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June 6, 2014

Motocross event here Sunday

Sooner Series to host an expected 200-plus



Racers from 4 to 60 and of different skill levels will hit a local motocross track this weekend.

Sweet 16 MX, located at 3210 North York Street (off Oklahoma 16), is expecting to host 220 to 250 bikers from Oklahoma adjoining states for round three of the Sooner Series, a seven-part competition that extends until Sept. 22. The Sooner Series competes under the American Motocross Association flag.

“There’s racers from amateurs to expert, with some of them on modified bikes and others riding those just right off the showroom floor,” said Steve Loftin, who took over management at Sweet 16MX a month ago and is attempting to develop it into one of the top motocross spots in the state. It began as a private-use facility around January 2012 and is owned by Brady Ross.

Last season the Sooner Series made a stop at the track and drew 200, Loftin said, adding it is hoped the weekend event will serve as a catapult for an even bigger event coming in September.

“We’ve got the Oklahoma State Championship Series of Motocross Sept. 6-7. It’s one of the premier events we have in the state,” Loftin said. “It’s the final race of that series.”

Saturday’s events will consist of practice runs from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Additional practice commences at 7:30 p.m. Sunday with competition getting underway at 9 a.m.

Admission is $10 and rider entry is $30. For additional information, contact (918) 781-9566 or visit the track’s Facebook site at www.facebook.com/ sweet 16mx.

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