Travel Info

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TRACK LOCATION


SOUTH ENTRANCE
– Open Thursday through Sunday for MXoN

  • ALL CAMPERS – this is the ONLY camping entrance
  • VIP Passholders
  • Handicap Access (tag required unless prior arrangements are made)
  • Street bikes

Track Office Address: 13638 N Red Bud Trail / Buchanan, MI / 49107 | 5 miles north of U.S. 12.  The North Entrance is 4/10 mile north of the address listing.
Directions:     Google,  Bing


NORTH ENTRANCE
 – Open Friday through Sunday for MXoN

  • GENERAL PARKING (no campers)
  • VIP Passholders
  • Handicap Access (tag required unless prior arrangements are made)
  • Street bikes
  • Paddock and Parking B access for all event days; credentials required

North Main Street / Buchanan, MI / 49107 | 5 miles north of U.S. 12.
All campers (and extra cars) must use the SOUTH ENTRANCE.

Directions:     Google,  Bing

 

WEST ENTRANCE

  • GENERAL PARKING (no campers) Friday through Sunday
  • VIP Passholders and Handicap tags
  • VIP Passholders and Handicap tags can enter here and get free parking, but there’s no access to the designated VIP/Handicap parking area

13638 N Red Bud Trail / Buchanan, MI / 49107 | 5 miles north of U.S. 12.
All campers (and extra cars) must use the SOUTH ENTRANCE.

Directions:     Google,  Bing

AIRPORTS

In summary:

South Bend (SBN) is very close and convenient, and usually very expensive.
Chicago O’Hare (ORD) and Midway (MDW) can be anywhere from a 2 hour to 5 hour drive, depending on your day and time of travel.  You should avoid flying into ORD on a Friday, as traffic is heavy from Chicago to Michigan; also avoid returning on a Sunday evening as the heavy traffic is heading back to Chicago.  Also remember that Chicago is on Central Time (CST), one hour behind Michigan (EST).
Detroit (DTW) is a little farther than Chicago, but a simpler route and a fairly consistent 3 hour drive, give or take 15 minutes.

South Bend, Indiana (SBN)  Distance to RedBud = 16.4 miles/26.4 km.
South Bend is on Eastern time, same as RedBud.

Chicago, Illinois O’Hare (ORD)  Distance to RedBud = 116 miles/187 km.
Chicago Midway (MDW)  Distance to RedBud = 100 miles/160 km.
Lots of flight options here, but keep a few things in mind:
1. Friday afternoon/evening traffic from Chicago to Michigan is bad, especially on a holiday weekend.  Try to arrive early in the day, or consider another airport.
2. Likewise, Sunday afternoon/evening traffic from Michigan to Chicago is heavy.
3. Chicago is on Central time and Michigan is on Eastern.  It doesn’t matter what time of year, we’re an hour ahead of Chicago.

Detroit, Michigan (DTW)  Distance to RedBud = 188 miles/303 km.
If you’re flying in on a Friday afternoon and the connection to South Bend is too pricy, it’s worth your time to check fares in Detroit.

HOTELS

South Bend/Mishawaka area hotels offering a RedBud rate, all on one link!

National MX Hotels

MXoN HOTELS

DIRECTIONS FROM SURROUNDING AREAS

DETOUR:  Bridge out between U.S. 31 exit 7 and Red Bud Trail.  Use exit 3, 5 or 13 if traveling via U.S. 31.

 For Pro National Weekend, follow signs to appropriate entrance…
 From Detroit and most of MI:
I-94 west to exit 30 (Benton Harbor). Turn left off exit ramp and go about 1.5 miles to US31 south. Take US31 south to exit 13; turn right off ramp. Go to the stop sign at Redbud Trail; turn left. Track is about 2-3 miles on the right side. 
 From Indianapolis and South:
US 31 north ALMOST to South Bend. Take the US 31 bypass north just before getting into South Bend. Go to exit 3 in Michigan. Turn left and go to the first stoplight. Turn right on Redbud Trail. Track is about 5 miles out on left.
 From Ohio and East:
Toll road (80) to exit 72 in Indiana (South Bend West exit). Go north on US 31 to exit 3 (in Michigan). Turn left and go to the first stoplight. Turn right on Redbud Trail. Track is about 5 miles out on left.
 From Chicago and West:
I-94 east thru Indiana. Take exit 4A in Michigan (US 12 East). Go about 18 miles to a stoplight. Turn left on Redbud Trail. Track is about 5 miles out on left side.

HOTELS

Check the links at the top of the page for National and MXoN Hotel Rates.  

If you’re searching area hotels outside of those links, here are some areas closest to the track.  Note that Buchanan, Michigan borders South Bend, Indiana.  Most hotels south of the track are in South Bend.  It’s a different state, but it’s “next door”.

INDIANA:

Many hotels have easy access from the 80/90 toll road.
Exit 77 is the Notre Dame University area (Roseland or South Bend, Indiana), 16-20 miles from the track.
Exit 83 is the Mishawaka, Indiana area near University Park Mall, 18-23 miles from the track.

MICHIGAN:

Niles, Michigan is just east of Buchanan and is closest town to the track.  Check out the Hampton Inn in Niles.

Many hotels north of the track have easy access from I-94.
Exit 23 is the Stevensville, Michigan area.  Exit 29 is the Benton Harbor, Michigan area (16-20 miles from the track).