Ural to sponsor dirt-track

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Sidetracker: Is this Ural’s version of a flat-track racer?

Ural Canada president Gerry Young
announced July 21 that Ural Canada will be the presenting sponsor of
the Norm Carr Classic National Championship dirt track race.

It’s the
14th race of the CMA national 19-round dirt track series.

"We at Ural Canada didn’t take long
to make up our minds when the opportunity to be the main sponsor came
up. We’re proud to be on board and are really looking forward to a
great night of racing," said Young.

This annual half-mile motorcycle dirt
track race is scheduled for Saturday evening, August 7, under the
lights at the Belleville Fairgrounds, on the edge of downtown
Belleville. The track is superb, and it is a motorsport event that
draws flat track fans from far and wide.

The race is named after promising dirt
track talent Norm Carr of Hamilton, Ontario, who was killed in a
van/truck collision while on his way to the Indy Mile in 1975. The
event’s most notable notoriety comes from the fact that the first
winner of what was then the Norm Carr Memorial race was Scott Parker.
Then just 15 years of age and thus restricted from racing in the AMA,
Scotty notched the first pro win of what would be a long career on
the Belleville half-mile, not to mention the most successful AMA
flat-track career ever.

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