Mini Major West by Seven MX is Only One Week Away!
Presented by Seven MX
The preparation is 6th gear pinned and we are stoked to be just one week away from another amazing event! The Mini Major concept started six years ago with many neigh sayers doubting that a mini only event would be worthwhile. The doubters asked, “Why would you leave all the big bike entry fee money on the table?”. Our answer was the goal of creating a unique experience for our younger mini riders that would give them the vibe of a national-level event without all the pressure. We aren’t racing for national titles or big sponsorships…we are racing for the experience and we look to promote the sport with an easier and more affordable point of entry to serious motocross racing.
Since launching the event, the Mini Major and its title sponsor Seven MX, have created the largest mini-only event in the Nation! We have upped the ante each year with new and exciting changes to the format and focussed heavily on the activities after the racing stops each day. This year is no different and with great sponsors involved the vendor village will be packed with awesome brands there to support the racers and families. Each of the following brands will have custom activations to visit; Seven MX, STACYC, KTM, Husqvarna, Walters Mercedes Benz, FMF, Pro Taper, Custom Upfits, OGIO, On Track Schools, RJR Motorsports, DT1 Filters and more still adding!
State Fair MX is the host again this year for the event and they too have stepped up the game. Although it sold out in the first 45 minutes, several new overnight parking spaces were added on asphalt, and of the total spots allowed there are only about 30 left for reservation in the main lot! Due to the size of this event each camping space is pre sold and reserved so make sure to get online and save a spot if you haven’t already. CLICK HERE Spectator/Racer passes ($40), and Pit vehicle passes ($10) can also be purchased there. There is no extra fee for Thursday practice although it is only available to registered racers. The track itself will be looking a lot different with riders jumping under the finish line truss section and multiple unique branding all over the track thanks to our partner Zingg Inc. The track layout will also consist of portions on the Main and Vet layout for those familiar with both tracks. Day parking will be available in select areas for individuals not camping overnight, there is no fee for day parking.
Wednesday – Nov 3 – Gates open 12pm – 8pm
Pull in day 12pm – 8pm. No track access. Must have a reserved overnight parking space
Thursday – Nov 4 – Gates open 6:30am – 8pm
Group practice starts at 8am. Barring delays we will work through the full schedule four times giving each group 15 minutes per session.
Practice 1 – Supermini / 85/150f / Age Groups
Practice 2 – 65cc Age Group (No Beginners or Novice)
Practice 3 – 85/150f Beginner / Novice / Girls
Practice 4 – PW/XR/TTR/CRF/JR (No KTM’s or Cobra’s)
Practice 5 – 65 Beginner / Novice / Girls
Practice 6 – PeeWee Age Group (No Beginners/Novice)
Practice 7 – PeeWee Beginner/Novice/Electric 50 (no PW/XR/TTR/CRF/JR)
20 minutes after the last practice we will host the Father Son Race! This can be any combination of Mom/Dad and Son/Daughter on a team so long as there is one parent and one child on the team. Riders will race 4 laps starting with the child racer leaving the starting gate. The parent will take over after one lap and race the same motorcycle as the kid and riders will continue to switch off each lap. We know the competitive spirit runs in the blood of all of us just remember this is for fun and we want everyone finishing the race healthy and laughing! This was a HUGE hit at the East Coast version with Chad Reed even lining up! Some big names are showing up on the pre registration for the West! Mom’s grab your favorite beverage and get ready to enjoy the show!
Friday, Saturday and Sunday – Gates open 6am – 8pm
We are racing a three moto Championship format. Each days schedule will consist of one moto for every class. The race order will be posted Thursday evening. Overall points after three rounds will determine the Champions and finishing places. Trophies in every class up to 5th place. Friday has custom holeshot awards from FMF in all classes. Saturday and Sunday will see OGIO giving away custom embroidered back packs for holeshots in select classes. Sunday podiums will be complete with a time honored tradition of spraying the victory bubbly for top three finishers and all the action will be broadcast on a live webcast for the world to see Sunday motos on Swapmoto Live channels!
KTM and Husqvarna Electric Challenge
This year we are once again super excited to have support from KTM and Husqvarna on their electric motorcycles the E5 and EE5. We will have a full class this year all three days for anyone owning one of these electric minis! You can find the class on the pre registration page and make sure to stop by and visit the KTM and Husqvarna Rider Support area in the pits.
STACYC GROMCROSS Saturday 3pm – 7pm
This years STACYC event will be held at Grand Prix BMX on the same fairgrounds as State Fair MX entering in gate E at the North end of Lake Perris Dr. This never before opportunity will put STACYC riders on 12″ and 16″ eDrive motors on a full length BMX track! This track even has an over under bridge like you see in SX! There are seven classes to choose from and a $10 entry fee found on our normal pre registration page. Also the first 400 people through the gate will get a free icee and a hotdog thanks to STACYC. Classes are limited to 32 riders each so make sure and get signed up before they sell out. Tons of details on the pre reg page CLICK HERE.
Pre Registration is still open for all classes until Wednesday Nov. 3 at 9pm. On site registration will open Thursday at 1pm. All riders will get a free event tee included with their registration. CLICK HERE FOR PRE REGISTRATION
Please read the following carefully:
Unfortunately at the last couple of races there have been severe incidents involving people staying overnight. State Fair MX has notified us that there will be a zero tolerance policy and to consider this as a warning to all who may have intentions that the race is a babysitter for kids or that partying loudly into the dawn is acceptable. It is not. We have seen other tracks take extreme measures to prevent these kind of activities by banning pit vehicles or searching every single cooler and fridge that comes in with a zero alcohol policy. These are conditions made because of a few that impact the enjoyment of all. Let’s not take it too far. If you bring a pit vehicle you will be required to sign an additional waiver pay $10 and present a sticker on the vehicle. The track message is that these vehicles are only for transportation from camping to the track and back. Kids riding pit bikes or driving golf carts across the fairgrounds will not be tolerated. State Fair MX has gone to great measures to put up fencing in the allowed areas and it is clear where that area ends. No pit vehicles should be in use after racing ends each day. Bicycles are the preferred method of transportation after racing ends for all children. This is state property and these actions can terminate our lease agreement. If bikes or vehicles are found to be mis-used they will be impounded for the weekend. No refunds will be issued. Bottom line every space has been carefully planned and parking will be close in proximity. Respect your neighbors and use common sense.