Thursday, July 7, 2011

Gopher Dunes National Update & more

F.Y.I. National Info Update & more….posted July 6, 2011

Lots of activity has been going on at the Dunes, as our wet and chilly spring has now converted into a hot

and drier summer.� Frank and the boys are much more content with turning on the watering system for

controlling the ground moisture than allowing Mother Nature to dump down excessive amounts of water!

We hosted our 1st.-ever ATV/UTV Festival on June 26th. and it turned out to be a very active and unique

day for 4-wheel enthusiasts! �They competed in some mudbog racing, ATV motocross racing, a challenging

obstacross course�plus on-going trail tour ride that�was being enjoyed by all participants.�

We were excited in being able to invite side-by-side drivers out to this event, as it was the one and only time

that we have been able to do so.� UTV’s are otherwise not allowed on the property to ride on�the track�or the�

trail system.�

Now for those seeking some more 4×4�off-road activities, we wanna get the word out of this weekend’s Truck

MudBog happening at the Walton Raceway, located just outside of Seaforth and only a short drive north of

London.� July 9 & 10 is their weekend of off-road fun.� Check it out….more details available at:

Gopher Dunes is open this week from Tuesday through to Sunday, July 10 for leisure riding.� On weekdays we

open at 11am till 8:30pm and charge a fee of $ 20 per rider.� And on Saturday and Sunday we will be open from

11am to 6pm and the weekend fee is $ 25 per rider.�� Camping is allowed at a rate of $ 10 per night per vehicle.

We will be closed effective Monday, July 11 and all next week in preparation for the�Monster Energy�Pro

National Race weekend.�

With 4 rounds of the western leg of the 2011 National Tour now in the rear view mirror, the racers have a couple

weeks hiatus before they�arrive�to the gnarly sands of Gopher Dunes for�Round 5.� This weekend event will

unfold on Canada’s Toughest National on July 17 where the�excitement will continue to mount�in hunt�for the

MX1 & MX2 title contenders?!� �Our Gopher Dunes Race Team members will be in bar-to-bar battle with some

of the Nations top champions… we’ll be rooting for our boys:� Nathan Bles from Varna, Ontario & Topher

Ingalls reigning from California as they show us what they’ve got battling it out on home turf!�

More details outlined below or go to:���

Now why not try your chance at winning a pair of admission tickets to spectate this fabulous hi-flyin’ event?

It’s so simple to enter,� just visit:�����Then ‘click here for

prizes and select Motocross Nationals.� Entry deadline is July 11.�

More details below on our ‘Upcoming Event of the Year”….

Gopher Dunes Amateur/Pro National Weekend — Courtland, Ontario

Saturday, July 16, 2011� –� National Amateur Day

Sunday, July 17, 2011� –����Monster Energy�CMRC Pro National Motocross Racing – Round 5

������������������������������������������������ Opening Ceremonies take place at 11:50am

Gate Admission:����Weekend Rate – $ 40 per�adult

��� ��� ��� ��� ��� ��� ��� ��� ��� ��� ��� ��� ��� ��� ��� ����- $ 25 to age11

��� ��� ��� ��� ��� ��� ��� ��� ��� ��� ��� ��� ��� ��� ��� ����- free for pre-schoolers

����������������������������Sunday Gate Rate� -�$ 25 per adult

����������������������������������������������������������������- $ 15 to age 11

����������������������������������������������������������������- free for pre-schoolers

Weekend Camping Rate� -� $ 25 per vehicle

��������������������� One night rate – $ 15 per vehicle

Gates open for the public on Friday, July 15 at 5pm off Hwy 59…all Gates lock at 11pm!

Gates reopen on Saturday, July 16 at 6:30am off Hwy 59 & moves to 2nd. Con. by 9am.

All Gates lock Saturday evening at 11pm!

Gates reopen on Sunday, July 17 at 6:30am off 2nd. Con. STR.

Registration� –� Amateur Sign-in:� Friday 7pm to 9pm

����������������������������������������������������������������Saturday 6:30am to 8am

�������������������������������������� Pro Sign-in:� Saturday 12noon to 4pm

Saturday Amateur Race Schedule — to be posted by CMRC Ref.

Sunday Pro National Schedule

7:30am�� Pro Riders Meeting

8:00am�� MX2 Pro Practice – Group 1

8:17am�� MX2 Pro Practice – Group 2

8:35am�� MX1 Pro Practice – Group 1

8:52am�� MX1 Pro Practice – Group 2

9:10am�� Track Maintenance

9:20am� �MX2 Pro Timed Qualifier 1

9:40am� �MX2 Pro Timed Qualifier 2

10:00am MX1 Pro Timed Qualifier 1

10:20am MX1 Pro Timed Qualifier 2

10:40am�Ladies Support Class

11:00am MX2 Pro Timed LCQ

11:15am MX1 Pro Timed LCQ

11:30am Track Maintenance

11:50am Opening Ceremonies

12:00pm MX2 Hot Lap

12:10pm MX2 Moto #1

12:55pm�Ladies Support Class Moto #1

1:20pm�� MX1 Pro Hot Lap

1:30pm�� MX1 Pro Moto #1

2:05pm�� Track Maintenance

2:30pm�� MX2 Pro Hot Lap

2:40pm�� MX2 Pro Moto #2

3:20pm�� Ladies Support Class Moto #2

3:40pm�� Track Maintenance

3:50pm�� MX1 Pro Hot Lap

4:00pm�� MX1 Moto #2


No ATV’s allowed on premises (with exception of security staff & race team pit crews).

Due to a County bylaw enforcement ban NO CAMPFIRES will be allowed.� Only campfires & raised fire pits are allowed.

All dogs must be on leashes. �

There will be concession booths on-site for both Saturday and Sunday.�

There will be a beer tent on the premises on Sunday only, offered by the Courtland Firefighters.

It is mandatory to use sealed containers to properly dispose of your oil and gas.

Absolutely no pit motorcycle riding, pit bikes, golf carts, etc. Race bikes at walking speed only to get to & from race. �

All noise levels at minimal after 11pm, including generators!� Pro Pits at 10pm.

No hydro hook-up�or shower facilities available.��

A water truck will be making rounds at posted times on both Friday & Saturday for those requiring to purchase a tank fill-up.��

Absolutely no dumping of your sewage on Gopher Dunes property; anyone caught doing so will be fined up to $ 500 and

made to shovel up and take home their mess!� Sani-dump location is available 5 minutes south of Gopher Dunes at a fee

of $ 20 or by calling ahead to 519-875-4440 they will come to collect your sewage at a fee of $ 30.��

Please keep your campsite/parking area clean & use the garbage bins. �

For those not capable of abiding to these rules and using common sense, we invite you to stay home or play elsewhere.

For those that are making their way down to partake in this amazing event at the Dunes, we wish you a safe drive & a great

race weekend!�

��� ��� ��� ��� ��� ��� ��� ��� �����or call Frank & Barb Schuster 519-842-2781

Quote for the Day:� Success is not the key to happiness.� Happiness is the key to success!� If you love what you are doing, you

������������������������������will be successful!

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