Monday, February 7, 2011

Desert Dirtbike Racing Season Revs Up With Oreana 100

Posted By on Mon, Feb 7, 2011 at 2:00 PM

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The 14th Annual Oreana 100 kicks off the Southwestern Idaho Desert Racing Association's 2011 season on Saturday, Feb. 19, at 11 a.m. The event is hosted by the Desert Raiders Motorcycle Club.

Oreana is the first race of the seven-race series sanctioned by SIDRA. Points earned at each race will ultimately crown a new winner for the 2011 season. One of the most popular desert events, riders from most of the western states will be competing.

The Oreana 100 is well known among racers for two amazing features: The beautiful white-sand washes of Oreana, Idaho, meander for miles, and a wild and spectacular “entrenched wash” sends motorcyclists down a desert slot canyon just wider than a bike, with 25-foot-high walls towering on either side.

A typical course is two laps of approximately 50 miles each. Multiple race classes will provide competition for all levels, including the one-lap Sportsman category for beginners and first-timers. The race boasts a remote start, emergency gas locations, sand-wash pits, and prizes for all finishers.

Sign-ups will begin at 7:30 a.m. and end at 10 a.m. on the day of the race, with minis running earlier at 9 a.m. All bikes are required to go through a tech inspection, pass sound tests and have a current OHV sticker and spark arrestor.

Cost of the race ranges from $25 for first-timers and minis to $80 for pros. For more information visit the SIDRA website.

As the racers like to say, “See you in the dez!”

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