race days, Friday practice is included in the $20 rental fee.  A $100 security deposit is collected when you rent and refunded when transponder is returned.

AMA membership required for all racers.  Save time at the track and join AMA online  You can join at the track if needed.  Full membership is $49.

The following discounted full memberships are available at the track but NOT online: Youth racer membership (age 11 and under) is $29.  Family membership (for racers who live at the same address) is $98.  Please note you cannot race with an Associate Membership.

More Information and Links

No charge for camping.  No RV hookups available.  Pets must be on a leash.  Must be 16 to use a pit vehicle.

Click for a list of GLMX classes  Click for a list of MX Sports Qualifier Classes

Click for some basic facility info and rules

After the event, you can find full event results under Amateur MX on our home page.  You can find qualifier results, which will not include any riders who weren’t trying to qualify for the Regionals, on the MX Sports results page


RedBud Physical Address:

13638 Redbud Trail North, Buchanan, MI 49107
Phone: 269-695-6405