Chuck Sun Named Grand Marshal for the 27th Annual DC Vet Homecoming

TimeThursday, September 14, 2017 | 3:05 PM

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Chelsea Taylor
(304) 284-0084
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Chuck Sun Named Grand Marshal for the 27th Annual DC Vet Homecoming
Family-Fun Racing Event This Weekend at High Point Raceway

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (September 14, 2017) – The 27th Annual DC Vet Homecoming presented by Lojak’s Cycle Sales returns to Mount Morris, Pennsylvania this weekend, September 16 and 17. The legendary High Point Raceway will once again host the ‘throwback’ fun-filled weekend of racing and activities catered to the veterans of motocross. 

Racer Productions is honored to announce that Chuck Sun will return as the official Grand Marshal of the event. High Point Raceway holds close to Sun’s heart as he claimed the 500cc class win there in 1980, ultimately leading him to his very first AMA 500cc National Motocross Championship. Sun also represented Team U.S.A. in 1981 where his “underdog” team swept both the Trophee des Nations (250cc) and Motocross des Nations (500cc) titles – this moment later became known as a defining moment for American Motocross. Following a long and successful career, Sun was also inducted into the American Motorcyclist Association Hall of Fame with the class of 2003. 

“I am excited to ride the newly redesigned High Point Raceway with my friends while we celebrate vet racing,” said AMA Motocross Champion and past High Point winner Chuck Sun. “High Point has always been a special track to me since I won my first race there. It’s a wonderful experience for me and a great honor, I’m really looking forward to it.” 

Not only will Sun be on hand to bench race with fans all weekend long at the event, but he will also be participating in the festivities and racing the Grand Prix Moto-X Country race on Saturday, September 16, and the DC Vet Homecoming on Sunday, September 17. Multiple class divisions are available on both days for most ages and skills levels, creating a family environment. For a detailed list of classes available on Saturday and Sunday, click HERE. The race entry fee for both days is $40 for the first class, and $30 for each additional class, per day, and registration will take place at the event.

Pit bike racing will be featured Saturday evening at 6 p.m. Bring out your bike and get ready for some bar-banging action and your chance for bragging rights in the either the Clutch, No Clutch or Big Bike divisions. Race fees are $20 per class and registration will begin at 4 p.m. with practice starting at 6 p.m. 

Accompanying the pit bike race is a full slate of nighttime activities including karaoke music entertainment, a $5 barbeque dinner for everyone, bench racing, retro films, corn hole and a bonfire – welcoming families to bring marshmallows and s’mores to enjoy all evening long.

The DC Vet Homecoming commemorates the life and career of Dave Coombs Sr., honoring his passion and commitment to the veteran motocross community with vet and vintage classes, a swap meet, vintage bike show and more. Please click HERE for a full list of contests and prizes.  

“DC” was “Big Dave” Coombs, one of the most influential motorcycle enthusiasts in the history of motocross and off-road racing. Together with his wife and partner Rita, from their home in Morgantown, West Virginia, they were a driving force behind the creation of motocross and off-road motorcycle racing as we know it today.

As professional motocross privateer-turned-event-promoter, Big Dave Coombs was the co-founder of not only High Point Raceway and Steel City Raceway, but the AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship at Loretta Lynn Ranch, the Grand National Cross Country Series (GNCC), the National Promoters Group (NPG), the ATV Motocross National Championship (ATVMX), the legendary Blackwater 100, and much, much more. His legacy extends to the foundation of MX Sports Pro Racing, organizers of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, as well as Racer Productions, Racer X Illustrated and Racer X Online, which are known not only across the country but around the world. Big Dave Coombs passed on August 3, 1998 after losing his battle with leukemia. He was 57 years old.  

Adult (12+) gate admission is $25 for the full weekend and $15 for kids (6-11), with kids five and under free. Gates open on Friday, September 15 at 6 p.m. and close nightly from midnight until 6 a.m. Camping is included with the admission fee. 

To get to the raceway from Pittsburgh or Morgantown take I-79 to PA Exit 1, and proceed three miles to the gate entrance. From Hagerstown take I-70 west to I-68 west. Then take I-79 north to PA Exit 1 and follow the signs east three miles to the track. Big rigs should follow US 19 South and Rt. 100 after taking PA Exit 1.

For more information on the entire race weekend please call (304) 284-0084 or visit the official website at www.highpointmx.com. Also follow High Point Raceway on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for exclusive content and to catch the latest news.