Supermoto takes over downtown Sturgis - KOTA Territory News

Supermoto takes over downtown Sturgis

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Downtown Sturgis is rumbling with the engines of bike again this weekend.
 
For the first time ever, Sturgis is hosting a USA Pro Supermoto race.

A Supermoto involves a special track designed for urban racing featuring not only pavement but dirt as well.

Jumps, hairpin turns, and strait stretches are part of a challenging course for riders and excitement for spectators.

And the racers say the track is different, but racing through the streets of a world famous rally town is pretty rad.

 
"It feels like we're teenage kids running from the cops or something it's so cool. It's a very slick track I need to work on how to work the tires and cut corners," says racer Lauren Volentire from Denver, CO.
 
Even seasoned pro's like Gage McCalister, podium finisher in the 2013 Daytona Harley XR1200 race, says racing the streets of Sturgis is new for him too.
 
 
"The track is like nothing I've ever ridden on before it's slick with oil from the cars and stuff. But it fits my style I like it," says McCalister.
 
Both professional and amateur racers from around the country are competing, the races continue Sunday. 

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