Dave Blunk didn’t start riding motocross until he was in his early 40s, but that didn’t stop him from picking up on the sport quickly and progressing at a rapid rate. Today, he is a regular competitor in the TWMX Race Series, and regular front-runner in the 50 Intermediate class. “Vet racing has been very fun for me,” he says. “I’ve had some hiccups along the way in the form of injuries, but it has all been worth it for the fun and satisfaction I get out of it.” Blunk races a very special machine, as it is a KTM 450 SX-F that he bought from his dear friend, Tom White. Blunk is looking forward to racing the three-moto format at the March 23-25 TransAm Vet Classic.
When the checkered flag flew at last year’s Trans Am, we knew that a change needed to be made. Sure, the Spring event was wildly popular with the top talent of amateur riders but after seeing the success of our youth-oriented Mini Major, it was clear that another very different demographic needed some attention. With this in mind, it’s time to announce that the 2018 running of the race will be the Trans Am Vet Classic!
There is no denying the importance of the age 25 and older rider in motocross. They are the ones that buy bikes and gear, spend their weekends at the track, and introduce new young riders to the sport we all love and enjoy. So with this in mind, we’ve created a number of very popular and competitive classes that riders of all skill levels, from Beginner to Expert, will be able to race their friendly rivals in over one long weekend at one of the top tracks in the country, Glen Helen Raceway.
To keep this from being just another day at the track, we have a wide variety of special events and promotions that’ll be announced in the coming weeks. For now, have a look at the class list and then sign up for the 2018 Trans Am Vet Classic!
2018 TRANSWORLD MOTOCROSS TRANS AM VET CLASSIC
MARCH 23-25, 2018
GLEN HELEN RACEWAY
SAN BERNARDINO, CALIFORNIA
LIST OF CLASSES
Wiseco 2 Stroke Open (All Ages 25+ | Open Displacement)
Vet Starter 30+ (Six Months Or Less Total Racing Experience)
25+ | Beginner, Novice, Intermediate, Expert
30+ | Beginner, Novice, Intermediate, Expert, Pro
35+ | Novice, Intermediate, Expert
40+ | Beginner, Novice, Intermediate, Expert, Pro.
45+ | Novice, Intermediate, Expert
50+ | Beginner, Novice, Intermediate, Expert.
55+ | Novice, Intermediate, Expert
60+ | Beginner/Novice, Intermediate, Expert
65+ Beginner/Novice, Intermediate, Expert
25yrs – 39yrs Beginner/Novice 250cc (2-Stroke or 4-Stroke)
25yrs – 39yrs Intermediate/Expert 250cc (2-Stroke or 4-Stroke)
40+ Beginner/Novice 250cc (2-Stroke or 4-Stroke)
40+ Intermediate/Expert 250cc (2-Stroke or 4-Stroke)
20 – 29 Women Open
30+ Women Open
Wiseco 2 Stroke Open (Open age and CC’s)