LORETTA LYNN’S MIDEAST AREA QUALIFIER WEEKEND – HOW DOES IT WORK?

We’re combining a Loretta Lynn’s MidEast Area Qualifier with District 14 points classes.  SATURDAY and SUNDAY are separate events, you can race either day, or both days.  You can race whether you’re trying to qualify or not.

The results posted on RedBud’s page will be different from the ones on the MX Sports page.  Riders who did not sign up to qualify in a class will be omitted from the MX Sports results.  So if you finished 7th in your class, and 3 riders ahead of you were not trying to qualify, you got 4th in the MX Sports results.  Check the class listings in the window at registration.  Rider names with an asterisk (*) next to them have turned in a qualifying form.  No asterisk?  That rider will not count as far as MX Sports is concerned.

There may be riders in your qualifier class that don’t exactly fit in the class.  There may be mod bikes on Saturday, or a rider in an age class that’s a year off the age range, for example.  Those riders who don’t fit should not be trying to qualify.  If there’s more than a gate full in any class, we will split out the riders not trying to qualify and make it a separate class if it avoids creating divisions.

Friday practice is not mandatory, and is weather-permitting.  Register at the track.  Friday events could be cancelled if weather is a concern and running it might adversely affect Saturday track conditions. These decisions are often last minute by nature.
SATURDAY RACING: Loretta Lynn’s qualifying classes, District 14 classes and non-points classes
SUNDAY RACING: Loretta Lynn’s qualifying classes, District 14 classes and non-points classes

Note: there are no ATV classes this weekend due to the extra classes.

Need information on the Loretta Lynn Program classes, rules, what day your class qualifies or anything else “Loretta’s”?  Check the MX SPORTS page.

You must purchase, complete and return a Loretta’s qualifier form for each class you wish to qualify for prior to racing.  Cost is $15 per class (in addition to the race fee).
Forms are available at the track, at registration.

Gate Information

Gate opens at 6pm Thursday and stays open all weekend, including overnights.

You can pull into the lanes and wait as early as 5:30pm, but please obey the NO PARKING signs along the road outside the gate entrance!
Rigs parked on the shoulder make us very unpopular with our neighbors, Buchanan Twp and the police!

Gate fee for all racers, and for spectators age 12 & up. Our gates are open all night for your convenience. Daily rates change at 6am. (That is, Thursday price lasts until 6am Friday.)

*$40 | Thursday price for a weekend wristband

*$35 | Friday price for a weekend wristband

*$30 | Saturday/Sunday wristband

*$15 | Sunday-only wristband

*ADD 3% FEE FOR CREDIT CARDS

Registration/Race Info

3 Liability Release options for parents of minor racers:

  1. Register online and use the electronic release in the Trackside Registration system. No need to download a form.
  2. If you’re not registering online, you can register at the track and sign a waiver at registration.  Only parents or LEGAL guardians can register and sign for a minor racer. No need to download a form.
  3. If a parent or LEGAL guardian cannot be at the event and is sending the minor racer with another adult, you need to  DOWNLOAD AND PRINT A MINOR WAIVER FORM  here, have it NOTARIZED, and bring to the track. The form cannot be accepted unless NOTARIZED!


FRIDAY PRACTICE

Registration Thursday 8-10pm, Friday 8am – 8pm

Practice starts at 11:00 am Friday.

Practice fee $35 for first practice (3 rounds, weather permitting); $25 for a second practice group (3 rounds, weather permitting).

RACE DAYS

Saturday registration open 3pm – 8pm Friday; 7am Saturday.
Sunday registration opens 1 hour after Saturday racing concludes.
Practice starts at 9am Saturday and Sunday.

CLASSES

See online registration for list of classes on each track, each day.
*Note: The D14 50cc 4-8 Open Class will be on the 50 track Saturday due to the number of motos.  We’ll run it on the big track Sunday if possible.
* As for the 50cc classes on the big track, we always add the disclaimer, “Weather Permitting”.  Those classes would only move to the 50 track if weather and conditions forced the change.

Race fee $40/class.  Cash or credit cards accepted at registration (plus 3% convenience fee for cards).
Loretta’s fee $15/class.  This is required for each class you’re trying to qualify for.  It does not apply to non-qualifying classes, or riders not attempting to qualify in a particular class.

TRANSPONDER RENTAL IS REQUIRED FOR ALL BIG TRACK CLASSES.  Rentals and transponder scoring are provided by Laptimes USA.  Rental fee is $25.  (You can use your own MyLaps transponder if you have one with an active subscription).  Pick up your transponder BEFORE you check in or register. Bring a credit card (or cash) for $125 security deposit plus rental fee; security deposit will only be charged if you don’t return the transponder.  The LapTimes USA red trailer office is located behind the signup building.

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) – $29.  Family membership (for racers who live at the same address) – $98.  Please note you cannot race with an Associate Membership.

District 14 membership is required for Michigan racers, and optional for anyone else who wants to earn D14 points.
Save time and JOIN D14 ONLINE!  $15 for a one-year membership.

More Information and Links

No charge for camping.  No RV hookups available.  Pets must be on a leash.  Licensed drivers may use a pit vehicle for transportation to and from the track; pit vehicles may NOT enter the track fence or infield.

Click for a list of classes.

Click for more facility info and rules.

After the event, you can find results under “FOR RACERS” on our home page.

RedBud Physical Address:

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