A number of Polk County racers competed July 1 at Travelers Rest MX. Racers, from left: Brilee Stott, Peyton Hoots, Nathan Prince, Bo Reid, Ben Thompson and Jayce Edwards (photo courtesy Tisha Stott)

A number of area racers enjoyed success on a busy Independence Day weekend at local tracks.

Area dirt bike and dirt track racers took the green flag and raced at a handful of tracks in the Carolinas, with primary action at Cathey’s Creek MX and Harris Speedway in Rutherford County.

Among the big winners for the weekend were:

  • Mill Spring’s Brilee Stott, who earned a pair of second-place finishes and a first-place finish in Pit Bike at Travelers Rest MX, then competed at Cathey’s Creek MX and won the 85cc 9-13 class and took second and third in two other classes
  • Tryon’s Mike Keller, who won a pair of adult classes at Cathey’s Creek
  • Mill Spring’s James Hoots, who claimed the 85cc Beginner 9-15 event at Cathey’s Creek
  • Tryon’s Bailey Hipp, who won his heat and placed second in the Thunder Bomber main event at Harris Speedway

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Brilee Stott (photo courtesy Tisha Stott)

MOTOCROSS
Cathey’s Creek MX
Round 6 Carolina Outlaw Series
July 4

85cc 9-13
1. Brilee Stott, Mill Spring; 5. James Hoots, Mill Spring; 7. Nathan Prince, Mill Spring

85cc 12-15
2. Brilee Stott, Mill Spring

Supermini 12-16
3. Brilee Stott, Mill Spring

40+
1. Mike Keller

51cc Multi/Speed Shaft 4-8
17. Gunner Reid, Mill Spring

65cc 7-9
9. Oakley McDowell, Mill Spring

65cc Beginner 7-11
10. Oakley McDowell, Mill Spring; 15. Radar Rickman, Mill Spring

85cc 9-11
3. Bo Reid, Mill Spring

85cc Beginner 9-15
1. James Hoots, Mill Spring; 2. Bo Reid, Mill Spring; 9. Nathan Prince, Mill Spring

50+
1. Mike Keller, Tryon

Travelers Rest MX
Summer School Round 4
July 1
Supermini 9-15

2. Brilee Stott, Mill Spring; 4. Ben Thompson, Tryon; 5. Jayce Edwards, Tryon; 6. Bo Reid, Mill Spring; 7. Peyton Hoots, Mill Spring; 8, Nathan Prince, Mill Spring

85 cc Open
2. Brilee Stott, Mill Spring; 5. Nathan Prince, Mill Spring; 6. Jayce Edwards, Mill Spring; 8. Bo Reid, Mill Spring; 10. Peyton Hoots, Mill Spring

DIRT TRACK
Harris Speedway
July 3-4

Crate Sportsman
3, Matt Prince, Mill Spring; 7, Jake Jackson, Rutherfordton (PCHS student)

Thunder Bomber B
3. Nathan Prince, Mill Spring

Thunder Bomber B 10:00
3. Nathan Prince, Mill Spring

Crate Sportsman 10:38
4. Matt Prince, Mill Spring; 7. Jake Jackson, Rutherfordton (PCHS student)

Thunder Bomber 11:00
2. Bailey Hipp, Tryon; 5. Mattison Hoots, Columbus

Thunder Bomber B
10. Nathan Prince, Mill Spring

Cherokee Speedway
July 3-4

Thunder Bomber A Feature
5. Mattison Hoots, Columbus