Las Vegas hosts World Mini GP motocross

LAS VEGAS - More than 2,000 riders will compete in the world's largest motocross event April 26-30 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway's motocross facility. The 29th Annual World Mini Grand Prix will feature riders from over 40 states and eight ...

LAS VEGAS - More than 2,000 riders will compete in the world's largest motocross event April 26-30 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway's motocross facility.

The 29th Annual World Mini Grand Prix will feature riders from over 40 states and eight countries. They will be vying for $100,000 in cash and contingency awards.

Thirty-four classes from four-six Pee Wees to 250cc pros make up the five-day event known as the "original amateur through pro" event in the sport of motocross.

The event traditionally attracts the largest turnout of Pee Wees, 60cc, 80cc, 125cc and 250cc motocross machines in the sport. Indy Racing Northern Light Series driver Jeff Ward raced the first World Mini 29 years ago. Other top performers include motorcyle superstars Jeremy McGrath, Ricky Carmichael, Kevin Windham and Travis Pastrana.

In addition to two-wheel racing action, the top aftermarket companies, such as Bell, Featherlite Trailers and Dunlop, will be at the event with awards and displays.

On Wednesday, April 26, the gates open at 8 a.m. On Thursday, April 27, practice is slated for 7 a.m.-2 p.m. with races following. On April 28, 29 and 30, races start at 7 a.m.

Tickets are available at the gate.

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Series Other bike
Drivers Jeff Ward , Travis Pastrana , Kevin Windham , Jeremy McGrath