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Southern Illinois Tracks, Murphysboro, Carbondale, Belleville indoor, Olney, ETC.
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post Dec 20 2009, 02:55 PM
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I have very fond memories of all these tracks. Lets hear some stories from other members.
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post Dec 20 2009, 05:16 PM
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Our family raced Belleville Indoor and Olney. My brother was sponsored by Roadmaster so we spent some time in Olney. Great park and nice track with a boatload of white squirrels.
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post Dec 23 2009, 11:17 AM
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Used to love Collinsville. I think I remember one time where someone said "Get Rad, Stu" and Stu Thomsen jumped the entire downhill at one of the WOS races there.

Good times.
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post Jan 3 2010, 10:28 PM
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QUOTE (burdettebmx @ Dec 20 2009, 07:16 PM) *
Our family raced Belleville Indoor and Olney. My brother was sponsored by Roadmaster so we spent some time in Olney. Great park and nice track with a boatload of white squirrels.


You got any pix from belleville?


I'm trying to run some down now. From a sister n laws friends mother whose son raced there, one of those drawn out things but hope it works out.
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post Jan 28 2010, 09:55 PM
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When I was little in the early 80's we used to race NBL in southern IL every year.
I think it was during Memorial Day weekend?
It was a 3 day weekend race at 3 different locations. I will have to ask my parents.
Mt Vernon was one of them because I dislocated my knee there.
We were supposed to be leaving for a 2-3 week vacation right after the race.
Ended up going to the hospital and getting an immobilizer brace put on.
Nice way to start a vacation to California where there are beaches and so many things to do.
Anyone remember what the other 2 were? I think maybe Charleston and Springfield.
Anyone have pics or moto sheets or NBL newsletter with class break downs?
I wish I could remember the guys in my class.
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post Jan 29 2010, 12:20 AM
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my buddy paul reitz drove me there and snapped this pic (IMG:style_emoticons/default/cool.gif)
still have the bike and plate i think....i know i diden't do very well at this race...wizard visor/haro on the shirt...racing with a quickline #plate...lol

(IMG:http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s309/skinned_1/olneyilbmx.jpg)
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post Jan 29 2010, 12:56 AM
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what year is that from? I forgot about olney
I will have to dig out my old pics at my parents house
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post Jan 29 2010, 07:40 AM
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QUOTE (jayb @ Jan 29 2010, 12:56 AM) *
what year is that from? I forgot about olney
I will have to dig out my old pics at my parents house

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post Apr 6 2010, 12:59 PM
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QUOTE (dsmith @ Jan 29 2010, 08:40 AM) *
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The trophy on the far left (by the rear wheel) is from the 1982 State race in Olney I placed second or third can't remember exactly.
(IMG:http://i858.photobucket.com/albums/ab141/sibmx/IMG01137.jpg)

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post Apr 6 2010, 01:11 PM
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Here's some shots from the Evergreen Park BMX track in Carbondale 1998

Going into turn 1
(IMG:http://i858.photobucket.com/albums/ab141/sibmx/cdale1.jpg)

Going down the first straight
(IMG:http://i858.photobucket.com/albums/ab141/sibmx/cdale2.jpg)
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