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By Nick Schrager
The smell of gasoline and barbeque filled the air as riders of various ages flew through the heat, humidity, and downpours as they took on the courses of the Rolling Fork Run Hare Scramble off of State Highway 337 in Bradfordsville.
The Kentucky Off Road Hare Scramble sponsored the event and The Christian Motorcyclists Association (CMA) led prayers before the races and provided free water and coffee to attendees.
Riders and admirers came from all over the commonwealth and from other states to compete and watch the event. The day’s activities began in the morning, with the peewee and youth mini races. Children raced on a different track from the adults, but were eager to compete nonetheless. Like jack rabbits they shot up an incline at the start and through a straightaway at the end.
Todd Hall of Richmond said he made the near two-hour journey just to watch his son and the kids have fun. Wyatt Burris of Louisville, who has been riding for two years and has participated before, said he likes coming to the race because it’s fun and “something different.”
For Jodi Johnson, of New Albany, Ind., the Rolling Fork experience was a new one. Though he has ridden before, it was his first time taking on the track and did not know what it had in store. “The first lap is unexpected,” he said. After the first lap however, he said he has the track memorized.