LORETTA LYNN’S MIDEAST AMATEUR REGIONAL QUALIFIER

THINGS YOU NEED KNOW ABOUT THE LORETTA’S PROGRAM AND PROCESS:

1. Friday practice and the the weekend races are not open to everyone.  Please read on…

1. You must first compete at 1 of the 8 MIDEAST AREA QUALIFIERS BELOW in order to enter the Regional at RedBud.  At an Area Qualifier, you must complete an MX Sports entry form and pay the qualifier fee (in addition to your registration fee) for each class you wish to qualify in.  If you race a Mideast Area Qualifier but don’t complete and pay for the MX Sports form for a class,  you’re not included in the results from that qualifier and can’t enter the Regional.

Mideast Area Qualifiers: 
Log Road – March 30-31 / Wildcat Creek April 6-7
Baja Acres April 13-14 / East Fork MX April 20-21
Dutch Sport Park April 27-28 / Valley MX May 4-5
Briarcliff MX May 11-12 / South Fork May 18-19 

2. All Loretta Lynn Area and Regional Qualifiers are part of the MX Sports national qualifying system.  At every Area and Regional Qualifier, you must enter and pay for each class first with MX Sports, and then with the racetrack.  There are 2 registration processes and 2 entry fees for each class, one for MX Sports and one for the race track.  

3. At this time we’re not sure if pre-entry for RedBud is possible, but you can and must pre-enter with MX Sports online once you’ve entered a Mideast Area Qualifier. Note: if you ENTER AND WIN an Area Qualifier class but fail to enter the Regional prior to the deadline, you will be an alternate at RedBud!  Know your deadlines and do your homework: Here’s the MX Sports Registration link

4. RedBud is an AMATEUR Regional for Loretta’s classes 1-19.  The YOUTH Regional for classes 20-36 is at ChilliTown MX in Ohio, June 14-16.  There are no support classes, or non-qualifying classes at a Regional.

THINGS YOU NEED KNOW ABOUT REDBUD THIS WEEKEND

THURSDAY ARRIVALS

Gate opens Thursday at 2pm and stays open all weekend, including overnight. We don’t open early and there’s no place to park and wait near the track entrance; it’s a 50mph county road with police posted No Parking signs.

THERE IS NO PLACE TO PARK NEAR THE TRACK ENTRANCE BEFORE WE OPEN!  CHECK BACK FOR PRE-EVENT STAGING AREA LOCATION!

If you’re not using the staging area, you should arrive at 2:30 or later, after all the vehicles in staging have come through.  Police will direct the staged vehicles in first!

Stage at the Berrien County Youth Fairgrounds.  You’ll line up and drive to the track in order.
Police will escort rigs to the track for 4pm arrival; everyone else comes in after the staged vehicles!

Staging Area Location (6 miles north of the track):

TRANSPONDER RENTAL – 

REGIONAL REGISTRATION You must first enter with MX Sports to participate at the Regional.  After that, you’ll enter with RedBud for your weekend practice and race class(es).

 

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MX Sports:
CLASS LIST


MX Sports:
NATIONAL SUPPLEMENTAL RULES
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EVENT FORMAT

THIS IS NOT AN OPEN ENTRY EVENT!  YOU MUST RACE A MIDEAST AREA QUALIFIER IN ORDER TO ENTER THIS REGIONAL.  NO EXCEPTIONS.  If you raced a Mideast Area Qualifier but did not complete and pay for the MX Sports qualifying form for a class, you cannot enter that class at this event.

Friday is practice day.  2 rounds of practice for each group.
Every class races both Saturday and Sunday.  It’s a 3-moto format held over two days.
There will be qualifiers in many classes.  Read the MX Sports Supplemental Rules regarding the qualifier and LCQ details.

THURSDAY
Gate opens at 4:00 pm (EST) and stays open all weekend, including overnights.  There is no early entry and no place to line up outside the track entrance.  See Staging info below.  If  you’re not in Staging, you should arrive at 4:20 or later.  All vehicles from Staging are directed through the track entrance by police and all others follow.

FRIDAY
Regional Practice starting at 11:00 am (EST)
Race order will be posted at registration Friday night or Saturday morning.

SATURDAY
One short round of practice for each group starting at 8:30 am.  Racing immediately following.

SUNDAY
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GATE HOURS AND PRICES

Gate opens Thursday at 4pm and stays open all weekend, including overnight.
Arriving before 4pm?  Please use the Berrien County Youth Fairgrounds to stage, in order of arrival, just 6 miles north of the track.
Vehicles in staging will have a police escort to the track; everyone else comes in after the staged vehicles!

Staging Area:

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THURSDAY thru SUNDAY
$50 (ages 12 & up) / $20 (ages 6-11)

FRIDAY thru SUNDAY
$45 / $20

SATURDAY/SUNDAY
$40 / $15

SUNDAY
$15 / no charge under age 12

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REGISTRATION / TRACK SCHEDULE AND PRICES (times are tentative)

Save time – set up your transponder rental online now.  Transponder scoring and rentals provided by MyLaps USA.  Rental fee is $35 for the Regional weekend.

Online registration is not available for the Regional event at RedBud since it’s limited to qualified riders only.  You must register online through MX Sports to secure your spot at the Regional, then register at the track for practice and racing.

THURSDAY
Registration 6pm – 9pm

FRIDAY
Registration 8am – 6pm
Practice 10:30am

SATURDAY
Registration 7am – 8am
Practice 8:00am
Racing immediately following practice

SUNDAY
Short Practice 8am
Racing immediately following practice

FRIDAY PRACTICE FEE – $40 for one group / $30 for second group
RACE CLASS FEE – $70  (Please note that the fee you paid MX Sports to register for the Regional is an administrative fee; it’s not applied to the race weekend.)

PIT VEHICLE HOURS –  7am – 8pm DAILY / licensed drivers, age 18 & up only.  There’s no charge for pit vehicles, and we are strict with the rules.  Bring your golf cart or side by side to get around; do not bring pit bikes for kids to play on!  Bicycles welcome.  See more rules below under Facility Information.[/vc_column_text][vc_separator][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1684430056765{margin-top: 5px !important;margin-bottom: 10px !important;border-top-width: 5px !important;border-bottom-width: 5px !important;padding-top: 5px !important;padding-bottom: 10px !important;}”]

RACING AND QUALIFYING INFORMATION

  • YOU MUST RACE A MIDEAST AREA QUALIFIER IN ORDER TO ENTER THIS EVENT!
  • You must register your class(es) with MX Sports online; the entry fee is an administrative fee for participating at the Regional level.
  • Your entry fee online does not go to the track.  You must register and pay for practice and racing at the track.
  • The top 9 in each class advance from each Area Qualifier to this Regional.
  • If you didn’t finish in the top 9, OR if you didn’t register on time with MX Sports, you’ll be an alternate at the RedBud Regional.
  • Alternates are placed according to power ranking; the more riders you beat at the Area Qualifier, the higher your power ranking.  Riders who earned a qualifying position but didn’t enter with MX Sports will be the first alternates.
  • Alternates may register and practice at the track. We place alternates during practice; come to signup after practice to see if you made it in.  If you don’t get to race, your track entry fee will be refunded.
  • There will likely be qualifiers in your class!
    • 8 Area Qualifiers x 9 riders per class = 72 possible entries in each class.
    • All classes with over 40 entries will be split into 2 Qualifiers.
    • If you advance from the Qualifier, your next race will be Moto 2; if not, you can ride the LCQ (Last Chance Qualifier).
    • Either your Qualifier or LCQ finish counts as your first moto finish. See MX Sports Rules for LCQ procedures and scoring.
    • We will finish all of the first set of motos and qualifiers Saturday and go directly into LCQs.
    • If possible, we’ll start the second set of motos Saturday.  A stopping point will be determined and announced Saturday afternoon; racing will start Sunday where we left off.

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FACLITY INFORMATION

CAMPING is available on site; there’s plenty of room for any size rig.  There are no hookup sites.

There are plenty of water fill stations (no hookups):  1) Along the main drive in the grass, just after you reach the top of the hill / 2) Fenced water taps are spaced along the north/south drive from Gate 5 to the staging area / 3) All along the west chain link fence in the pits (along the woods line).

A service truck will pump RVs Friday and Saturday evenings for a fee, after they service the porta-potties.  You’ll need to get their attention and ask them to come to your site.

Friendly pets are welcome and must be on a leash; please clean up after them.

A large bike wash is located along the west tree line inside the chainlink fence, just inside Gate 6.  There’s a water supply, hoses to connect to your power washer, and room for 40 bikes at a time.

Pit vehicles may NOT enter the track fence or infield.  Don’t bring a pit bike to entertain your kids for the weekend! HOURS OF OPERATION: 7AM – 8PM DAILY.

Bicycles may NOT enter the track fence.  You’re welcome to walk the track before and after Friday practice, before Saturday and Sunday practice, and after Saturday racing.  THERE WILL BE EQUIPMENT ON THE TRACK AND WATER TRUCK ROADS DURING DAYLIGHT HOURS.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css=”.vc_custom_1684376758876{margin-top: 5px !important;margin-right: 30px !important;margin-bottom: 20px !important;margin-left: 30px !important;border-top-width: 0px !important;border-right-width: 0px !important;border-bottom-width: 0px !important;border-left-width: 0px !important;padding-top: 10px !important;padding-right: 30px !important;padding-bottom: 10px !important;padding-left: 30px !important;border-left-color: #ffffff !important;border-left-style: solid !important;border-right-color: #ffffff !important;border-right-style: solid !important;border-top-color: #ffffff !important;border-top-style: solid !important;border-bottom-color: #ffffff !important;border-bottom-style: solid !important;border-radius: 3px !important;}”][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]Use GPS coordinates: 41.870034, -86.363529

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