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DIRT WURX USA lends hand for country singer Craig Morgan's 8th annual Billy's Place Charity Event

DIRT WURX’s Chris Blankenship tunes and rides Morgan’s MX track with MX/SX superstar Kevin Windham & off-road legends Fred Andrews and Randy Hawkins

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K'Dub, Chris, Craig, Randy Hawkins,
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DICKSON, Tenn., (Aug. 6, 2014) – Former AMA pro motocrosser and top DIRT WURX USA operator Chris Blankenship led DIRT WURX’s annual ‘feel good’ trip to Dickson, Tenn., to put a best-in-the-business tune on country & western singer Craig Morgan’s MX track for the 8th annual Charity Motocross Ride, concert and Sporting Clay Shoot to benefit “Billy’s Place,” a welcoming home founded by Morgan to assist temporarily displaced children.

With limited time and one dozer on site, Blankenship would tune up the originally-built DIRT WURX USA, highlighted by riding from fan-favorite MX/SX great Kevin “KDub” Windham, along with off-road legends Randy Hawkins and Fred Andrews.

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“We had a last-minute change with Craig’s schedule, which gave us about 24 hours to tune up the track for Sunday’s event,” said Blankenship. “We had a small dozer and basically just cleaned things up, changed a couple corners then made the triple (see photo) a bit bigger, steepened it and shaped up the landing. Next year the plan is to get after it more.”

With Windham throwing his famous pancake whips for those in attendance, the big surprise came when Morgan himself – just a month and a half removed from shoulder surgery – booted up and rode with the fellas.

“What’s a charity ride for Billy’s Place if I can’t be part of it!” exclaimed Morgan.
After the riding was complete, including a seven-mile single trail ride on Morgan’s buddy Paul Allen’s property, Morgan’s Billy’s Place charity event reconvened in downtown Dickson where country and western stars Tracy Lawrence and Chuck Wicks performed, along with Morgan.

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“Always a great time being down at Craig’s place with KDub and everybody,” said Blankenship. “And it’s definitely a good cause and something Rich (Winkler, DIRT WURX USA founder) believes in strongly.”

DIRT WURX USA donates its time and expenses to the cause for Morgan’s event in Dickson, Tenn. – with all proceeds benefitting Billy’s Place, a component fund of the Dickson County Craig Morgan Foundation. The organizations primary goal is to assist foster children in Dickson County and throughout Middle Tennessee.

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DW's Chris Blankenship airborne at
Craig Morgan Event 2014

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Fred Andrews, Chris, Craig, K'Dub 2014

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



About DIRT WURX USA

DIRT WURX USA - the premier SX/MX track design and construction company in the world – is the exclusive supercross race track design and construction firm for Feld Motor Sports and the Monster Energy AMA Supercross Series. With nearly 25 years of global experience in the field, DIRT WURX USA’s highly talented crew of designers and heavy equipment specialists not only build the world’s most visible tracks, but are also accessible for affordable track design and construction at the local level. For more information, please visit www.dirtwurx.com

 


Aysling is a multi-faceted communications agency specializing in strategic media relations – both industry and mainstream – for the powersports and action sports communities. Dialed in with all forms of power and action sports, its participants, manufacturers and live event promoters, Aysling’s Pat Schutte can be reached at patschutte@aysling.com

 

 

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