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World's best dirt bikers and ATV racers coming to Mid-Michigan event

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Big tricks, big jumps, and big names.

Some of the most extreme and most well-known motorcycle and ATV racers are coming to Mid-Michigan for the Edge of Summer MX.

“Aside from how great the track is, we're putting up the biggest pro-purse of any one-off pro race in the country,” said motorcycle legend Carey Hart.

You may recognize him from the X-Games, or on the red carpet with his wife, Pink.

He's one of the riders racing this weekend.

“I'm really looking forward to racing this weekend, I enjoy racing,” Hart said. “But more importantly, I'm looking forward to staying in once piece and having a successful weekend.”

Nick Wey grew up in the Lansing area and is excited to be so close to home.

“It's gaining a lot of notoriety and momentum. It's awesome to have a race of this caliber so close to where I grew up in Michigan,” Wey said.

The track at Soaring Eagle Casino and resort was built specifically for this tournament.

This is the first track of its kind here in Michigan, it’s a cross between motocross and supercross

“You don't always see a track like this. The track has a lot of exciting jumps, and very unique to what we see around Michigan,” Wey said.

Amateur races will compete during the day, and the professionals will duke it out in the dirt at night.

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