This Saturday, April 19th, will mark Round #2 for the Volunteer State Championship Series. With new track changes each week, I-40 is sure to challenge rider’s skills and ramp up the competition for the Championship. Also, on tap is a visit from Moto-Cotton tail himself, the Easter Bunny. Plus, a Bunny Trail Race, Strider Racing & Fireworks at intermission! Gates open at 3pm, Practice begins at 5pm, & Racing starts at 6:30. Hope to see you this Saturday Night at the Races!
This Saturday night, April 5th, kicks off the 2014 Volunteer State Championship Series with Round #1. Action was high-flying during the warm-up race last Sunday and this week’s event it sure to be exciting! To top off an already eventful night, the FLY Racing rig will roll in & be set up to display all the latest in FLY gear! There will be plenty of give-aways to be had so be sure and be there this Saturday night! Gates open at 3pm, Practice starts at 5pm, and Racing begins at 6:30. See you at the Races!
Come join us this Sunday, March 30th for our first event of the 2014 season! With our first two scheduled events thwarted by weather, it should be an awesome day of Racing at I-40MX! We will run all classes, including the Striders at intermission. Gates will open at 12 noon, with practice at 2, and MX Racing starting promptly at 3:30. Help us get this season kicked-off right this Sunday at I-40 Motocross!
May 1, 2013 – I-40 Motocross was recently featured in Motocross Action Magazine. Co-promoter Leslie Corum was asked about a number of things about I-40 Motocross.
MXA: Leslie, please tell us a little bit about the track.
Leslie: The track has been built and operating since 1981. It is approximately one mile in length with many interesting elements with step-on-step-offs and rhythm sections. It was operated from 1989 through 2012 by Jill Varnell and was purchased in late 2012 by motorsports mogul Doug Sopha. Sopha hired Chris Corum and myself–we have managed several auto racing facilities for him throughout the years–to promote and manage I-40 Motocross.
What are some of the future goals of the I-40 track?
The immediate goal is to return the track to it’s heyday of the late 1990′s through focused attention and promotions. We want to make it a safe and challenging facility for Pros and amateurs alike.
Where is the track located?
The track is located in Lenoir City, Tennessee, off Interstate 40. It’s just minutes away from Knoxville in the valley of the Great Smoky Mountains. The track is off Highway 321, which is the best route to the tourist towns of Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge. We are also just minutes from “The Dragon”, the world famous bike route on Highway 129.
Dirt Wurx rebuilt the track. What kind of changes did they make?
Kory Christensen from Dirt Wurx really enhanced the track layout with a wall jump, a rhythm section on the grandstand straightaway, along with a couple of Supercross-style corners. The changes made the track really fun and exciting. It forms nice deep ruts under the lights for our Saturday nights races.
How do you feel about the impact of an AMA outdoor National coming to Tennessee?
I know Sam Gammon from Victory Sports has tried to get a National event in the area for years. It’s great to see one finally on the schedule! I believe it will give credibility to the area, which is great because there are a lot of talented riders here that have a lot of enthusiasm for the sport.
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