Nearly 200 riders turned out for the season opening round of the 2018 MotoSport.com Pac West series held Feb. 18 in Woodland, WA and with clear skies in the forecast organizers expect as many if not more for Round 2 on Sunday at Eugene MX Park in Eugene, OR.
The newly formed Motocross series started by Ryan Villopoto, a 10-time Supercross and Motocross Champion, and Brian Nilsen, co-owner of The Brothers Powersports in Bremerton, WA visits six Motocross tracks over the course of seven rounds that concludes in August. Eugene represents the lone trip to Oregon with the rest taking place in Washington.
Despite the bad weather for the opening round riders from all over the Pacific Northwest and as far away as Idaho made the trek around jack-knifed semis and other car related crashes to compete in 34 classes ranging from 50cc beginner to 450 pro. The track held up despite the rain and in addition to some bar-banging racing Villopoto raffled off prizes to some lucky race fans including a Yamaha pressure washer.
Doors open for the practice at 8 a.m. on Saturday and for racing at 8 a.m. on Sunday at Eugene MX Park (also called Territorial MX Park), 92500 Territorial Hwy, Junction City, OR. However, riding doesn't start until 10 a.m. both days as the track prohibits starting engines until then. Practice day is optional and costs $35. Race fee costs $35 plus a one-time $35 membership fee (if not paid at Round 1) and a $15 entry fee charged by the track. Riders must race in a minimum of six rounds to qualify for year-end awards. Check out PacWestMX.com for more information.
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Written By: AndrewT