Motocross Racing is a family activity, and one of the most exciting features is the opportunity to camp out and have fun with your family and friends. However, if you are staying overnight in an RV or vehicle, or using a generator, you need to be aware of the dangers of Carbon Monoxide (CO) Poisoning. CO is a poisonous, colorless, odorless and tasteless gas that can be released when burning gasoline, kerosene, oil, propane or wood.
Mind your vehicle and generator exhaust while in close proximity to your family and neighbors. Do not place your generator directly under a slide-out or under your vehicle, where the fumes can seep into the camper. Make sure all exhaust fumes are properly and fully vented, so that they do not become trapped or seep into your sleeping quarters. When sleeping in a van, car or truck, make sure the exhaust is unobstructed if you run the engine for heat. Even when sleeping outdoors under the stars, make sure you are not too close to an exhaust. Devastating consequences can result without proper ventilation.
What to do if you suspect someone has been poisoned:
When you suspect CO poisoning, promptly taking the following actions can save lives:
- Move the victim immediately to fresh air in an open area
- Call 911 and notify track officials immediately.
- Administer CPR if the victim has stopped breathing. (Be careful not to expose yourself to fatal levels of CO poisoning when administering CPR).
Know the dangers of Carbon Monoxide poisoning. For more information, please visit the United States Environmental Protection Agency page on Carbon Monoxide.
All amateur racers and their crews/families will have exclusive access to the amateur pits (camping and parking areas), track infield, food service and vendors, amateur registration, etc.. All pro racers and teams will have exclusive access to the pro paddock, a separate viewing area, pro registration etc. Amateur and Pro racers will have exclusive access to Staging and Staring line on their respective race days only. The pro paddock will be very tightly restricted and follow the MX Sports safety protocols; access is through the Main Street entrance. The amateur paddock is restricted to registered riders and their crews/families and will follow RedBud safety protocols; access through the Red Bud Trail entrance.
Bleachers and grandstands will be closed. There will be no activities that cause people to gather in a large group. Everyone should bring a mask or face covering; Michigan business (grocery stores, Wal-Mart, gas stations, etc.) require one to enter.
As requirements will likely change prior to race weekend, we will email a complete list of protocols to each participant prior to the event.
OTHER TRACK RULES
NO GLASS CONTAINERS!
Small campfires, inside a ring, will be permitted at your campsite unless it’s too dry. Assume they will be allowed unless we post otherwise here.
Pets are allowed IF 1) You have an air conditioned RV, and 2) you keep them on a leash in your camp site. Your pet cannot leave your camp site.
Pit Vehicles: TBA
WATER: You should come in with water tanks full. Water is available in several locations, but may be too far for you to reach to fill. An outside water fill service and sewer pump service will be on site and will charge a reasonable fee. The power wash area is inside the pro paddock and will not be accessible this weekend. Power washers must be used at your pit area.
There are no showers on site; only porta potties and restroom trailers. No RV hookups available.
Here are some frequently asked questions regarding Camping. For more information on the RedBud National, please call (269) 695-6405.
What is the difference between Fan Camping and Preferred Camping?
Preferred Camping is generally located much closer to the track and tends to have more families.
Is camping based on reservations or first-come basis?
In order to get all of the campers parked in a safe and orderly fashion, camping is first-come.
Are there electric or water hook ups for RVs?
No. All camping is primitive.
If we elect to camp, what time do we need to be out of the camping spot on Sunday?
Any other questions or needs can be directed to [email protected].
Handicap or Special Needs requests can be directed to [email protected].