A major dirt bike racing event is coming to South Dakota for the very first time. EnduroCross is taking over Badlands Motor Speedway this Saturday.
Lance Bryson, a spokesman for EnduroCross, says this event takes outdoor features-- like logs, trees, ponds, boulders-- and creates a track out of it. Racers will speed through rocky terrain, splash through water troughs, and ride over giant logs. Bryson says they've set up the track in the center of BMS, and it's the first time they're doing an EnduroCross event outdoors-- it's typically set up in an indoor arena. EnduroCross is an eight-part series; this is the second race of the series right after a race in Atlanta. It is also a race that local riders are encouraged to come out and participate in, so each race in the circuit has new riders.
Ty Cullins, 17, is one of the youngest riders in the series-- if not the youngest! He's been riding dirt bikes since he was four years old and loves to compete. Cullins says competing is a rush, and it's always fun to see local riders take party too-- he says sometimes they can surprise everyone and win a race!
To catch EnduroCross this weekend, head to Badlands Motor Speedway on Saturday, September 3. The doors open at 5:30 p.m. and races begin at 7:30. Tickets are $30 for adults and $15 for kids 12 and under.
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