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September 6, 2010 - 12:36pm

Area 51 Motocross Racing

posted by Destin Danser in area 51, motocross.

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This weekend Area 51 Motocross hosted their biggest event of the season, The Can/Am Air.

Saturday gave competitors a chance to get in some practice time on the main track, and featured a grass race and the Dunlop "Minicross" race. The minicross race was a chance to introduce young kids to the sport in a safer and less competitive environment.

Sunday was the main event, which was expected to bring out 600 riders to compete for over $40,000 worth of prizes. There were 19 classes ranging from "schoolboy" (ages 12-16) to the women's 50+ category and everything in between.

The competition was tough, and the racers really pushed their limits to try and get on the podium. Every racer I talked to couldn't wait to come back next year, Thank you to everyone at Area 51 for putting on such an awesome event!!

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2 young riders fighting for the win in Saturday's minicross race

More photos after the jump:

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A rider tries to hang on to the lead in the grass race.

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Trying to get around the corner as fast as possible.

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Huge air time, it is amazing what these guys are capable of.

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