Honey Lake Motocross Park: a success
Two recent events have taken place to assure Lassen County as the home of one of the top motocross tracks in the nation. The season-opening race at Milford's Honey Lake Motocross Park on Sunday, April 28, was an astounding success and the Lassen County Planning Commission decided to restructure owner Larry Wosick's use permit to allow for larger events.
"I'm real happy with the public reaction to my park and with the commission decision," Wosick said. "I feel the park is a positive addition to the county, especially for our youth."
The county allowed for increased attendance to the events and overnight parking, but with the contingency that Wosick has to keep the decibel level at or below 70 to protect nearby residents.
At the race on April 28, more than 300 riders competed and more than 800 came to watch.
The commission's decision will lead to races that will feature more riders and spectators.
Not everyone is for it, especially those who live adjacent to the park.
"It doesn't have to be this big. It's OK if you don't have to put up with the noise, but not when you live three miles of the park it's disturbing," Milford resident Michael Morgan said.
But many business owners from throughout the county voiced their support to the commission.
"We're here for the community. We will do everything to make this park a benefit to Lassen County," Wosick said.
The next race is scheduled for Sunday, May 12, featuring racing with vintage bikes.