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Kellogg Cup draws dirt bikes and family


KELLOGG, Minn. (KTTC) -- In the biggest Motokazie event of the summer, motocross racers hit the dirt track this weekend competing in the Kellogg Cup.  The event brought out some strong competition but it also brought along something else... family.

Motocross can run much deeper than just racing, it's a lifestyle.
"It gets you going.  It wears you out quick but you got to keep pushing and see where it gets you," said racer Cole Haugen.

At the Kellogg Cup, bikers range from as old as fifty all the way down to peewee.
"I can't wait to see them," said Haugen.  "A lot of those guys might go big.  And I just want them to keep working hard."

Support comes from off the track too, not just from the fans.  For some motocross has become a family tradition.  "We do it every weekend, said Theresa Frerickson of Grove City.  "We leave Friday night, come home Sunday."  "Love the bikes, love the racing.  Just love the sport all around."

"I'm here watching my son Joe," said a mother in the crowd.  "And how long has he been doing it?  10 years he's been in this.  What's it like watching him?  Sometimes very nerve-racking."

And perhaps it's that common excitement that keeps bringing them back.  "A lot of these same families are at a lot of the same tracks," said Frerickson.  "So we get to know them pretty well."

The Motokazie event wraps up Monday around 4 p.m.  The next time their back in Kellogg is September 22.

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