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Sturgis City Council approves new flat track race proposal

Following the rejection of a prior proposal, the city of Sturgis is set to host a flat track race during the annual motorcycle rally.

Voters overwhelmingly rejected the previous proposal, which would have had the city paying $653,000 to put on the race and keeping all the sponsorship revenue.

At the latest city council meeting, a new race proposal was unanimously approved. The new plan splits the cost of the race and sponsorship profits between race organizers and the city.

The new plan also has a shortened route, reducing the number of road closures for race day.

The race is scheduled for the last day of the rally, with Fox Sports broadcasting the event live.

Ryan is the local host of "Morning Edition". Originally from Iowa, he first came to the Black Hills to study at SD Mines. After graduating in 2019, he was an educator in Arizona and North Dakota before returning to the Black Hills.
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