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Worst Tracks of All Time, Describe the worst track you have ever raced
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post Sep 21 2010, 06:24 PM
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QUOTE (RCain @ Aug 30 2010, 08:42 PM) *
Racer nailed it. Spokane Wa. in the early nineties, track was built out of parking lot gravel and rocks by two bmx moms with a bobcat in one weekend. 6 man gate, maybe 10 ft wide and 600 ft long.
Worst track ever! hands down.



when BMX Moms are building your track.. your in big trouble lol
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post Sep 21 2010, 06:50 PM
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Marcelles BMX Track in upstate NY. My friend Dave James and I went there to race a NBL State race in 1985 ish. Crummy gate that sent you down a short steep hill into a FLAT 90 degree turn. The track was made of cinder ash and was horrible! I can't even remember the rest of the layout cuz when we hit the finish line we went right back to the parking lot, threw our bikes in the back of the van and boogied. A cinder ash goat path........that's what the layout was........hahahaha.

Back then I would have raced on ANYTHING. So since we left........WORST track ever!!!

(Sorry to offend anyone if it was their home track.)




HORRIBLE!!!!
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post Sep 25 2010, 09:36 PM
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Some seemed unfair for that one person who drew the wrong gate lane. (watch out for that mattress on the tree in the first turn)

This describes lane 1 in Grass Valley California. At the aba national held there in 1980 they used all 8 gate positions. At local races lane 1 and lane 8 were not used, so 6 people max could make the main. This was a very smooth slightly downhill track with lots of shade. It was a great place to spend a summer day racing. The following video is titled 12x full gate, which it was for a grass valley local race. If you look closely 6 riders are lined up in lane 2 thru 7 with lane 1 and 8 unused to avoid run ins with the famous mattress covered tree. The enviromentalist would not allow that tree to be cut down. So they tied a mattress on it instead.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hZzHbo1uj8A

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post Sep 26 2010, 07:20 PM
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mxmug,

That video is crazy. I have that gate in my backyard. Bought it a year after they closed.

Worst track jr and I have ever been to is Titusville PA
It is an open track that is not well taken care of, and when we showed up, there were 50cc motorcycles all over it.


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post Sep 26 2010, 08:01 PM
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QUOTE (Proctor @ Sep 26 2010, 06:20 PM) *
mxmug,

That video is crazy. I have that gate in my backyard. Bought it a year after they closed.

Worst track jr and I have ever been to is Titusville PA
It is an open track that is not well taken care of, and when we showed up, there were 50cc motorcycles all over it.


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What year did they close? Why did they close?

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post Sep 26 2010, 10:28 PM
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My first 2 races were at Sacramento Raceway and a one off race in Pinole, Ca. Both featured uphill starts.Nuff said. The gap between the trees at Grass Valley is about 2 feet narrower than it was in 83, and the trees have continued to grow just fine with the matresses removed. I never raced GV after 81 or so, when did it close?
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post Sep 26 2010, 11:04 PM
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It closed about 9 years ago. I have had the gate now for 6 about 6 years. Rich owned a bike shop in Nevada city,
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post Sep 26 2010, 11:29 PM
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QUOTE (Proctor @ Sep 27 2010, 06:04 AM) *
It closed about 9 years ago. I have had the gate now for 6 about 6 years. Rich owned a bike shop in Nevada city,


Different track, Richs track ran for 2 or 3 years in the early 2000s, the original GV track ran 74 or 75 to sometime in the 80s, it was at the fairgrounds in GV, Richs track was at the old airport in Nevada City. Sucks that he couldn't pull people out of the Sacramento area enough to keep it going, it was a pretty cool place to have a track. Not as nice as the fairgrounds but still a perfect place for a track. Anyplace you can go out and moto your truck after the races is AOK with me.

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post Sep 26 2010, 11:35 PM
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well randy I think you are wrong. But hell I could be wrong. The gate came from the fairgrounds that I have, and looks just like the one in the video. I know nothing about the 70's in grass valley. I was at the Orange Y then. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/wink.gif)

Do you remember the team Rich ran? It is all over the ram I have.
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post Sep 26 2010, 11:40 PM
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You mean TR2? I think he had that one built. But it could have been the original I guess, hell it's Grass Valley. It could have sat in someones front yard for a dozen years after the original track closed.
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