Devils Ridge will decide state champs today

Apr. 07, 2013 @ 05:00 AM

A hidden dirt track full of jumps, tight turns and constant roaring of horsepower will be the scene for the biggest motocross event in the state today outside of Sanford on King Farm Road.

Devils Ridge Motocross is hosting the 22nd Annual Honda/Suzuki of Sanford North Carolina State Championship Race starting at 9:15 a.m. today. Spectator admission, which will be good to see championship races in more than 30 classes in a day-long spectacle, is $10 for adults and $5 for children ages 5-12.

Last year’s state championships welcomed hundreds of competitors racing for their state’s titles. Riders from as far and wide as Canada, Michigan, Florida and many other spots in the Eastern U.S. came to Sanford for the championships as well.

Even with lots of competition, local riders won three classes last year. Lillington’s Dylan Carringer won the 250C championship. Moncure’s Hailey Martin won the girls 12-15 championship. Bailey Suits of Siler City won the 250D title.

The classes up for grabs today range from a 4-6-year-old race to 50-and-older. There are beginner, amateur and A class/Pro classes. More than $26,000 in contingencies, awards and pro purses will be won. Today’s action will include three ATV races.

The upcoming schedule at Devils Ridge includes the AHRMA Post-Vintage and Vintage Motocross Nationals on May 3-5, with the 6th Annual Food Lion Cookout and Music Jamboree on Saturday, May 4.