We have a big weekend coming up. For the first time in a while we aren't racing on Memorial Day weekend. This is a good opportunity to do some relaxed riding We will be open for riding Friday 3pm - 7pm, Saturday, and Sunday 11am - 4pm. We will have both tracks groomed on Saturday and Sunday. Come out and camp for the weekend or just pick your favorite day and go riding! Remember we now have RV hookups - send us an email to reserve a spot.
We are happy to host a round of the Wisconsin ATV MX series this weekend. This is an ATV race on the Legacy track. We will hold a groomed track practice on Saturday from 11am - 3pm, and racing on Sunday normal times. Visit www.watvmx.com for more information on this series and event.
The track is dry and packed. The forecast looks a little sketchy, but the weather man has been wrong before. If we do get a little rain, it should shed and not create a problem. The forecast looks much better for Sunday. Check back here for an update tonight and first thing Saturday morning.
As of Saturday morning we have had no rain overnight. The forecast calls for rain throughout the day but then decreasing overnight and tomorrow. The track is still hard packed and ready for rain. Our plan is to cancel todays practice to save the track for Sundays race. Gates will be open until midnight tonight and again at 6:30 am Sunday morning. Check back here for updates later today.
No rain today - track should be great for racing tomorrow!
So there has been plenty of electronic banter flying around over the past month. The goal of this letter is to explain and clarify the current position of Motosports Park as it pertains to ATVs.
It all started with an ambitious goal a few months ago. Our intent was to build two, world class MX tracks in about a three-week time frame. On the Legacy track things went well and the end product is a good start to our goal. On the Hilltop track, we fell short of our goal. I can give you plenty of reasons, but the bottom line is the Hilltop track is not fun for big machines. I told you that we were going to make the Hilltop track something you would be excited to race on. It was a promise I could not deliver in the time I had. I take responsibility for the track’s shortcomings.
I also need to answer a direct question that has been asked several times. Why can’t the ATVs race on the Legacy track? The answer is simple, good track conditions for a bike are drastically different than good conditions for a quad. Our customer base is made up of an overwhelming percentage of bikes. Our goal for the Legacy track is to create as close to a national style course as possible. Achieving this goal is not possible when running ATVs during the same event as bikes. You won’t see any pro facility run bikes and ATVs on the same day for that same reason.
So where do we go from here? We are committed to improving the Hilltop track regardless of who is riding on it. This will be a continuous process until we get it right! We are currently discussing options. We also have some business decisions to make. This project exposed some core issues with the business. Is the Hilltop track being used correctly regardless of design? We have thrown around a lot of ideas, but not settled on one solution. Some time is needed to let the dust settle (no pun intended), fix the things that are broken, and make a solid plan to move foreword. For the short term we continue on as planned.
We have an event this weekend that caters only to ATVs. All classes will race the Legacy track. This is an opportunity for us to gauge this segment of the sport. This weekend will play a large role in the decisions we make going foreword. You have told me you want to race the Legacy track and here is your chance.
Racing is a passionate sport and often all sorts of emotions cloud the facts. Ultimately we want the same thing: a good place to go riding. We will continue to work toward that goal.
We have cancelled this Sundays event. The forecast is now for a 90% chance of rain all day. That plus the rain overnight makes it tough to prepare a decent track. Check back soon for the rain date.