We just learned that during a population study for the Bear Claw Poppy that the Fish and Wildlife Service discovered a high number of poppy near the course due to the warm winter/spring we are having. This is an endangered plant that thrives in the area near the race course.
They have asked us to make a course change this year to help protect the plant and we have agreed. What this means is that the course will be the same as last year with 2 laps on the barrel rolls instead of doing lower poppy. We will be creating new course maps and devising a check point system to assure everyone does the proper number of laps. We will also be adjusting the cut off times to work with the changed course.
We apologize for any inconvenience, but hope you will understand that we want to keep in the good graces of those who issue our permits and allow us to hold this event.