Motocross races back in Atmore

Published 4:40 am Wednesday, June 21, 2006

By By Matthew Nascone
The Atmore Motocross Track has not seen a big race in slightly longer than two months. Bobby and Shane Hadley are about to change that.
The Hadleys own the track, located on Hope Grant Road in Atmore, and said it would be good to get the racers back out there.
"We are hoping for another good racing weekend," Bobby Hadley said.
The Summer Bash Weekend will have the adrenaline-filled racing this coming Saturday and Sunday, a new twist to the way the operation is run. Hadley said the gates will open for campers and RVs Friday and the gates will open for registration at 7 a.m. Saturday.
The head count on the previous races has reached into the 600s and with the two race dates Hadley said he wants to get even more people than that through the gates.
"I am hoping for 500-700 people and 225 registered racers," he said.
The last race on the track was May 9 and Shane Hadley said it would be good to get back to the home track again. But the racers have not been idle for the two-month span.
"Most of the riders from this area go off and race at other places and travel across the south so it is good to know that we have a place here where everyone can come back to," he said.
Bobby Hadley said they have added four classes of four-wheelers to the race schedule and that is one reason for holding the pit bike and quad races on Saturday.
Organized practice will be held from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. for all classes of quad and MX bikes.
The racing action will begin at 3 p.m. with the quads and pit bikes rev their engines at 6 p.m.
The gates will open up again at 7 a.m. Sunday morning and MX Church service will be at 8 a.m., followed by racing practice at 9 a.m. and the races after practice.
"We are looking forward to having another race and can't wait for the people to start piling in," Bobby Hadley said.

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