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Warmer spring temperatures heat up the dirt track in Wood County

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Warmer spring temperatures are heating things up on the dirt track.

Motor-bike vendors like Tom Wolf said bikes are rolling out the door, and it's all thanks to an unusually warm spring.

"Definitely we got an early spring this year, we went from selling snowmobiles to selling bikes in like a week, so it was a huge turnaround," said Wolf.

Wolf, who also races, said a lack of snow means more track time.

"I just got off a plus 30B, I happened to win that one so I was excited about that, and hopefully we can do it again," said Wolf.

Other racers, like Jason Heindl, said the warmer spring temperatures have helped them get ahead this season.

"We want to get practice as soon as we can to get a jump on the competition," said Heindl of Schofield.

Heindl's daughter, Sierra, agreed.

"I'm getting faster," she said.

And organizers of this race could not be happier. They say this year's turnout is bigger than the last.

"Much more people, we had a huge turnout today and we're real happy, and we're looking forward to make it even bigger next year," said Brian Lieble, event organizer.

Lieble said he's hoping the weather continues to cooperate, so these wheels can keep spinning.

Event organizers said more than 200 bikes raced around the track today. The next event at Dyracuse Recreational Park is the hillclimb in May.

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