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Professional MX & ATV Racing is Back at Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort, Sept 9th through 11th 2016
9/7/2016 4:00:00 PM - Tribal Observer

The popular Edge of Summer MX event returns to Soaring Eagle, featuring top pro racers and a host of amateurs on dirt bikes & ATVs!

What: Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort's Edge of Summer MX event

When: September 9th through 11th

Time: Friday's Pro ATV final motos are at 3PM and 5PM; Saturday's Pro MX (dirt bikes) racing finals begin at 6:30PM. Gates open daily at 6AM for amateur practice and racing, beginning at 9AM Friday, 8AM Saturday and Sunday.

Where: Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort, MT. Pleasant, MI

Who: The MIdwest's top amateur and nationally-ranked pro motocross and ATV racers battle for a $60,000+ purse.

Friday Autograph Session: ATV and Dirt Bike pros inside the casino at the entertainment hall at 6:30PM following the ATV racing program.

Saturday Autograph Session: Trackside on Saturday from 5-6PM with Nick Wey, Jake Weimer, Ivan Tedesco, Mike Alessi and more!

Tickets: Just $25 per day or $40 for the entire weekend and are available at the gate. Special prices for kids 6-11 and children under five are admitted free!

More information: and

Contact: Pat Schutte/

Event sponsors include: RCH Racing, Suzuki, RedBud, Musco Lighting, Bel-Ray, Rockford Fosgate, FMF, Dunlop, Fox, Michigan Cat, Bader &Sons Co. and Stevens Sports Center.

MT. PLEASANT, Mich. (Aug. 24, 2016) – Dirt bikes and ATVs will fly high above the grounds of Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort as the annual Edge of Summer MX event returns to Michigan’s No. 1-ranked Favorite Casino (Midwest Gaming & Travel), Sept. 9-11. Professional racers – including Michigan’s own Nick Wey (Dewitt) – along with Jake Weimer, Ivan Tedesco, Mike Alessi and more will battle bar-to-bar from one end of Soaring Eagle’s property to the other in hopes of cashing in on the massive $60K purse.

The field will showcase a full range of classes – including ages four to pro on the dirt bikes and eight to pro on the ATVs – all racing on the all-time winningest MX racer Ricky Carmichael-designed track that serpentines across the sprawling Soaring Eagle grounds. Featuring stadium-style seating that allows fans to see nearly the entire course, the Edge of Summer MX event will again rock the central Michigan action sports scene to its core with an entire weekend of motocross racing action, including for the first time the awe-inspiring “Adaptive” class (amputees and partially paralyzed racers) on the Soaring Eagle track.

“It’s a show of shows in terms of excitement and value for customers,” said Raul Venegas, Director of Marketing and Entertainment at Soaring Eagle. “The Edge of Summer MX event is the biggest outdoor event Soaring Eagle will host this fall. If you haven’t seen it, you’re in for a real treat. And if you were here last year, we look forward to seeing you again September ninth through the 11th.”

Teaming up again with Soaring Eagle and RCH Racing to produce the event will be RedBud MX. Host of the nation’s No. 1 professional motocross event held annually on Fourth of July weekend in Buchanan, Mich., RedBud MX’s staff is on-site to ensure a top quality racetrack, officials and overall smooth-running event program.

As they’ve been in the past, the pro racers are very approachable at Soaring Eagle’s Edge of Summer MX event, signing autographs and posing for photos with the fans. The event also features the “Par for the Cause” RCH Racing celebrity charity golf tournament (more info on that at, live music and, of course, the best gaming in the Midwest!

The manmade Edge of Summer motocross track will send bikes, ATVs and their riders flying through the air – at distances approaching 100 feet – in a preview of this weekend’s battle for a substantial cash purses on Friday (pro ATVs) and Saturday (pro dirt bikes). Wednesday’s 2 p.m. media day at Soaring Eagle will give local media an up-close and personal view of the sport of motocross, both on dirt bikes and ATVs, and the sports’ incredible athletes that sail through the air like no other form of motorsport!


RCH Racing is in its second season of the partnership between Ricky Carmichael and Carey Hart with factory support from Suzuki and Yoshimura R&D. With riders Ken Roczen and Broc Tickle aboard the RM-Z450, RCH Racing has campaigned in the Feld Motor Sports® 2015 Monster Energy AMA Supercross, as well as the 2015 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship. The RCH partnership adds the flare and excitement of freestyle pioneer and entrepreneur Hart with the legendary riding resume of Carmichael who has 5 AMA Supercross Championships (48 wins) and ten AMA Motocross Championships (102 wins). Carmichael is right in the middle of the action in charge of rider development, as well as motorcycle testing, research and development. With key team changes, including direct Factory Suzuki support and a key technical alliance for R&D, RCH Racing is a growing threat on the track. RCH and Suzuki, along with Yoshimura, provide the technical platform and factory-backed expertise necessary in developing a championship caliber program.


RedBud supports the sport of motocross and has since 1973! For 43 years the region's most prestigious amateur events and Round Six of the AMA Lucas Oil Motocross Championship are held in the beautiful rolling hills of southwestern Michigan. A state with an affinity for off-road recreational vehicle use, RedBud owns the bragging rights to the highest attended U.S. motocross race year after year. Just the right soil mix, lots of passing and the BIGGEST jump on the circuit (LaRocco’s Leap), the track provides for some terribly exciting motocross racing … definitely a top motocross destination in a region that loves its motorsports!


Jimmy Albertson’s “in” for Sept. 9-11 Edge of Summer MX event at Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort

Albertson’s joined by Motorcycle Superstore Suzuki teammates Kyle Cunningham and Josh Osby at Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort

MT. PLEASANT, Mich. (Sept. 7, 2016) – Top pro motocross veteran “Top Jimmy” Albertson and the Motorcycle Superstore Suzuki Racing Team – including Kyle Cunningham and Josh Osby – announced today that they will be in the gate for this weekend’s Edge of Summer MX event at Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort, Sept. 9-11.

Albertson makes his return to Soaring Eagle after placing 4th in the inaugural 2014 Edge of Summer MX event.

“I'm very excited to announce that Motorcycle Superstore Suzuki Racing will be attending the third annual Edge of Summer MX race,” said Albertson, who doubles as the team owner. “I raced the event in 2014 and had a blast!  I look forward bringing my teammates Kyle Cunningham and Josh Osby to chase down that massive pro purse. We look to have Suzuki on all three steps of the podium!”

This will be Cunningham’s first Edge of Summer MX event, while Osby finished 10th in 2014.



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