Go-kart racing has arrived at the Mike Jacob Sports Park.
The public is invited to join professional cyclists for a criterium race in downtown Tucson Saturday evening.
Piles of dirt await grading and will become a BMX track at the new Xtreme Funspot at Mike Jacob Sports Park.
The new Xtreme Funspot will include a go-kart track, which could open by month's end.
Known mostly for recreational sports leagues, Mike Jacob Sports Park is getting a makeover.
A couple plans to open a BMX track, mini-golf course, go-cart track and more at Mike Jacob Sports Park.
Above, a former water-slide tower at Mike Jacob Sports Park in Marana. The property will open as Xtreme Funspot in January under a lease with Pima County.
A BMX track operator in Tucson plans to close a track on the southwest side and expand its business at a new track in Marana next month.
BMX bike rider Steven Hammond, 21, flips his bike into the air at Premises Park. The park's new location on South Toole Avenue is "a lot bigger, nicer and there's a better community," said 14-year-old Kirk Travis, another BMX rider.
Victor Peraza, 11, catches some air on his scooter at Premises Park, an indoor skate park that's opened at a new location on South Toole Avenue. The new park has nearly 10,000 square feet.
Premises indoor skate park founder
Boys whiz up the ramps on scooters under the whir of a swamp cooler at Premises Park. Tucson's only indoor park for riding scooters, BMX bikes and skateboards reopened last week with a space more than double its previous size.
The acre of dirt adjacent to 302 E. Smoot Place is a boyhood BMX heaven, a daredevil's delight of step-ups, tabletops, rollers and ramps that is as much a Field of Dreams as any Iowa cornfield.
BMX rider Corben Sharrah says, "Sometimes I can't comprehend that this is my life, that I make money doing this."
The long-awaited BMX/skate park in Picture Rocks will be
dedicated at 10 a.m. Saturday.