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Sunday – Moto Pit Sale All Day! Bring your items motocross related or miscellaneous and set up a sale in your pit area!
Weekend Amenities – FREE Camping, Showers, Indoor Restrooms
     
Gate Fee Discounts:
  2 Day Pass – $15 – SAVE $1 per person Saturday/Sunday OR Sunday/Monday
  3 Day Pass $20 – Save $4 per person! Saturday – Monday
     
If you race any of the events over the weekend you can participate in the open ride for only $10!
If you race Saturday Day and Night and Sunday Day you will receive $5 off your entry for Sunday Night!
This Saturday August 30 at Hangtime MX Park Reads Racing is hosting the Larry and Joyce Read Memorial Race. The event has been on the schedule all season, but it occurred to us recently that many of you may not know who Larry and Joyce Read were. So we wanted to take a moment so those of you who didn’t know Larry and Joyce can understand why we host a Memorial Race for them each season.

Larry and Joyce Read founded Reads Racing Unlimited Inc. in 1982. They were already the owners of Reads Castle of Values. That business was located in what is now Loose Moose Motorsports. Larry and Joyce had long been motorcycle enthusiasts not just selling Yamaha Road bikes, but traveling around the country themselves on a bike. When they became involved in MX Racing in the early 1980’s they fell in love with the sport! Trojan MX was the first track they operated. Over the years they have operated many facilities including Cooperland all the way in Oklahoma. In 1998 they purchased Hangtime MX Park and fulfilled a dream of owning their own MX facility.

Each year Reads Racing Unlimited Inc. hosts a free awards banquet. This is part of Larry and Joyce’s Legacy. They always insisted it be a free event with lots of extra awards honoring not just the riders, but the families and mechanics of those who stood out throughout the year. The tradition of Chili from the Iron Kettle was started by Joyce Read. Whenever anyone asked Larry why he worked so hard at the tracks, putting in late nights and early mornings, standing in the rain, and sun and sometimes even in the snow his answer was always the same. “This isn’t a job for us, it’s a way of life”. A life that Larry was proud of.
Larry and Joyce were well known in the world of Amateur Motocross Racing. Larry was a Referee on the National Arenacross Series and served as an AMA Congressmen for multiple years. Joyce was a mother to anyone who came through the gates and always thought of the racers as family. Joyce loved welcoming new riders into the sport and cheered for every little one out there!
Being at the track was where they wanted to be. They loved the Fun, the Family atmosphere they had created, the racing and the people! Most of all they wanted riders like you to have a place to go on the weekends. They firmly believed a family that races together, stays together. Coming to the track meant time with your kids at a place where they wanted to be. Where you could let them run around and not worry about their safety because every moto mom and dad out there were looking out for yours the same way you were looking out for theirs. And when a riders luck ran out and they took a spill on the track, Larry and Joyce always made sure the rider had whatever they needed, which included taking a couple of stubborn guys, who refused to go in the ambulance, to the ER themselves.
Unfortunately, Larry and Joyce left us too soon. Larry passed away in January of 2006 after a long battle with colon cancer at only 65. Joyce passed away in April of 2007 from a heart attack. Larry and Joyce were married for 47 years. Today Larry and Joyce’s children and grandchildren have taken over the operations of Hangtime MX Park and Trojan MX. They live by Larry’s words and consider it more than a job. It truly is a way of life for our family. We have seen so many riders come and go over the years. Most of the time we see riders leave the sport only to return years later with their own children. A cycle that we have seen over and over throughout the years. Something about being at the track gets under your skin and in your blood. And no matter how far you travel, or where you go in life, when you pull into the track where you first swung your leg over a bike……. you are home. And it feels good. So come help us celebrate the lives of 2 people put their heart and soul into making a place for all of us to come home to whenever we need it. We invite all of you to come out and participate in the memorial parade lap, and balloon release. Has it been awhile since you have been to the track? Grab your bike or quad out of the garage and get to the track! Have some fun. Don’t worry about what year your bike is or if you gear is from this season. What matters is to have fun! Enjoy the day! Sit in the pits and bench race about old times and make some new memories! Come home and experience everything you have been missing about racing.
 
Larry and Joyce Read Memorial Race
Saturday August 30, 2014
Hangtime MX Park - Akron, Indiana
Practice begins at 9:00am
Balloon Release and Memorial Parade Lap at Intermission
Overall Trophies
  We will be awarding a weekend overall trophy for the overall winner of each class. You must race in at least 3 of the 4 events on Saturday and Sunday. A rider gets to Keep all points earned.
 
Labor Day Weekend Activities
Friday Night Gates Open – Come grab your weekend FREE camping spot
Saturday Day Balloon Release and Memorial Parade lap for the Larry and Joyce Read Memorial Race
Saturday (between the day and night race) Fishing Contest
Saturday Night Free Chili from the kettle
Sunday Day Round 1 of the Indiana State Championship! Extra Prizes to be given away
Sunday Night Pitbike games at Intermission

Reads Racing Rider of the Week Videos
       
Spencer Padgett

Spencer Padgett
Rolling Prairie, Indiana
Rider of the Week
Saturday August 23, 2014
Trojan Raceway - Pierceton, IN

Video posted on YouTube

Kelsie Orr

Kelsie Orr
Ossian, Indiana
Rider of the Week
Saturday August 2, 2014
Hangtime MX Park - Akron, IN

Video posted on YouTube

Nathan Baumgartner

Nathan Baumgartner
Romney, Indiana
Rider of the Week
Saturday August 2, 2014
Trojan Raceway - Pierceton, IN

Video posted on YouTube

Jonathan Vail

Jonathan Vail
Lafayette, Indiana
Rider of the Week
Saturday July 19, 2014
Hangtime MX Park - Akron, IN

Video posted on YouTube

       
Nathan Thomas

Nathan Thomas
Hartford City, Indiana
Rider of the Week
Saturday June 28, 2014
Trojan Raceway - Pierceton, IN

Video posted on YouTube

Austin Griffis

Austin Griffis
Laotto, Indiana
Rider of the Week
Saturday June 14, 2014
G&S Racing's - Laotto, IN

Video posted on YouTube

Steven Huss

Steven Huss
Decatur, Indiana
Rider of the Week
Saturday June 7, 2014
Hangtime MX Park - Akron, IN

Video posted on YouTube

Trey Short

Trey Short
Anderson, Indiana
Rider of the Week
Saturday May 24, 2014
Trojan Racecway - Pierceton, IN

Video posted on YouTube

       
Quinton Camp
Quinton Camp
Cicero, Indiana
Rider of the Week
Saturday May 3, 2014
Hangtime MX Park - Akron, IN

Video posted on YouTube
Brad Taylor
Brad Taylor
North Webster, Indiana
Rider of the Week
Saturday April 19, 2014
Hangtime MX Park - Akron, IN

Video posted on YouTube
   
 
2014 Reads Racing Photo Galleries
Photos by Becky Stichter
       
Saturday April 19, 2014
Hangtime MX Park - Akron, Indiana
Photos by Becky Stichter
Photo Album
       

Grass Roots Championship at G&S Racing's
Round 3 of the Grass Roots Championship was cancelled due to weather. It has been rescheduled for Saturday September 20, at G&S Racing's. We apologize for any inconvenience and hope you can all still make it out!

Record your Race(s) at Reads Racing on HD DVD or DVD (speak with Carol, Lori or Sandy at sign-up)
Get your efforts put on disc to share with family and friends. DVD's are not copyright protected so you may copy the disc as many times as you wish. First come, first served. Only one racer will be recorded during a moto. If someone else has already ordered a project and is in your moto. Then you will have to wait for another weekend or choose another class to race.
For questions send an email to bobby@readsracing.com or if you experience trouble, send email to bobby468@comcast.net.
 
Project Length Cost Format
       
Option 1. Race Footage captured and burned to disc. Your best footage from 2 motos set to one (1) song of your choosing averaging 3:30 to 4:00
minutes in length. Bring along your own music on disc to be copied for the project.
$50.00 DVD or AVCHD
       
Option 2. Race Footage captured and burned to disc. Your best footage from 4 motos set to two(2) songs of your choosing. each averaging 3:30 to 4:00
minutes in length. Bring along your own music on disc to be copied for the project.
$80.00 DVD or AVCHD
       
Your project can be rendered and burned to disc the same day. If you are recorded during the day race and stay for the night race, your DVD will be done before you go home.
 
DVD
Regular DVD, plays on DVD players, computers, and game consoles.
720x480 resolution
 
HD DVD
DVD recorded in High Definition plays on most Blu-Ray Disc players, Computers with AVCHD compatibility and some game consoles. Check to see if your unit is AVCHD compatible.
1920x1080 resolution

Changes to Class Structures
Reads Racing Unlimited is happy to announce that we have taken a good look at the classes and have made some changes. We believe these changes are positive and hope to create a fun racing atmosphere! One class we are very excited about is the "Throwback Class".
We know many guys out there have bikes in the garage they would like to get out and race just for fun, but aren't interested in racing with the newest models out there. This class is for you! It is limited to machines prior to 2009!
It is a combination A/B/C class, so anyone is eligible to run in it! We have made a change to the 50cc Classes as well. The 50cc Open class and 50cc 4-8 have been combined into 1 class that allows the Oil injected 50cc machines and the Honda 50cc machines to compete together.
These bikes are competitive with each other, and we feel by combining the classes, the kids will have a better opportunity to race in a larger group.
We are also happy to say we have added a Quad C class! We have had requests for this class for years and feel it is a good time to make the change!
There are some other changes as well so make sure to check not just your class but the description next to it!
 
Reads Racing Trophies and Awards
We offer a full line of Trophies and Awards at Low prices. Cups, Acrylics and Giftware available contact us for pricing.
Call us for pricing at: Phone - 1-(574) 893-1649
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Reads Racing Unlimited, Inc.
13253 East State Road 114
Akron, Indiana 46910
1-(574) 893-1649