The folks over at Dirt Rider released with “Weekly Dirt” today, with all of the latest news from the world of off-road.
Justin Bogle at Ponca City; photo courtesy Dirt rider, Moore.
The Dirt Rider staff writes:
For the next two weeks, hundreds of amateur racers will be going bar to bar in two of the biggest amateur motocross races on the planet: the Ponca City Amateur Nationals (Oklahoma) and Loretta Lynn’s Amateur Championships. Ponca is in full swing this week, and at the same time another amateur race, the NMA Grand Nationals, which used to run at Ponca, is running just about one hundred miles south in Norman, Oklahoma. It’s a long story, but basically the NMA event, which was the original Ponca City race, decided for whatever reason to move to a new track south of Oklahoma City. Well, the local AMBUCS organization in Ponca City, which helped run that race for years, didn’t want to lose the revenue that the race generated for the community of Ponca City, so they brought in a race promoter from Texas to run a competing championship on the old track. The Ponca City race is now AMA sanctioned, while the Norman race (the old Ponca promoter) is sanctioned by the NMA. Whew! The new Ponca race now wraps up on Thursday, instead of Saturday, so that the racers have a little more time to get to Hurricane Mills, Tennessee, for the start of the Loretta Lynn’s race.
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