Texas Pro Challenge

Media Coverage from our 2016 Texas Pro-Am Challenge held on October 1-2, 2016!

THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO CAME FOR MAKING THIS THE BIGGEST EVENT EVER AT SWAN MX!
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Photos | Clemmons
Photos | Hazbeenz
Photos | Herlihy

 


 

25th Annual

$25,000 TEXAS PRO CHALLENGE

September 30 – October 2, 2016

Swan MX Raceway Park is excited to be holding the 25th Annual Texas Pro Challenge!  Many pro racers will be making the long haul across the country to try and claim their share of the $25,000.00 pro purse that we will be giving away.  We are looking forward to seeing who all will show up for this year’s challenge!

Attention Amateur Racers!!  This will be a great opportunity to ride at an outdoor MX event that some of the fastest pros from across the nation have raced!  We will offer Friday Organized Practice, Night Racing, and Day Racing; participate in one event or all 3!  Enjoy riding the upcoming new track updates, awesome track conditions, and great fellowship with other racers from all over the USA!  (The Texas Pro Challenge will be held in conjunction with Round 7 of the Texas Lone Star State Championship MX Series.)

More than $600,000.00 paid out over the past 24 years!!!

AMATEUR RACER INFO     PRO RACER INFO     ONLINE REGISTRATION  (Closed on 9/27)

2016 Texas Pro Challenge

SPECTATOR INFORMATION:

DATE:  October 1-2, 2016  |  Saturday 3pm + Sunday 1pm

Saturday = Open Pro Class at 3pm (Moto 1) / 5pm (Moto 2)
Sunday = 250 Pro Class at 1pm (Moto 1) / 3pm (Moto 2)

LOCATION:  Swan MX Raceway Park in Tyler, Texas  |  12068 County Road 433, Tyler, Texas

★  SPECTATOR PRICES:
Adult             $10
Child (5-12)  $5
4 & Under     FREE!
Parking          FREE!
*These prices are good for ONE day admission beginning at 12:00pm each day (Saturday & Sunday only).

DIRECTIONS:  Click HERE.
Swan MX Raceway Park
12068 County Road 433
Tyler, Texas 75704

(You may need to use “County Road” instead of “CR” when mapping.  You may also use “12068 Harvey Road, Tyler, TX” on your GPS.)

 


RACE VIDEO:

Here is some great video footage from the 2015 Texas Pro Challenge. It was shot using a drone by AJ Goin, and he graciously shared it with us! Enjoy!    (Direct link:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g7K6N65GShU)

Note: the song includes some words that we do NOT approve of. You may want to turn the volume down if you have small children nearby…


A FEW OF OUR PAST TEXAS PRO CHALLENGE CONTENDERS OVER THE PAST 25 YEARS!

Jimmy Albertson   ★   Mike Alessi   ★   Jason Anderson   ★   Kenny Bartram   ★   Zack Blackwell   ★   Gannon Audette   ★   Ozzy Barbaree   ★   Kenny Bartram   ★   Zack Blackwell   ★   Matt Bisceglia   ★   Benny Bloss   ★   Charlie Bogard   ★    Justin Bogle   ★   Larry Brooks   ★   Mike Brown   ★   Justin Buckelew   ★   Trey Canard   ★   Chuck Carothers   ★   Paul Carpenter   ★   Chad Charbonneau   ★   Adam Chatfield   ★   Ryan Clark   ★   Guy Cooper   ★   Kyle Cunningham   ★   Paul Currie   ★   Brian Deegan   ★   Jeff Dement   ★   Josh Demuth   ★   Travis Elliott   ★   Tim Ferry   ★   Jeff Gibson   ★   Pedro Gonzalez   ★   Grayson Goodman   ★   Josh Grant   ★   Ryan Grantom   ★   Sean Hackley, Jr.   ★   Tommy Hahn   ★   Wil Hahn   ★   Heath Harrison   ★   Dennis Hawthorne   ★   Tommy Hoffmaster   ★   Isaiah Johnson   ★   Keith Johnson   ★   Kevin Johnson   ★   Matthew Karlsen   ★   Derek Kemp   ★   Ben LaMay    ★   Jason Langford   ★   Evan Laughridge   ★   Phil Lawrence   ★   Matt Lemoine   ★   Kyle Lewis   ★   Johnny Marley   ★   James Marshall   ★   Alex Martin   ★   Jeremy Martin   ★   Vann Martin   ★   Vernon McKiddie   ★   Mike Metzger   ★   Bud Moore   ★   Jesse Moore   ★   Blake Neiheiser   ★   Colt Nichols   ★   Mitchell Oldenburg   ★   Zach Osborne   ★   Cliff Palmer   ★   Trampas Parker   ★   Teddy Parks   ★   Travis Pastrana   ★   Andrew Pierce   ★   Chris Plouffe   ★   Chase Reed   ★   Kyle Regal   ★   Ricky Renner   ★   Robbie Reynard   ★   Jacob Saylor   ★   Brock Sellards   ★   Shane Sewell   ★   Travis Sewell    ★   Andrew Short   ★   John Short   ★   Aaron Smith   ★   Robbie Smith   ★  Kyle Swanson   ★   Tevin Tapia   ★    Ivan Tedesco   ★   Erick Vallejo   ★   Lance Vincent   ★   Heath Voss   ★   David Vuillemin   ★   Chad Ward   ★   Scotty Wennerstrom   ★   Jesse Wentland   ★   Nick Wey   ★   Tyler Wharton   ★   Billy Whitley   ★   Michael Willard   ★   Dean Wilson   ★   Zack Williams   ★   Kevin Windham   ★   Josh Woods   ★   Brad Woolsey   ★

And these are just a few!  This list is constantly growing longer every year!


 

TEXAS PRO CHALLENGE SCHEDULE FORMAT:

Friday  |  September 30
Gate Hours 9am-Midnight
Early Registration 9am-7pm
Organized Practice 12Noon-6pm

Saturday  |  October 1
Texas Lone Star State Championship MX Series | Moto 1
Open Pro Class @3pm/5pm
Lone Star Night Series

Sunday  |  October 2
Texas Lone Star State Championship MX Series | Moto 2
250 Pro Class @1pm/3pm

PLENTY OF PARKING FOR EVERYONE!

We will have the ENTIRE pit area around the complete racetrack open for parking & camping at this event!  You will be able to park TRACKSIDE around the complete racetrack!  Swan MX has 25+ acres of premium shaded grassy parking so there is plenty of premium spots to choose from!  There is no charge for parking or camping at Swan-  it is FREE!!

 

ADDITIONAL AMENITIES AVAILABLE AT SWAN MX

★  Commercial restrooms with air conditioning and hot showers
★  Grand stand seating for 3000+ people
★  3rd story observation deck above the announcer’s tower
★  Covered and lighted starting gates and staging
★  Great food concessions and picnic tables
★  Shaded children’s playground
★  Water will be available to fill up your RV/trailer tanks


 

RACER INFORMATION:

ONLINE REGISTRATION NOW OPEN! (Closes 9/27)

Save $5 per class and time in line by signing up early!  Online Pre-Registration for this event will be open from 12noon (CST) on SEPTEMBER 12-27, 2016 (11:59pm).  For those of you registering online, we will have your entry form already FILLED OUT for you!  You will just need to come by the scoring tower when you arrive so you can sign it and receive your practice sticker (parents must be present to sign for minors, or send a notarized release with their child).

As an added bonus, racers who register in a minimum of THREE (3) DAY classes will receive a FREE EVENT T-SHIRT!!  Be sure to specify your size when registering!

If you miss the Online Registration deadline, don’t worry!  Registration will open at the track on Friday morning from 9am-7pm and reopen on Saturday morning at 6am.

 

NOTICE TO ALL AMATEUR RACERS:
★  There will be Organized Practice on Friday for all ages and skill levels.

★  This event will be a 2-DAY FORMAT for ALL Amateur racers  (Saturday = Moto 1, Sunday = Moto 2)

COMPLETE AMATEUR RACER INFORMATION

NOTICE TO ALL PRO RACERS:
★  We will offer Organized Practice on Friday for all ages and skill levels.

★  Pro Race Format:
Saturday:  Open Pro Class (both motos)  –  Any size big bike
Sunday:  250 Pro Class (both motos)  –  122cc-250cc 2-Stroke & 4-Stroke; 250cc Maximum (No 450cc)

★ No pro license or membership of any kind is needed to race.

★ There is no minimum number of entries in order for the guaranteed $25,000 purse to be paid out.

★ Money is paid out PER MOTO.

★ Plus, $400 in holeshot awards!

 

COMPLETE PRO RACER INFORMATION

 


CLASSES

★  This event will be a 2-DAY FORMAT for ALL Amateur racers  (Saturday = Moto 1, Sunday = Moto 2)

NEW FOR 2016!!  We are offering a select few “SPECIAL EVENT CLASSES” this year!  These classes will give riders the opportunity to ride when the spectators are in the stands to watch the pro races, as well as run the extended pro course!!  The top 8 in each class will recieve an award, with additional special prizes given to the 1st-3rd place winners in each class!  PLUSSherman Powersports will be awarding $500 in giftcards to their newly expanded motorcycle shop as holeshot awards for these 5 select classes!! ($50/moto)

★  50cc Future Pros – SPECIAL EVENT CLASS | Race on Pro Course + $100 in Holeshot awards
★  65cc Future Pros – SPECIAL EVENT CLASS | Race on Pro Course + $100 in Holeshot awards
★  85cc Future Pros – SPECIAL EVENT CLASS | Race on Pro Course + $100 in Holeshot awards
★  Big Bike (12-17) Future Pros – SPECIAL EVENT CLASS | Race on Pro Course + $100 in Holeshot awards
★  Big Bike (16+) Future Pros – SPECIAL EVENT CLASS | Race on Pro Course + $100 in Holeshot awards

450 Open Pro (A)   122cc+ 2S & 4S  SATURDAY FEATURED MONEY CLASS!  
250 Pro (A)   122-250cc 2S & 4S (No 450F)  SUNDAY FEATURED MONEY CLASS!
 
50 (4-6)   51cc 2S max or 90cc 4S max
50 (7-8)   51cc 2S max or 90cc 4S max
50 Open (4-8)   51cc 2S max or 90cc 4S max
65 (7-9)   65cc 2S max or 110cc 4S max
65 (10-12)   65cc 2S max or 110cc 4S max
65 Open (7-12)   65cc 2S max or 110cc 4S max
85 Beginner (7-15)   79-112cc 2S SW & BW or 75-150cc 4S SW & BW
85 (7-11)   79-85cc 2S SW or 75-150cc 4S SW (No BW)
85 (9-13)   79-85cc 2S SW or 75-150cc 4S SW (No BW)
85 (12-15)   79-85cc 2S SW or 75-150cc 4S SW (No BW)
Supermini 1 (7-12)   79-112cc 2S SW & BW or 75-150cc 4S SW & BW
Supermini 2 (12-16)   79-112cc 2S SW & BW or 75-150cc 4S SW & BW ​
Schoolboy 1 (12-16)   86-125cc 2S BW or 75-150cc 4S BW (No SW)
Schoolboy 2 (13-16)   100-150cc 2S BW or 126-250cc 4S BW (No SW)
Open Beginner   122-450cc 2S & 4S
125-650 Open Nov/Beg (C/D)   122cc+ 2S & 4S
Amateur Open (B,C,D)   122cc+ 2S & 4S
Collegeboy Open Amt (16-24)   122cc+ 2S & 4S
Women   80-250cc 2S & 4S (No 450F)
250 Nov (C) 12-16   122-250cc 2S & 4S (No 450F)
250 Nov (C) 17+   122-250cc 2S & 4S (No 450F)
250 Int (B)   122-250cc 2S & 4S (No 450F)
450 Nov (C)   122cc+ 2S & 4S
450 Int (B)   122cc+ 2S & 4S
25+ Exp (A)   122cc+ 2S & 4S (100% payback)
25+ Amt (B,C,D)   122cc+ 2S & 4S
30+ Adv (A,B)   122cc+ 2S & 4S
30+ Amt (C,D)   122cc+ 2S & 4S
40+ Adv (A,B)   122cc+ 2S & 4S
40+ Amt (C,D)   122cc+ 2S & 4S
45+ Adv (A,B)   122cc+ 2S & 4S
45+ Amt (C,D)   122cc+ 2S & 4S
50+ Open   122cc+ 2S & 4S
55+ Open   122cc+ 2S & 4S
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Notes:  2S= 2-stroke,  4S= 4-stroke,  SW= Small Wheel,  BW= Big Wheel
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First turn photo courtesy: Patrick Herlihy

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