Big air bash 2017

Snocross racers take on big air during Timber Coulee Thunder in 2017. The race returns Saturday after a two-year gap due to lack of snow.

Timber Coulee Thunder, a part of the Great Northern Snocross Series, returns Saturday after a two-year gap due to a lack of snow. The gates will open at 8 a.m. with practices beginning at 9 a.m., followed by the snocross race at the grounds behind the Snowflake Chalet.

“They’re hauling snow from town right now,” Allissa Johnson, a volunteer for the event, said in an interview Tuesday.

Appearing in the race will be local racers Brenton and Cade Fleming of Westby.

Snocross: Spectators

Hundreds of spectators watch the high-flying action at Timber Coulee Thunder in 2017.

Tickets will be available at the gate for $15. Advance tickets are $12 and can be purchased at the Snowflake Ski Club, Nordic Lanes, Bleachers Pub, South Ridge Inn, Gassers, Leo and Leona’s and the Stockyard Grill and Saloon. Kids who are 12 and under are admitted for free.

The event includes 22 classes of racing from age 4 to 60, beginner to pro, as well as a food stand, beer tent and a raffle.

“Snowmobile trails will be open, so we’re hoping to see people ride over,” Johnson said.

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Sahnje McGonigle can be reached at Sahnje.McGonigle@lee.net.

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