Grassroots Snocross Series: How To Watch

INTRODUCING ERX LIVE PRESENTED BY COUNTRY CAT

Elk River, Min. (December 5, 2017) – ERX Motor Park and Country Cat of Sauk Centre, Minn., are pleased to announce a new partnership that will bring live streaming of the venue's seven rounds of Grassroots Snocross series this winter.

ERX Live, presented by Country Cat, will team-up with live streaming provider, Speed Shift TV, to provide live coverage of the popular snocross series, starting with Round 1 on Thursday, December 14 at 5:30pm CST and concluding with the season finale, the Snow Oval, tentatively set for Thursday, March 20.

“We’re excited to bring live stream on-board this winter at ERX," ERX Motor Park Marketing Manager, Taylor Carlson Schroer said. "Speed Shift [TV] is a great partner, and we know this opportunity will bring more exposure to our racers, the sport of Snocross and the industry as a whole.”

The live stream will be aired on Country Cat’s Facebook page at facebook.com/countrycatinc and ERX Motor Park’s website at erxmotorpark.com/live. Fans can re-live the racing action with free On-Demand viewing.

“Racing has been and always will be a big part of our dealership,” Country Cat’s PJ Wanederscheid said. “For us, it only makes sense to partner with ERX and their awesome race facility. The great part about ERX is they do so much for people who are just starting out racing. Every future Pro-rider has to start somewhere; ERX gives racers the chance to start at the grassroots level and have fun.”

For more information on ERX’s Grassroots Snocross series, visit ERXMotorpark.com. For more information on how to watch, visit erxmotorpark.com/live. For advertising inquiries, please contact Jeremy Meyer at jmeyer@sportechinc.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 Country Cat

Country Cat started in the fall of 1991. Dave and Mark Wanderscheid (owners) started young in the business. Dave was 20, Mark was 16 with 2 years of high school left. Country Cat started small and the first year we only ordered 14 machines. Today we are the largest Arctic Cat dealer in the nation selling 100's of machines as well as a large amount of parts, accessories and clothing. We also maintain one of the highest C.S.I. (Customer Satisfaction Index) scores Arctic Cat has in the nation. We contribute this to being an Arctic Cat only store not carrying competitive brands to allow us to concentrate on being the best at what we do.

Country Cat offers free technical help for our customers. Whether you buy a machine, parts, clothing, or accessories, we are here to help! That is very rare in today's fast paced power sports business. This ensures that Country Cat will live up to its motto: Commitment to service, passion for excellence.

About Speed Shift TV

Speed Shift TV provides streaming and video production solutions for motorsports-based clients across North America. Our teams are small and mobile with a reputation for reliability and commitment to quality. Each year, Speed Shift TV reaches nearly 200,000 race fans through live streaming and millions though our social media content creation, inviting fans to experience the thrill of the racing.

Visit Speed Shift TV at speedshifttv.com and on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Youtube and Snapchat.

WATCH LIVE

WATCH LATER

Stay tuned! On Demand available within two ours of the conclusion of the live stream.

Timbersled Dual SnowBikeCross Qualifier Returns 12/16

Timbersled Dual SnowBikeCross Qualifier Retuns 12/16
Top action sports athletes go bar-to-bar for prize money and an invite to X Games Aspen

WHEN: Saturday, December 16th from 11am-4pm
WHERE: ERX Motor Park (Regional Track)
TICKETS: Available at gate. Adults $10. Kids 12 and under get in FREE
MONSTER ENERGY AFTER PARTY: Time and location TBD

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.

Think you got what it takes? Click here to enter for the event.

RACER INFO
There will be lots of snow and a great professionally built race track to compete on. Plenty of room for truck and trailer parking onsite.

Practice will be available the 12th to 15th through ERX  Motor Park. Click here for Open Practice info.
December 12-14th:  Snowmobiles and SnowBikes
December 15th: SnowBikes only  10am to 6pm

Athlete registration is 3pm to 6pm Friday and 7am to 7:45am Saturday morning in The Chalet  (Main building next to track)

A mandatory athlete meeting will be held the morning of the event at 8am followed by practice from 9am to 10am. Racing to follow  from 11am-4pm.

SNOCROSS RACERS: Everything You Need To Know About The 2017-2018 Season

Winter Is Coming
Snocross season is just around the corner. Here are the top things you need to know to prepare for the 2017-2018 season.


Weekdays
1-4pm (track style will be a little more challenging)
5-8pm (track style will be for all skill levels)

Saturdays: 9am-4pm

Please see our calendar to find our Open Practice dates. Dates and times are subject to change pending weather conditions. Subscribe to ERX text messages and be the first to know!

Click here for pricing and more info on Open Practice passes.


The 2017-2018 Rulebook is here!
It is the racer’s responsibility to present a snowmobile that is legal at all times. Please read the rulebook to make sure your equipment is race ready.Click here to read and download your copy!
Introducing the Stock 200 Class
(A Junior & Transition Class) Stock 200 Stock only. The only modification allowed is suspension springs. Clutching, exhaust, gearing, and shock absorbers must all be OEM and cannot be deviated from stock per ISR Stock 200 regulation.

 


GRASSROOTS SNOCROSS MEMBERSHIPS

All Grassroots Snocross racers are required to have a membership. Memberships are $60 for the season or $10 per race. A membership includes:

  • ERX membership beanie
  • 1/2 price on 1 full price single day practice pass
  • 2 free Grassroots Snocross spectator passes
  • 2 ERX decals

Click here to purchase your membership! Forgot your login info? Please email info@erxmotorpark.com


VIP SUITES NOW AVAILABLE
VIP suites are on sale now for the winter season!  Just $175/day and includes 8 tickets.
Contact us today to make a reservation.


2017 FXR Learn 2 Ride Clinic info coming soon! Stay tuned.


Trailer Parking Spaces Still Available

Please contact Heidi to reserve your space today at hgoodin@sportechinc.com.


 

Open Practice Schedule And Pricing Now Available

THE WAIT IS OVER.

Open Practice will be held select weekdays from 1-4pm and 5-8pm. The afternoon session will be groomed for the experienced rider, and the evening session for riders of all skill levels. Open Practice will also be held select Saturdays from 9am-4pm with the track being groomed for riders of all skill levels. Check out our calendar for a full list of Open Practice times.

All Open Practice times and dates are subject to change pending weather conditions. Subscribe to our SMS and email list and be the first to receive updates!

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO PRACTICE?

This year, we are offering an Open Practice punch card. Riders can purchase their punch card up front or can use our pay-as-you-go option by purchasing daily practice passes. Either way, every rider receives the punch card savings!

PUNCH CARD (Payed In Full)
Adult: $900 (includes 10 sessions)
Junior: $675 (includes 10 sessions)
120: $450 (includes 10 sessions)

PAY AS YOU GO PUNCH CARD (Single Day Passes)
Adult: $100 (buy 9 get 1 free)
Junior: $75 (buy 9 get 1 free)
120: $50 (buy 9 get 1 free)

Once one punch card is filled up, take advantage of even more savings on your 2nd punch card:

2nd PUNCH CARD (Payed In Full)
Adult: $800 (Includes 10 sessions)
Junior: $600 (Includes 10 sessions)
120: $400 (Includes 10 sessions)

PAY AS YOU GO PUNCH CARD #2  (Single Day Passes)
Adult: $100 (buy 8 get 2 free)
Junior: $75 (buy 8 get 2 free)
120: $50 (buy 8 get 2 free)

Once two punch cards are filled up, practice FREE for the rest of the season!

WHERE CAN I PURCHASE A PUNCH CARD OR DAILY PASS?

Punch cards can be paid in full or with our pay-as-you-go (daily pass) option at The Chalet during our scheduled open practice times.

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Our 2017-2018 Open Practice dates and times:

NOVEMBER

  • November 14: 1-4pm, 5-8pm
  • November 15: 1-4pm, 5-8pm
  • November 16: 1-4pm, 5-8pm
  • November 20: 1-4pm, 5-8pm
  • November 21: 1-4pm, 5-8pm
  • November 22: 1-4pm, 5-8pm
  • November 28: 1-4pm, 5-8pm
  • November 29: 1-4pm, 5-8pm

DECEMBER

  • December 4: 1-4pm, 5-8pm
  • December 5: 1-4pm, 5-8pm
  • December 12: 1-4pm, 5-8pm
  • December 13: 1-4pm, 5-8pm
  • December 19: 1-4pm, 5-8pm
  • December 20: 1-4pm, 5-8pm
  • December 26: 1-4pm, 5-8pm

JANUARY

  • January 1: 1-4pm, 5-8pm
  • January 2: 1-4pm, 5-8pm
  • January 9: 1-4pm, 5-8pm
  • January 10: 1-4pm, 5-8pm
  • January 15: 1-4pm, 5-8pm
  • January 16: 1-4pm, 5-8pm
  • January 17: 1-4pm, 5-8pm
  • January 23: 1-4pm, 5-8pm
  • January 24: 1-4pm, 5-8pm
  • January 30: 1-4pm, 5-8pm
  • January 31: 1-4pm, 5-8pm

FEBRUARY

  • February 3: 9am-4pm
  • February 6: 1-4pm, 5-8pm
  • February 7: 1-4pm, 5-8pm
  • February 12: 1-4pm, 5-8pm
  • February 13: 1-4pm, 5-8pm
  • February 27: 1-4pm, 5-8pm
  • February 28: 1-4pm, 5-8pm

MARCH

  • March 5: 1-4pm, 5-8pm
  • March 6: 1-4pm, 5-8pm

Questions? Contact us here! Click here for more information on Open Practice.

Terracross Returns To ERX Saturday 10/21 For The Halloween Bash

The Terracross Championship returns to ERX Motor Park this Saturday, October 21 for the Terracross Halloween Bash. Gates open at 11am with racing until 4pm. Tickets are just $5.

About The Terracross Championship

Terracross is a multi discipline event, designed for TV and live audience Entertainment.

Terracross entertainment has it all. Our great racing action and exciting family friendly entertainment keep our on-site fans engaged throughout the events. This unique property takes the best of all worlds and puts unparalleled action in front of fans at pre-established events.

The icing on the cake is that this Invite only series runs Spec/ Stock production machines to keep costs down and competition at its best. This attracts high profile athletes like Jeremy McGrath, Rhys Millen, Levi LaVallee, Chris Burandt, Colten Moore, Bucky Lasek, RJ Anderson and many more.

Terracross is designed to bring fans, brands and athletes together with access like no other. Plus the opportunity to catch the action again and again on TV keeps each event alive long after the gates have closed!

Be sure to give Terracross a follow on social media:

Facebook: www.facebook.com/terracrossracing

Twitter: @terracrossrace

Instagram: @terracrossracing

YouTube: www.youtube.com/user/TerracrossRacing

Train With The Best For This Upcoming Snocross Season

Attention snocross athletes and parents: 

Curt Carbaugh is the owner of Acceleration North in Arden Hills and Hudson, WI.   He is running a snocross specific strength and conditioning program for any rider 10yrs old and up that wants to put in some hard work before Duluth.  Curt’s history with training snocross riders dates back to Robbie Malinoski from 2007 until he retired.  Curt has also worked with the following riders on and off the past 6 years:

Darrin Mees, Andrew Carlson, Ryan Springer, Tyler Adams, Cole Cottew, Justin Broberg, Dylan Jansen, Kaden Woodie, Taven Woodie, Steve Walter, Jordan Wolfe, Matt Ufford, Colton and Dawson Lugert, Amanda Duitsman, Ethan Aune, Taylor Cole, AJ Stoffle, Alex Berglund, Andrew Lindholm,  Andrew Knoll, Mitch Gross, Josh Clark, Ross Ilstrup, Trevor Leighton, Colby Crapo, and Marcus Ogemar-Hellgren.   

Curt has been a strength and conditioning coach for 22 years and continues to find innovative ways to push athletes to their individual potential.  This program is geared toward high rep/cardio circuit training with free weights, bands, sleds, and machines in a fashion that pushes the body and mind to the same fatigue points riders feel when competing.  Mobility in the groin, hips, and hamstrings is also an important aspect of this training for better cornering and range of motion.  The goal of Curt’s training is to learn how to get your body strong and mobile while pushing the fatigue levels to the highest possible points so that riding a sled isn’t that physically demanding. 

Curt can train you in person once or twice a week OR he can meet with you in person and send you workouts via email to use during the season.  Pricing and cost depends on how you want to integrate this into your weekly routine.

For more information, please email curt@accelerationnorth.com or call him at 612-817-4104.

Arden Hills - www.accelerationnorth.com

Hudson, WI - www.stcroixacceleration.com

[left] Featured: Pro Open rider Ryan Springer

THIS WEEKEND: Day Of The Dozers

The Biggest Playground Around!
Day Of The Dozers returns to ERX Motor Park this Saturday 9am-4pm

It’s coming! The fifth-annual Day of the Dozers returns this Saturday to ERX Motor Park. Don’t miss this opportunity to let your kids play in the dirt with trained operators in heavy equipment, while at the same time raising funds for Children’s Hospitals & Clinics of Minnesota. Did you know we raised nearly $40,000 for this great organization last year?


Kids will get the chance to sit inside a wide variety of construction equipment alongside a friendly, certified machine operator. Come play in the sandpits, take in the sights and enjoy great food from some delicious local food trucks.

Skip the line! Tickets can be pre-ordered until Wednesday 9/27 at 5pm. Tickets can also be purchased at the gate. Gates open to the public on Saturday at 9am. See you there!

Ticket Prices
Adults: $10
Children: $20
*All proceeds benefiting Children’s Hospitals & Clinics of Minnesota.

Click here to purchase your tickets online!

Maiden Dixie To Perform LIVE Following Off-Road Races September 23rd

Local country music act, Maiden Dixie, is slated to perform live at ERX Motor Park Saturday, September 23 at 7:30pm following an action-packed day of TORC: The Off-Road Championship Series racing. 

This concert is free to the public. Concert gates open at 6:30pm. Full bar to be serviced by our friends at The Friendly Buffalo

Why drive when you can spend the night? Purchase a camping pass to our off-road weekend for just $60. Camping spaces are 30x40 and must be purchased online at ERXMotorPark.com prior to the event.

Admission to our off-road event, Kenda Final Rounds & TORC Series National Championship, are also on sale now. Click here to place your order.

More info on Maiden Dixie

For more info on the band, visit MaidenDixie.com or visit them on Facebook, Twitter and Youtube.

VIDEO: Introducing Maiden Dixie

FXR 2018 SNOW COLLECTION

It’s here! Check out the 2018 collection from our friends at FXR.


Winnipeg, MB  – Snowmobiling is a passion fueled by adrenaline and a desire to reach the world’s most incredible playgrounds challenged by tough terrain and constantly changing weather conditions.

The new 2018 FXR Snow Collection reflects this passion and experience.  Our ongoing quest to develop products that encourage people to get out there and enjoy riding. Our FXR development team and the incredible team of ambassador riders around the world live and ride in our gear in every condition imaginable.

Collectively we focus on elevating total rider experience where safety, fit, mobility and performance meet the cutting edge of our proprietary, high-performance technologies.

The FXR brand is trusted by more riders than any other. It has the right products to suit every type of rider and every type of riding. FXR continues to be bold and fashion forward leading the way with colour and style selection, allowing riders to mix, match to create their unique, personalized look.

The 2018 FXR Snow Collection is setting a new standard in high-performance snow gear with function, fit, and fashion. Gear and accessories are available at dealerships and online now.

For more information http://www.fxrracing.com/snow

Our Snow line has over 150 pieces of innovative snow wear, please see http://www.fxrracing.com/snow for the complete line.

Technology: F.A.S.T™

True life-saving technology

FXR’s proprietary F.A.S.T™ insulation retains buoyancy properties for up to 2hrs when worn as a suit, assisting the rider to level off, lift their legs, get back on top of the ice, drain water quickly as the rider exits the water, and retain insulating properties even when wet.

F.A.S.T™ technology gives you peace of mind knowing that you and your loved ones are protected whenever there is a possibility of riding on, or being exposed to, ice or open water.

F.A.S.T™ has long been a staple in key performance/touring gear such and the men’s and women’s Team series of jacket and pants, and has now been added to the crossover category for 2018 in the all-new men’s Mission FX and women’s Renegade X series.

F.A.S.T™ is used in all FXR child/youth outerwear and should be a major consideration for any parents living in the snow belt.

Technology: ACMT™ System

ACMT™ is a system that combines dual-layered HydrX Pro™ laminates and seam-sealed linings, creating a dual layer moisture shield that not only dramatically improves a garment’s ability to remain waterproof and breathable, but also greatly reduces condensation inside the garment by acting similarly to a dual lens goggle that creates a dual moisture shield against the damp and cold.

For 2018 FXR has expanded its ACMT™ technology into lightweight, high performance, tri-laminate outerwear with the all-new Mission Lite Tri-Lam jacket and Helium Lite Tri-Lam monosuit. These pieces set a new performance standard for lightweight riding apparel that offers unrestricted mobility and provides the waterproof/breathable and anti-condensation benefits that only FXR’s ACMT™ system can provide.

Technology: Dri-Link™

The all new FXR Elevation Dri Link™ suit is another FXR industry first. The jacket and pant are linked at the waist with a 360° zipper which provides protection from the elements like a monosuit with the higher inseam and mobile fit of a two piece. The linked fit is extremely versatile for both short and tall riders alike and allows increased mobility and proper fit. When both pieces are attached, the Dri Link™ allows increased warmth for colder days while removing the Dri Link™ on warmer days provides maximum cooling and air exchange.

Technology: High Performance Racewear

Tested and proven by champions like Kody Kamm (ISOC Pro Open Champ), Aki Philaja (ISOC  Pro Lite Champ), Brock Hoyer (X Games Sno-Bike Champ) and Peter Narsa (X Games Snocross Champ)

FXR’s Cold Cross Race Ready jacket and pants were initially developed as custom made, high performance racewear for factory snocross racers. The durable, lightweight, Omni-Stretch shell materials allow the riders to move freely on the sled, offering protection from roost and crashes without restricting the riders. FXR has now made our high performance racewear available to all racers and weekend warriors that want to experience the lightest, most comfortable, durable race gear on the market. Join the FXR race team and step into your own personal factory ride.

BLade 2.0 Helmet

The new completely reengineered Blade 2.0 Helmet provides higher quality performance, comfort, style and protection. The mouthpiece is now integrated in order to improve strength and style. A visor peak bumper and breakaway screws have been added to improve durability and protection while the adjustable high-flow shape reduces drag. The rear diffuser has been redesigned to better transfer impact load to compatible neck braces. The helmet features a quick release auto buckle that is easily adjustable and handled even while wearing gloves. Dual, progressive density EPS cheek pads, redesigned eye port trim and nose guard improve the fit. The industry’s best multi-point adjustable breath box and 365 vent control provide adequate ventilation and comfort.

All-new FXR goggle lineup

The all new FXR goggle lineup features impact resistant pre-curved polycarbonate lenses, triple density molded, load spreading face foam ensuring premium fit and comfort. The updated frame shape and high quality strap with 3X silicone grip allows for effortless integration with FXR helmets offering maximum protection.

Advanced Protective Footwear

The all-new Elevation LITE Pro BOA® Dual Zone Boot provides the highest level of support and protection in a fixed liner boot. FXR engineered a1.5” taller tongue with an integrated full-flex molded tongue inset for maximum frontal impact protection and flex control. When combined with FXR’s molded inner heel flex insert, it gives the rider the best possible support and protection in a lightweight fixed liner boot, without restricting the rider’s movements on the sled.

Although the same high quality BOA® H3 components continue to be used, the configuration has been changed from the BOA® Focus system to a new BOA® Dual Zone system that improves both the flex action and durability of the boot.

Performance Short-cuff Gloves

FXR is introducing multiple short-cuff performance gloves to the lineup for 2018.

Engineered for optimal handlebar grip, feel, and dexterity, these gloves give the rider the best possible connection to the handlebar so that they can push the limits without any restrictions.

The zippered short cuff with wrist extension integrates with the jacket cuff extension to prevent snow and cold intake so there is no need to go to a gauntlet glove that covers the forearm of the jacket. The all-new CX Short Cuff Glove is moderately insulated for colder temperatures.

The all-new Transfer Short Cuff Glove is lightly insulated on the outer with an un-insulated palm for the ultimate handlebar feel in warmer riding conditions on either the Sled or Sno-Bike.

 

Beater-X® Finale To Serve As Military Appreciation Night

Military and Veterans get in free with Military ID plus enjoy 50% one apparel item.

Here at ERX Motor Park, we proudly stand behind our brothers and sisters in arms. We’ve decided to honor America’s Armed Forces by hosting the Beater-X®  season finale as Military Appreciation Night.

Military and Veterans receive free admission with Military ID plus enjoy 50% off one apparel item while supplies last.

Racing starts at 6pm with two action-packed rounds of door-to-door heat race action followed by Features for your eight Beater-X® classes.

Tickets are just $10 for adults, $5 for children 6-12 and children 5 and under get in free. Tickets are available at the gate only. Cash or credit/debit cards are accepted.

Kenda Final Rounds &  TORC: The Off-Road Championship Series tickets and camping passes will be on sale. Save $10 on a weekend pass when you purchase your tickets this Thursday during the Beater-X® races.

Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Intsagram and Snapchat @ERXMotorPark for more info! We hope to see you there.

God Bless America! 

2017-2018 ISOC Regional Dates Announced

ISOC Regional Snocross returns to ERX Motor Park for two action-packed weekends of Minnesota Regional Snocross racing. ERX Regional #1 is slated to take place December 29-30. Click here for more information.

ERX Regional #2 will serve as the final stop of the Regional tour followed by the banquet. Click here for more information.

BANQUET INFORMATION:

Saturday, March 11, 2017 – The Friendly Buffalo – 16722 198th Ave, Big Lake, MN  55309

Social Hour 7:00 to 7:30 p.m. – Dinner 7:30 p.m. – Awards begin at 8:15 p.m.

Reservations must be made by March 1.  Reserve your spot

TICKETS:

$15 per day adult
$25 per weekend adult
$5 – Ages 6-16 per day
Free – 5 & Under
*Pit pass included in admission

LODGING INFORMATION:

Country Inns & Suites By Carlson
18894 Dodge Street NW
Elk River, MN  55330
Phone:  763-241-6990

Day Of The Dozers Returns Sept. 30th!

Our most popular charitable event returns to ERX on Saturday, September 30. Children can ride with a trained professional and move dirt in full-size dozers, dump trucks, excavators and more.

Tickets are one sale now! Click here to order your tickets online. Gates open at 9am.

Proceeds benefit Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota. Click here for event and donation information. We hope to see you there!

MN Monster Truck Madness Comes To ERX THIS WEEKEND!

Be ready, Minnesota. We hope you’ll join us Friday and Saturday here at ERX Motor Park for Minnesota Monster Truck Madness, round 2! Bring the whole family for an action-packed, family friendly weekend of Monster Trucks as they maneuver through treacherous jumps and obstacles. 18 independently-owned monster trucks are slated to be in attendance.

Friday & Saturday Schedule of Events

  • 5:30pm driver meet and greet
  • 7pm event
  • Autograph session followed by fireworks to follow!

Tickets and Seating

  • Tickets are available online or at the gate. Click here to buy now!
  • Option to bring your own seating to be closer to the action. (Must purchase Bring Your Own Chair pass)
  • Bleacher seating is available on a first come, first serve basis.

Fun for the Entire Family 

Bring the whole family and keep the kiddos entertained with…

  • Giant monster truck bouncy house
  • Driver meet and greet, autograph session
  • Candy toss
  • Fireworks display
  • Monster truck rides ($10)
  • Powerwheels giveaway thanks to MTH
  • T-shirt, hat, flags, and ear plugs on sale at merchandise booth
  • Three lucky kids will have an opportunity to get a JR Trophy each night from the Monster Truck driver that wins each event

Questions? Please email the event coordinator, James at cbtowingstcloud@hotmail.com

Mother Nature Can’t Hold Down ERX Motor Park

High Intensity Racing Marks Return of TORC Series to ERX; Strong Storms Postpone Sunday’s Action, Creating a Three-Day Off-Road Battle in September

Elk River, Minn. June 15, 2017Mother Nature may have cut short TORC: The Off-Road Championship Twin Cities Takedown at ERX Motor Park, but she was no match for the more than 250 volunteers who came together to welcome professional off-road racing back to Minnesota. In total, nearly 100-pro level drivers competed, and another 85 sportsman class racers made for a jam-packed day of short-course action.

After the TORC Series made its debut at ERX last summer, the facility implemented a host of changes to further enhance the racing and fan experience. The motor park now encompasses nearly 400-acres and incorporates more viewing areas, improved amenities, and nearly 200 campsites.

“We battled the weather all weekend,” said Jeremy Meyer, director of business development for ERX. “but we had a successful day on Saturday…the racing was incredible, and the feedback from the fans has been extremely positive.”

Sunday morning saw a strong line of storms move through the area, which brought with it winds topping 80mph, leaving a mess of tangled trees, race hauler awnings, and toppled bleachers. No one was hurt, but racing for the day was postponed in the interest of fan and racer safety, and has been reschedule as part of the TORC Series return to ERX in late September.

“We’ve just been overwhelmed by the support we’ve received from volunteers and area businesses who came out or contacted us after the storm to help,” said ERX Marketing Manager, Taylor Carlson. “We’re so proud to be a part of the Elk River community, and we’re thankful to the hundreds of volunteers that stepped up to help us pull off an event of this size…we couldn’t do it without them.”

Tickets for Sunday’s postponed races will be honored at the rescheduled race slated for Friday, September 22. Full details on this and refunds are available on the ERX Motor Park website. Questions can also be directed to info@ERXMotorPark.com.

The crew at ERX will continue to make improvements to the facility throughout the summer months to ensure the three-days of racing in September is the best TORC Series event yet. Already part of the mix is an evening concert by Maiden Dixie. Until then, the facility will host other events including Monster Truck Madness, June 23-24; and four, Thursday night grassroots Beater-X® rounds of car, truck, ATV, and side-by-side racing.

For more information on these and other events including the September TORC Series; Beater-X® driver registration and tickets; or to become a volunteer visit www.erxmotorpark.com

About ERX Motor Park:
ERX is an all-season motorsports facility located minutes from downtown Elk River, MN adjacent to US Highway 169. In the winter months, ERX is a full-service snocross racing and training facility featuring our very own Grassroots Snocross Series as well as ISOC Regional events, clinics and more. ERX also features open snocross practice on a massive, professionally constructed and maintained snocross track. In the summer, ERX hosts a baja-style car racing series called Beater-X, an entry-level, grassroots form of auto racing consisting of compact cars and small trucks competing head-to-head on an all-dirt racing surface. Summer events also feature ATV and side-x-side racing; and two rounds of The Off-Road Championship (TORC) national short track off-road truck racing series. For more information, please visit ERXMotorPark.com as well as on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

RESCHEDULED: Twin Cities Takedown Merges With Fall Off-Road Race Weekend

The safety of our fans, racers and staff are of utmost importance. We are saddened to report that today’s racing has been rescheduled to September due to pending, inclement weather conditions. The Twin Cities Takedown is now scheduled to take place on Friday, September 22, just prior to The Final Rounds and TORC National Championship (Rounds 12-13) September 23-24.

Weekend passes to the Twin Cities Takedown will be honored for the reschedule date of Friday, September 22. In regards to refunds, more information will be released this week. Please stay tuned.

For questions, please email info@erxmotorpark.com.

We kindly thank you for your patience! On behalf of all of us here at ERX Motor Park, TORC: The Off-Road Championship Series and USAC Racing, we would like to thank you for making yesterday’s event possible. We hope to see you this fall for an action-packed, three-day event of off-road racing!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

TORC SERIES RACING AT ERX RESCHEDULED FOR SEPTEMBER

Strong storms prompt TORC series officials to postpone round 4 as part of The Final Rounds slated for September 23-24. 

Elk River, Minn. (June 11, 2017) – Due to a series of strong thunderstorms and the continued risk of additional storms later in the day, TORC: The Off-Road Championship presented by AMSOIL will rescheduled Round 4 as part of The Final Rounds at ERX Motor Park, September 23-24.

“Safety of the fans and racers is always our number one concern,” said Ben Nelson, TORC series director. “The staff at ERX Motor Park has done a tremendous job in building a world-class racing facility for our series and the racing on Saturday was some of the best we’ve experienced…We can’t control Mother Nature, but we are looking forward to returning to the Twin Cities area in September.”

Round 4 tickets already purchased will be honored at the fall race and more information for ticket holders with questions can be found at erxmotorpark.com/off-road. For questions regarding ticketing and refunds, please email info@erxmotorpark.com.

Twin Cities Takedown Race Day Information

EVENT DESCRIPTION

The premier short-course off-road truck racing series heads to the Twin Cities this weekend for the Twin Cities Takedown, the second doubleheader stop on the 2017  TORC: The Off-Road Championship Calendar. In 2016, ERX quickly became one of the most challenging tracks on the TORC series, complete with extensive elevation changes, high-banked corners offering multiple race lines and well-drained soils for a fast, consistent race surface.

ERX is committed to providing a unique race track that is quickly emerging as a racer and fan favorite on the TORC series. Thousands of fans can also enjoy fantastic visibility of the entire track as it will be located in a natural amphitheater. 

TICKETS

Kids 11 & under: FREE!

Adult weekend pass: $40

Adult single-day pass: $25

Twin Cities Takedown/The Final Rounds Duo Weekend Admission: $70

Camping pass: $60

Tickets are only be available for purchase at the gate at this time.

NEW IN 2017

  • Spectator camping! Space is limited, reserve your spot today for just $60.
  • Complimentary spectator parking is also available and free shuttle service will be provided.
  • A limited number of reserved seating is available in our spectator bleachers. Bleacher seats can be purchased at the ticket booth located near the bleachers on race day.
  • Spectators are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets to take advantage of the free seating on the grassy knoll overlooking the track.
  • Only event staff, security and race teams are allowed to have UTVs, ATVs, scooters, etc. This provision is strictly enforced.
  • All ticket and pit/overnight camping pass sales are final.
  • Convenience store items will be available for purchase at our very own Cottonwood C-Store located right on the property. Conveniently located near spectator camping spaces.

EVENT SCHEDULE

ROUND 3: Saturday June 10, 2017

10:00 AM Gates open to the public

10:00 AM

  • PRO UTV QUALIFYING
  • PRO LIGHT QUALIFYING
  • PRO 2 QUALIFYING

11:30 AM SPORTSMAN RACING BEGINS

  • LIGHT BUGGY
  • 1600 BUGGY
  • SUPER BUGGY
  • SPORTSMAN UTV
  • SUPER STOCK TRUCK
  • SHORT COURSE CARTS

2:30 PM PRO RACING OPENING CEREMONY (INVOCATION, NATIONAL ANTHEM)

  • PRO STOCK UTV
  • PRO MOD UTV
  • PRO LIGHT
  • PRO 2
  • PRO 4

*On Saturday, after the Pro 4 race, there will be a driver autograph session with the top-5 pro finishers from each pro class.

ROUND 4: Sunday, June 11, 2017

10:00 AM Gates open to the public

10:00 AM– 11:00 AM

  • PRO UTV QUALIFYING

11:30 AM SPORTSMAN RACING BEGINS

  • LIGHT BUGGY
  • 1600 BUGGY
  • SUPER BUGGY
  • SPORTSMAN UTV
  • SUPER STOCK TRUCK
  • SHORT COURSE CARTS

2:30 PM PRO RACING OPENING CEREMONY (INVOCATION, NATIONAL ANTHEM)

  • PRO STOCK UTV
  • PRO MOD UTV
  • PRO LIGHT
  • PRO 2
  • PRO 4

IMPORTANT

Outside food and beverage is not permitted in spectator areas. Only water and empty coolers (or coolers filled with ice) are permitted. Outside food and beverage is only allowed in spectator camping areas. Fans can enjoy a variety of food and beverage options courtesy of our local vendors and our Cottonwood C-Store. We very much appreciate your cooperation. 

Win the Beater-X Mod UTV Championship, We’ll Pay Your Entry Fee To TORC: The Final Round & National Championship

Plan on racing the Beater-X Mod UTV class this summer? We’re adding a little incentive.

Win the Beater-X Mod UTV Championship and ERX will your entry fee to the TORC: The Final Round & National Championship. Check the schedule for our Thursday night race series:

SCHEDULE

June 1: Round 1(Kids night)

June 22: Round 2 (Double points night)

July 13: Round 3

August 3: Round 4 (Double points night)

August 24: Beater-X Finale (Military appreciation night)

Why is Beater-X on Thursday nights? We know that our racers and fans travel on the weekends, be it up North to the cabin, to another race, or for a family road trip. We wanted to create a race series for that the average Joe/Jane could compete in. In recent years, Beater-X has expanded beyond it’s beater car, truck and SUV classes. The addition of ATV and UTV classes to the Beater-X series has provided regional racers with an off-road playground. With the addition of TORC: The Off-Road Championship Series‘ Pro UTV classes in 2016, we hope to work alongside the series to continue to grow the sport of off-road UTV racing. For more information on Beater-X, click here.

*NEW BEATER-X RACERS

If you have never raced Beater-X before, we will waive your registration fee for the first two rounds. Email our Race Director, Heidi Goodin, to claim this offer! hgoodin@sportechinc.com

Red Bull Becomes Official Partner of ERX Motor Park

RED BULL BECOMES OFFICIAL PARTNER OF ERX MOTOR PARK

Plans for TORC Series Red Bull After-Race Celebration June 10 Already in the Works 

Elk River, Minn. April 24, 2017 – ERX Motor Park in Elk River, Minnesota is proud to announce Red Bull has become the “official energy drink” of the motorsports complex. Regarded as one of the most recognized brands in the world, Red Bull is synonymous with world-class action sports events and athletes, and the high-profile brand is a welcomed addition to the ERX family.

The Red Bull partnership effectively illustrates ERX Motor Park’s distinctive and highly regarded position it holds within the motorsports community. This fall, the facility will celebrate 10-years of building champions through its community based competitions and events, and Red Bull will play an important role in this celebration.

“We’re thrilled to be partnering with such a great and iconic brand like Red Bull,” said Chris Carlson, co-owner of ERX Motor Park. “Red Bull has become synonymous with action, adventure, and excellence…all values and experiences we share and strive for at ERX.”

The partnership will kick off immediately as ERX presents their summer schedule of events. Highlighting the action will be the return of TORC: The Off-Road Championship, June 10 and 11. The TORC Series is a closed-course off-road truck and side-by-side racing series featuring high-octane, 900-horsepower action. As part of the weekend’s activities, Red Bull will host an after-race celebration Saturday night at ERX.

Other events slated for ERX this summer include the return of the Thursday night Beater-X® series, the final rounds of the TORC Series September 23-24, and Day of the Dozers September 30, benefiting Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota. For more information on these and other events as well as driver registration and tickets visit www.erxmotorpark.com

About ERX Motor Park:

ERX is an all-season motorsports facility located minutes from downtown Elk River, MN adjacent to US Highway 169. In the winter months, ERX is a full-service snocross racing and training facility featuring our very own Grassroots Snocross Series as well as ISOC Regional events, clinics and more. ERX also features open snocross practice on a massive, professionally constructed and maintained snocross track. In the summer, ERX hosts a baja-style car racing series called Beater-X, an entry-level, grassroots form of auto racing consisting of compact cars and small trucks competing head-to-head on an all-dirt racing surface. Summer events also feature ATV and side-x-side racing; and two rounds of The Off-Road Championship (TORC) national short track off-road truck racing series. For more information, please visit ERXMotorPark.com as well as on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Join Our ERX Off-Road Team Of Volunteers

We're currently searing for volunteers for both of our 2017 TORC: The Off-Road Championship Series events. Browse from a wide selection of roles and time slots. Click the button below to get started!

Click to View Volunteer Opportunities on SignUp.com

GROUP FUNDRAISING

Is your club, team or organization looking to raise funds? Volunteer at ERX and we'll write a check to your organization! Email hgoodin@sportechinc.com to get started. 

*Volunteer minimum applies.

Grassroots Snocross Trophies Now Available For Pick Up

If you finished the season top-3 in points for your class, we have a trophy for you! Click here to see how you did.

Trophies can be picked up at Sportech, Inc.: 10800 175th Ave NW, Elk River MN 55330

If you are not within a one hour drive of Elk River, MN, please email Katie at knelson@sportechinc.com to have your award shipped to you.

If you have any questions on points, please email Katie at knelson@sportechinc.com

Thanks for being a part of our 2016-2017 Grassroots Snocross season! We hope to see you at the track this summer. You can find our schedule here.

Waived Registration Fees For All New Beater-X® Drivers!

With just over one month away from the first Beater-X® race of the season, there’s plenty of time to pop out the windows and install a roll cage in a beater car, truck or SUV. (Click here for the rulebook and vehicle safety requirements

We’re offering FREE registration for all new Beater-X® drivers for the first two rounds (June 1st and June 22nd). Offer does not apply to current or past Beater-X® participants. Offer applies to all Beater-X® classes, including UTV and quad classes. 

To take advantage of this offer, email our Race Director, Heidi Goodin at hgoodin@sportechinc.com or call (763) 712-3965 and ask for Heidi. 

What is Beater-X®?

Our Beater-X® Race Series is an entry level/grassroots form of racing consisting of compact cars, small trucks, UTVs and ATVs, competing on an all dirt race track. Adding to the excitement is a track layout that utilizes small rolling jumps, elevation changes, and tight corners to create an extreme form of racing the average guy/gal can compete in.

Click here for more info! 

What’s New At ERX Off-Road

You’ve given us feedback and we’ve listened. We’ve been hard at work improving our off-road facility for a bigger and badder-than-ever 2017. Here is what’s cooking at ERX:

  • Spectator camp grounds
  • More food and beverage options
  • Two all-new Sportsman pit areas closer to the track
  • An expanded vendor village area
  • VIP spectator parking
  • and so much more.

Get your Twin Cities Takedown and TORC National Championship tickets now. Click here!

Beater-X® 2017 Schedule

The 2017 season of Beater-X® is schedule is set to kick off on Thursday, June 1st at 6pm. The series will feature five action-packed rounds of racing June through August.

Beater-X® is fun for the whole family! Enjoy family-friendly theme nights, giveaways, contests, apparel sales and an ice cream truck on site. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for kids and kids 5 and under are in free. 

Interested in racing? Beater-X® is one of the most affordable forms of racing out there. Click here to find our rulebook, safety requirements, vehicle specs and more. Pre-registration is $35 plus a mandatory $5 insurance fee. Race day registration is $50 plus a $5 insurance fee. 

SCHEDULE

June 1

June 22

July 13

August 3

August 24

 

CLASSES

Full Size Car – V8, 2 or 4 wheel, front or rear wheel drive, engine must be stock.

Youth Quad Sport (17 & under)– 91-200cc 2-stroke/300cc 4-stroke.

Sport ATV – Max 350CC 2-stroke/Max 500CC 4-stroke.

Minivan – 4 cylinder or 6 cylinder, front wheel or rear wheel drive.  Must be OEM stock engine.

Compact #1 – 4 cylinder, front wheel drive, single overhead cam.  No DOHC, no turbos, no superchargers.

Compact #2 – 4 & 6 cylinder stock, front wheel drive.  OEM-equipped turbos, superchargers allowed.  Must be OEM stock engine.

Truck #1 – 4 & 6 cylinder light trucks, rear wheel drive only.  4WD trucks allowed, front drive axle must be disconnected.

Truck #2 – ½ ton pickup trucks, rear wheel drive (or 4 wheel drive must be disconnected from front wheels).  V8’s acceptable.

Northway Sports UTV Stock – up to 1,000cc stock engine, stock suspension.  Stock, commercially available UTV.

UTV Open – 1,000cc maximum, open suspension and engine mods.  Must be two-seater UTV, commercially available.

WHAT IS BEATER-X®?

Our Beater-X® Race Series is an entry level/grassroots form of racing consisting of compact cars, small trucks, UTVs and ATVs, competing on an all dirt race track. Adding to the excitement is a track layout that utilizes small rolling jumps, elevation changes, and tight corners to create an extreme form of racing the average guy/gal can compete in. Click here for more info!

The Snow Oval is BACK!

Join us Thursday 3/23 at 5:30pm for the high banked snowmobile racing action you won't want to miss.  By popular demand, the Snow Oval is set to feature the return of the 2-Up Race and Mechanics Race!
For the past few seasons, weather hasn't permitted us to  host the annual Grassroots Snocross finale, the Snow Oval. This year, we were more determined than ever to make it happen.

The track build is underway and we are expecting temps in the high 30's. We hope to see you there!

FORMAT

The snow oval is a fun, feel-good race. We will run the format the same as we run our regular snocross races.  We can anticipate more vintage sleds because of the smooth oval race.  We will run 2 rounds and the overall points winner for the day will place 1-3.  The 2 up race is a race where you have two people on the sled.  The mechanics race is usually a race where its like a relay style race one person drives the sled 2-3 laps and then pulls up hops off the sled and then the other person takes over.  If we have enough participants we will also have a powder puff race for mom's/girlfriends.

All classes are welcome. Racers can register now: https://erx.raceday.pro/sign_in

2017 Arctic Cat Dealer Show and Family Snow Day at ERX!

We are proud to have hosted the 2017 Arctic Cat Dealer Show earlier this week. We we’re lucky to have Arctic Cat-sponsored racers such as Tony Stewart (NASCAR and sprint car driver, Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions Owner), Donny Schatz (Sprint car driver), and Tucker Hibbert (Snocross rider) join us for a day of test rides, and dealer-exclusive 2018 sneak peeks.

We hope you’ll join us on Saturday, March 4th for the Arctic Cat Family Snow Day from 9am-4pm.We will be giving FREE demo rides on the all-new ZR 200 youth snowmobile and the ZR 120!

• Get the first look at the brand new 2018 Snowmobile lineup
• FREE youth demo rides
• Arctic Cat 360 Virtual Reality experience
• FREE Arctic Cat winter beanie giveaway
• Vintage Arctic Cat sleds on display
• FREE admission and parking, no tickets necessary!

Click here for the Facebook event page and invite your friends!

TORC Tickets Sales Now Open For ERX And RedBud

SALT LAKE CITY (Feb 14, 2017) – TORC: The Off-Road Championship brings the hard-hitting action of short-course off-road racing to your favorite racetracks throughout America’s heartland. Ticket sales for both race weekends in Elk River, MN at ERX Motor Park (June 10-11 & Sept. 23-24) and Buchanan, MI at RedBud MX (Aug. 12-13) are now open. Ticket information for the entire 2017 season is now available at torcseries.com.

The 2017 season will include PRO 4WD, PRO 2WD and PRO Light and PRO UTV racing in all rounds. Each race weekend will include Sportsman class drivers; with the goal of encouraging new talent to get behind the wheel.

Last season, the TORC series was the first short-course off-road race to experience ERX’s purpose built track. Drivers were blown away by the challenging and fun track design. ERX offers the whole family a unique racing experience with open pit access for fans to connect with their favorite drivers, onsite camping and fantastic visibility of the entire track via the natural amphitheater. TORC will include two race weekends at ERX in 2017, including The Final Round: TORC National Championship (9/23-24).

The TORC series first made its debut at “America’s Motocross Track” back in 2011 and is excited to return to RedBud; home to the highest attended motocross races, first-class fan amenities and lush southwestern Michigan soil. Two camping lots, one for family-only lot and an adult lot are open for reservation.  Camping for both Friday and Saturday. Hungry drivers will battle on berms, jumps, and whoops as they try to make their way to the front of this difficult-to-pass racetrack.

The complete TORC experience extends beyond the races with open pit access for fans and future racers of all ages—giving people the opportunity to get up close to the PRO 4WD, PRO 2WD, PRO Light and UTV machines while meeting the drivers. Additionally, post-race track walks bring fans onto the dirt. Additionally, most stops offer camping enabling the off-road community a complete weekend experience.

Tickets information for TORC is available at torcseries.com/tickets. Active and retired military personnel can receive a free event entry with a valid military ID through Vettix.com.

Click here for more information on the Twin Cities Takedown and The Final Round & National Championship!


 

TWIN CITIES TAKEDOWN

June 10-11

THE FINAL ROUND & TORC NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP

September 23-24