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Motorcross plans 'wild night' at arena
by Zack Steen
Mar 02, 2017 | 2040 views | 0 0 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend | print
More than 300 motocross competitors from eight states will race into the Crossroads Arena this weekend for the Alabama Arena Cross Series grand finale event.

Tickets are on sale now for the Saturday night races set to begin at 7 p.m. Admission is $15 and children under six get in free.

Promoter Scott Aaron said the event will feature 35 races with competitors ranging in age from 4 to 40.

“It’s going to be a wild night,” said Aaron. “We have such a wide range of ages and bike classes. Folks will see smaller bikes all the way up to the faster 250cc and 450cc four stroke dirt bikes.”

The championship for each class will be decided Saturday.

“Competition will be tough since they’ll be fighting for important championship points,” added the promoter.

According to the Aaron, several racers with local connections are expected to race this weekend.

Michie, Tenn., native Jacob Crum is on the schedule to return, along with Corinth brother-sister racers Landon and Destynee Powers.

Landon, 12, and Destynee, 11, both got thier start in motocross at a race at the Crossroads Arena several years ago.

Most racers will be making a 70-foot-jump built in the middle of the arena, said Aaron.

“The Crossroads Arena is by far one of the best venues in this part of the country for a motocross race,” he said. “It’s our seventh year back, mainly because our racers love to race in the place.”

Based in Birmingham, the Alabama Arena Cross Series season features seven tracks and 15 races spread across Alabama with the final race of the season in Corinth.

Saturday night’s event, sponsored by Main Street Cycle in Tishomingo, will also feature eight ATV or quad races.

“We also welcome any locals who have a bike and might want to try their hand at a race,” said Aaron. “We actually already have several locals signed up for their first race on Saturday.”

(Tickets can be purchased at the door, by contacting the box office at 662-287-7779 or by visiting crossroadsarena.com.)
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