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Family honors teen in Great Pumpkin Classic

Posted: 4:09 PM, Oct 05, 2019
Updated: 2019-10-06 00:32:19-04

MURPHY, Idaho — A Treasure Valley family is honoring their brother and son this weekend, racing in his place in a Treasure Valley fall tradition.

17-year-old Masen Burmester, of Meridian, was hit by a truck while crossing Eagle Road on the evening of Tuesday, October 1st. He died in the hospital later that night.

Masen planned to compete in the 2019 Great Pumpkin Classic dirt bike race Saturday, but instead, his younger half brother rode in his place.

“We’re here to race for my brother," Masen's twin brother Camden said. "We’re here to do the race for him and hopefully take a trophy home for Masen, because he’d want us to do that."

Bentley Burmester raced in Masen's place Saturday and won first place in the kid's 50cc race.