Southwick hosts final national motocross event - WSFA.com: News Weather and Sports for Montgomery, AL.

Southwick hosts final national motocross event

Posted: Updated:
  • More newsMore>>

  • Health care site flagged in Heartbleed review

    Health care site flagged in Heartbleed review

    Saturday, April 19 2014 2:45 AM EDT2014-04-19 06:45:14 GMT
    People who have accounts on the enrollment website for President Barack Obama's signature health care law are being told to change their passwords following an administration-wide review of the government's...More >>
    People who have accounts on the enrollment website for President Barack Obama's signature health care law are being told to change their passwords following an administration-wide review of the government's...More >>
  • Auburn woman shot during domestic dispute

    Auburn woman shot during domestic dispute

    Saturday, April 19 2014 12:05 AM EDT2014-04-19 04:05:44 GMT
    Auburn police say a man is facing charges for allegedly shooting a woman during a domestic dispute. Johnnie L. Forte, 59, has been charged with second degree domestic violence. Auburn police officersMore >>
    Auburn police say a man is facing charges for allegedly shooting a woman during a domestic dispute.More >>
  • Covington Co. Sheriff's deputy killed in crash

    Covington Co. Sheriff's deputy killed in crash

    Saturday, April 19 2014 12:03 AM EDT2014-04-19 04:03:28 GMT
    A Covington County Sheriff's deputy who was killed in a two-vehicle crash Friday morning is being identified as Deputy Heath Kelly, according to Alabama State Troopers.More >>
    A Covington County Sheriff's deputy who was killed in a two-vehicle crash Friday morning is being identified as Deputy Heath Kelly, according to Alabama State Troopers.More >>
SOUTHWICK, MA (WSHM) -

Thousands of motocross fans made their way into town on Saturday to bid farewell to one of the oldest tracks on the national circuit.

The day marked what is likely the final run of the Moto-X 338 National.

Promoters said they were unable to strike a new deal with the American Legion post that owns the track.

The event is the only national event held in New England each year, and it attracts race fans from across the region and beyond.

Those in attendance told CBS 3 that it was a sad day for motocross fans.

"Southwick has always been like the Mecca of motocross for New England," said Brian Beasley, a Maryland resident to made the trip to Southwick. "I don't know the logistics of what Southwick is losing, but I'm sure for this area it will be a great blow to the community."

"It's different from any other track," said Connecticut resident Eric Cooley. "It's a famous track, and it's basically our hometown track. We've ridden here before. I'm a woods man and beat it up in the sand."

The big winner of Saturday's event was Ryan Dungey, who hails from Waconia, MN.

Western Massachusetts native John Dowd finished 24th.

CBS 3 will have more on the Moto-X 338 finale Sunday night on Valley Sports Replay.

Copyright 2013 WSHM (Meredith Corporation). All rights reserved.

Powered by WorldNow