What is the VetFest?
It’s an 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 65 Plus (or 70 Plus if needed!). 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 2019 VETFEST RESULTS, if you’d like to check out the classes.
8/9/20 UPDATE: PLEASE CHECK BACK ON THE FRIDAY DINNER. THE COOKS ARE WORKING ON CHANGING THE USUAL SELF-SERVE FORMAT. We’ll post this week what they decide. Don’t miss the Friday night steak dinner after practice. Get dinner tickets before noon (at signup or at the concession stand). Dinner is around 7pm at the infield pavilion.
Gate Hours and Prices
6pm – 1am
7am – 1am
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!
Pay gate fee ONE time; wristband is good for the entire event. There’s no camping fee.
Daily Gate Fees (all riders, and spectators age 12 & up)
$30 | Thursday
$25 | Friday
$15 | Saturday only
CAMPING is available Thursday and Friday nights. Sorry, no camping Saturday night.
Check in at the track to get practice stickers if you registered online!
Friday 9am – 5pm
Practice & Racing Schedule
Friday Practice starts at noon; 3 rounds
Saturday Practice at 9am with racing immediately following
No memberships required for this event. Transponder scoring by LapTimes USA. Pick up your transponder BEFORE you get in the signup line (from the red trailer directly behind registration). There’s no transponder rental fee, but a credit card is needed for security deposit.
Practice & Race Fees
Race entry fee includes transponder rental and lap time printouts!
$30 | Friday practice – 3 rotations
$45 | “A” Classes (cash/check payback)
$35 | all other classes (awards)
Cash and credit cards accepted at registration.
Friday Practice starts at NOON! Groups (tentative) – 3 rotations:
Group 1 | 40+ A, 35+ B, 45+ B
Group 2 | 18+ Novice, 25+ Novice, 30+ Novice, 35+ Novice, 40+ Novice
Group 3 | 18+ A, 18+ B, 25+ B
Group 4 | 50+ A, 40+ B, 50+ B
Group 5 | 30+ A, 30+ B, 55+
Group 6 | 45+ Novice, 60+, 65+, Women
Group 7 | 25+ A, 35+ A, 45+ A
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
*Warrior riders will need to be AMA and D14 members to earn points in the District 14 Warrior Series.
This event is part of a 4-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