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- Published on Thursday, 19 July 2012 09:02
Proposal for a new Elk City Motocross track looks promising in early stages
Daily Elk Citian
A proposal for a planned Motocross track just east of the Elk City Speedway looks promising, pending the finalizing of a lease agreement.
Kyle Tosh and Shane McAlary, agents of Off-Road Motor Sports LLC, are the likely proprietors of the City of Elk City owned land, which served as the former Elk City Motocross Park in years past.
The Elk City Commission approved the lease during its meeting Wednesday. Under the proposed agreement, the property would be leased by the city to ORMS LLC for the annual cost of $1, which is contingent upon the proprietors providing the City of Elk City with proof of purchased injury liability and property damage liability insurance.
The former Elk City Motocross Track helped groom 21-year-old native Elk Citian Trey Canard, who is now a professional, internationally known athlete in the sport. It was announced Wednesday that Canard will fund the $20,000 reconstruction of the new facility.
A professional track builder will arrive in Elk City in about a week to look at the old track, and make recommendations for construction.
Tosh said he and McAlary have worked for seven or eight months towards the possibility of starting the track, which would be open to the public, but charge a yearly $250 membership.
“It would be a full, one-direction motocross training track for all levels. I’m trying to do this because I grew up on the motocross track and it changed my life. I learned a lot about life being out there and I want to give back to my town.”
Other stipulations in the lease include, but are not limited to, solely using the property for Motocross and not sub-letting the property without consent of the city.
McAlary is the current owner of McAlary ATV, which was once Elk City Kawasaki-Suzuki and operated by Canard’s late father, Roy.
“Giving back to extreme sports is a big thing for us,” Tosh said, noting he and McAlary aren’t trying to net a profit, and hope to just break even. “Anything given to any sport, for any reason, had to receive help getting started by someone. That’s what Shane and I are trying to do right now.”
If the plan is finalized and ORMS LCC meets all the agreements in the lease, Tosh said he and McAlary hope to have riders on the track “by early September.”
There are currently no public places for motocross riders to practice their craft in Elk City, Tosh said. Another former track, which resided at Elk Lake, was shut down and riders are issued fines if caught using the trails.