Slave Lake’s revived motocross association has been working hard for a couple of years and it’s about to pay off. A weekend of races, sanctioned by the Peace Motocross Association, is happening at the Flat Top track July 22 and 23.
“We have been working hard on the track and property and things are starting to look really good,” says Slave Lake Motocross Association President Luke Vondermuhll.
The good look includes a brand-new tower, erected just last week with the help of a couple of local companies, SLH and Double B Welding and Machining. Lots of other work has been donated by companies and individuals, Vondermuhll says. They’ll all be recognized on site.
Getting the starting gates ready was a bit of an adventure, as Vondermuhll tells it.
“We did an archeological dig to find the old start gates. We found them buried under three feet of grass, trees and dirt. We totally dug them out and cleaned up the area, but they were very seized up so Prax Enterprises donated welders and crews to do all the repairs on the gates and get them working.”
Vondermuhll says they expect 350 – 400 people to attend the weekend event, between riders, families and spectators. The racing starts at noon on the Saturday and 9 a.m. on the Sunday. Admission to the grounds is $5 for the day or $10 for the weekend. Kids under 10 get in free.
Vondermuhll says the event will be good for the club and the community, raising money, helping to keep costs down for members, boosting tourism and so on.
“We could not do this without the help of the community,” he adds.
Camping is available on site; so will food be, by way of food trucks.