3 September 2015
Rodeocross at the Dan Russell Rodeo Arena opened its season last night with great success – organizer Frank Shoemaker reports 115 riders were on hand for the start of this mid-week series. The rodeo arena itself was rutted and bumpy as it had hardened after rodeo events; mere teething issues for this season remarks Frank Shoemaker. Regardless, the excellent turnout saw the spectators in Sherwood Forest in terrific cheer and form and the racing was well contested. On hand with the booming music, Gheto’s Morty Woy had the placed wired for sound from start line to Heckle Hollow. Ron Shevock, Stace Cooper, the Elgarts, and Rick Cunningham were some of the caliber and characters off and on the course.
The vibe at the event, particularly in Heckel Hollow, is akin to a compact version of the Sierra Point Night Race. Except, Rodeocross runs for seven more of the next 8 weeks. The final race day on Wednesday before Halloween is the ne plus ultra.