The Adelanto Grand Prix is returning in 2015, and will be held at Mavericks Stadium.
At one time this event was the largest offroad race in the United States, and was held for 32 years in a row in Adelanto.
The event was billed as the race for everyone, and included categories for pee-wees, kids, pros, beginners, and over-50,60+. If you’re not familiar with this event, just Google Adelanto Grand Prix, and many videos will pop up.
The Desert Vipers Motorcycle Club presents the event for many year, but in 2011 they stopped their involvement. It was then held at the 395 Raceway for two years.
Local dirt bike enthusiasts and fans of the legendary riders were extremely disappointed when the race was not held in 2013.
The new event will offer some of the best riders competing head to head over three days of racing.It will also include live entertainment from bands and DJs, plus a vendor expo displaying products from the off-road motorcycle industry.
The course will start at Mavericks Stadium, and head directly to a water jump that parallels Adelanto Road. Part of the course may venture onto the baseball field itself, protected by plastic sheeting, plywood and tons of dirt, of course!
Family, friends and fans will be able to take in the action in comfort yet still be able to step outside of the stadium to pit their rider.
Former Grand Prix champion, the High Desert’s own Ty Davis will help with course design. He was inducted into the American Motorcycle Association Hall of Fame in 2012, will help with course design.
Plans include a variety of obstacles as well as the fast, fun course that Big 6 GPs are famous for. Besides the stadium, racers can expect to ride plenty of open desert.
Secure camping for RVs will be available at designated campsites in the Mavericks parking lot.
Local sports organizer Darrell Courtney, of HD Events, is acting as the new director for the grand prix. He says he got the idea after overhearing Mavericks General Manager Ryan Cook and the Adelanto Mayor Cari Thomas speculating how to renew the event.
Courtney’s focus is making the event affordable while still generating revenue for the city of Adelanto. A partnership with Southern California Motorcycle Club covers expsenses, with no cost to Adelanto.
Brian Surfian, president of the Southern California Motorcycle Club, is the presenter of the Grand Prix in conjunction with the Big Six, an organization that oversees several other area races. He plans the course design, the type of race, and maintenance of the track.
Cassey Fisher is handling marketing and sponsorship for the event. She believes the community is behind the event and has confidence in the new management team.
Admission prices: Children 6 & under free; ages 6-17 – $5; Adults 18 years+ -$10/day or weekend pass – $15 for. Camping cost is $10/night or $25/weekend.
Contact information: Brian Nasif, So Cal AMA (909) 257-5071, email firstname.lastname@example.org; Darrel Courtney, HD Events, (760) 261-1240, email email@example.com; Cassey Fisher, Believe Industries (marketing) (760) 802-1864, email Believeindustries@gmail.com
The Adelanto Grand Prix kicks off the District 37 Big Six series. Tickets and more information are available at mavericksgp.com.