HOW TO WATCH: 4th Annual ERX Off-Road National

Coming to you live from the high banks of ERX Motor Park is the 4th Annual ERX Off-Road National July 12-13, 2019 via ERX Live.

For those not in attendance, both event days will be streamed live for free at ERXMotorPark.com/live beginning with Sportsman racing each day at 11:25am CST.

Full race On Demand and a highlights package will be available promptly following the racing action.

RACEDAY SCHEDULE: Friday and Saturday

  • Qualifying: 9:30am CST
  • Livestream begins: 11:25am CST
  • Opening Ceremonies: 5:30pm CST
  • Pro Racing: 5:45pm CST

MUD, WIND AND FIRE CHALLENGES MORE THAN 600 RACERS IN EXTREME 5K

Chilly Weather and Persistent Rain Added to the Appeal of the Second Annual ERX Extreme 5K as Competitors Relished at the Chance to Overcome 18-Obstacles and Mother Nature

Elk River, Minn. May 21, 2019Oversized tires, sunken logs, vertical walls and muddy trenches; turns out those obstacles were just the tip of the iceberg for the 600-plus participants in this year’s ERX Extreme 5K. Mother Nature added to the challenge with frigid temps, a steady drizzle and gusty winds, making the second annual event truly extreme.

With nearly triple the number of participants from last year (619), it was apparent the challenging course woven throughout the 400-acre ERX Motor Park facility easily trumped the less than ideal weather. Participants ranged in age from 10 to 69, and a total of 48 teams participated along with individuals.

“No one seemed to mind the cold and rain,” said Extreme 5K Race Director, Morgan Mogler. “Everyone was cheering and having a great time…the weather was just another challenge to overcome.”

The participant who overcame those challenges with the best time was Micah Dorfner of Mankato, Minnesota who completed the course in just over 28-minutes, with an official time of 28:03. Leading the women across the line was Elk River’s own Hilary Gracik with a time of 30:59. The top placing team was the Muddy Buddies with an average team time of 37:50.

First Place finisher Micah Dorfner crossing the finish line to victory

 

2019 ERX Extreme 5K Results by Class:

5K Overall

Male: Micah Dorfner – 28:03

Female: Hilary Gracik – 30:59

 

18 and Under

Male: Cade Bondhus – 29:36

Female: Baijla Graeber – 41:44

 

19-29

Male: Aaron Zappa – 29.30

Female: Hilary Gracik – 30:59

 

30-39

Male: Michah Dorfner – 28:03

Female: Cynthia Stevenson – 38:37

 

40-49

Male: Kevin Reemts – 30:37

Female: Kami Teters – 38:36

 

50 and Over

Male: Chuck Thompson – 38:26

Female: Jenelle Ewald – 46:34

 

Teams

1st – Muddy Buddies – 37:50

2nd – Variety Pack – 38:53

3rd – Nerstrand Warriors – 41:51

 

For Complete Results: http://bit.ly/2019ERX5KResults

To View Event Photos: http://bit.ly/Extreme5KPhotos

 

Now with the pounding of athletic shoes complete – hooves will be making noise at ERX as Bull and Barrels showcases some of the best professional bull riding, bull fighting and barrel racing in the Midwest in less than two weeks – Saturday, June 1, 2019. Discount tickets are on sale now with adults just $12 and kids ages 6-12 just $8. Day of event prices will be $15 and $10, respectively. Children 5 and under are free. To learn more, purchase tickets and to sign-up for future updates visit: www.erxmotorpark.com.

About ERX Motor Park:

ERX Motor Park is the Midwest’s premier year-round motorsports and event facility, featuring off-road and snowmobile racing, our very own Beater-X® series, concerts, charitable events and so much more. For a full list of events, visit erxmotorpark.com and follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

IT’S THE BIG ONE – DISCOUNT ERX OFF-ROAD NATIONAL TICKETS ON SALE NOW

Get Your Trackside Tickets for the ERX Off-Road National July 12-13 and Experience the Controlled Chaos of 900-Horsepower, Short-Course Off-Road Truck Racing

Elk River, Minn. May 6, 2019The roar of 900-HP off-road trucks is back at ERX Motor Park July 12-13 for the 4th Annual ERX Off-Road National. With scenic camping, demo rides, spectacular racing and live music, it will be the Twin Cities’ biggest motorsports weekend of the summer.

Starting today, and for a limited time, tickets are available at early bird rates. You can save $10 off a weekend pass or $5 off a single day pass when you purchase online before June 1.

Weekend reserved camping passes are also on sale. Enjoy the action during the day and stay amongst the rolling hills and hardwoods at our 400-acre ERX facility by night.

Discount tickets for the 2019 ERX Off-Road Nationals go on sale today with weekend passes just $35 and a single-day pass just $20. Kids 6-12 are just $10, kids 5 and under are free; and weekend campsites are $60. Take advantage of the savings by visiting www.erxmotorpark.com/off-road and clicking on ‘‘tickets’’.

 

4th Annual ERX Off-Road National – Lucas Oil Midwest Short Course League

 

Dates: Friday and Saturday, July 12 and 13

 

Discounted Pre-Sale Ticket Pricing (through June 1):

$20 – Daily Admission (13+)

$35 – Weekend Admission (13+)

$10 – Kids Daily or Weekend Admission (6-12)

FREE – Kids 5 & under

$60 – Weekend Camping Space

 

About ERX Motor Park:

ERX Motor Park is the Midwest’s premier year-round motorsports and event facility, featuring off-road and snowmobile racing, our very own Beater-X® series, concerts, charitable events and so much more. For a full list of events, visit erxmotorpark.com and follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

BULLS AND BARRELS IS BACK AT ERX AND TICKETS GO ON SALE TODAY

Non-Stop Action Featuring Championship Caliber Bull Riding, Furious Barrel Racing, and a Family Friendly Atmosphere; Save Money and Get Your Tickets Online Starting Today

Elk River, Minn. April 1, 2019It’s been called the ultimate extreme sport and this summer the muscle, might and speed of professional bull riding and barrel racing returns to ERX Motor Park on Saturday, June 1, 2019. After making its ERX debut last summer to a packed house, the family focused event is ready to bring even more action this summer.

Featuring some of the highest quality bulls in the Midwest including award winning Professional Bull Riding (PBR) breeds, Bulls and Barrels is pure action from start to finish.

“This isn’t a rodeo,” said event producer and company owner Dave Rice. “Our goal is to provide action and lots of it. That means professional bull riding, free style bull fighting, high-speed barrel racing and plenty of laughs between runs from our specialty acts.”

In addition to the action inside the corral, Bulls and Barrels will also feature autographs and photo opportunities with some of the biggest names in bull riding athletes found in the Midwest; a kid’s zone with an oversized sand-box and more; live country music by Dirt Road Dixie featuring Cindy Jo after the competition; and a mouth-watering selection of food and beverages.

“When most people think of bull riding, they think about places like Texas or Oklahoma,” said ERX Event Manager Heidi Goodin. “Last year’s event proved Minnesota can deliver the same level of high-caliber talent and action…the fans loved it.”

Discount tickets for this year’s Bulls and Barrels go on sale today with adults just $12 and kids ages 6-12 just $8. Day of event prices will be $15 and $10 respectively. Children 5 and under are free. To learn more, purchase tickets and to sign-up for future updates visit: www.erxmotorpark.com.

 

About ERX Motor Park:

ERX Motor Park is the Midwest’s premier year-round motorsports and event facility, featuring off-road and snowmobile racing, our very own Beater-X® series, concerts, charitable events and so much more. For a full list of events, visit erxmotorpark.com and follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

 

About Rice Bull Riding Company

Rice Bull Riding Company was founded in 1997 and is a full-service bull riding company located in Princeton, Minnesota and has grown to be one of the largest in the Midwest. With over 300 bulls in our network, we are able to hand select the perfect set of bulls for all event levels, all the way to award winning PBR bulls. We offer the best entertainment for your entire family. All events are professionally sanctioned with the CBRA (Central Bull Riders Association) as of 2017. 

 

 

TICKETS ON SALE NOW FOR 2ND ANNUAL LUPULIN BREWING IPA INVITATIONAL

Beer Tasting Festival Returns to ERX Motor Park, Saturday, June 29th with More Brews Including Non-IPA Styles from an Estimated 35 Breweries from Across North America

 Elk River, Minn. March 13, 2019More beers, more food and more fun are all on tap for the return of the wildly popular Lupulin Brewing IPA Invitational at ERX Motor Park, Saturday, June 29th from 2:00pm to 6:00pm. Tickets for the second annual event go on sale today, and if the first year event is any indication, limited VIP tickets will go fast. Developed in partnership with Lupulin Brewing of Big Lake, Minnesota, the IPA Invitational will have some of the most renowned breweries in the country on hand along with food trucks and live music.

“We’re looking to really build off the success from last year,” said Lupulin co-founder Jeff Zierdt. “Not only are we hoping to increase the number of breweries with a wide variety of IPA styles, we’re also asking each to bring another style of beer outside the IPA category.”

Already some heavy-hitters in the brewing scene have agreed to attend this year’s IPA Invitational including Bottle Logic and Mumford from California; Washington’s Stoup Brewing; Listermann Brewing from Ohio; Noon Whistle located in Illinois, Indiana’s 18th Street Brewery; and Eagle Park and Untitled Art from our Wisconsin neighbor to the east.

A portion of the proceeds from the event will benefit the Three Rivers Community Foundation which provides grants and scholarships to Independent School District (ISD) 728 students.

Tickets for this year’s IPA Invitational go on sale today.  A general admission ticket is just $50 and includes unlimited two-ounce pours. A very limited number of $100 VIP tickets are also available. This upgraded experience includes early access to sampling (1:00pm) and free reign of the VIP lounge which includes free Wi-Fi, air-conditioning, private restrooms, a well-appointed and comfortable gathering area, and wide array of food samples to accompany your favorite beers. Designated drivers are admitted for free and can choose to upgrade to VIP status for $35 and gain access to the same special upgrades.

To learn more, purchase tickets, and to sign-up for future updates visit: www.erxmotorpark.com.

About ERX Motor Park:

ERX Motor Park is the Midwest’s premier year-round motorsports and event facility, featuring off-road and snowmobile racing, our very own Beater-X® series, concerts, charitable events and so much more. For a full list of events, visit erxmotorpark.com and follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. 

About Lupulin Brewing Company

Lupulin Brewing is a brewery and taproom located in Big Lake, MN. We are dedicated to crafting unique and compelling beers, with attention to quality and flavor. Our company philosophy is one of community involvement, access to the public, and a little splash of idiocracy along the way. Find us online at www.lupulinbrewing.com, on Twitter @LupulinBrewing, on Instagram @Lupulin_Brewing, and Facebook facebook.com/LupulinBrewing/

LEVI LAVALLEE BRINGS TRI 5 RACE TO ERX MOTOR PARK 🏁

Longville, MN (March 6, 2019) – For the past two years, Levi LaVallee hosted an invitation only Tri 5 race (vintage) at his training facility in Longville, Minnesota. The Tri 5 race consists of 3 key factors; $500 dollar sled cost, 599CC or less, and High 5’s which equals one of the best experiences you can have!

With much buzz and interest in this event, LaVallee partnered up with Red Bull and ERX Motor Park to make this event open to the public… And on an added level of awesomeness, all registration proceeds from Tri 5 will be donated to Wings for Life, a not-for-profit research foundation whose mission is to find a cure for spinal cord injury. The organization funds world-class scientific research and clinical trials around the globe aimed at healing the injured spinal cord. To learn more or donate beyond the registration fee, visit www.wingsforlife.com/us/

Levi will be racing in all 3 of the races, so come out to spin some laps with 13 time X Games Medalist!

🏁 TRI 5 RACE DATE + LOCATION:
⏰ SATURDAY, March 23, 2019 // 9AM – 5PM
📍 ERX MOTOR PARK
21591 US HWY 169 NW
Elk River, MN 55330

🏁 TRI 5 RACE INFO:
💰 $500 or Less
💨 599 CC or less
🖐 High 5’s and good times

😎 The most fun snowmobile race ever.

🏁 3 RACE OPTIONS TO COMPETE IN:

1️⃣ SPRINTS (20 Minute + 1 lap)
Leaf Spring Race (up to 599cc engine)
Le Mans Start
Limited to 30 Snowmobiles
Can have a partner
Judged Race (overall creativity, most fun, overall awesomeness)

2️⃣ SPRINTS (20 Minute + 1 lap)
1995 and older Race (up to 599cc engine)
Le Mans Start
Limited to 30 Snowmobiles
Can have a partner
Judged Race (overall creativity, most fun, overall awesomeness)

3️⃣ TRI 5 RACE (45 Minutes: mid race grooming break, 30 Minute final leg)
1995 and older (up to 599cc engine)
Le Mans Start
Limited to 50 Snowmobiles
Can have a Team of 3
Judged Race (overall creativity, most fun, overall awesomeness)

TENTATIVE EVENT SCHEDULE:

9am-10am Check In
10am-11am Sled/Course Inspection
11:00am Rider Meeting
12pm: First Sprint
1:00pm: Second Sprint
2pm: Long Distance
4pm: Long Distance Race Ends
4:30pm: Awards

Click here for the list of Tri 5 Rules + Regulations for the most fun snowmobile race ever!

KODY KAMM HOLDS OFF HUNTER PATENAUDE TO SECURE SECOND STRAIGHT $10,000 PAYDAY AT ERX ELIMINATOR

For Immediate Release

March 3, Elk River, MN – Kody Kamm’s road to a second straight ERX Eliminator title was not
without challenges, including a loss in the final round of double elimination. However, after 30
rounds of competition, the Hentges Racing/Monster Energy/Polaris rider prevailed in the two lap
head-to-head format which he has become a specialist at in recent years, taking home the
$10,000 grand prize.

Kody Kamm rounds the final turn ahead of Hunter Patenaude to win the ERX Eliminator

Kamm was pressed a couple of times in the early rounds, including a back and forth race with Red
Bull/Polaris rider Kyle Pallin in round two. His biggest scare came in the final showdown of the two
remaining undefeated riders when AMSOIL/Klim/Ski-Doo Pro Lite ace Hunter Patenaude got the
early jump into the first turn forcing him over the berm and off the track. What looked like a sure
loss as Patenaude rode away to a full straightaway lead quickly took a dramatic turn when the Ski-
Doo rider accidentally dislodged his tether cord stalling his machine. Kamm immediately caught
back up to Patenaude and the two battled side-by-side for several corners before Kamm took
control.

Patenaude would make his way back into the final round with a win over Kamm’s teammate Petter
Narsa. With one loss, it was win or go home for Patenaude and the young rider from Vermont, the
only Ski-Doo rider to enter the Eliminator, raised the stakes to DEFCON 1 when he knocked off Kamm, forcing a final winner-take-all sprint.

After getting the advantage through the all important first turn, Kamm was able to manage his lead and lock down the overall win. Kamm and Patenaude also claimed wins in full-length qualifying races leading up the head-tohead elimination. Each rider collected a $1,000 heat race bonus for their efforts, with Patenaude earning an additional $1,500 as the highest placing Pro Lite rider in the competition.

Patenaude getting revenge for his first round knockout, defeating Kamm bringing the bracket into a sudden death showdown. 

Amateurs Shine In Preliminary Action

A large field of amateur racers took part in their own showcase event throughout the day. Thunder Bay, Ontario’s Kenny Mandryk captured the Sport class win on his Polaris, steadily gapping the field in the final. Kaden Woodie recovered from an early incident in which he overshot a landing and went off track on his Bubba Burgers Arctic Cat to hold off a charging Mitchell Thelen for second place.

Sport Podium 1. Kenny Mandryk 2. Kaden Woodie 3. Mitchell Thelen

Tristian Hinton was the winner of the 200 final over Brody Bothma and Riley Johnson. 120 standout Brady Freeland cruised to an easy win in his main event. Avery Hemmer and AJ Skogquist rounded out the podium in second and third.

Stock 200 Podium 1.Tristian Hinton 2. Brody Bothma 3. Riley Johnson

120 Champ Podium 1.Brady Freeland 2. Avery Hemmer 3. AJ Skogquist

WORLD’S BEST SNOCROSS RACERS TO COMPETE AT ERX ELIMINATOR

Top national and international snocross racers from the United States, Canada and Sweden have committed to the second annual ERX Eliminator on Saturday March 2. Headlining the star-studded field is 2018 Eliminator champion Kody Kamm on his Monster Energy/Hentges Racing/Polaris, along with current national Pro Lite front-runner Hunter Patenaude of Heartland, Vermont.

The action-packed single day event will feature a variety of snow bike and snocross classes from 120 and 200cc Youth to Sport levels and will be highlighted by a combined showdown of national level Pro and Pro Lite racers.

Preliminary qualifying will take place via timed practice that will advance the top 12 riders directly into the main event. The remaining riders will then compete in two, 10-rider heat races with the top two finishers from each race filling the 16 rider night show. Winners of each heat race will be awarded a cash payout and all riders in the night show will be competing for the $10,000 grand prize.

KODY KAMM HEADLINES ELIMINATOR LINEUP AT ERX

Top national and international snocross racers from the United States, Canada and Sweden have committed to the second annual ERX Eliminator on Saturday March 2. Headlining the star-studded field is 2018 Eliminator champion Kody Kamm on his Monster Energy/Hentges Racing/Polaris, along with current national Pro Lite front-runner Hunter Patenaude of Heartland, Vermont.

The action-packed single day event will feature a variety of snocross classes from 120 and 200cc Youth to Sport levels and will be highlighted by a combined showdown of national level Pro and Pro Lite racers.

Preliminary qualifying will take place via timed practice that will advance the top 12 riders directly into the main event. The remaining riders will then compete in two, 10-rider heat races with the top two finishers from each race filling the 16 rider night show. Winners of each heat race will be awarded a cash payout and all riders in the night show will be competing for the $10,000 grand prize.

HOW TO WATCH: 2ND ANNUAL ERX ELIMINATOR PRESENTED BY WOODIE’S RACING AND SUNOCO

HOW TO WATCH:

As the 2nd Annual ERX Eliminator returns to the FXR Race Compound at ERX Motor Park, top Pro and Pro Lite riders set their sights on the $10,000 grand prize. Support divisions include Sport, 120 Champ and Stock 200.

The ERX Eliminator will once again be streamed live at ERXMotorPark.com/live starting at 4pm CST beginning with Champ 120 Heat races.

Live In-Person:

Gates open at: 4pm

Admission: $15 (adults), $10 (kids 6-12), FREE (5 and under)

Racing begins: 4:15pm

Opening Ceremonies: 6pm

Online:

Online: 4pm CST, ERXMotorPark.com/live

KP DAY HUCKS BIG FUN AT MID-SEASON TRAINING BLUES

Words & Pics: Chris Johnson

What is KP day? That’s a great question.  I know its something now.

Factory Polaris rider Kyle Pallin out of Team LaVallee had the idea of renting out ERX Motor Park for the day to build the biggest booters, whoops and transfers, just because he could. Kyle invited his teammates and some fellow riders out for a day of fun and perhaps some shenanigans.

When I arrived Kyle was already hard at work riding in the groomer with Darick Kvein, the ERX Motor Park track builder, creating some fun features for the day.

As everyone arrived one by one, you would see a car stop in the middle of the road and everyone in the chalet would laugh because they knew they were dumbfounded by the road gap jump. Half of the fun was to see everybody’s reaction. It didn’t take long for the guys to suit up and go send-it!

Kyle  said he’s thought of hitting the road gap at ERX for a long time now and was pumped to be the first one to do it. The rest of guys immediately followed him, gapping the road. Keep in mind this gap was right about 125’ to the sweet spot of the landing.

It was entertaining from my perspective to see everybody’s reaction going from a little nervous to, “who cares, let’s roll!” Most all the guys were doing some tricks which they had never done before. I think KP Day really gave them the opportunity to let loose and have some fun. Racing is mentally and physically demanding, so it was impressive to see racers out there letting loose without the rigid rules or regulations the sport can bring .

Everyone agreed Kp Day was one of the best days and joked how it will have to be an annual event.

Photo credit: IFLY Photography

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN FOR 2019 ERX EXTREME 5K RUN

Partnership with Jeff Hill Legacy Fund Brings Bigger Purpose to Second Year Event

Elk River, Minn. January 28, 2019 – Challenge yourself this spring when the ERX Extreme 5K run returns with bigger obstacles and a bigger purpose. Last year’s event was an immediate success with more than 235 participants completing the run and its 16 obstacles. This year’s event is scheduled for May 18 and will further test runners with new challenges along with returning faves.

“Nothing but muddy smiles,” said ERX marketing manager Taylor Carlson referring to the mood after last year’s run. “For a first year event we couldn’t have been more pleased. We had positive feedback from everyone we talked to and they all couldn’t wait for the next one. This year we’re looking to make the course even more extreme and the post-race activities even better.”

A major addition to this year’s Extreme 5K is a newly formed partnership with the Jeff Hill Legacy Fund of Elk River. The foundation serves to honor the memory of Captain Jeff Hill who was killed in a C-17 plane crash in 2010. Led by his wife Rachael Hill, the organization provides financial assistance for educational expenses to young cadets in the United States Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps. With a matching donation available from ERX, participants will have a chance to make a donation to the foundation when the register online and during the event.

 “We always want to involve the local community in any way we can,” said ERX co-owner Todd Plaisted. “Supporting the young men and women who dedicate themselves to serve this country is something that is really close to our hearts. We’re also hoping to do something special for local cadets during the event.”

Registration for the 2019 ERX Extreme 5K is open now and includes an event t-shirt, a cold beverage after the race and access to post event photos. Early registration is encouraged to receive significant savings up to $30 compared to day-of-event registration. “We’re expecting a strong turn-out this year,” said Carlson. “And we’re encouraging early registrants to donate their savings to the Jeff Hill Legacy Fund.”

ERX Extreme 5K Registration Fees:

  • Now till February 28: $40
  • March 1 – April 30:     $50
  • May 1 – May 15:          $60
  • Day of Race:                $70

To register visit erxmotorpark.com; and to learn more about the Jeff Hill foundation visit jeffhilllegacyfund.com

About ERX Motor Park:

ERX Motor Park is the Midwest’s premier year-round motorsports and event facility, featuring off-road and snowmobile racing, our very own Beater-X® series, concerts, charitable events and so much more. For a full list of events, visit erxmotorpark.com and follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

THE FUN RETURNS TO GRASSROOTS SNOCROSS AT ERX JANUARY 31

Furry Caps, Boot Racing and Snocross Clash Thursday Night Under the Lights in Elk River

It’s cold outside but things are heating up at ERX Motor Park in Elk River, where round 4 action of our Grassroots Snocross racing series is poised to go green next Thursday, January 31st at 5:00pm. Bring the family and enjoy an evening under the lights as snocross racing returns along with contests and prizes. Food trucks provide the appetizers, the Motor Park Chalet serves up the beverages, and the racers on the track provide the action. Throughout the evening, we’ll be giving away prizes including t-shirts and ticket packs for the upcoming ERX Eliminator head-to-head snocross race on March 2. Plus, wear your favorite and warmest dead animal hat for a chance to win a special half-time prize pack. Fans will pick their favorite furry combo and afterwards, we’ll invite kids to will participate in a boot race across the FXR Racing finish line jump. Hot laps kick-off at 5:00pm and racing starts at 5:30pm; tickets are just $12 for adults, $6 for kids ages 6-12; and kids 5 and under are free. Bring the family, bring your neighbors, heck bring your boss. Racing and fun returns Thursday, January 31 at ERX Motor Park in Elk River. For more information visit erxmotorpark.com

NEW EVENTS AND RETURNING FAVES HIGHLIGHT 2019 ERX EVENT CALENDAR

Beer, Bulls and Burly Trucks are Coming to ERX Motor Park in Elk River this Summer

Elk River, Minn. January 16, 2019The sound of thundering hooves and the roar of horsepower are just a few of the highlights poised for ERX Motor Park in Elk River this summer. The 400-acre complex has become known as Minnesota’s motorsports mecca, but in recent years the venue has expanded its event roster beyond racing. For 2019, the facility is looking to host more than 30 events, highlighted by returning favorites and first-time experiences.

            Before we head into the warmer temperatures of summer, ERX will host its biggest winter event when ERX Eliminator returns Saturday, March 2. The head-to-head, double-elimination snocross racing format will feature more classes, the world’s best drivers, and a top prize of $10,000.

            Immediately following the Eliminator race, ERX will deliver perfectly groomed trail conditions for OEM Ride Day on March 3. The event gives enthusiasts a chance to demo ride the newest snowmobiles from all four manufacturers.

            With the winter season preparing to make an exit, ERX gives snowmobile fans one final celebration with the immensely popular Snow Oval race on March 21 (weather permitting). The end-of-season celebration features a full assortment of classes and a few new ones for an evening of family fun.

            Summer at ERX kicks off with the return of the Extreme 5K on May 18. The run zig-zags across the 400-acre facility and challenges participants with several unique obstacles with such names as Snow-Nami and Trench Warfare.

            Next up is Bulls and Barrels on June 1. Hosted by the Rice Bull Riding Company, the event features professional bull riding, barrel racing, a kid’s fun zone, and a free post-event concert.

            Once the heat of summer arrives, you’ll be able to quench your thirst when the IPA Beer Festival returns to ERX on June 29 with more brewers, greater food truck selection, and a bolstered line-up of entertainment. Tickets for this one go fast, so don’t procrastinate.

            The highlight of summer fun at ERX hits like a freight train when the ERX Off-Road National returns July 12 and 13. Featuring the world’s best short-course off-road truck drivers, the Lucas Oil Midwest Short Course League will unleash the fury of 900-horsepower trucks on what many deem is one of the best spectator tracks on the tour. The weekend event is packed with action and includes live entertainment and on-site camping.

            Sandwiched between these anchor events will be the homegrown Beater-X Series on Thursday nights and the return of the Off-Road Border Battle X-Country motorcycle hare scramble April 27-28. The summer Beater-X Series will feature 5 race nights throughout the summer with compact car, truck, side-by-side and ATV racing on a one-of-kind track.

            When the colors of fall arrive, the calendar stays busy with a pair of can’t miss charitable events. Up first is the return of the Get Busy LIVIN Music Festival which made its debut last year with Craig Morgan as the headliner and nothing but positive experiences from fans. Close on the heels of the LIVIN Festival is the return of the immensely popular Day of the Dozer event where kids receive a full-size sand box experience behind the controls of giant construction equipment. Proceeds from Day of the Dozer go to Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota, while the LIVIN Music Festival uses funds to help with depression and suicide prevention within the community.

            You can learn more details about all of the events as well as purchase advance tickets by visiting erxmotorpark.com

About ERX Motor Park:

ERX Motor Park is the Midwest’s premier year-round motorsports and event facility, featuring off-road and snowmobile racing, our very own Beater-X® series, concerts, charitable events and so much more. For a full list of events, visit erxmotorpark.com and follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

FXR LEARN 2 RIDE CLINIC BRINGS STUDENTS AND PRO-RACERS TOGETHER

The Future of the Sport Looks Bright as FXR and ERX Host Clinic for Up-and-Coming Snocross Riders

Elk River, Minn. January 4, 2019More than 40 youth snocross riders and over 15 of today’s most respected and fastest professional racers came together for the FXR Learn 2 Ride Clinic at ERX Motor Park in Elk River, Minnesota during the 2018 holiday break. The FXR clinic plays an instrumental role in the future of snowmobile racing and the sport in general as students learn how to become better racers on and off the track from their peers and heroes.

            This year marked the 10th anniversary of the clinic, and many of the coaches were former students of the program illustrating the event’s ongoing success. This year’s coaches included current national racers Kyle Pallin, Evan Daudt, Ryley Bester and Taven Woodie.

            “Another great clinic,” said FXR Marketing and Special Projects Manager Doug Rust. “FXR is blessed to be working with such great athletes who are willing to take time out of their schedules during the holidays to give back to this sport. It’s incredibly rewarding experience and we’re honored to be a part of it.”

            The FXR Learn 2 Ride Clinic features a day dedicated to 120/200 riders and another for older riders on full-size snowmobiles. Participants are given one-on-one coaching to further refine their skills for different aspects of the track including cornering, jumps and starts. In addition, the coaches and other industry experts share tips and lessons on sportsmanship, promotion, and set-up during brief classroom sessions.

            “It (the clinic) was awesome,” said Shawn Peterson, who had two children participating. “We loved how many pro riders were there…they gave great coaching and it was very well organized.”

            The clinic also plays an important role ensuring the future vitality of the sport. A message echoed by ERX Motor Park co-owner Chris Carlson.

            “FXR gets it,” said Carlson. “They truly care about the future of this sport and its evident by the amount of time and resources they invest into events like this. Their vision and the passion of their riders is what makes the FXR Learn 2 Ride Clinic work.”

            FXR and ERX Motor Park would like to give special thanks to all of the coaches who volunteered their time during the clinic: Tausha Lange, Cierra Beckerleg, Taven Woodie, Kaden Woodie, Beau Tibbetts, Johan Lidman, Nisse Kjellström, Brittani Robinson, MaKenna Klieman, Taylor Cole, Andrew Lindholm, Andrew Carlson, Evan Daudt, Kyle Pallin, Dylan Jansen and Ryley Bester.

About ERX Motor Park:

ERX Motor Park is the Midwest’s premier year-round motorsports and event facility, featuring off-road and snowmobile racing, our very own Beater-X® series, concerts, charitable events and so much more. For a full list of events, visit erxmotorpark.com and follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

FIRST-EVER UNIFICATION RACE IS A GO!

FIRST-EVER UNIFICATION RACE IS A GO!

After years of dreaming, short course off-road fans across the country will finally see something they’ve been wanting to see for years: a showdown race between the west coast and midwest drivers of one of the world’s most exciting forms of motorsports. Today, it is with great pleasure that we at the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series, presented by GEICO, are proud to announce the first-ever short course unification race, which will pit the drivers of the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series against the drivers of the Lucas Oil Midwest Short Course League. 

This event will take place at the, Lucas Oil Speedway, in Wheatland, MO, on the weekend of June 29-30, 2019, and will be a dual points race for the two series. “This is something we’ve been looking forward to: west versus midwest; it’s something we haven’t had in a long time,” says Lucas Oil Off Road Series Director Bill Smith.

Much like the annual Lucas Oil Challenge Cup race, some races in this event will feature a staggered start, with the drivers from the Lucas Oil Midwest Short Course League, whose rules are a bit more restrictive, getting a head start on those from the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series. Additionally, all drivers involved will be registered and tech inspected through the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series system, each according to their respective series’ rulebook.

When it comes to payout and points, the purse will be funded and paid through Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series funds, and will be based upon each driver’s overall finishing position. However, in an attempt to avoid causing any major points upsets, each driver will score points according to his or her finishing position relative to the other drivers in his or her series. For example, if a Midwest driver wins a race but the next Midwest finisher is fourth, that fourth place driver will score second place points in his or her series, and the second and third place overall finishers in the race will score first and second place points in the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series. Furthermore, a great bonus for all competitors will be an extensive TV package, which will include airings on CBS, CBS Sports Network, and MAVTV- more details on this will be forthcoming. *Not all Classes will be shown on all networks. 

Lucas Oil Speedway will be a wonderful backdrop for this entire event. The track itself has a little bit of everything; from high-speed, high-flying sections, to lower speed, more technical areas, this one is a driver’s track, and that makes it a favorite amongst the drivers. For Lucas Oil Speedway General Manager Dan Robinson, it’s the perfect place to host this first-of-its-kind event. “It’s really important to bridge the gap between the two series,” Robinson says, “to bring them together. It’s a clash of the titans, and having it here, at the best meeting point for both the west and midwest series, right here in America’s heartland, is a very proud and important moment for us.”

Not only is this track itself a very exciting one, but it also boasts many unique amenities that will make this a perfect summer family destination event. The track has recently finished up construction on new, permanent shades, which will now provide full coverage of the entire grandstand seating area. Off the track, the facility has on-site camping with both partial and full hookups, as well as some great ponds for fishing, and there’s also some great golfing to be had nearby. Saturday night will feature a race on the adjoining dirt track (after the off-road races), which those in attendance of the off-road event can also attend with the same ticket. While the dirt track race is going on, additional amenities like the Diamond Bar and the Track Treasures Gift Shop, as well as the Vendor Midway, will also be open, giving those in attendance even more to pore over. Moreover, both days will allow fans to test their own driving skills on the Slick Track, a go-kart track with both single and two-seat karts; at just $5 per race, it’s a great place for fans to race too. More details on this event will be available soon, including ticket pricing, so stay tuned to pick up the latest details.

The entire facility is beautiful, and the joining of these two series will make for an event that will certainly be a must-see, so start making your plans now to join us for this very exciting event next summer!

About the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series:
The Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series is the evolution of the long-standing support of short course racing by Forrest Lucas and Lucas Oil Products. Steeped in the midwest tradition of short course off-road racing infused with a west coast influence, Lucas Oil Off Road Racing brings intense four wheel door-to-door action to challenging, fan-friendly tracks. Our events can be seen on CBS, CBS Sports Network, MAVTV, and Live all season long on LucasOilRacing.TV. Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series: This is Short Course! For more information, please visit www.LucasOilOffRoad.com, and be sure to sign up for our newsletter in our Newsletter Signup section of the home page.

Written by Scott Neth for the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series

FXR LEARN 2 RIDE CLINIC REGISTRATION OPENS TODAY

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Full-Size Sleds December 26, Youth Clinic December 27; Coaches Include FXR Athletes Kyle Pallin, Aki Pihlaja, Johan Lidman, Montana Jess and Others

Elk River, Minn. Nov 30, 2018 – The FXR Learn 2 Ride Clinic at ERX Motor Park in Elk River returns December 26 and 27, 2018, and registration is now open. The popular hands-on snocross school is designed to teach young riders of all abilities and has been a winter cornerstone for ERX Motor Park and FXR Racing with its grassroots appeal of attracting new snowmobile riders and racers.

The clinic is taught by several of the top FXR national snocross racers including Kyle Pallin, Elias Ishoel and Tavin Woodie, and participants are immersed in a hands-on day of training designed to improve riding skills and sharpen the mind. The program has proven to be a gateway for many young snowmobilers to try snocross racing and has done so with incredible success. Several up-and-coming riders competing in the International Series of Champions (ISOC) national snocross series have honed their skills through the FXR Learn 2 Ride Clinic.

“Hands down, the FXR Learn 2 Ride Clinic is one of our favorite and most important events of the year,” said FXR Marketing and Special Projects Manager Doug Rust. “New riders are the future of not just snocross, but the sport.”

The approachability of grassroots racing and events such as the FXR Learn 2 Ride Clinic have been key to the success of ERX Motor Park.

“We’ve hosted many different types of events at ERX,” said Taylor Carlson Schroer, Marketing Manager for the park. “But grassroots racing and family events are what define us. These kids and their parents represent the next generation for a sport we are incredibly passionate about.”

The two-day format will ensure all participants will receive ample one-on-one training from coaches and plenty of track time. The 120/200 Clinic on December 27, will also include a special classroom clinic for parents, giving them insight on race day procedures, race classes, required safety equipment and snowmobile tuning and preparation. Both clinics will feature an open-track session at the close of the day where riders will have a chance to compile the skills learned and ride with the pros.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Registration for both FXR Learn 2 Ride Clinics opens today. Space is limited and will fill fast. You can reserve your spot now by visiting erxmotorpark.com; select upcoming events; and click on the reservation tab for the clinic of your choice. You’ll also find a full schedule of events for both clinics.

 

About ERX Motor Park:

ERX Motor Park is the Midwest’s premier year-round motorsports and event facility, featuring off-road and snowmobile racing, our very own Beater-X® series, concerts, charitable events and so much more. For a full list of events, visit erxmotorpark.com and follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

 

C&A PRO, ERX MOTOR PARK ANNOUNCE SNOCROSS RACING PARTNERSHIP

COLLABORATION BETWEEN SNOCROSS GIANTS INCLUDES SKI AWARDS FOR ERX FXR L2R CLINIC RIDERS

ERX Motor Park and C&A Pro are excited to announce their new snocross racing partnership, naming C&A Pro the official ski of ERX Motor Park in Elk River, Minnesota.

This exciting collaboration pairs mecca of motorsports ERX with C&A Pro, the biggest name in high performance aftermarket snowmobile skis, and promises to benefit the thousands of up-and-coming snocross racers who flock to ERX from as far away as Iceland, Norway and Sweden to learn how to ride, hone their skills and race at the wildly popular snowmobile and off-road facility.

As part of their new partnership, C&A Pro is providing several sets of high performance snowmobile skis for ERX to award to riders during the FXR L2R Clinic Dec. 26 and 27 as well as to some Grassroots Year-End Points Champs. C&A Pro also will provide sponsorship to help ERX continue to provide its world-class facility to riders.

“We’re very excited to partner with ERX,” said Eddy Plowman, C&A Pro sales manager. “ERX is all about growing the sport at the grassroots level. They help riders of all skill levels and ages learn to ride and give them a place to practice and race without the pressure of trading paint with more experienced racers. At C&A Pro our goal is exactly the same – to grow the sport and have fun doing it. We’ve sponsored thousands of amateur and professional riders, from young tikes racing 120’s to legends like Kody Kamm and Tucker Hibbert. Partnering with ERX will help us help more young riders get their start.”

This excitement is shared by the ERX team, said Taylor Carlson, ERX marketing manager.

“ERX is thrilled to be partnering with C&A Pro for the upcoming winter season,” Carlson said. “Together, our goal is to grow the sport we love while giving back to the racers that have supported us since day one.”

In addition to ERX, C&A Pro sponsors all of the major snowmobile racing associations. C&A Pro skis are the official ski of the ISOC, USXC, CSRA, ECS, IWA and COR snowmobile racing organizations.

C&A Pro offers seven styles of snowmobile skis for all types of riders, whether they are into trail riding, snocross racing, cross-country freestyle, watercross, boondocking or hill climbing. Learn more about C&A Pro Skis at www.caproskis.com or call 1-888-321-6789 or +1 320-587-7707.

About ERX Motor Park
ERX Motor Park is the Midwest’s premier year-round motorsports and event facility, featuring off-road and snowmobile racing, our very own Beater-X® series, concerts, charitable events and so much more. For a full list of events, visit erxmotorpark.com and follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

About C&A Pro High Performance Snowmobile Skis
For nearly three decades C&A Pro Skis have dominated the high performance snowmobile ski market. No other snowmobile ski has set more records and won more races than C&A Pro. C&A Pro Skis is a division of Pride Solutions LLC, a family-owned American company in Hutchinson, Minnesota. The product is proudly made in U.S.A. and sold worldwide through powersport distributors and dealers and online at www.caproskis.com. The C&A Pro Skis tradename is owned by C&A Pro Skis LLC and is exclusively licensed and manufactured by Pride Solutions, LLC.

ERX SNOWBIKECROSS RETURNS DECEMBER 15 WITH THE DUAL QUALIFIER

Top action sports stars, X Games medalists, snow bike racers and backcountry riders, Motocross, EnduroCross, crosscCountry dirt bike racers and other forms of racing athletes compete head to head on a specifically designed high action course built for Snow Bikes.

The Qualifier will hold two races, where athletes will compete for prize money and an invite to X Games Aspen.  The top five Snow Bike athletes from each of the two Qualifying races will receive invites to the Snow BikeCross competition at X Games Aspen 2018. Additionally, the two athletes with the best combined finish score from both races who have not already qualified will receive invites.

Rider entry form:

2019 ERX EXTRMEME 5K DATE ANNOUNCED

ERX EXTREME 5K RETURNS MAY 18

When it comes to extreme terrain, we wrote the book on it. From professional off-road truck racing, to snocross, monster trucks, and so much more, extreme is not only in our name, it’s who we are. With more than 400 acres of rolling terrain and thick woods at our disposal, our course building experts have developed an obstacle circuit that’s monstrous in scope, extreme in design and infused with a family fun atmosphere that our events are known for.

The ERX Extreme 5K will challenge and reward participants of all ages and skill levels. Featuring 16 obstacles, professional timing, a dedicated youth course, and an after-party.

Stay tuned for registration and more info! | ERX5K.com

SNOCROSS OPEN PRACTICE SCHEDULE

Open Practice dates are here! Hone your skills on a professionally built and maintained snocross track starting  November 12th.


  • 1pm-3pm the track will be a technical track (groomed best for most riders who ride Junior 16-17 for our Grassroots series and Sport Light on the National ISOC Series)
  • Track will be closed from 4pm-5pm for grooming break to tame down the track
  • 5pm-8pm the track will be an easier track (groomed best for transition, juniors, and out normal grassroots riders) This track is still fun but will be made specifically for those riders
  • Saturday hours: 9am-4pm

If there are a number of riders at the rack we will be having timed practice with the following “heats”. Length of time will be determined by number of riders in each “heat”.

In order for 120’s to take the track there must be a minimum of at least Riders present at the track. They will then be given 15 minutes of track time every hour with NO other riders on the track.

ERX RESERVES THE RIGHT TO BREAK HEATS OUT FURTHER IF NEEDED.

Heat Breakdowns

  • Heat 1: Junior 16-17, Sport, Sport Light, Pro Light and Pro
  • Heat 2: Junior Riders 15 and under, transistion riders
  • Heat 3: (If enough riders 3 or more to make a class) Snow Bikes, 120 Sleds

Pricing

  • Adult Riders (18+)  $100
  • Juniors $75
  • 120’s $50

Open Practice Rules

  • No riders allowed on the track while the groomer is out
  • If you witness a crash, please stop and alert other riders until practice attendant arrives at scene or if crash is cleared from track
  • All safety equipment as outlined in the ERX Grassroots Rublebook is required for all practice days
  • ERX Staff has the ability to take away any or all practice rights if any rules are broken

DRIVERS WANTED: PAID OFF-ROAD RESEARCH STUDY AUG. 27-28

Interested? Here are the details:

On Monday, August 27, and Tuesday, August 28, Ascendancy Research, a local marketing research company, will be conducting a marketing research study at ERX Motor Park in Elk River. Participants in the study will evaluate off-road vehicles.

The interview will last 60 min and you will be paid $175. There are also floater positions available in which you would act as a backup if another interview fails to show (you would then earn $225).

There are no sales involved and those individuals who qualify and participate will be paid.

If this is something you would be interested in participating in, please take the following short survey to qualify: https://www.research.net/r/ERXMotorParkPaidRideEval

If you have any questions, please call Ascendancy Research at 952-767-3075 and ask for the off-road vehicle study.

About ERX Motor Park
ERX Motor Park is the Midwest’s premier year-round motorsports and event facility, featuring off-road and snowmobile racing, our very own Beater-X® series, concerts, charitable events and so much more. For a full list of events, visit erxmotorpark.com and follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

OVER $12,000 RAISED FOR THREE RIVERS COMMUNITY FOUNDATION DURING INAUGURAL LUPULIN INVITATIONAL BEER TASTING EVENT AT ERX MOTOR PARK

Elk River, Minn. August 8, 2018 – More than $12,000 was raised for the Three Rivers Community Foundation when 1,000 beer enthusiasts and 25 participating breweries gathered at ERX Motor Park for the inaugural Lupulin Brewing IPA Invitational in Elk River last weekend. It was a hops fan's dream as brewers including Surly, Barrel Theory, BlackStack, Fair State, Drekker, Melvin, Lupulin, and several other brewing companies spanning 11 states offered up unlimited pours for festival goers, who also enjoyed an assortment of food trucks and live entertainment.

“This was a completely new event for us,” said Taylor Carlson, Marketing Manager for ERX Motor Park. “We’re thrilled with how it turned out for a first-year event. It was a great opportunity to partner with another local business in Lupulin Brewing, and to raise money for a great cause. For many who came to the event, this was their first time at our facility…it was a great way to expose them to everything we have to offer at ERX and hopefully they’ll be back.”

According to Taylor, it's multi-faceted partnerships like the Lupulin IPA Invitational that lead to successful events, especially those that give back to the local community.

“We’re absolutely humbled and grateful for the continued support ERX has given the Three Rivers Community Foundation,” said Jennifer Wagner, Marketing Chair for the organization. “Community businesses like ERX Motor Park are what make Elk River a great place to live. It also allows our foundation to continue our grant and scholarship programs for the 728 school district.”

Lupulin Brewing and ERX are already planning next summer’s IPA Invitational, with more brewers, more food trucks, and more activities and entertainment. According to Lupulin’s co-founder and president Jeff Zierdt, Lupulin and ERX represent the perfect partnership for this event and its future. “With our relationships with other brewers, the great facilities at ERX, and the ERX team’s expertise in event hosting, we feel the success we had this year is just the beginning.

About ERX Motor Park

ERX Motor Park is the Midwest’s premier year-round motorsports and event facility, featuring off-road and snowmobile racing, our very own Beater-X® series, concerts, charitable events, and so much more. For a full list of events, follow us on Facebook, Twitter (@ERXmotorpark), Instagram (@erxmotorpark) and visit us at www.erxmotorpark.com.

About Lupulin Brewing Company

Lupulin Brewing is a 10-barrel craft brewery and taproom located on US Highway 10 in downtown Big Lake, Minnesota. Lupulin’s brewing philosophy is to create rich, full flavored beers with particular focus on hop forward, and Belgian styles. Learn more at www.lupulinbrewing.com, on Twitter @LupulinBrewing and on Facebook www.facebook.com/pages/Lupulin-Brewing-Big-Lake-MN

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