Special low admission for students, free admission for seniors and servicemen
A big weekend of racing is coming up at Honolulu Hills Raceway, and it's just the start of things to come.
The WORCS ATV and motorcycle tours will be back in town after a two-year hiatus, bring hundreds of riders and several thousand crew members, family and fans with them.?The racing season gets underway this Saturday with the biggest names in ATV racing coming to Honolulu Hills for two days in the opening round of the 2011 WORCS ATV season.
The next week will be even bigger with two full days of motorcycle racing featuring the top names in the sport and two pro races, one on Saturday and another on Sunday.
December's heavy rains have left the track in near perfect condition.
“It's the best I've ever seen it,”said WORCS President Sean Reddish.
Fans can expect to see the same racing from WORCS but with more “hoopla,” as Reddish put it.
A television production company will also be here to film the motorcycle race to be televised at a later date. Just who will broadcast the races hasn't been determined yet, Reddish said.
This weekend's action will bring the top ATV riders to Taft.
Defending AMA ATV Motocross champion Josh Creamer has signed to race exclusively on the WORCS Tour and he'll be here for Sunday's pro race.
Fans will be seeing a lot of new names with factory riders from the east coast, Reddish said.
The ATV pro race will be Sunday at noon.
Local riders will be getting a chance to show their stuff against the big names, including D.J. Noerr and Jake Morton.
The next weekend (Jan. 29-30) the big names come to Honolulu Hills for two days of motorcycle races, including pro races at noon both Saturday and Sunday.
Expect to see a lot of famous riders.
“Everybody that gets paid to race an of-road motorcycle will be here,” Reddish said.?That includes names like Kurt Caselli, Mike Brown, local favorite Bobby Bonds, Robby Bell, Ricky Deitrich and many, many others.
In addition to Noerr and Morton, a lot of local riders will be in action over the next two weeks, including people like Cassie and Haley Walrath, Makayla Wells and Nicole Madsen.
Gate fees are $10 per day, but students with ID get in at half price and there is free admission for active duty military personnel and seniors aged 65 and over.
When the big WORCS races are over, the racing will just keep going.
The Taft grand prix races will be held on Feb. 5-6 and a qualifier for the Mammoth Motocross will follow later in February.
For more information on the races, got to HYPERLINK "http://www.worcsracing.com/"www.worcsracing.com and www.taftracing.com.