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Supercross racing is coming to Ellsworth

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 30, 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 will open at 3 p.m., sign up will start at 4 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 18 different classes, four ATV classes and 14 dirt bike classes. The program consists of a Heat Race and a Main Event, and every person who signs up to race will race in both the heat and the main. 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 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. Admission is $10 for ages eight and over, and $5 for ages seven and under.

For more please read the July 14 print version of the Herald.