After almost a year off due to the Coronavirus, Bermuda Motocross Club will return on Thursday, November 11 for their annual Remembrance Day race, which will be held in memory of Burt “ Dirt Digger” Ingham.
“ Our last race day was December 6th, of last year and then we went into phase one with no spectators,” club president Arlene Simmons said. “ On Thursday, all of our riders will be on the track at the same time and complete one memorial lap around the track, led by Otis Ingham, Dirt Digger’s son.
We will be honoring those who came before us. We’ve received a large group exemption of 505 people, so we’re really looking forward to it, it will be a good day.”
According to Ms. Simmons, the club has had quite a tumultuous year and is excited to start their season off with a bang. They even have a brand-new track this year, too, which will feature quite a few jumps. There will be seven classes and 68 riders in total who will participate.
The race will feature the young peewee riders, many of whom are just starting to ride motocross bikes.
“ Once they graduate from their peewee class, they go up to the big CC class, where people really start to see their speed and maturity of their riding come through,” Ms. Simmons said. “Then, they jump to the 65 class which goes up to 12 years old, they do a lot of jumping and a lot of speed and then they move to the 85 class, and then we have the novice class, which this year will feature quite a few younger riders.”
The club also has the over-30 and expert class of riders, which will be the classes that everyone will want to watch on Thursday because, according to Ms. SImmons, there is a lot of rivalries within those classes.
Despite it being a Safekey event, COVID regulations will be strongly enforced at the event and security will be there to ensure that everyone stays within their respective bubbles and that masks will be worn when moving around the facility.
“ I would encourage people to bring their own snacks, but there will be vendor there that has been approved by the Health Department,” Ms. Simmons said.
Tickets will be $10 for adults and $5 for children, but there will be no pit-entry like there usually is.
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