Friday, May 1, 2015
LoggerXross is May 9 in Orofino
Pro Endurocross racer Colton Haaker is pictured at the 2014 Rekluse Orofino LoggerXross. This year’s event is Saturday, May 9. Photo by Steve Shannon Photography
The exciting Rekluse Orofino LoggerXross is scheduled for Saturday, May 9, at the Orofino fairgrounds arena at Orofino City Park.
Practice/qualifying races start at noon, and everyone is welcome to come watch the action all day long.
The main show begins with opening ceremonies at 6 p.m., with pro practice immediately following. Tickets are $15. Children age five and under are admitted free of charge.
Dave Brocious will be announcing at this year’s LoggerXross. Brocious has announced the Geico AMA Endurocross Series, WORCS (World Offroad Championship Series), and KOM’s (King of Motos Extreme Offroad race), just to name a few.
“We are very excited to have him on board this year,” said Jim Engle, a key organizer with LoggerXross.
Marie Hui from Vancouver, BC, will be attending to sing the National Anthem. Hue has performed at Seattle Seahawk games, and is the current Canadian anthem singer for the Canadian Canucks and Vancouver Whitecaps soccer teams.
She has also made some amazing parodies for the Seahawks and Canucks, and is currently singing with two Seattle/Vancouver area bands, LeftCoast and Grove & Tonic. You can check her out at mariehui.com.
As in past years, many national Endurocross racers are expected, such as: pro men Cody Webb, Colton Haaker, Max Gerston, Bobby Prochnau, Geoff Aaron; and pro women Chantelle Bykerk, Rachel Gutish, Melissa Harten, Nicole Bradford, and Shelby Turner.
A number of other AMA Endurocross regulars are also expected, including Stephen Foord, Josh Adams, Wyatt Hart, and Triston Hart, as well as many local pro/experts such as Kyle Joiner, Josh Buell, and more.
The pro men’s purse will be $7,500, and the pro women’s purse will be $1,000.
“We have some amazing sponsors once again this year that have provided some awesome prizes for amateur racers, as well as overall support for our event,” said Engle. These include: Rekluse as the Title Sponsor, plus Fly Racing, Western Powersports, Works Connection, Kenda Tires, Tucker Rocky, Bike Master, Avista, LCCU, Les Schwab Tires, Fury Concrete, Cascade Falls Construction, and Buds Powersports.
This year the National Guard Idaho Youth ChalleNGe Cadets from Pierce will help set up, in the process fulfilling some of their community help project time. They will also be special guests at the race on Saturday.
“We have some new obstacles that will definitely challenge our racers, and entertain the spectators for sure!” said Engle.
Orofino Chamber of Commerce’s beer garden will be on hand, and vendors serving up some great food, including The Dog House and Shiz Nits.
Buds PowerSports will have Polaris RZRs, and CanAM Mavericks and four wheelers on display. There will also be Husqvarna, and maybe even KTM and Beta motorcycles on display from dealers around the northwest.
Race information can be found on the LoggerXross Facebook page, or by calling Jim Engle at 208-816-6253.