What is the VetFest?
It’s a fun weekend of motocross with a retro, no pressure vibe. It includes Friday practice and Saturday race classes for adult riders only, starting at 18 Plus and going up to 70 Plus! There are “A”, “B” and Novice divisions through age 45. We see lots of “used-to-race” and “once-a-year” racers at this event. Here’s a link to the 2021 VETFEST RESULTS, if you’d like to check out the classes. Don’t miss the Friday night steak dinner at the pavilion! Get your tickets Friday morning at the concession stand.
FRIDAY NIGHT STEAK DINNER
$35 for steak dinner, or $30 for chicken dinner with all the usual fixings: salad, sweet corn, potatoes, cheesecake bar and soft drinks. Get your tickets early Friday; we pick up the meat from the butcher shop at 1:00 pm!
Gate Hours and Prices
Gates open Thursday at 6pm and stay open through the Saturday event, including overnights.
You can pull into the lanes and wait as early as 5pm Thursday, but please don’t park on the shoulder of Red Bud Trail!
You pay a gate fee ONE time; your wristband is good for the entire event. *There’s no camping fee, no reservation needed (see below regarding Saturday night camping). Primitive camping; no hookups, but plenty of water fill stations available, as well as a large bike wash area (byo power washer).
Daily Gate Fees (all riders, and spectators age 12 & up)
$35 | Thursday through Saturday
$30 | Friday/Saturday
$15 | Saturday only
Prices change at 6am daily. That is, Friday at 5am ticket price is $35; the price changes to $30 at 6am.
Camping is available Thursday and Friday nights at no extra charge.
Due to popular demand, we’re offering camping Saturday night as well; we know lots of you travel a long way! Saturday Camping Info: $10 per vehicle extra charge / Everything needs to be loaded up after the races / NO pit bikes, golf carts, race bikes or any vehicles in use after the races / Need to leave by 10am Sunday.
Online Registration is open.
Registration/Check-in Hours at the track
Check in at the track to get practice stickers.
Friday 9am – 5pm
Practice & Racing Schedule
Friday Practice starts at noon; 3 rounds.
Saturday Practice starts at 9am with racing immediately following.
No memberships required for this event. Transponder scoring by LapTimes USA; transponder fee is included in your entry fee; a credit card is required for security deposit. Pick up your transponder BEFORE you get in the signup line (from the red trailer directly behind registration).
Practice & Race Fees
Race entry fee includes transponder rental and live timing and scoring.
$35 | Friday practice – 3 rotations
$45 | “A” Classes (cash/check payback)
$40 | all other classes (plaques)
Cash and credit cards accepted at registration.
Friday Practice starts at NOON!
Tentative Practice Order / 3 rotations
Group 1 | 18+ Novice, 30+ Novice
Group 2 | 18+ B, 25+ A, 30+ A
Group 3 | 45+ A, 45+ B, 60+
Group 4 | Women, 40+ Novice, 45+ Novice
Group 5 | 18+ A, 30+ A, 30+ B
Group 6 | 40+ A, 50+ A, 50+ B
Group 7 | 25+ Novice, 35+ Novice
Group 8 | 40+ B, 55+, 65+, 70+
Group 9 | 25+ B, 35+ B
Saturday Race Classes
Age | Classes
….. | *Warrior (US Military Veterans, open to all ages and skill levels)
18+ | A, B, Novice, Women, Two-Stroke
25+ | A, B, Novice
30+ | A, B, Novice
35+ | A, B, Novice
40+ | A, B, Novice
45+ | A, B, Novice
50+ | A, B
*This is not a D14 Warrior Series points race, but it’s usually a big class at VetFest!
This event is part of a 5-race series. See mxvets.com for series info.
If you want series points, you must enter an A or B class.
If you’re a novice who doesn’t care about points, you can enter a Novice class.
We pay race day awards (plaques or checks) in all classes.
RedBud Physical Address:
13638 Redbud Trail North, Buchanan, MI 49107