Two-day motocross event draws hundreds to Bowman track

A trio of motorcross riders battle in the final race Sunday at the Twin Buttes racetrack just west of Bowman.

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For two days, more than 130 motorcycle riders hit a dirt track just west of the city, flying over jumps and spray dirt and dust as they revved around the turns.

According to Lee Schwarzwalter, the event drew  competitors from a five-state region, including North and South Dakota, Montana and Wyoming. “We had a good turnout.

“We have doing this since 2006,” he added, noting the track’s popularity.

Although it was a South Dakota event, it was held at the Twin Buttes track a mile west of Bowman. “We host races for different organizations. This was a SDMA race – South Dakota Motocross.  We just hosted the race for them,” he said.

Although the strong winds were a factor during Saturday’s competition, Schwarzwalter said the competition was finished before the severe thunderstorm came close to Bowman Sunday evening.

Several local riders competed in the two-day event, including Marshall Battest, Jase Battest and Justin Sense,  Schwarzwalter added.

The event had age groups ranging from five to 50, he said.

The track will be hosting another event later in the summer.

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