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Silver Mountain hosts off-road race this weekend

by HERALD SPORTS STAFF
Herald Sports Staff | June 16, 2022 3:31 PM

KELLOGG, ID - Silver Mountain Resort will host an off-road motorcycle race this weekend, June 18-19.

The event will host 500 dirt bikes on Silver Mountain in the Silver Kings Hard Enduro as part of the 2022 AMA West Extreme Off-Road Regional Championship Schedule. The enduro also serves as a qualifier for the grand championship in Tennessee.

As the premier dirt bike competition in the Northwest, Silver Kings’ course is hand-built and designed to challenge riders throughout. The course contains areas that are wet, steep and rocky and have areas of over 2,000 feet of elevation. The demanding course begins at the bottom of the Silver Belt ski trail and contains creek crossings, hills and rock gardens.

Riders will begin with a parade at 8 a.m. on Saturday starting at the Silver Mountain parking lot. The riders will pass through Kellogg and Wardner on their way to Silver Belt to begin the race.

The event will also host amateur races which begin at 9 a.m. on Saturday in a qualifying lap race. Qualifiers will move on to the Fun-duro Main Event beginning at 1:30 p.m.. The Fun-duro will consist of amateurs and professionals. The top finishers will then compete in a four-hour-long competition on Sunday morning at 9 a.m. for a podium finish.

There will be viewing areas across Silver Mountain during the event, and ski chairs 1, 2 and 3 will be available for a bird’s-eye view of the competition. At the starting line of the race will also be the Radio Brewing beer garden, which also serves food.

Adult tickets cost $20 and youth over six years old tickets cost $16 to enter the event. Children under six are free to enter without cost.

For more information on the competition visit silverkingshardenduro.com.

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