Round 4 of the Mtn. Dew ATV Motocross National Championship is headed to the legendary High Point Raceway in Mt. Morris, PA for the ATV Stampede.
Live fourth round coverage from Mt Morris, PA begins at 2:30 pm ET on May 16
In the early 1970s, enterprising motocross race promoter Dave Coombs Sr. went on the search for the perfect motocross track. He had tried a couple of tracks in West Virginia that weren't big enough, and then one in Keyser's Ridge, Maryland, but that track's rocky soil didn't find favor with the riders. In the fall of 1976, he moved his races to Mount Morris, Pennsylvania, just across the state line above Morgantown, West Virginia, using the rich soil of a farm owned by the Holbert family, who were racers themselves.
The High Point circuit uses the land's natural elevation to create uphill double- and triple jumps and long sweeping corners in a natural amphitheater setting. To go fast on this highly regarded track today, riders have to dial in skills that were perfected three decades ago.