Hosted by Siskiyou County Off Road Riders (SCORR), a non-profit organization that supports off road riding, held this series of races for experts, intermediate, beginners and youth riders in classes according to the size of the motorcycle.

The Mt. Shasta Ski Park held their last summer event last weekend with a well-attended motorcycle cross-country race, the Bigfoot Blitz.
The race was part of the District’s 36 series of the American Motorcycle Association. This sanctioned race in its second year at the ski resort drew 500 riders filling up the ski park’s parking lot with campers, trailers and families mostly from the Bay Area and Oregon. 
Hosted by Siskiyou County Off Road Riders (SCORR), a non-profit organization that supports off road riding, held this series of races for experts, intermediate, beginners and youth riders in classes according to the size of the motorcycle. 
The purse was $1,000 split between the top fastest overall pro riders but there were plaques and other awards for each category winner that were given out throughout the two-day event.  The timed races drew competitors as young as 4 to those in their 80s.
“We are trying to do stuff in Siskiyou County to draw in the tourism,” said coordinator Darrel Collins. “Ten years ago, the Forest Service started closing down trails to the public and that’s when we got created – to keep our Forest Service trails open and available for dirt biking, horseback riding, hiking and hunting.” 
Hawley Puett, who admits she is the number one supporter of racer Brian Sinsabaugh, said, “This is the second time we’ve been here. This race is organized and well put together. Darrel Collins did an amazing job. There are 70 people from SCORR helping making sure the riders are safe. The lodge did a great job as well as the lift operators. Everyone is super friendly. We are camping in the parking area and it is fun visiting with other riders and their families. There’s a big brotherhood among the riders.” 
Saturday night there was live music from Honey Glove 4 and the jazz band Ryan Dart Trio. 
Steve Wakefield, who raced in the over 40 C class, came with his wife Julie.
“It was fun,” Wakefield said. “It was a tough race with an awesome course and well worth the four and a half hour drive from Reno for the weekend. I saw Bigfoot during the race on Saturday at the top of the hill.”
Of the different races, there was the half mile race for kids, a 12-mile timed race, and the hill climb, where people really did spot Bigfoot dashing across on the mountain. 
Rachel Douglas from Menlo Park placed first in the B women’s class. Her face was still dirty and dusty from her ride as she accepted her trophy
“I had a couple issues,” she said. “I wiped out a couple times in the rocky uphill but got back on and continued. It was a great race. And I have met a lot of really neat people.”
“There were a few good crashes but none of the injuries stopped anyone from getting back on the bike and racing,” said paramedic Carly Brown with Mountain Medics.
The overall pro winners that split the $1,000 purse were: 

First place: Cole Conatser,
Second Place: JT Baker
Third place:Brandon Megan
Fourth place: Alex Gragg
Fifth place: Dominic Berhouet.
Race 1 – Youth
Reece Hamalainer-C Overall; Setten Fullenwider- B 65 Class, Lowe Lord-B 85 7-11 Class, Rio LaForest-C 4 STK 7-11 Class, Mathis LeBarbier-C 65 Class, Brody McDaniel-C 85 7-11 Class, Reece Hamalianer-C Big Wheel Class, Alex Huston-Girls Class, and Brody McDaniel-C 8 7-11 Class.
Race 2 – Womens
Elizabeth Lampman-Overall, Julia Conatser-Beginner Class, Ebbie Conatser-Diva Class, Elizabeth Lampman-Diva Pro Class.  
Race 3 – AB Youth
Italo Ruggiero-Overall, Elizabeth Bishop-B Big Wheel Class, Italo Ruggiero-AA Class, Alexa Conatser-A Girls Class, Trenton Hall-A Big Wheel Class.
Race 4 – 50s
Braxton Hughart-AB Overall, Braxton Hughart-A Class, Deegan Fales-B Class.
Race 5 – C 50s
Kanoa Pollette-Overall, Chase Rossetto-4-6 Class, Tucker Chamblee-7-8 Class, Kanoa Pollette-Clutchless Class.  
Sunday’s race
Trenton Hall-Overall C Class, Kimberlee Golding-C Woman’s Class, Jeremy Crone-JR Sportsman, Sky Adcock-C Vet Plus Class, Ryan McCham-C Vet, Bernie Van Cleave-C Sportsman Sr Class, Steve Wakefield-C Senior.