Take it to the house

Published 5:16 pm Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Why did the chicken cross the road? To get out of the way of the dirt bikes riding through the chicken house.

Perry Mountain Motorcycle Club’s Chicken House Harescramble is so named because a chicken house, though no longer used by fowl, is part of the course at property in Stanton owned by the Carter family—not the Reynolds Pasture course where the club is located and where its other races are held.

“We put on so many races at our place that we thought it might be good to have one somewhere else,” Club President Glenn Hollingshead said. “We have someone in our club that said he had always wanted to host a race on his land.”

Tyler Carter, the grandson in the family that hosts the harescramble, will have to catch another local rider, Cliff Ousley, to win the $100 prize.

Ousley, also from Stanton, won last year’s Chicken House Harescramble.

Hollingshead said club officials hope 150 to 200 riders participate in the race and estimated that 10 percent of those riders would be local.

To help riders avoid the heat, the start of the approximately two-hour race on Sunday has been changed from 11 a.m. to 8 a.m. A kids race will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday.

Registration will be held from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and from 6 a.m. to 7:45 a.m. Sunday.

There is a $35 entry fee for adults, a $20 entry fee for kids and a $5 gate fee.

For more information about the race, call Hollingshead at (334) 872-4286 during weekdays or at (334) 872-0619 in the evenings or on weekends.