It's getting closer......can you feel the excitement in the air, the smell of gas, the sounds of engines reving? I know that many of you are racing other series over the break getting in practice and seat time. Bring some of those guys with you to Mideast!!
This year is the 30th Anniversary of Mideast!!! When Buren started this series, Ricky and Lynn Towery along with BIlly Chapman were some of the first staff members of Mideast. We can honestly say they are part of the backbone of Mideast. Bless them, they have endured many road trips and races with Buren!! Always an adventure!!!!
The track is coming together at Deer Haven. Right now, the Bikes will have an 11 mile loop, Quads 7 mile, Youth Bike 4.5 mile Youth Quad 4 mile UTV 3.5 mile The Youth Bike and Youth Quad will be running the motocross track this year.
Added to the lineup this year is a Youth UTV class. There will be 3 classes to chose from. The age are 9-15 and if there is a passenger, the passenger must be 16 years old. Some of you may wonder why we have made that rule and the reason is that if something should happen, get stuck, make a wrong turn, we feel that an older person would be able to help calm the driver and help get things back on track for them. No unit/cart can be more than 50 horsepower.
A couple of things that will be new in 2021 is the parking for Pro and AA. There will be a designated area near the Finish line for the Pro and AA riders. In the past, we have just had Pro parking but this year we have added AA parking. The area will be large enough and will be well marked. This is for both Quads and Bikes.
Many of the Pro riders have asked that we change up the Pro purse. We listened. The Pro Bike payout will be: 1st: 800
Quad Pro purse will remain the same as it currently is unless we have 5 or more Pros in the class. If there are more than 5 we will increase the payout.
Remember awards will be given out at Deer Haven after your first race. If you are unable to attend, please make arrangements for someone to pick up your awards for you. We understand that this will not be like a normal awards ceremony, but this will give you the opportunity to thank your sponsors and receive your trophy,
These are turbulent times that we are living in. There is so much hatred and lies being spread that some days it is hard to believe that we are living in America. No matter who you voted for or against, our country needs our prayers!!!, Please remember Travis Eunson as he battles cancer, remember Chris Webber as he recovers from surgery. Say as special prayer for Marc and Lisa Hilton. Remember Danny Bentley who is the caretaker of Harris Bridge as he is struggling with cancer also. Many of our race family have been sick with Covid , struggled with other illness, lost loved ones, just struggled with life. I don't want to say that we are all in the same boat because we aren't, but we are struggling with something.
In three words I can sum up everything that I have learned about life....if goes on.
The gates open at 12:00 noon on Friday February 12th!!!! Online sign up is open!!!
See everyone February 13-14!!