Saturday’s  practice “play day” at The Dirtplex at Gateway Motorsports Park has been cancelled and will not be rescheduled. Extremely wet weather has prevented track crews from preparing the all-dirt track.

The UTV Off-Road Rumble on June 4 will be the first of two UTV races held at the Dirtplex in 2016. A UTV is a “utility task vehicle” and popular brands for racing include Can-Am, Polaris, Yamaha and Kymco.

“Fun and friendly-for-all” classes will include 1000cc Unlimited (turbochargers allowed), 900cc & 1000cc, 800cc-And-Below and Pee Wee (170cc limit for kids 13 and under).

Each of the four classes will compete in at least two heat races, a Last-Chance Race and an A-Feature.

The Dirtplex track is wide, allowing for true side-by-side racing with a divided track (driver must choose a lane while racing) in certain sections.


UTV Off-Road Rumble June 4 schedule:

11 a.m. — Pit gate opens.

Noon — Spectator gates open.

1 p.m. — 800cc hot laps.

1:15 p.m. — 900cc & 1000cc hot laps.

1:30 p.m. — 1000cc Unlimited hot laps.

1: 45 p.m. — Pee Wee hot laps.

2 p.m. — Opening ceremonies.

2:15 p.m. – First 800cc heat race.

2:25 p.m. – Second 800cc heat race.

2:35 p.m. – Third 800cc heat race (if necessary).

2:45 p.m. – First 900cc & 1000cc heat race.

2:55 p.m. – Second 900cc & 1000cc heat race.

3:05 p.m. – Third 900cc & 1000cc heat race (if necessary).

3:15 p.m. – First 1000cc Unlimited heat race.

3:25 p.m. – Second 1000cc Unlimited heat race.

3:35 p.m. – Third 1000cc Unlimited heat race (if necessary).

3:45 p.m. – First Pee Wee heat race.

3:55 p.m. – Second Pee Wee heat race.

4:05 p.m. — Track work, intermission.

4:15 p.m. — 800cc Last-Chance Qualifier.

4:25 p.m. — 900cc & 1000 cc Last-Chance Qualifier.

4:35 p.m. — 1000cc Unlimited Last-Chance Qualifier.

4:45 p.m. — Pee Wee Last-Chance Qualifier.

5 p.m. — 800cc A-Feature, followed by victory lane ceremonies.

5:30 p.m. — 900cc & 1000cc A-Feature, followed by victory lane ceremonies.

6 p.m. — 1000cc Unlimited A-Feature, followed by victory lane ceremonies.

6:30 p.m. — Pee Wee A-Feature, followed by victory lane ceremonies.

7 p.m. – Track closed.

Schedule is tentative and subject to change.


Entry fees and admission:

Entry fee: $40 (includes driver’s pit pass).

Pit pass: $25.

Adult grandstand: $15.

Kids 15 and under in grandstand seating: Free.


For competitors and entrants:

The race program will be run under GMP rules.

  1. All vehicles must be production-based vehicles. Turbos allowed only in the Unlimited class.
  2. Full-face helmet, goggles, face shield required.
  3. Doors or factory nets. Driver window nets are recommended but not required.
  4. All participants must wear long pants, long-sleeved shirts, and closed-toed shoes. Firesuits are recommended but not mandatory.
  5. Stock roll cage is okay for all classes. All vehicles must have doors or factory-installed nets. Altered cages must have doors. If doors open they must be secured with zip ties, hose clamps or something similar so they do not open while racing.
  6. Fire extinguisher: minimum 2 ½ lb., accessible to the outside.
  7. Number plates, minimum of six inches wide and 12 inches tall, required. One on each side and one on the rear. Number must be legible and in a high-contrast color to be scored.
  8. Must have stock seat belts at the minimum. Four-point or five-point harness mandatory for 1000CC class and Unlimited class — and preferred for all classes.
  9. The decision of the technical inspectors is final. If your vehicle is deemed unsafe it will not be eligible to race. Entry fee, less the amount of the price of a pit pass, will be refunded.
  10. Tech inspections are mandatory before entry is allowed to practice or race.
  11. Class consists of a minimum of four entries.
  12. No intentional crashing. This is a race and not a demolition derby. If officials determine you have intentionally taken out a fellow competitor you will be black-flagged and removed from competition for the rest of the event.
  13. Competitors must be 14 years of age or older to compete in all classes 800cc and above.
  14. Pee Wee class 170cc, for ages 13 and under.