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Event: Searchlight Grand Prix

in California Events
Added by desertlivin , --

Taking place Oct 13, 2007 through Oct 14, 2007 08:00 AM - 04:30 PM (Ranged Event)


Searchlight Grand PrixVoted Best Race of 2006Searchlight GPRace RegistrationMRAN MembershipThanks for visiting the Official Information site for the Searchlight Grand Prix

The Searchlight Grand Prix was voted best race of 2006 by the members of the Motorcycle Racing Assoc. of Nevada (MRAN)

Searchlight GP is the only MRAN race to offer quads.
This year we will have an exhibition race for the all new Trophy Karts. (The scaled down version of the Off Road Baja trucks. Limited to kids under 15 - a real crowd favorite!)

Searchlight Grand Prix coming soon! October 13th - October 14th

Email Searchlight at searchlightgp@aol.com or Call 702-297-1234


Pre registration is now open. Why stand in line. Register Online.

Pre-registration ends October 7th at 12:00 midnight. Expect to pay more at the track.

This year all new track layout. New desert sections added along with a redesigned motocross
track that is sure to please the Pro riders as well as the Beginners.

Only In Searchlight!!!...

The really cool part is racing through the old town of Searchlight. Where else can you race through town at
speed over 60 miles an hour? Or race through grandmas back yard and through someone’s garage??


Registration Information

MRAN Membership Cards
Must have a MRAN competition card for each class. Searchlight GP is a desert series point’s event.

MRAN Membership Fees
Big Bikes / Quads $40.00
Mini Bikes / Quads / Sportswoman $20.00
Second class card $10.00

Race Entry Fees
Big Bikes / Quads / Jr. Quads / Sportswoman $45.00
Mini Bikes / Quads $30.00
Second race $20.00

Transponders and Scoring:
Transponders can be purchased with your registration online for $20.00. If you use only one transponder for different classes, you must have transponder rewritten for each race.

Transponders must be mounted on a secure part of the bike. Lower part of the front number plate fender
intersection is the most popular. Transponders can not touch metal. Mount transponder in a horizontal
position. Do not use wire to mount transponders. Transponders will work if covered with duct tape.

Honda 300 Ex quads mount transponders on the rear Fender.

Rider is responsible for proper mounting to ensure accurate scoring. Transponder must coincide with the
number on the bike. If a transponder is lost during the race or fails the score keepers will then manually
enter your number into the system. This only takes seconds. Manual handwritten back up scoring will also
be used.

$10.00 per RV first come first serve limited spaces available. Please to do not park sideways taking up
more than one space. Spaces will be clearly marked with white lines. NO Camp Fires! Stay behind the
“No spectators beyond this point” Signs. The race course come very close to the edge of the camping
area stay back.

$5.00 per vehicle


About Searchlight

In 1898 Searchlight Nevada was one of Southern Nevada's richest gold mining towns. People flocked to this
small desert town searching the hills for gold. That was over one hundred years ago. Today the rush is on
to Searchlight not for its riches in gold but for its Annual Motorcycle race. Searchlight is a sleepy little town
located about 50 Miles south of Las Vegas on Us 95. It is also the Gateway to Lake Mojave and Cotton wood

In 1988 Searchlight celebrated it 100th birthday. As part of the celebration local resident and Motorcycle and
ATV racer Mitch Canepa had the idea of resurrecting the Searchlight Grand-Prix. Back in the mid 1970's the
Searchlight Grand-Prix was put on by a motorcycle club called the "Desert People". Mitch had always heard
stories of how fun the race was. There were other races in the Southern Nevada deserts but what really set
this race apart was how the race course went right through town. Local residents Marge Sanquist (“Margie”)
thought it would be fun to have the race go into an old abandoned mine shack. She had them go through the
front door through another door inside the house and out the back door and into a big mud hole.

With the help of family and friends the race was held the same week end as the centennial celebration. With
only 89 participants that year and not quit being able to run thru town because of Parade and all that was
going on that same week end the racers still had a fun time. In honor of the old house a couple of the local
kids went out found some old wood and decided to build a false front building and make it look like the race
went thru an actual house. The racers loved it and so did the spectators. The very next year there were more
racers in one class than all the racers combined the previous year. And the participation keeps growing every

So what's in store for this year?? Well you'll just have to come out and see. We always try to do something
different. Hope to see you There…. Bring the whole Family...



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