Big motocross racing event held in the Pee Dee
Fri, 15 Mar 2013 21:57:56 GMT —
More than 400 riders are taking part in the American Motorcyclist Association's (AMA) qualifier for the Southeast at South of the Border in Dillon County.
This is the qualifier for the Red Bull AMA Amateur Nationals held in Tennessee in August.
The dirt mound track is located behind Porky's Truck Stop at South of the Border.
Thousands of spectators are expected to attend the event this weekend.
"We have riders here from Canada, Wisconsin, Minnesota, New York about every state between there and here. So a lot of riders drove a long way to get here to this race this weekend," said Sam Gammon, Victory Sports.
Organizers of the race say it's sure to be a win - win situation for the economy of Dillon County.
"The hotels, restaurants and service stations are gonna benefitting from them being in town this weekend ," Gammon added.
Friday bikers are practicing and the races take place Saturday and Sunday.
This is the second year the event has been held at South of the Border.
You can go to www.victory-sports.com to find out more about the race.