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Downtown rain and flooding can't dampen super cross fans' spirit

Posted at 7:23 PM, Feb 02, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-03 00:57:38-05

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - It's that time of year again when dirt bikes take over Downtown San Diego for the Monster Energy Supercross races.

Fans describing the weather with the same word usually saved for the races, crazy. The rain flooded nearby trolley tracks, streets, and strong gusts of wind left street lights teetering precariously.

Everywhere you looked umbrellas and raincoats dotted the sidewalks, protecting their wearers. Some fans hopped across a makeshift sandbag bridge city workers created to keep an intersection near Petco Park from flooding.

While the rain did pour, it didn't dampen fans' spirit.
"The rain is awesome, the rain is worth it!" The Worrall family cheered. Mother Laurel confessed, "two of my layers of socks are wet through my boots," saying it wouldn't get her down and she was excited to watch the races.

"Because my husband used to race and my son has raced, and we go to the desert and it's worth it because we have so much fun!" she said. A family tradition they're keeping up rain, or shine.