Thousands brave wet conditions at Spring Creek
Heavy rain meant tons of mud and standing water on July 20 during the 36th-annual Lucas Oil Pro Nationals Motocross Championship.
But it failed to discourage thousands of fans from attending the event near Millville.
They were entertained by cyclists from around the world who bailed at high speed along trails and up and down tall, super-muddy moguls.
John Martin, who owns the track with his wife, Greta, estimated the crowd at about 18,000. He said the Spring Creek event usually draws around 25,000 people.
Amateur racing was held Sunday on the track.
"I was pretty ecstatic on Saturday to see the people who were here, were here," Martin said. "The turnout was less. We had standing water out there and people were getting stuck. The conditions didn't bother them. They couldn't believe the track conditions were so good for the riders. They were all having a good time, so that was good to see.
"We’ve been running races here at Spring Creek since the early 1980s and I can honestly say that this was the most rain we’ve ever seen," he said. "But I’ll tell you, we sure have some hearty motocross fans in this area. People came out despite
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