Event InfoMoto-X 338
In the summer of 1972, the first motocross race was held in Southwick, Massachusetts (which borders Connecticut). The collaboration of the local police and American Legionaries at the event raised $3,000 for the Jimmy Fund, supporting the fight against cancer in children and adults at Boston's Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.
The following year, in July of 1973, the first Moto-X 338 race was held at American Legion Post 338. The New England Sports Committee (NESC) followed with scheduled events during the summer and fall of that year. With those races, an American motocross legend was born.
The Moto-X 338 track is the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship's perennial sand track, notoriously rough and physically exhausting, and has been since the first Southwick National event was held in 1976. That event was won by Dutch sand specialist and Honda factory rider Pierre Karsmakers.
Over the years, the Southwick track has become a favorite of some of American motocross racing's toughest competitors. Bob "Hurricane" Hannah, Jeff Stanton, and Ricky Carmichael all counted the Moto-X 338 among their favorite tracks, with Stanton winning here four times in a row between 1989 and 1992, and Carmichael winning an astonishing nine consecutive races beginning in 1999.
Southwick is also known for the local heroes it produces, as New England has always had a vibrant motocross community. Doug Henry and John Dowd were both fixtures on the Moto-X 338 podium throughout their storied careers, and the never-surrender Jo Jo Keller remains one of the sport's mythical heroes.
Track promoters Diane Peebles-Pittello and Ralph Pittello have been involved since the beginning of Moto-X 338. In the early seventies, Pittello began attending races with friends and gained a passion for the sport, just as the first Moto-X 338 track was designed and raced upon. Diane was not heavily involved at first, but by the late seventies she was working at the track with registration and scoring, among other things.
Diane soon took on a leadership role and, in 1989, along with five other partners, officially formed Moto-X 338. From that point, things really started to rock, as the team added a greater variety of racing, including ATVs and jeeps. Today, Diane and Ralph are the sole owners of Moto-X 338.
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46 Powder Mill Rd.
Southwick, MA 01077
- Grandstand Seating
- Open Air Festival Seating
- Covered Super Ticket Viewing Area
- Covered VIP Viewing Areas with live PA feed, live timing and scoring, live race footage, private restrooms, and catering
- Infield Track Viewing
- Nearly 100% track Viewing from a variety of vantage points
- Handicap Viewing Area
- Event Simulcast on FM Radio104.3
- Food and Soft Drink Concessions
- Beer Concessions
- Free VIP Parking
- Front Gate Parking
- Motorcycle Parking
- Handicap Parking
- Easy entry/Exit
- No pets national weekend
- No bicycles
- Coolers allowed but subject to search
- No Glass
- No alcochol to be brought in
- No ez-ups or tents
- No fireworks
- From I-91 North:
Take exit 3(Rt 5 & 57) after bridge 1st exit (Rt. 57 Agawam/Southwick). Follow Rt 57 west for 10 ½ miles. Turn left at middle school on to Powder Mill Rd. Track is .4 miles on left. Look for American Legion Post 338 sign.
- From I-91 South:
Take exit 3 (Rt 5 & 57). Follow Rt 57 west for 10 ½ miles. Turn left at middle school on to Powder Mill Rd. Track is .4 miles on left. Look for American Legion Post 338 sign.
- From Mass Pike East:
Take exit 3 (Westfield), right after toll booth onto Route 10 & 202 South. Follow for 6.7 miles into Southwick center. Turn left at Mobil gas station on to Route 57 East for 0.6 miles. Turn right at middle school onto Powder Mill Rd. Track is 0.4 miles on left. Look for American Legion Post 338 sign.
- From Mass Pike West:
Take exit 6 (I-291), left after toll booth onto I-291. Follow to end, merge onto I-91 South. Take exit 3 (Rt. 5 & 57). After bridge 1st exit (Agawam/Southwick). Follow Rt 57 west for 10 ½ miles. Turn left at middle school on to Powder Mill Rd. Track is .4 miles on left. Look for American Legion Post 338 sign.
- From Bradley Airport:
Take Route 20 West 6.9 miles to Grandby Center. Turn right onto Rt. 10 & 202 North Follow for 8.1 miles to Southwick center. Turn left at middle school on to Powder Mill Rd. Track is .4 miles on left. Look for American Legion Post 338 sign.
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