Posted at: 11/24/2012 5:15 PM
Updated at: 11/26/2012 11:51 AM
By: Travis Dill
30,000 excited fans swarm Spirit Mountain during Thanksgiving weekend for the Amsoil Duluth National Snocross.
Fans, like Scot Adams, love the event's atmosphere.
“Tons of adrenaline going on up here for sure,” Adams said.
Other fans said that once you get hooked you can never get enough.
“And it's just something different. I mean even when I can't be here I'm at home on the computer watching it and glued to the computer screen,” Savannah Johnson said.
The professional riders are the event's big draw, but kids and amateur riders also get to try out the track.
Scot Adams is the father of a junior rider and explained why it means so much to them.
“My friends and I, you know, we're competitive to one another, but at the same token it's all about the kids and having fun. And everybody gets on the track you know,” Adams said.
He said Duluth's location makes for a special event.
“Spirit Mountain has always been a great venue. We love coming here. This was the premier venue to come to. We love being here in Duluth,” Adams said.
His son Jake loves the event for a few different reasons.
“To get to come out here and race, and to get trophies and to watch the pros,” he said.
Jake is cheering for current world champion Tucker Hibbert.
“That's cool to have, you know, the young racers cheering for me. You know that's what makes it exciting for us racers is just to have the excitement and the support of the fans,” Hibbert said.
The weather was great, the sleds were loud, and the competition was fierce.
“It's worth getting off the couch and coming up and checking it out. There's no doubt,” Adams said.
The event started back in 1992, and is the longest running snocross in the world.