Â 10/03/12 Itâ€™s gonna be a WILD one at Plymouth Speedway this coming Saturday night October 6th when Travis Pastrana and his crew, show up to the Speedway firing on all cylinders and looking to uncork a bottle of motorized mayhem at the appropriately dubbed â€śNitrocrossâ€ť event, sanctioned by USAC.
Benefitting injured local pro motocross racer Eric Saunders, Pastrana and his crew-headlined Nitrocross event at Plymouth Speedway will feature professional and amateur motocross racing â€“ on the Speedwayâ€™s sizable infield â€“ a freestyle show guaranteed to blow minds.
Â Â â€śTravis and I have been talking for some time now on putting an event together, and this October 6th at the Speedway things are going to erupt like you wouldnâ€™t believe,â€ť said Eric. â€śWeâ€™ll have everything from the most outlandish stunts ever performed at the Speedway, to a night of professional and amateur motocross racing, all sorts of prizes and, above all, the opportunity for fans to meet and mingle with Travis and his crew.â€ť
Though a 2010 injury on his motor-cross practice track cut short a promising professional motocross career, the accident didnâ€™t dampen Eric Saundersâ€™ passion for success, seen in his â€śI Can/I Willâ€ť comeback mantra.
Â Returning to motorsports less than a year later, Saunders rode a custom Polaris Ranger RZR on the parade lap of last yearâ€™s USAC-sanctioned Traxxas TORC Series off-road truck event at nearby RedBud MX â€“ foreshadowing whatâ€™s become a warp speed return to motorsports for the 20-year-old from Lakeville. In recent weeks Saunders has even strapped himself into a 600cc Mini Sprint, and clocked some head-turning laps at Plymouth Speedway. And thereâ€™s even talk of getting him maybe back on a dirt bike!
â€śI canâ€™t begin to thank Travis and his Crew enough for coming to put on a show for the fans at Plymouth Speedway,â€ť said Eric Saunders. â€śI donâ€™t think the motorsports fans in this area have any idea what theyâ€™re in store for. The place will for sure be packed and the racingâ€™s gonna be great. I canâ€™t wait.â€ť
Â In addition to Pastrana, Saunders has the green light to go racing â€“ and the backing â€“ from family friend and NASCAR great, Tony Stewart and Tracy Trotter. And as he continues to rehab and improve his strength, thereâ€™s no doubt a 600 Mini Sprint is in his future as theyâ€™re racing all over the United States.