A record 20,109 fans pack NPG member John Martin’s property to witness Round Nine of the 2003 AMA/Chevy Trucks U.S. Motocross Championship!
MILLVILLE, Minn., (August 20, 2003) ¿ National Promoters Group members John and Greta Martin’s decades of hard work on the Spring Creek MX Park paid off again this year with the most massive crowd to date showing up for the Minnesota stop of the Outdoor National tour ¿ some 20,109 strong to witness the greatest motocross racers on the planet doing battle on the demanding Spring Creek MX Park course.
The Martin’s efforts were evident not only in the track preparation, but also with the enhancements to the areas of the facility that allow for ease of movement, comfort and viewing pleasure for their all-important fan base. For instance, a new 11-foot tall tunnel was put into a portion of the track that allowed for fans to quickly access the new uphill triple from the manufacturers midway, or a shortcut to move across the property to Millville’s world-famous whoop section.
“We took into consideration the valuable comments our spectators were making and made improvements to the facility accordingly,” said John Martin. “In addition to the new walk-through tunnel, we also put in another `walk-over’ tunnel, two new 20×20 air conditioned bathrooms and made some improvements to the track that we believe made for more unique and better sightlines for our fans.”
One of those improvements to the track was with Millville’s already incredible whoop section. Much to the delight of fans, Martin doubled the length of Millville’s already Volkswagon-sized whoops from 29 to 60 individual whoops. Martin also built a spectacular triple jump on the uphill section of the track that had even the most talented riders stopping during practice to ponder it before making the leap of faith.
Other enhancements included 200 truckloads of sand and 2,500 feet of chain-link fencing, all in an effort to make Spring Creek MX Park one of the best facilities in the nation.
“With that new whoop section, fans were spread out more,” explained one long-time Millville National spectator. “I knew they had a big crowd, but didn’t know how big until we saw that John (Martin) had opened up another entire field for parking. In all the year’s I’ve been coming here, we’ve never seen that many cars.”
Millville’s record crowd was the eighth record crowd out of nine races for the National Promoters Group. The Outdoor Nationals move to the State of New York for Round Ten of the series at Binghamton’s Broome-Tioga Sports Center this weekend (Aug. 22-24).
The goal of the NPG is to raise the awareness of motocross through the production of professional championship racing events, while providing the cash prizes ¿ through sponsorship opportunities – for the competitors. For more information on the NPG and motocross results, please visit our web site at mxnationals.com or contact OMS Sports’ Pat Schutte at (734) 222-0688 or firstname.lastname@example.org.