HOMER, Neb. (KTIV) — Motorsports fans and athletes were expected to have a big weekend as Homer, Nebraska, Fiddler Creek MX held its first races of the year.
Fiddler Creek MX in Homer kicked off its competitive season this weekend with a big racing event. This weekend-long event has been held for over 20 years and gives riders of all ages a chance to get out on the track and compete.
“Anyone from four to 50,” said Zack Archer, a professional dirt bike rider in the 450 Pro class. “We have professional, intermediate, novice, I mean all classes. MTB. Everyone here is welcome to ride.
Runners and their families go out all weekend to camp, meet other runners and have a good time.
“Motocross is a family,” Archer said. “Everyone here is ready to help everyone. And, you know, events like this, we had record crowds. We have 360 entries this weekend, so it’s the biggest we’ve ever had here. And after everything we’ve been through with COVID, being outside enjoying the nice weather is the best thing we can do.
Riders and their families arrive at the track on Friday and set up camp. They can train on Saturdays, while new riders have the opportunity to take lessons with the pros. Races take place all day Sunday.
Although the track is closed the week before the competition so that it can be prepared, riders can visit throughout the year and tear up dirt.
Fiddler Creek MX holds these meets 3 times during the warmer months. Alongside this one in April, it will hold weekend-long competitions in June and Labor Day weekend.
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