Supercross racing's coming to EllsworthHigh-flying, fast-paced dirt bike and ATV racing will be featured as the preview show for this summer’s premier event, the Pierce County Fair, on Friday, July 27, at the fairgrounds grandstand in Ellsworth.
By: Ann M. Webb, Pierce County Herald
High-flying, fast-paced dirt bike and ATV racing will be featured as the preview show for this summer’s premier event, the Pierce County Fair, on Friday, July 27, at the fairgrounds grandstand in Ellsworth.
You will see racers jump 70-foot triples, navigate bermed corners and pound through the whoops. Local racers are invited to sign up for the races--as young as four-years-old and as old as 50. Pit gates and sign-up will open at 3 p.m., practice will start at 6 p.m. (for race entrants only) and the racing will start at 7 p.m.
A Supercross Race contains 21 different classes, five ATV classes and 16 dirt bike classes. The program consists of a Heat Race and a Main Event; and every person who signs up will race twice. The Heat Race determines what gate pick the rider gets for the Main Event and the Main Event will determine what trophy the rider gets.
There will also be an intermission race for Pit Bikes. For racing information, check out www.motokazie.com and click on the SX menu.
Are you a spectator and not a participant? That’s great, too! Come early to enjoy the first fair food of the season, along with the Miller/Leinies Social Garden opening at 4 p.m. Grandstand gates will open at 6 p.m. So come early, get a bite to eat, have a drink and get set for an exciting night of fast-paced entertainment.
With the generous support of the following businesses, the Pierce County Fair is able to offer this pre-fair motocross event. Appreciation is extended to Coca-Cola Bottling Company, General Beer Northwest, Ellsworth Ford Inc., Custom Remodelers, G. L. Berg Entertainment and Richardson Electric.
Apporeciation is also extended to Motocross Committee Members Cole Langer, Cory Huppert, Jay McGrath, Brad Kemmerer and Ron Kinneman for volunteering their time and efforts to help make this event a success.
Start the fair season off right and mark your calendar for Friday, July 27, at 7 p.m. at the fairgrounds grandstand for this great pre-fair event. For other fair-related events, please check out the fair website at www.co.pierce.wi.us/fair/fair_main.html, watch your local papers for the fair flyer or contact the fair office at 715-273-6874. Like us on Facebook – “Pierce County Fair and Fairgrounds (WI).”
See you at the Pierce County Fair—Aug. 9-12--“The Four Best Days of Summer.”
Ann M. Webb is the Pierce County Fair Coordinator.