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KIRA holds motocross, raffles dirt bike
by Julie Herrmann
Jul 29, 2014 | 62 views | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Cody Hockema leaps his dirt bike during a race on Saturday at Kodiak Fair Grounds. (Julie Herrmann photo)
Cody Hockema leaps his dirt bike during a race on Saturday at Kodiak Fair Grounds. (Julie Herrmann photo)
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A group of kids leap for the finish line during a sack race in between motocross races on Saturday. (Julie Herrmann photo)
A group of kids leap for the finish line during a sack race in between motocross races on Saturday. (Julie Herrmann photo)
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 Motocross races on July 26, 2014
Motocross races on July 26, 2014
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The motocross racers fly out of the starting gates, except for two whose machines died and had to be restarted. (Julie Herrmann photo)
The motocross racers fly out of the starting gates, except for two whose machines died and had to be restarted. (Julie Herrmann photo)
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Dust, exhaust, the smell of burgers and flying dirt bikes filled the air at the Kodiak Island Racing Association’s motocross on Saturday.

KIRA holds events almost weekly throughout the summer. Saturday’s motocross was the fifth one this year, and there are still four more to go as well as one more mudbog and family night.

There were several races using both the small pit bikes and larger dirt bikes. The bikers accumulate points throughout the season, gaining more points the higher they place in each race. At the end of the season, the person with the most points wins.

At Saturday’s motocross, Josiah Juhlin placed first in the main event on a 125 cc dirt bike. In the 250 cc class, Scott Hockema took first and Mike Bramblett took second. In the 450 cc class, Cody Hockema took first and Riley McCoy took second.

In the pit bikes, Cale Fulgum took first, Mike Bramblett took second and Fred Squartzoff took third.

In the 50 cc class, Louis Alexander took first. In the 65 cc class, Kavik DeHart took first and Ivan Rodriguez took second.

There were a few crashes that drew gasps from the crowd. Cody Hockema went over the handlebars after hitting some rocks but still managed to finish first.

Jessie Juhlin was in second place points-wise, but was unable to continue after crashing.

At the end of the motocross, KIRA raffled off a Honda 110 dirt bike. They’ve been selling tickets for a while and sold about 180 of the 200 available. Kendra Bartz, who was not present, won the bike.

Contact Julie Herrmann at jherrmann@kodiakdailymirror.com.

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