IPM 2017 to bring motocross demonstration to Walton - May 18, 2017
Walton is home to the Walton Raceway, an off-road vehicle motorsport park that began operating in 1975. Owned and operated by Chris and Judy Lee and their family, it has built itself as a major stop on the competitive circuit.
The 100th International Plowing Match and Rural Expo (IPM 2017) is being held this year in Walton, and as a tribute, will host Jordan Szoke, five-time National Sportbike Champion, 2016 BMW Motorrad Race Trophy Champion, and inductee to the Canadian Motorsports Hall of Fame for a freestyle motocross trial demonstration.
This demonstration will occur three times a day, every day, in the tented city offering many opportunities to see this heart-pounding show. Jordan Szoke will also be joined by his wife Amy Szoke, a professional motorbike stuntwoman, and their six-year-old son, Wolfgang Szoke, riding his electric minibike.
“Unlike traditional motocross, freestyle motocross places less emphasis on high speeds but on the abilities of daredevil riders who perform thrilling and death-defying stunts high in the air,” said Amy Szoke.
Brett Lee of Walton Raceway will be commentating the stunts performed by the Szoke Family to give the audience a full understanding of the difficulty and skill required in the stunts being performed in this event presented by Brussels Transport Ltd.
IPM 2017 is Sept. 19 – 23, 2017 with advance tickets being sold at every municipal office in Huron County for $15 with tickets available at the gates day of for $18 per person. More information about all the programming and events for IPM 2017 can be found online at plowingmatch.org/ipm-2017 or the Facebook Page Huron IPM 2017.