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Pajarito Mountain will host a motorcycle race Saturday and Sunday.
The event, which is being sponsored by Wannabe Racing of Durango, Colo., will be run on a 7-mile loop on the ski hill. Races will be conducted in several different categories.
In the past, Wannabe Racing has held races at ski areas in New Mexico, including at Angel Fire, but race organizer Brett Craig became interested in racing at Pajarito after he heard about the damage done to the area by the Las Conchas Fire.
“We had an opportunity to see if they’d like to have us come up,” Craig said. “We can bring money in for the ski hill for what happened.”
For this weekend’s race, there will be a $10 gate fee, part of which will go to help recovery at the ski area. Persons 10 and under will be admitted free.
Craig said the event is family-friendly. Saturday, a free mini rider clinic will start at 9 a.m. prior to race course practice.
Team races start at 1 p.m. Saturday.
Racing starts Sunday at 8 a.m.
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