Douglas County To Be Home Of Motocross Center

MINDEN, Nev. (AP) - Motocross bike riders will soon have a new
track in northern Nevada.

Officials from Nevada Motocross Development and the Carson Valley Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Authority are joining forces to build the Carson Valley Motocross Center near the Douglas County Fairgrounds off Pinenut Road.

The facility will be built on a 15-acre site owned by the county. Officials have a temporary agreement to lease the property from the county, with hopes of becoming a permanent tenant.

A temporary race track is scheduled to host its first race June 22.

Jenney Sartin, the chamber's executive director, said she thinks the facility will help draw thousands of tourists to the area.

Motocross racer Alex Pieters said such tracks in Mustang, Fernley and Winnemucca draw an average of about 300 entries to each event.
Information from: Reno Gazette-Journal,

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