Rock Racing returns to White Oak

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By Natasha LaFayette

It’s time to start your engines and head to the annual XRRA rock racing competition in Jellico this weekend.

The course in White Oak will be venue to the eastern division racers on Saturday and Sunday.

“Pro competitors from all over the United States will be competing in the eastern pro race,” said Jellico Tourism Director Jake Bennett.

The June 6 and 7, event in Jellico will be the third and fourth competitions between eastern division racers. The fifth and final eastern division races will also be held in Jellico on Aug. 15.

While eastern division racers battle in Alabama and Tennessee, the western division is racing for the finals in Utah and Colorado.

The racers are collecting their points to be eligible for the US Finals in Colorado Springs, CO. on Sept. 19.

The White Oak, Rocky Top Course has been the destination for many rock races over the years and it will again host two all day competitions.

The gates open at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday and the first race will begin at 10 a.m. Bennett encourages visitors to pay for a two day pass and bring a chair to view the excitement comfortable.

For more information contact the Jellico Tourism Office at 784-3275.