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NEW OFF-ROAD TRACK UNDER CONSTRUCTION AT MINNESOTA'S ERX MOTOR PARK
Elk River, Minn. November 6, 2015 – TORC: The Off-Road Racing Championships and ERX Motorpark in Elk River, MN, are excited to announce a new off-road racing track is currently being built to host the fifth stop of the 2016 TORC series July 16-17. The track is located only 40 minutes from the Minneapolis/St. Paul Metro Area providing convenient access for fans and major media outlets. Full Story
INTRODUCING GO-KART RACING!
April 7th, 2015 -- ERX is excited to offer a new partnership with 169 Raceway – formerly Ramsey Raceway. 169 Raceway will be renting the ERX 120 track area to run GoKarts every Sunday beginning May 10. Click here for more info!
INTRODUCING UTILITY ATV RACING!
June 11th, 2014 -- Beginning on June 26th, 2014, we will be adding Utility ATV race classes to our Beater-X Race Series. A "Utility ATV" is any ATV that came from the factory with racks. Click here for more info!
DAY OF THE DOZERS 2014
June 9th, 2014 -- ERX will be hosting it's 2nd "Day of the Dozers" event on Saturday, September 13th. The event will run for 9am until 4pm and will give kids a chance to ride the big equipment with a trained and qualified operator. Tickets are $10 and all proceeds benefit Children's Hospital and Clinics of MN. Check out their website for more info!
THE GREAT BULL RUN 2014
The Great Bull Run is coming to ERX on June 21st, 2014! Grab life by the horns and experience the rush of a lifetime as you sprint down a quarter-mile track with up to twenty-four 1,500-pound bulls hot on your heels. Cap off your run in our insanely fun tomato food fight, Tomato Royale, then celebrate all day long in our massive festival featuring great music, tasty food, cold beer, games and attractions! Not up for running with bulls? No problem! You can still watch all the action as a spectator or join in the fun as a participant in Tomato Royale! Head over to thegreatbullrun.com for the details on how the run is structured and remember: prices go up over time so don’t wait too long to sign up!
DAY OF THE DOZERS 2013
September 13th, 2013 -- ERX will be hosting "Day of the Dozers" on Saturday, October 5th. The event will run for 9am until 4pm and will give kids a chance to ride the big equipment with a trained and qualified operator. Tickets are $5 and all proceeds benefit Children's Hospital and Clinics of MN. Check out their website for more info!
VINTAGE SNOW OVAL RACING RETURNS TO ERX
March 12th, 2013 -- High Banked Oval, Costume Contest, and End of Season Appreciation Scheduled for Thursday, March 21st, 2013! Races begin at 5:30pm. Click here for more info!
DIARY OF A RACE DAD
Randy Kepner with Snowgoer Magazine wrote an article all about his experiences of becoming a "race dad" at ERX. The story documents his transformation from regular guy to youth sled setup guru. Check it out here!
SO YOU WANT TO BE A RACER?
September 1st, 2012 -- Don’t know what to get the budding snocross racer on your list? Our Learn 2 Ride snocross clinic is the perfect Christmas gift. Young riders learn how to become a better rider on the track and build character off the track, as some of the best riders in the country mentor young riders by showing them how to improve their skills on the track, and sharpen their mind off it. Click here for more info!
NEW FOR 2012: MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED TO RACE IN GRASSROOTS SNOCROSS SERIES
August 31st, 2012 -- We will be introducing a new electronic scoring system this winter for our Grassroots Snocross Series. In order to race you will need a transponder card, specific to our system. Transponder cards will be issued when you sign up for either a One-Night Membership or a Seasonal Membership. Full Story
NEW 120cc CLASSES! - 2012-2013 GRASSROOTS SNOCROSS SERIES
August 21st, 2012 -- Our goal at ERX Motor Park is to provide a safe and competitive racing environment for all classes. In response to the slew of e-mails we have received we have decided to make some changes to our 120cc classes. Full Story
CRASH, BOOM, BANG... Beatercross® Gets Down, Dirty and On
June 6th, 2012 -- The summer season started with a bang… or should we say crunch as round one action of the NOS Energy Drink BeaterCross series kicked off with plenty of bumping, grinding, and barrel rolls as competitors tamed the new track. With live music, tasty food, cold brew, and the NOS Energy Drink gaming zone for the kids, some of the best days of summer are happening at ERX Motor Park in Elk River. Full Story
THANKS FOR ANOTHER GREAT SEASON!
March 29th, 2012 -- For much of the North American snowbelt, the winter season of 2011-2012 will go down as the winter that never was. However nothing could be farther from the truth at ERX Motor Park in Elk River, where the best winter season in the history of the facility was capped off with the first ever International Series of Champions (ISOC) national snocross race. Full Story
ER STAR NEWS //ERX GETS ITS CHANCE AND DELIVERS
March 16th, 2012 -- Elk River’s Extreme Motorpark (ERX) had its chance to join the list of hosts for the International Series of Champions (ISOC) event last weekend and from all reports came through with flying colors. Drivers had good things to say about the track – mainly about the amount of snow, the many turns and ample room to race (see story) – in ERX’s inaugural ISOC event, and the event drew very well. Katie Shatusky, the track’s media director, said “for sure 6,000 people over the course of the weekend. Roughly 2,000 on Friday and 4,500 on Saturday, but those are rough numbers.“ Full Story
ER STAR NEWS // SNOCROSS TOP STARS RACE AT ERX AS HUGE CROWD ATTEND ISOC EVENT
March 13th, 2012 -- Elk River’s Extreme Motorpark (ERX) presented the best snocross racers in the world, and packed in well over 10,000 fans combined, on Friday and Saturday in hosting an International Series of Champions (ISOC) event for the first time. Full Story
SO YOU WANT TO BE A RACER?
October 19th, 2011 -- Saturday, November 12th we'll be hosting a FREE Snocross Racing Clinic. This will be focused on first time riders of all ages who have an interest in Snocross Racing. Click here for more info!
EXPERIENCE THE WILDCAT AT ERX
October 6th, 2011 -- Summer is not over yet, and neither is the action at ERX Motor Park as Arctic Cat brings the all-new, pure sport Wildcat side-by-side to ERX for a day of demo rides on a specially prepared track. Full Story
BEATERCROSS KICKS OFF SUMMER SEASON @ ERX
May 4th, 2011 -- It’s back, the most twisted form of auto racing you’ve ever seen, and this summer Beater-X® will take over ERX exclusively with six Thursday night events on tap. The first race kicks off this Thursday at 5:30 with a new track, more classes, and more fun. Full Story
SNOW OVAL RETURNS, FOR NOS ENERGY DRINK GRASSROOTS FINALE
February 18th, 2011 -- With high-banked turns and pancake flat straights, the final NOS Energy Drink Grassroots event of the season harkens back to simpler times in the snowmobile industry. A time when open megaphone exhausts, cleated tracks, and high-banked snow oval racing was king. While the focus will be on vintage racing, all traditional Thursday night classes will be featured including 120 and Trail classes. Full Story
COWBOY NIGHT COMES TO ERX JANUARY 20 GRASSROOTS SHOWDOWN
January 17th, 2011 -- The mid-way point of the winter season at ERX is fast approaching, and with it comes the third installment of the NOS Energy Drink Grassroots Snocross Series. The third race in the six race series will have certain country twang throughout the evening. Featuring both old school and the latest country music, the evening of snocross racing will feature a cowboy and cowgirl costume contest, a search for the biggest ten-gallon hat, and a the new twist to always popular boot race for the kids. Full Story
NEW MOTOR PARK CHALET OFFERS WARMTH, COMFORT, VENDING AND PRIVATE EVENT OPPORTUNITIES
January 10th, 2011 -- The Midwest’s best snocross facility keeps getting better thanks to the addition of an all new 40’x50’ structure appropriately dubbed the Motor Park Chalet. The new dual-pitch truss building features two levels of viewing, plus room for indoor vending and ample space to come in from the cold and socialize with friends. Full Story
EXTREMITY GAMES ADAPTIVE SNOCROSS CLINIC AND RACE ANNOUNCED
December 16th, 2010 -- Disabled Athletes from Around the US will come to Minnesota to Learn from the Best and Compete in First Ever Extremity Games Snocross. Full Story
OPEN SNOCROSS PRACTICE RETURNS - ERX IS OPEN FOR WINTER
December 3rd, 2010 -- After Mother Nature teased us with warm temps well into the early part of November, an Arctic chill finally descended upon the Minneapolis/St. Paul area and ERX quickly transformed into a snocross mecca. With four-guns blowing the white stuff around the clock and the reliable power of Caterpillar generation purring on the sidelines courtesy of Ziegler Cat, ERX is open for the season with snocross practice running four days a week. Full Story
LAST CHANCE OF THE YEAR! BEATERCROSS® RETURNS TO ERX THIS THURSDAY
August 24th, 2010 -- The final race of the NOS Energy Drink Beatercross® Series is here, and we’ve saved the best for last. If you haven’t had a chance to see what the buzz is all about for yourself, now is the time to make your way to ERX Motor Park in Elk River this Thursday, August 26th. The most twisted form of wheel-to-wheel auto racing you have ever seen will be on display one final time, and we’re making sure it will be a race to remember. Full Story
NOS ENERGY DRINK BEATERCROSS® RETURNS TO ERX THIS THURSDAY
August 6th, 2010 -- If you missed the first ever NOS Energy Drink Beatercross® race at ERX this past July, you most likely know by now that you missed one heckuva good time. Whether it was the hundreds of friends who shared a cold one on a perfect summer evening; the ridiculous jumps these would be salvage-yard cars and trucks were attempting; or simply the head to head, competitive racing, everyone left with big grins and a similar message, “I’ll be back!” Full Story
BEATERCROSS® IS FINALLY HERE - THIS THURSDAY
June 29th, 2010 -- With registrations stacking up at ERX central, and final track preparations in the works, just days remain until the open round of the NOS Energy Drink Beatercross® Series kicks-off the most bizarre and sure to be entertaining type of auto racing you’ve ever seen. Full Story
FINAL ROUND OF HEINEN'S YAMAHA GRASSROOTS MOTO-X
June 17th, 2010 -- As the summer continues to heat up, so to does the motocross action at ERX Motor Park in Elk River, Minnesota. The final Heinen’s Motorsports/Yamaha Grassroots Moto-X race of the summer is just one week away, and participants will be going all out in hopes of capture a 2010 Moto-X Series championship. Full Story
FREE YAMAHA DEMO RIDES AT ERX, JUNE 15th
June 10th, 2010 -- Experience the new Yamaha YFZ 450X Sport quad or the Yamaha Rhino side-by-side at ERX Motor Park courtesy of Heinen’s Yamaha Motorsports of Osseo. Full Story
GRASSROOTS MOTO-X RETURNS TO ERX THIS THURSDAY!
June 1st, 2010 -- Another evening of motocross racing action for everyone is here. Round 3 of the Heinen’s/Yamaha Grassroots Motocross Racing Series is poised to shred the perfectly manicured track at ERX Motor Park this Thursday as riders of all ages and bikes of all sizes take center stage. Full Story
SUMMER NIGHT AND AERIAL FLIGHTS THIS THURSDAY NIGHT!
May 19th, 2010 -- While a deluge of rain and unseasonably cold temps forced the postponement of the second round of Moto-X action, no one will be complaining as warm sunshine ushers in what looks to be a perfect night of motocross racing at ERX Motor Park this Thursday, May 20th. Full Story
SUMMER AT ERX IS HERE!
April 20th, 2010 -- Unseasonably warm weather has ushered in summer at ERX Motor Park in Elk River, Minnesota at a record pace. The finishing touches to an all-new motocross track were completed last week, and the gates were opened for the first open practice of the season this past Saturday. Full Story
SUMMER MOTO - BIG CHANGES FOR SUMMER AT ERX
March 4th, 2010 -- While all the excitement is currently focused on our final winter event of the season, we haven’t forgotten spring is just around the corner. We’ve been hunkered down in our offices, making phone calls, scanning the calendars and talking to motocross fans and racers in preparation for the new season. Full Story
VINTAGE SNOW OVAL UNDER THE LIGHTS - GET YOUR LEAFER READY!
March 4th, 2010 -- Our final Thursday Night Under the Lights event of the winter season is poised to be our best event ever as the staff at ERX adds another twist to our already twisted “run-what-ya-brung” format. Full Story
THURSDAY NIGHTS UNDER THE LIGHTS IS BACK THIS WEEK!
February 3rd, 2010 -- The next installment of Grassroots Snocross Racing under the lights at ERX Motor Park return this Thursday, February 4th, with all that has made this “run-what-ya brung” event immensely popular.
We've got Snow! Open Practice Starts Monday
December 5th, 2009 -- Snow has arrived and open practice is here! The crew at ERX Motor Park has been working around the clock creating winter at the Midwest’s premiere motorsports park and the gates are set to open for the first open track session of the season, Monday, December 7th at 12:00pm (noon). Full Story.
Racer Space and Open Track Passes Now Available
Sick of hauling your sled to and from the track? We have limited racer space available in our heated race shop, sign up now, it will go fast! Season Open Practice Track Passes are also now available For more information click here.
ERX Motor Park Forges Alliance with Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Central Minnesota
September 4, 2009 -- Demonstrating their commitment to the central Minnesota community beyond motorsports, owners of the Elk River Extreme (ERX) Motor Park are proud to announce a newly formed partnership with Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Central Minnesota. Full Story
FCA Pro Rider Camp - Train With the Pros
July 1, 2009 -- The motocross event of the season is coming to Elk River, July 19th as the Elk River Extreme Motor Park (ERX) and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) team up to bring some of the best motocross riders in the world to ERX for a one-day event which will inspire and give you hands on training to be better both on the track and off. Full Story
ERX Track Expansion - Bigger and Better
June 11, 2009 -- After just a few weeks of open practice, the ERX track has been expanded giving riders more track time and more challenges. With more than 700 additional cubic yards of premium dirt hauled in, the track was expanded to add just over 20-seconds to the average lap time. Full Story
Summer Motocross Series Drops the Gate on Round Two, Saturday June 13th.
May 20, 2009 -- The first of a six race inaugural ERX Motocross Series was held this past May 2nd, launching the summer season at the newly developed Elk River Extreme Motor Park (ERX) located on the outskirts of the Minneapolis/St. Paul metropolitan area. Full Story.
ERX Summer Motocross Series Debuts this Weekend
April 30, 2009 -- After a successful inaugural winter season, the Extreme Motor Park in Elk River, Minnesota (ERX) has been transformed over the past month into a professional quality motocross facility and the doors open this weekend for the first of a six race motocross series at ERX. Full Story
ERX and Professional Snocross Racers April Moritz and Taylor Carlson to Host Free Women's Snocross Clinic
February 3, 2009 -- Anything boys can do, girls can do better – that’s the attitude of professional snocross racer April Moritz and her female competitors in the rough and tumble world of professional snowmobile snocross racing. In a sport dominated by men both on and off the track, professional women racers have recently caught the attention of fans, factories and race promoters alike and now April along fellow female racer Taylor Carlson are looking to break down the barriers even further. Full story
Ride the Best at ERX During FOX Racing Shox Test and Tune Day
December 12, 2008 -- Join FOX Racing Shox Factory Reps December 20th at ERX and Experience the New Fox Float Evol Shock; Plus Woody’s Traction, HMK and Speedwerx Representatives Will Serve Up Performance Tips and Products. Full story.
Big Snow Requires Big Power From Cummins Power Generation
Novermber 21, 2008 -- Cummins Power Generation Partners with Extreme Motor Park (ERX) and Delivers Megawatts of Power for Snowmaking Equipment, Lighting and More. Full story.
ERX Track is Open for Winter
November 19, 2008 -- The newly created motosports facility located just off Highway 169 on the outskirts of the Twin Cities has been making snow for more than a week and is now open for snocross practice. Full story.
Outerwear King HMK Joins ERX Team
October 23, 2008 -- Just weeks after announcing the inaugural schedule for the new Extreme Motor Park in Elk River, Minnesota, one of the industry’s biggest and best outerwear companies quickly capitalized on the opportunity to forge a relationship with the facility. Full story.
Boss Racing Will Headquarter at ERX
October 21, 2008 -- The premiere snocross team for Ski-doo has announced the soon to be completed Extreme Motor Park (ERX) in Elk River, Minnesota will serve as its home base for the upcoming professional snocross season. Full story.
New Extreme Motor Park Breaks Ground
September 30, 2008 -- The first of its kind motorsports park in the Twin Cities has broke ground and is set to go green December 18, 2008. Full story.