New Motor Sports Complex Welcomes Riders

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Northern Michigan’s 33MotoSports Park to Open on May 5

I love a wide-open track, and it just pinned everywhere and the jumps are nice, big and smooth, so it's safe. It's a great overall track. The facility is amazing!

With its three tracks, hilltop and trackside viewing areas, concessions and covered viewing/dining facilities all completed, the new 33MotoSports Park is ready for riders and fans. Nestled in the rolling hills of the beautiful Huron National Forest, this unique 80-acre park has been developed as a family-friendly racing complex for motorcycles, quads, UTVs and snowmobiles.

33MotoSports Park is kicking things off with a free practice day on Saturday, May 5, and will be open every weekend to October. A total of 15 race events are scheduled for 2012, starting with the Grand Opening celebration the weekend of May 19-20. In addition to the race lineup, 56 practice days are scheduled, including all Tuesdays and Thursdays during July and August.

The Park will have something for everyone, according to owner John Gusler. “It’s for experienced and novice riders wanting more track time, as well as die-hard fans and families looking for affordable entertainment,” he said. “People are really going to be blown away by what we’ve created here.”

Gusler relied heavily on the Park’s general manager, Dave Hassell, to develop a facility that riders will love. “I’ve been racing most of my life, at parks all over the country,” said Hassell. “I can honestly say we’ve put together something here that rivals the best of them.” As a native son who returned to the area from California, Hassell earned a reputation from years in motocross racing, motocross equipment repair and facilities management that has attracted seasoned riders from far and wide to check out 33MotoSports Park.

Cale Kuchnicki of Alanson is an example of an experienced rider who plans to travel regularly to Northern Michigan to take advantage of the new park. “It's definitely national caliber,” said an excited Kuchnicki after some recent pre-opening day spins around the track. “I love a wide-open track, and it just pinned everywhere and the jumps are nice, big and smooth, so it's safe. It's a great overall track. The facility is amazing!”

Check out some great video of Kuchnicki and other riders during the pre-opening track tests.

Beyond the three rolling-terrain tracks with varying degrees of obstacles and jumps to accommodate all machine sizes and skill levels, there is weekend overnight parking onsite for racers, as well as nearby campgrounds and motels. Riders and fans are also sure to appreciate the ample parking, restrooms, hilltop covered viewing and dining areas, café and concessions.

33MotoSports Park is located in Northern Michigan’s beautiful AuSable River Valley. You can’t miss it on M-33, at the corner of Mt. Tom and CR-608 (3 miles west of Fairview and 4 miles north of Mio). For more information and schedules, visit or call 989-889-1785.

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