Motocross Track Offers Families a Place to “Race and Play”
An Oklahoma family made their dream of building a place where families could come together to “race and play” a reality.
Trace Tanguay said the men in his family have been racing for a long time, and they’ve always wanted to be involved in the sport full-time.
The Tanguays have spent the last year developing Raceday Park Mx in Cameron, Oklahoma. Tanguay said the track is open to all motorcycles, ATVs and dirt bikes.
“We provide a place where families and competitive racers of any level can come here and practice,” said Tanguay.
Tanguay said the track appeals to a variety of riders, and many visitors travel to Cameron from other areas.
“It brings a lot of out of state visitors to come stay the weekend her in our motels, come eat at our restaurants and really build our community,” he said.
Talan Gold, a 6-year-old dirt bike rider from Missouri, visited the track with his family.
“It’s just so much fun that you can’t stop,” said Gold.
People of all ages took part in Sunday’s races. Veteran rider Layman Gattis from Poteau said for him, it’s not about the competition anymore – he’s just looking to have fun.
“I’m probably a lot older than most folks that do this, but I still enjoy it,” said the 69-year-old Gattis.
Professional rider Ashleigh Hall from Shady Point, OK said she’s glad to have a track so close to home.
“It’s definitely really nice having something this close and something this big,” said Hall.
Raceday Park Mx is open to the public. The track will host competitive races on Sundays throughout the spring and summer.