What to do this weekend – Labor Day Weekend Events

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Labor Day weekend events throughout the area

Locally

The race is on at the Lemmon Motorcross Association Races.

More than 200 riders will compete on Aug. 30-31 at the Lemmon Fairgrounds.

“It’s a full family event,” said Nathan Bootz, Association member.  “Children as young as 4 years-old and their parents come to compete. There are even women’s classes.”

Contestants come from North and South Dakota, Wyoming and Montana to compete.

All classes will run through both days.

“The funnest classes to watch are the pewees and the professional riders.  The Pewees are between the ages of 4 and 6 and it’s fun watching them trying to compete with one another and often tipping over.  The pro. riders are crazy fast. This is a faster track with larger jumps and in 2010, was named the South Dakota Motorcross Associations track of the year.  The track has been named track of the year for 3 years,” said Bootz.

Sign up starts at 7 a.m. each day, practice at 8 a.m. and 9 a.m. is race time. Admission is $7 and children under the age of 6 are free.

North Dakota

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The North Dakota State Fairgrounds will host Motor Magic, Aug. 29-31 in Minot. The largest motorsports event in the Upper Midwest.

Drag racing on the Magic City International Dragway at 5 p.m. will kick off the event Friday and races will start at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday.  An Enduro Race, provided by Nodak Speedway, will take place tonight at 7:30p.m. in front of the North Dakota State Fair Grandstand. Other weekend races include two nights of Nodak Speedway Racing on Saturday and Sunday.

Motor enthusiasts can visit the Historic Military Vehicle Display, Kids Zone and the Dakota Cruisers Classic Car Show.

More than 100 Classic Cars will be for sale at the Motor Magic Classic Car Auction, Sunday, at 12:01pm.

For a full schedule of events, visit www.motormagic.net/schedule.

Admission to the North Dakota State Fairgrounds is free with major events priced separately.

South Dakota

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The Sturgis Mustang Rally is celebrating the 50th year of the Ford Mustang which has become an American icon.

The Rally will be held Aug. 27-31 is expected to draw thousands of motorhead enthusiasts.

The Black Hills Poker Run in conjunction with the Rally will be held on Friday with registration at 8 a.m. Participants will take a scenic drive through the Black Hills with stops in Custer State Park, at Mount Rushmore, Deadwood and in between.

The annual show and shine will be Saturday starting at 10 a.m.on Main Street Sturgis. The Mustang Parade will be 4:30 p.m. from Main Street with the Loud Pipes Contest in front of the Loud American Roadhouse.

Barrel racing the rodeo event is now for your car. The same rules apply as in the sport of rodeo and the fastest time wins. The event will be held on Friday, at Lynn’s Dakotamart in Sturgis at 6 p.m.

Auto-cross races will be held Friday starting at 1 p.m. and Sunday starting at 8 p.m.

Drag racing will be held at 6 p.m. on Saturday.

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Crazy Horse Memorial will have a Labor Day Open House with free admission to residents of South Dakota, Montana, North Dakota, Nebraska & Wyoming, Aug. 29th through Sep. 1st. American Indian artists will be featured throughout the Visitor Complex.

Every evening after dark the memorial will feature a must see laser-light multimedia presentation.