2020 Trans Am Vet Classic Race Information
2020 TRANS AM VET CLASS
GLEN HELEN RACEWAY
The Trans Am Vet Classic is in its third year and is an event that is special to us because it’s the one time a year that we actually get to put on our gear and dig up some tearoffs for our goggles. The Trans Am Vet Classic race weekend is loaded with classes for riders age 25 years and older, and without giving away the median age, that leaves plenty of room for everyone who works the 22 events per year to get out there for a gate drop.
For me, one of the best days on a starting gate came at the Trans Am when I shared the first straightaway with Kurt Nicoll, Jeff Matiasevich, Jeremy McGrath, and a handful of other riders whom I respect. That is what the Trans Am is: buddies creating memories and spending the weekend together at the track.
This year’s Trans Am almost didn’t happen due to the COVID-19 situation, but California has moved into Phase 3 just in time and the folks at Glen Helen Raceway have welcomed us with the first motocross race on their schedule since the break. This comes with a few conditions, though, and we need to make sure and follow the requirements. Let’s show our thanks for all the hard work it took to get the track open and mind the requests of Glen Helen Raceway and those who allowed this event to happen. – Aaron Cooke
Vehicles must park leaving no less than 10 feet apart on all sides
Parking will be monitored and enforced throughout the day by staff
Riders and Guests will be instructed to remain in their chosen pit area unless going to/from registration, or the racetrack
Online pre-registration highly recommended for all racers
Marked line positions 6 feet apart, wear a mask when you cannot maintain 6′ of separation.
Designated pre-registration and on-site registration windows
Plexiglass or other suitable barrier separating clerks and riders
Hand sanitizers inside and outside of the window
Rider must use own pen; pens will not be shared or reused
Credit card sales encouraged with chip reader to eliminate the requirement of signature; receipts will not be given
Cash sales require exact change unless sanitized money available
Staging Area/Track Entrance
No close contact required
Limited to rider only. No other support crew.
Riders must be in full gear, including helmet
Rider must remain with the motorcycle
Riders called one at a time to their staging position; positions are numbered with ample space for separation
You can also go online and pre-pay for your race entry if you visit GLEN HELEN PRE SIGN UP and you can enter the Express Lane with a copy of your receipt in hand. Go online and check out all the pricing there as well. Three-day admission is $30 and includes Friday race practice. Overnight parking will be allowed starting Friday. Racers and support crew only will be admitted. All support crew, mechanic, and same household supporters must arrive with racers to be allowed in.
Now that all that is out of the way, back to the fun stuff! The Trans Am layout is unique to Glen Helen Raceway because it’s one of the few times per year that the National and REM tracks are combined. The layout uses all the elevation and natural terrain that Glen Helen has to offer.
This year Saturday and Sunday will count as separate race days. Nihilo Concepts has made some very unique trophies for the top-10 riders who complete the most laps over the weekend! Every racer will get a t-shirt and we will have some extra on hand for sale. Walters’ Mercedes-Benz will be on hand with their lineup of Sprinter and Metris MX vehicles, Ogio has some special prizes up their sleeve as well, Fasthouse will be on hand promoting the Day in the Dirt event coming late November, and ProTaper will also be on hand with all their products on display.
Additional vendors that will have an on-site presence for rider support will be ASV Inventions, PNG Living, Bell Helmets, FMF, Throttle Syndicate, and Irenic CBD. Make sure to stop by and see these awesome companies who came out to support you over the weekend. You will also have a chance to view and buy a raffle ticket for the Custom Upfits Moto Trailer to benefit Brian Moreau.
Gates open at 8 am. Vet only practice for registered racers 10 am – 2 pm. Onsite registration will be open from 10:30 am – 3 pm
Gates open at 6 am. Site laps and short practice session at 8 am and racing to follow immediately after.
Gates open at 6 am. Site laps at 8 am and racing to follow immediately after.
Please note Sunday will be the only day you can buy a one day pass.
Make sure to frequent our Instagram page @swapmotoraceseries where we will post race order and practice info for you to be fully informed on each day’s happenings.
Take advantage of PRE REGISTRATION AND CLICK HERE to save $5 per class and to avoid person to person contact. Pre-registration will close Friday 6/26/20 at 7 AM. We will have transponders on-site, but for those of you with your own, you won’t even have to visit registration on race day! Make sure to look into owning your own transponder from MyLaps.
We look forward to seeing you at Glen Helen this weekend. Let’s create memories on the track to last a lifetime.