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Motocross track opens in Del City

Austin Stricklen of Lexington competes in the Eagle Cup motocross races last weekend in Del City. Photo by Jeff Harrison

By Jeff Harrison
Midwest City Beacon

Dirt was flying and so were the riders last weekend at the grand opening of the Del City MX course.

The new motocross track celebrated the opening with Eagle Cup races last Saturday and Sunday. The track is located at 4601 E. Reno Ave.

Jeremy Thomas, who grew up in Del City, developed the motocross track on a vacant property owned by the City of Del City. The project was met with resistance from residents in the nearby Woodcrest Heights neighborhood but was ultimately approved by the city council in July.

Thomas said they put in long hours to get the track ready for last week’s event.

“We had a plan and our crew worked 17 hour days for pretty much a month straight to get the place ready,” he said. “We accomplished a lot but there’s a lot more to come.”

The event drew about 500 visitors over the two days, including more than 200 riders. The majority of the riders were from Oklahoma.

Thomas said they normally host one-day events but chose to spread it over two days since it was the first race.

“It was a learning experience for us but all and all the feedback from the riders has been very positive,” he said.

The next event scheduled for Del City MX is the Oklahoma Winter Championship series on Feb. 13. Thomas said the event is expected to draw riders from Oklahoma and out-of-state.

“Lots of people from up north that can’t ride year round come down here to race the series,” Thomas said.

Austin Camden, of Edmond, gets some air during a motocross race. Photo by Jeff Harrison

Cody Price, of Choctaw, makes a turn at the Del City MX track. Photo by Jeff Harrison

Harlee Britton, of Wichita, Kansas, rides at the Del City MX track last weekend. Photo by Jeff Harrison

3 Comments

  1. Ron Ainsworth on November 30, 2021 at 7:39 pm

    Glad to see a motocross facility open up in the Del City metro. Jeremy has put a great deal of time and effort in this facility. Wishing him much success.

  2. Aidan Collins on November 30, 2021 at 9:28 pm

    Overall, great place, great owner and amazing staff so many people helped to make it happen. As a rider we want to see new tracks like this and Jeremy Thomas did a great job,

  3. Chris Selling on October 15, 2023 at 12:22 pm

    Nice! I just found the track yesterday on Google Earth by accident while lookin for patches of red dirt to bash my RC truck.

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