With a world-class motocross dirt track finally completed, hundreds of national and local riders are set to see action on December 12 to 13, 2009 in the biggest motocross competition in Northern Mindanao.
The province of Lanao del Norte is no stranger to the hosting of national motocross championships. In fact, it can even boasts of being the preferred venue for bemedalled riders in this extreme motorsport specially with the inclusion of motocross as one of the regular highlights in its ”Araw ng Lanao del Norte” celebrations.
One of the main reason why national riders flock to this province is the excellent location of its racing track. The site of the motocross track is inside the sprawling Mindanao Civic Center (MCC) complex situated right in the heart of the capitol town of Tubod.
Spectators of this sport will also be glad to know that watching the death-defying jumps of these adrenaline junkies will be like watching their favorite game of basketball. This is because the track designers have carved out the expansive dirt track right in front of the MCC grandstand. The audience will then be able to watch every twist, turn and crash of the racers from the comfortable vantage point of the spacious grandstand.
It is no wonder then that with the increasing number of foreign and local tourists visiting Lanao del Norte to watch the varied spectator sports continuously being showcased here, the province is fast becoming the sporting destination in Northern Mindanao.
“The province has been annually hosting the PBA games and we are adding new and exciting sports every year. This time we’ve chosen motocross because people are very thrilled to see their jumps and stunts. It is the goal of the provincial government to make Lanao del Norte not only the sporting destination in Northern Mindanao but the motocross capital of the country as well”, explained Provincial Information Officer Lyndon Calica.
PHOTO: Gov. Khalid Dimaporo poses in his racing bike on top of the racing track that is specially designed for the 2009 Gov. Khalid Dimaporo’s National Motocross Competition. (Lanao de Norte provincial government photo release)