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First big motocross event since Trevor Fox died

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It's the biggest event at the Horn Rapids Off Road Vehicle Park since the young rider Trevor Fox died a couple weeks ago.

 "This is where riders get their chance to make it big," Horn Rapids CEO Ray Coffman said.

Park owners say Trevor was scheduled to compete at this weekend's Loretta Lynn's competition. His death brings up safety concerns, but park owners say there is only so much you can do for a sport already labeled as dangerous.

"We just try to look for the holes in the track, the kickers during practice," Coffman said. "We have flaggers all over, we're also a licensed EMS agency."

Coffman says over the years they have altered safety by bringing more flaggers out during practice, which helps lower severe accidents; however, he says people know what they're getting into when they sign up.

The event lasts through the weekend.

 

--Hilary Whittier. If you have story ideas please send them to Hilary.Whittier@KNDU.com

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