Premier Off Road Motorcycle Race Expected to Draw Big Crowds – News Release
Saturday and Sunday, October 22nd and 23rd mark the annual Stumpjumper Hare Scramble to be held at the Sahara Sand 1,500 acre sand mining facility in Eagleswood, NJ. The event is presented by Motorcycle Competition Inc. (MCI) and directly benefits the township of Eagleswood Recreational and Historic Departments.
Motorcycle Competition Inc. (MCI) will present a fresh 15 mile course consisting of motocross, sand and grass flat bermed tracks and woods trail. The two and a half hour main event on Sunday is expected to draw 400 participants ranging from local riders to professional off road racers from Motocross, Supercross, GNCC, and National Enduro backgrounds-all vying for a $5,000 cash and product purse. A new VIP spectating area will overlook 1.5 miles of the racing action, plus updates will be relaying live as the race happens out on the course. Kicking off the family friendly weekend, Saturday will feature a series of youth races where kids aged 5 to 15 will race head to head heats.
Motorcycle Competition Inc. president Dave Nash on the event: “As an organization, we spent a lot of time and resources to better understand what racers wanted so we could build a premiere event that delivers beyond expectations. We heard loud and clear racers want new trail, varied terrain, and cash prizes. Our course features 90% new trail and twice the features of a typical Hare Scramble course, and we’re providing the purse money to make it worthwhile to draw professional racers to the event. Michael Lafferty, Andrew Delong, Shane Hufford, Hare Scrambles 2010 Champion Jerrod Stoner, and local motocross pros Barry Carsten, Dakota Kessler and Jason Lawrence are all prepared to show and make it a race. Also, the Stumpjumper is the second to last event in the points series, so we’ll have a big turnout from the racers gunning for year end trophies. The spectating community knows this will be a fun event with big names, fast bikes, and it’s one worth bringing the family out for the day to watch live. Our conservative estimate is that we’ll have close to 2,000 people out just to watch the action.”
More event information including a weekend schedule can be found on the MCI website: