More Information on the International
What’s the Big Deal About The International Race?
Are you tired of spending all day to get a few minutes on the track a couple of times, then go home with energy left? If so, then you can take on the challenge of a three-moto Saturday AND a two-moto Sunday. Now that’s racing!!
We’re not talking 8 to 10 minutes per moto here … you’ll race for 15 to 22 minutes PER MOTO, depending on your class and age. Yep, you’ll be racing against people in your class AND in 10-year age groups. Novice classes race for 15 minutes, Intermediates for 15 – 18 minutes, Experts for 15 – 20 minutes and Masters endure for 15 – up to 22 minutes.
AZOT’s Oldtimer International Race will be on Saturday, February 26 and Sunday, February 27 at Canyon Raceway. Overnight camping is free and you can get some practice in on Friday, or even Wednesday or Thursday if you’re determined to walk away with a trophy.
Find your class / age and get ready. Classes are Novice, Intermediate, Expert and Master by age of 40+, 50+, 60+, 70+ and, yes, you’re seeing 70+ and 80+. One requirement, you do have to be a member of the AZOT Motocross club to race in the OT Internationals. More about that below.
If you’re too young for the official Oldtimer classes, no problem. There will be a 30+ Vet class, as well as other support classes. Only qualifier is only big bikes on the track for the weekend. Sorry kids, this will be a cheering-from-the-stands-only event. Maybe you can wear your relative’s free T-shirt that comes with every early entry; also with late/day-of entries as long as supplies last.
After racing on Saturday, you’ll get a free dinner from the on-site food truck. You and your family/friends can also buy food from the vendor. After dinner, it’s raffle-time! You could be taking home some gear, parts, tires or gift certificates.
It’s easy to register – just go to azotmotocross.com, click on “International” to complete the registration and even pay online. Remember – you do have to be a member of one of the ten OldTimers MX clubs to race in the Internationals.
If for some reason you can’t commit ahead of time, you can sign up and pay on Friday afternoon or even early Saturday morning race day. But timing can get close if there’s a lot of last-minute registrations, and it’s best to sign up well ahead of time. You don’t want to end up in the wrong class or even missing practice!
So, are you up to the challenge? If you’re not already a member, why not join AZOTMX now, come out for at least one of the Club races so you get to know what’s happening. The updated race schedule is on our website, along with lots of pictures and some highlights.
If you get hooked on that tough International format, as an AZOT member you can compete in any of the eleven other International races. Next after ours is Las Vegas at Western Raceway or SoCal at Glen Helen. Lots of great tracks, including Washougal and Hangtown and even a couple in Canada! Take a look at the International schedule while you’re on our website.
Now are you ready? See you at a track!