Jackpine Gypsies to Host Rally Races | Local sports


STURGIS – The Jackpine Gypsies Motorcycle Club is gearing up for an action-packed week of racing at the 80th Sturgis Motorcycle Rally.

The events start on Friday August 7th with the Xtreme Flat Track race. Registrations take place from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., with races from 7 p.m.

Xtreme Flat Track returns on Saturday August 8th. Registration is from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. start of races at 7 p.m.

The Sunday August 9 program includes motocross competitions. Runners can register from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m., with races starting at 10 a.m.

The Pro Hillclimb and Xtreme Flat Track events are scheduled for Monday August 10.

Registration for the hill climb is from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. that day, the races will start at 10 a.m. Registration for the Xtreme Flat Track is from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. and races start at 7 p.m.

Pro Verta-cross will take center stage on Tuesday, August 11. Registration is 7 a.m. to 9 a.m., the race will start at 10 a.m. This is reserved for professional runners.

A second Verta-cross event is scheduled for Wednesday August 12. Registration lasts from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. races will start at 7 p.m.

The races take a break on Thursday August 13th. However, the Gypsies will organize their annual Road Tour. Registration is from 8 am to 9 am; departure is scheduled at 10 a.m.

Amateur hill climbs and flat races are in the spotlight on Friday February 14.

Registration for the hill climb is from 7 am to 9 am; races start at 10:00 a.m. Flat track races with bikes, mini-sprints and go-karts are registered from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. with races starting at 7:00 p.m.

The week ends with a Hare Scramble on Saturday August 15th. Registration for class A lasts from 7 a.m. to 8:30 a.m., with races from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Registration for all other classes is from 9 am to 11 am; the races start at noon.

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