Over 120 cross country ATV and motorcycle racing enthusiasts will gather May 19th and 20th at Sturkie, Arkansas to compete in the state’s premier racing series known as the Arkansas Harescramble Championship Series (AHSCS).
ATV classes are scheduled to race on Saturday with race registration at 9:00AM. Following the morning sign up, the pro race classes will start at noon with waves of starts in the under classes, following in one minute intervals. The racers will run against the each other and the clock in a two-hour timed event over some of the roughest terrain that Fulton County has to offer. In the pro class Ryland Johnson and Mike Taylor from Little Rock will square off against five-time champion Spencer Dickerson. Both riders have shown the talent to challenge Dickerson and this race will be another test for Dickerson’s goal to earn a sixth championship.
The excitement repeats on Sunday with the ever-competitive motorcycle classes that could feature as many as 100 entries among all the classes. In the motorcycle pro class 2012 points leader Trent Keen, from Elkins will try to hold off Eli Beischke from Harrison and Fort Smith’s Parker Nolen. Nolen is the 2011 defending champion but fell one race behind after missing Round Two of the series.
There is a $5.00 gate fee for all weekend for spectators to watch the racing action. Spectators can access different parts of the course to see the event. This year the race promoter arranged for a live Band ‘on Saturday night. Camping is available at the racecourse.
Directions from Little Rock: Take U.S. 67/167 north to exit 55 at Bald Knob. Turn left and proceed north on U.S. 167 for 71 miles through Ash Flat to U.S. 62/412. Turn left head westward for 20 miles and turn right on Sturkie Road (approx. 2 miles past Salem). Go 4 miles and watch for banners. Track is located 1 mile down gravel road on left.
GPS Coordinates: 36.446686, -91.884595
The Arkansas Harescramble Championship Series is a family friendly racing organization that boasts over 145 active racers, with eleven events on the 2012 calendar. Racers compete in thirteen big bike class divisions, six ATV class divisions, seven youth divisions and two women’s classes. More information about the series can be found at www.ahscs.com. On June 3, 2012, the sixth round of the series will take racers to the Black Bear Race near Fayetteville, Arkansas.