Glen Helen Historical Notes, Facts, Figures and Track Map
Glen Helen will host its 18th Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship race on Saturday. It has been held on Memorial Day Weekend each of its last five seasons on the schedule ‰ÛÒ '08-‰Ûª09 and ‰Ûª14-‰Ûª16.
Glen Helen debuted as the final round of the 450 Class Championship in 1993 and became a Mother‰Ûªs Day staple from ‰Û÷96-‰Û÷03, hosting the opening round in six of those years.
Glen Helen once again served as the final round from ‰Û÷04-‰Ûª07 and returned as opening round in ‰Û÷08, ‰Û÷09, and ‰Û÷14. It‰Ûªs opened or closed the championship in 14 of 18 seasons.
This is the lone stop of the championship to take place in Southern California, the heart of the motocross racing industry.
Glen Helen features arguably the most dramatic elevation changes of any track in the world. Mount St. Helen, the track‰Ûªs marquee obstacle, towers around 200 feet above the track. Riders will race up and down the hill at incredible speeds and steep angles.
Glen Helen is the most familiar track virtually every rider in the championship. It serves as the epicenter of motocross testing for nearly every team in the sport.
Glen Helen‰Ûªs start straight is the longest in the championship and produces the sport‰Ûªs highest speeds heading into the infamous ‰ÛÏTalladega‰Û