KUALA LUMPUR — February 8, 2018: The X Park in Bandar Sri Sendayan near Seremban has lit up the night with its illuminated motocross track.
Malaysia is known to be one hot tropical country but riders can now enjoy riding through the cool breeze at night without worrying about the scorching weather.
“Our vision is to be the leader in extreme sports in Malaysia and by that we wish to realise it by promoting extreme sports in its most innovative way ,” said X Park Malaysia director of operations and marketing Amin Jay.
The first American Supercross inspired track in Malaysia is located on a 13-acre site.
Opened in 2016, it offers facilities like the BMX Park, BMX flatland and for activities like the dodgeball, inline skating, skateboarding, fat biking, futsal, golf, badminton and go-karting.
The 1.5-kilometre wide motocross track has many challenging obstacles like the tabletops and jumps.
“The track is so much better riding at night than riding in the day because I don’t have to ride under the scorching sun and the best part is that the weather cools your body at the same time,” said Malaysian Cub Prix rider Hayden Tham.
Oh Kah Beng, a former Moto GP racer, also praised the new features which he said are good for the development of motorsports.
“The cooler weather is not only attractive to riders but more importantly the spectators and ancillary parties. That is why night or indoor sports like badminton and football are so popular and typically attract good crowds,” said Oh.
Motocross enthusiast Hairul Anwar said the track at X Park is much more fun and challenging than the Putrajaya track.
“Now my friends and I would rather ride motocross at X Park although we have to travel quite far from Kuala Lumpur because the track there is better maintained and the facilities much better,” said Hairul.
Though the track received many good reviews from riders, there are suggestions for improvements.
“Certain parts need additional lights and few existing corner lights need to be repositioned for better light focus,” said Oh.