Honoring Mason’s memory at motocross races


(Posted July 19, 2021)

By Pat Donahue, Staff Photographer

On July 15, friends and family gathered at the Madison County Fair motocross races to honor the memory of Mason Cordell, a 2019 Madison-Plains High School graduate who lost his life in 2019 in a motocross accident. This year’s races at the fair were named in his honor.

Friends and family of Mason Cordell release balloons prior to the start of the motocross races at the fair on July 15. A 2019 Madison-Plains High School graduate, Cordell lost his life in a motocross accident in 2019. The balloon release was one of many ways Cordell’s memory was honored. The balloons were blue, Cordell’s favorite color.
Mason’s father, Matt Cordell, and Mason’s 2-year-old brother, Case, lead the way on Mason’s bike in an honorary lap around the track prior to the start of the motocross races at the fair.


Dozens of trucks full of friends and family paraded past the grandstands and through the pits to honor the late Mason Cordell prior to the July 15 motocross races at the 2021 Madison County Fair.
Support for the late Mason Cordell could be seen along both sides of the track and throughout the fairgrounds with many people wearing blue shirts with Cordell’s number, 337, on them.
Madison County Junior Fair King Luke Peart (far right) sings the National Anthem prior to the start of the motocross races at the fair. Standing behind him are members of the Cordell family.
Racers are ready to go at the Mason Cordell Memorial Motocross event held on July 15.
Bunched up at the start, racers try to find their own spaces on the track.
Racers were flying high during the dozens of motocross races for all ages.


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