MAMMOTH LAKES, CA – The tradition continues June 16-26, 2005 when the Ford Mammoth Motocross swings open the gates to the famed track. Many said it couldn’t be done, but through the cooperation of many entities, the Mammoth Motocross is alive and well.
After 37 years of Motocross racing history in Mammoth Lakes, the 2004 event was billed as the “Last Annual” after Mammoth Mountain Ski Area was informed that a permit would no longer be issued to the event organizer. Since then, the Town of Mammoth Lakes, Mammoth Mountain Ski Area and the US Forest Service have been working together to keep the race intact. The new proposal allows the Town of Mammoth Lakes to hold the event permit and the Ski Area to run the race during the traditional two week time period in June. This is great news for the generations of racers and spectators that have built family traditions around this annual gathering.
“We are very proud of this accomplishment. Especially, in this era when riding areas and tracks are being taken away from motocross riders,” said Mike Colbert, Mammoth Motocross Event Director. “Perseverance and cooperation made this a reality and we are very happy to be opening the gates to the track for riders to enjoy during the event. Our heartfelt thanks for the overwhelming support during this process.”
“We are extremely pleased to have been able to work with MMSA, the U.S. Forest Service, and concerned citizens on this very important event. It is a strong step towards working together for the benefit of our whole community, and the passion we have experienced for the return of the Motocross is very impressive,” commented Mammoth Lakes Mayor Rick Wood.
For more information on the 2005 Ford Mammoth Motocross, visit MammothMotocross.com.
This is the last year to join the MVP Club! The MVP Club Pass entitles you to unlimited skiing and riding at Mammoth and June Mountains from May 1, 2005 through the end of the season and the entire 2005/06 season. Adult Club members renew passes for $450 when purchased during the pre-sale program. On April 1, new members can also purchase for $450 plus $35 membership fee. Visit MammothMountain.com for more information.