Kinston, NC Gets New ATV Race Track
ATV race fans in North Carolina should be happy to know that a new race course will be unveiled this month in Kinston, N.C. on the Lenoir Country Fairgrounds.
The news comes a year after a motocross track for dirt bikes debuted at the facility. The motocross track has a success and four races have been held their since it opened with two more scheduled to take place.
Adding a track for ATV riders was the next logical step.
“We’ve modified the existing demolition derby ring to accommodate demolition derbies, ATV racing, tractor pulls; we’re trying to make a multi-function area,” Brian Hussey of the Fair Association told ENCToday.com. “Most of the dirt was already there; we just moved it around and re-shaped it.”
“We’ve had just such an outpouring of help,” says Hussey.
Neil Pritchard has a son and daughter who race ATVs and he tells ENCToday.com that the new course has the potential to host a national championship due to the quality of the track, and the fact that the fairgrounds have electric, water, and sewer hookups for mobile homes and RVs.
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