08/06/11 - 10:35pm
More than 100 athletes turned out for the Alaska State Champion Motocross Series at Twin Cities Raceway on Saturday, but the dedication of one competitor stood above the rest.
Jake Jacobs, 18, traveled from Whitehorse, Yukon Territory, for the chance to race in the summer's fourth weekend of five weekends of state competition.
The trek is 15 hours and nearly 900 miles - each way.
"It's a family thing," said Tracey Jacobs, Jake's mother. "Long days on the road, but it's something we enjoy."