Usually motocross is all about individuals ripping through dirt and vying for hard-fought glory. On Saturday, August 18, Arizona’s motocross community comes together to commemorate the passing of one of their own.
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Speedworld Motocross Park has hosted its annual Beat the Heat summer motocross series since May, where once a month, racers of all skill levels have attempted to conquer the course. This final race pays tribute to the late Surprise, Arizona, racer Dylan Perkins. It will have been a year ago this Saturday that the 16-year-old died from injuries sustained in crash after a jump in the Monster Energy Powder Mountain Motocross race in northern Utah. The close-knit extreme sporting community gathers in the west valley to ride on and compete in Perkins’ honor at Speedworld, 19421 West Jomax Road in Wittmann. Gates open at 6 p.m. and racing starts at 8 p.m.
Sat., Aug. 18, 8 p.m., 2012