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The return of the legendary brawl in the breaks.

Burnt Timber XC is thrilled to be back this year as the first stop of the 406XC motocross series! Same classic location, same rugged and diverse terrain, same unforgettable motocross action for the whole family!

Race Information

Burnt Timber XC is a two-day cross-country motocross event with a full slate of races and fun for your entire family. Our classes accommodate riders of all experience levels, ages, and equipment; from 4-year-olds on 50cc bikes to our competitive open classes.

Camping & Amenities

On-site camping is included with your vehicle entry fee. If you will be camping, plan on bringing your own water and kicking back to enjoy some beautiful stargazing and camaraderie. The nearby town of Winifred offers a grocery store, hotel, steak house, bar and fuel.

2023 Sponsors

Help support Central Montana motocross today by sponsoring Burnt Timber XC.

The Course

Based in the rugged Missouri River Breaks, Burnt Timber XC serves our racers with “gumbo” mud, pine timber, tight turns, and plenty of climbing. The sheer scale of our venue makes this a race you won’t forget easily, with lap distances stretching beyond 20 miles for our most ambitious races classes.


From Lewistown, head north to Hilger on 191. Once at Hilger, turn left toward Winifred on MT236. 19.2 miles from Hilger, turn right (east) onto Butcher Rd, and follow signage for Burnt Timber XC.

2023 Gate Times:
  • Friday, June 16th from 3 PM – 10 PM
  • Saturday, June 17th from 6 AM – 10 PM
  • Sunday, June 18th from 6 AM – 1 PM

A Legacy of Montana Motocross

A long time ago in a land, well, right here, a small group of riding buddies known as The Peck Hill Rough Riders were looking to introduce the motocross community to their little patch of heaven. Out of that desire for better riding opportunities for riders across the state, Burnt Timber XC was born.

The race began in 2002 with 40 riders. Over the next 15 years, it would grow to two days of family fun and over 280 riders. In 2011, cousins Katie and McKensie Butcher took on the race organization with help from members of The Peck Hill Rough Riders. In 2017 the Butcher family chose to step away, but always hoped the opportunity might arise to bring Burnt Timber XC back.

In the fall of 2022, Katie and McKensie began the process of bringing back the Burnt Timber XC. They are proud to be back for our 16th year of racing and to join the 406XC series; a race series is hosted by families and friends who love racing and are working to provide awesome places to ride.