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Buzzard Buster Course InformationExpert, Comp, Sport: One lap starting and ending at Bruce Mound Winter Sports area, and comprising of gravel and dirt forest roads, a short ATV trail, and cross country ski trails and singletrack at the Levis Mound Trail system. Course length will be between 25-30 miles (depending on course conditions late in the week).

Citizens will use the same course except shorter, at around 18-20 miles and less technical.

There is a long gravel road lead out-around 5 miles for a high speed start-then into the Levis Mound system, on and off singletrack (the longest being 2.9 miles "Goatdance" and "Yellow Jacket"). The trail is in excellent condition as of July 28th. Some new trails which NASTI has constructed this summer will be used during the race and some which have not made an appearence in past Buzzard Busters. The return to Bruce Mound will use the Beaver Dam trail, built for the Midwest Mountain Bike Festival last year (2.8 miles of singletrack) then a short blacktop run to the finish at Bruce Mound.

Trail marking should be completed by Saturday - some trails may still have to be ribboned off then, but arrows will be up - it will be marked like Chequamegon, mostly arrows, not a lot of ribbon unless needed.

Remember: Because of the mass start format, the Buzzard Buster will not be using the standardized start times. Start order is listed below:

10:00 - Expert
10:05 - Comp
10:10 - Sport
10:15 - Citizen
10:20 - Citizen Youth

2:00 - Shimano Youth Series Kid's Race
Happy Birthday DonA birthday tribute; a parody to 'Rodeo' by Garth Brooks, written by Blake "The Timing Guy" Niemi.

"His eyes are cold and restless
His wounds have almost healed
And she
Northwoods Fun, WORS StyleAlthough apparently too far to travel to for many of the WORS faithful to travel, the Phillips Dirtfighter Classic sponsored by Marshfield Clinic Sports Medicine continues to offer amenities and an atmosphere many of the events in the southern half of our state wish they could. WORS 2003 sponsored by Subaru Race #6 was staged at the Price County Fairgrounds just east of Phillips. The Dirtfighter featured free camping with many able to pitch their tent on soft grass adjacent to waters of Duroy Lake. The fairgrounds venue also provided racers and spectators with great parking and access to hot showers. This staging area also added a very unique element to the WORS Short TrackSeries event held on Saturday evening as spectators were able to sit in the grandstands and view nearly all of the short track action. Those crossing the Subaru Start Finish Line first for the inaugural Dirtfighter Short Track were: Citizen Women: Dana Schneider, Citizen Men: Dalas Fowler, Sport Women: Karen Deboise, Sport Men: Matt Waitte, Comp: Mark Walter (Muddy Cup Caf
WORS Does The Mud Thing Big TimeA steady light rain which began at sun up and continued into the first lap of the Clif Bar Comp and Bel Gioioso Expert Series Race turned the challenging HIxton Holeshot into a mud filled test of endurance for many of the 600 racers that participated in Race #5 of WORS 2003 sponsored by Subaru. The four mile course which wound its way up and down through two coulees became an epic challenge for many and a nightmare for some. As the unpredicted rain continued through the morning hours, race organizers decided to shorten the Sport, Comp and Expert events by one lap. Sport did two laps (the same distance as Citizen), Comps and Expert women three and Expert men four with the Comp and Expert course having a short additional climb. Unfortunately the severity of the effects of the rain was discovered too late to modify the Citizen race. The wetness appeared to peak during the Saris Sport Series Race with the section of the course utilizing the motor cross track portion of the CMJ Raceway property being the area where the greatest number of racers had difficulty with the clay soil building up on their tires and bikes. There was much running (walking), pushing of bikes and digging mud out from between brakes, frames and wheels. Many lessons were learned. Cooking spray and narrow tires gave some riders an edge in the battle with the mud.

In the WORS Citizen Race at the Hixton Holeshot, Jenni Sprengelmeyer from La Crosse, Wisconsin turned in the fastest time for the ladies with a time of 1:26:32. Shell Lake, Wisconsin
Fox Racing All Ride Tour To Hit HixtonWORS sponsor, Fox Racing, is bringing the All Ride Tour to Hixton! With US National Dual Slalom champion Kirt Voreis at the wheel and his fianc
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