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Adopted by Marianas Racing Association

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Marianas Racing Association

About this project:

Since being assigned the Marpi property in October 2020, MRA is rebuilding the old raceway that has been idle for more than a decade, MRA fast-tracked the reconstruction of CowTown, as it worked on a bigger and wider race course and cleared some portion of the property to provide both riders and spectators a great view of the ocean. Among the improvements that MRA needs to address are parking and areas for spectators, and the public announcement system. The parking and areas for spectators need to be expanded so that fans can see the whole track during races. Improvement on the track, the pits, and other areas of the CowTown would require funding and MRA members are assisting in finding resources either through federal grants or local resources from businesses and government agencies. The sport is an investment—an opportunity to showcase bikes, gears, and skills. CowTown provides a venue for fans and members, and offer many possibilities for motocross’ future in the CNMI. In the past MRA has invited racers from around the region, including riders from Guam, The Philippines, Japan, and New Zealand. MRA looks forward to reviving the international races and reaching out to these countries along with Korea and the U.S. MRA acknowledged Gov. Ralph DLG Torres, the governor’s senior policy adviser Robert Hunter, Department of Public Lands Secretary Marianne Teregeyo-Concepcion, and Department of Community and Cultural Affairs Secretary Joseph Guerrero for making the reopening and reconstruction of the racetrack possible. MRA would also like to thank the following for supporting their races: YCO Hardware, 4Ever CNMI, Inas’ Kitchen, Mobil Oil, Matson, Joeten Motors, MES, Department of Public Works Secretary James Ada and director Mike Borja, DFEMS Commissioner Dennis Mendiola and his team, Saipan Mayor David Apatang, Sen. Jude Hofshneider (R-Tinian), and Reps. Joel Camacho (R-Saipan) and Sheila Babauta (D-Saipan).

All PPP projects are made possible by the support of the Crowne Plaza Resort Saipan’s public benefit fund with the Dept. of Public Lands.


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