Season opener at Hemond's MX in Minot, Maine on
Can-Am RMR Series, Presented by the New England
HAMPSTEAD, NH (May 14, 2007) - All over the
northeast, ATV racers are tweaking and tuning
their machines to prepare for the new season.
Officials from Rock Maple Racing (RMR) are also
busy making their own preparations for Round 1
of the 10-race 2007 Can-Am series schedule, set
for Sunday, May 20, at Hemond's MX in Minot,
Spectator gates will open at 8 a.m., and racing
will get under way promptly at 9 a.m. Admission
is $10 for adults, $5 for children ages 6 to 10,
while children age 5 and under will be admitted
free with a paying adult.
The day's program will begin with qualifying
action for all classes. These qualifying races
allow riders to learn quick lines around the
challenging track. It all builds to an exciting
climax at roughly 1 p.m. as Finals for all
classes begin. Riders from around the northeast
will be gunning for trophies and bragging rights
as another action-packed season gets under way.
RMR recently announced the signing of a
three-race TV package for the Can-Am series in
2007. A crew from Dan Egan's Wild World of
Summer, seen every Saturday on New England Cable
News (NECN) will be in Minot to catch the
action. This is an exciting opportunity for our
race teams, their sponsors and the series to
reach consumers across a broad geographic area.
Riders who are looking for a pre-race practice
session will be thrilled to know that all
tracks, including Hemond's, will offer Saturday
practice sessions for just $25 per day. This
gives racers a chance to shake down their
machines and prepare for the next day's
competition. ATV racers will also be happy to
know that several tracks on the circuit will
allow RMR to slightly reconfigure parts of their
tracks to make them more Quad-friendly. Just
another part of the ongoing effort to make the
Can-Am RMR series a cut above the rest.
Hemond's MX is a world-class motocross facility
with a reputation for great racing. Run by the
hard-working Hemond family, the track has been
expanded in recent years to become one of the
premier race courses in New England. Hemond's
hosts several Maine Motocross Series events
during the season, along with a few larger New
England Sports Committee (NESC) events. All over
the northeast, racers are talking about how nice
the track and facility in general is at Hemond’s.
The family has poured its heart and soul into
the track, and it shows.
The track is located on Woodman Hill Road. To
get to the track, take Exit 75 (Auburn) off the
Maine Turnpike. At the base of the off-ramp,
take a left onto Rte. 100. Proceed four miles
north to Roy's All-Steak Hamburgers, then take
Rte. 121 west (Minot Ave.) for 5.5 miles. Turn
right onto Rte. 119, proceed just over three
miles to Hemond's MX facility on your right.
The Can-Am RMR Series, presented by the New
England Dodge Dealers, is preparing for what
promises to be an exciting first full season.
New contingency programs for 2007 will see
valuable items like Sunoco Racing Fuel and Scott
goggles given to eligible riders. Several of the
fine associate sponsors involved with RMR are
participating this year, helping racers lower
costs as the season unfolds.
Rock Maple Racing is the eastern affiliate of
the World Powersports Association (WPSA), the
national sanctioning body for ATV racing. For
more information, please visit us at