The date is set for the next Stop Watch National at Glen Helen Raceway. This event will be held on Thursday May 16th 2024. In short their will be 2 motos with a $10,000.00 Pro Purse.

  • 8:00am - Open practice for all riders
  • 10:15am - Lineup for race. Verify transponders
  • 10:30am - Moto 1 – 30 minutes plus 1 lap
  • 11:10am - Pro Only practice
  • 11:30am - Open Practice for all riders
  • 12:15pm - Lineup for race. Verify transponders
  • 12:30pm - Moto 2 – 30 minutes plus 1 lap Cash and Trophy presentation after Moto 2
  • 1:15pm - Pro only practice
  • 2:00pm to Dark - Open practice for all riders


  • Must be a pro rider or have raced pro in the past
  • Must RSVP and be accepted by GHR to enter race
  • First 25 riders to RSVP will be selected by GHR initially (free practice on May 2nd, 9th, and 16th if selected)
  • Last 15 riders selected by GHR from late RSVPs
  • Must have transponder on bike to lineup to race

"Over the years, Glen Helen Raceway has been a track where many pros come to practice in preparation for the outdoor AMA Pro Motocross Nationals. Mechanics can be seen with stop-watch and pit board in hand noting lap times in hopes of improvement with each lap. The term “Stopwatch National” became a common term for these practice days.

That being said, Glen Helen decided it would be exciting to make it more of an actual event where riders can gain some valuable track time in more of a “race” scenario. On May 16th, Glen Helen will host an inaugural, “Stopwatch National” where these professional racers can line up and simulate a couple 30 minute motos to get some genuine bar-to-bar action. To make it even more interesting, there will be a $10,000 Pro Purse for the event.

For the general public, we will be selling admission for those that would like to come out and watch the action. The entry fee is $10 if bought online ($20 on-site) with all proceeds going to the Alpinestars Mobile Medical unit.  We will also be having open practice for anyone in-between the racing ($30)."


1st: $4,000
2nd: $2,000
3rd: $1,250
4th: $800
5th: $625
6th: $500
7th: $375
8th: $250
9th: $125
10th: $75


March 30, 2024 — Jack English