Four more nights of Ambucs Motocross Races
Ponca City Now - July 21, 2014 6:51 am
Motocross racers have been tearing up the track to help Ambucs and people with mobility issues. And one kid has already receive an AmTryke from the Ponca City Charity Angels at the races. Derrick Cassidy with Amtrack said this event with a cause could be the biggest event Ponca City sees.
“We’ll have people from all over the U.S.,” Cassidy said. “There has been times where we have people form all 50 states, South America, Australia, New Zealand, people have been here racing before.”
Cassidy said these are some of the best riders in the country. The pro-class could actually be considered the minor league in motocross. He said these kids are one step away from being on T.V. and making the big bucks.
Cassidy said another thing to consider when measuring the size of the event is how it benefits the community. Of course, it provides six nights of entertainment and helps Ambucs.
“I would say just as far as tax dollars, number of people that come into town, we fill up a lot of motel rooms, these people buy a lot stuff at Wal-mart and all the local restaurants,” Cassidy said. “So they spend a lot of money in town and it’s just good for the tax payers in Ponca City.”
Racers will continue to tear up the track Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Racing begins each day at 8 a.m.at Jack Blevins Ambucs Motocross Arena.