FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Below is a list of questions that we are commonly asked. If you don’t see your answer below, feel free to email us!
QUESTION: Can I bring my dog to Swan?
ANSWER: Yes, you may! They MUST remain on a leash at all times, and PLEASE clean up after them.
QUESTION: What methods of payment do you accept?
ANSWER: We accept cash, checks, and all major credit cards for RACING, ORGANIZED PRACTICE, ANNUAL RV HOOKUPS, and ANNUAL PRACTICE MEMBERSHIPS. All race day GATE ADMISSION mush be paid with cash or check.
QUESTION: Do you allow quads to ride on the track?
ANSWER: Sorry, not at this time. For many years we allowed quads and even had quad races! But the dwindling support led to us phase them out and strictly only have dirtbikes now. Perhaps in the future we may get back into it again!
QUESTION: Are there concession/food vendors at the races?
ANSWER: Yes! We have a permanent concession stand that serves our racers and their families on race weekends!
QUESTION: Do you need a concession/food vendor for your events?
ANSWER: Not at this time. We currently have a permanent concession stand that serves our racers and their families at our events!
QUESTION: I am interested in becoming a vendor at your events!
ANSWER: Thank you for your interest in being a vendor at Swan! We have plenty of vendor spots available. The vendor fee ranges from $100-150 plus gate fees, depending on the event. All vendor spots include a spot on Vendor Row, water, electricity, and PA announcements.
We do not allow vendors to sell food or drinks. We also do not allow the sale of any item representing Swan, or its events, without pre-approval. Simply email us and let us know what your business is and what you would be selling. Also, please specify at which event you would like to reserve a spot and we will put your name on our vendor list for that event!
QUESTION: I am a freelance photographer…can I take photos at your events?
ANSWER: Yes! You are more than welcome to shoot from behind the fences, in the pits, and the starting line area, but for your safety you will not be allowed in the infield area of the racetrack. Please know that you can stay behind the fences and still get all around the racetrack and even out into part of the infield. Getting good pictures should truly not be a problem!
**If you are a photographer with the press or a media company, please bring your credentials to the scoring tower to receive a media vest and be shown media access areas.**
In addition to your gate fee, you may be charged a vendor fee, dependent on your purpose for shooting. All photographers taking photos which they will sell and profit from financially will be required to pay. A vendor fee includes an area located front and center on Vendor Row for your exposure, PA announcements, water and electricity, and your right to sell your work.
QUESTION: Can I pay and ride for the day, week, or month?
ANSWER: No, you must have a yearly Practice Membership in order to ride at Swan MX Raceway Park. SORRY, WE DO NOT OFFER DAILY/ WEEKLY/ MONTHLY RIDE PASSES. We are closed to the public, except for a few designated Organized Practice dates throughout the year. Click to learn more about our yearly Practice Memberships!
QUESTION: Do you offer any practice days that are open to the public?
ANSWER: Yes! We will hold several Organized Practice dates throughout the year in conjunction with certain race weekends. These dates are open to everyone…all bikes and skill levels welcome. No membership needed! Click to view our Organized Practices dates.
QUESTION: If I have a yearly Practice Membership can I bring friends to ride with me?
ANSWER: No, only current members may ride; no guest riders are allowed. You are more than welcome to bring friends to spectate, but they may not ride.
QUESTION: Am I able to sign up for a yearly Practice Membership online or over the phone?
ANSWER: You must sign up in person if you are a first-time member to receive your gate card and have a one-on-one orientation (please allow for 1 hour). Every year thereafter, you may simply renew either in person or by mail!
QUESTION: I am just getting into motocross and I have a lot of questions!
ANSWER: Welcome! We absolutely love having new riders joining our awesome sport! Since you are just beginning, you need to read this ‘Getting Started!’ page to help answer some of your questions. There is a lot of information packed into this page to help you avoid common mistakes, be prepared for your first race, and most importantly, stay safe.
QUESTION: I will not be able to attend the races with my child. Can a friend take them for me?
ANSWER: Yes, but ONLY if they bring a NOTARIZED Minor’s Release. If you will not be coming with your child to the races, you MUST send them with a NOTARIZED Minor’s Release in order for them to be allowed on the track. They must bring two (2) copies; one for us to keep, and one for the friend to keep, in case of emergency. It MUST be notarized in order to be valid. NOTE: We do NOT have a notary onsite. You may take your consent form to a bank, library, or certain UPS stores to get it notarized. CLICK TO PRINT A MINOR RELEASE
QUESTION: If I am 18, can I sign my younger sibling’s minor’s release since our parents are not present?
ANSWER: No, you are not their legal guardian. The only exception is if you bring us a NOTARIZED statement from your parents listing you as a legal guardian. It MUST be notarized in order to be valid. CLICK TO PRINT A MINOR RELEASE
QUESTION: Do I have to fill out a minor’s release at every single race?
ANSWER: Yes, we must have a completed minor’s release form at each event. The only exception is if you submit to us a NOTARIZED Minor’s Release that is filled out for the entire year. In order to make your minor’s release valid for the entire year, be sure to fill out the date blank using the RACE DATE – December 31, 2017. We will then keep it on file so you will not need to fill one out at future events. CLICK TO PRINT A MINOR RELEASE
Note: At any of our AMA events, you will still need to fill out an official AMA release at the track for us to mail in to the AMA.
QUESTION: I forgot to pick up my award. Can you mail it to me?
ANSWER: As a rule we do not mail out awards; they must be picked up on race weekends. But if you let us know, we are more than happy to save it for you until the next time you are here!