QUOTE (SimplyGroovy aka: Steve Gray @ Jun 8 2009, 11:56 AM)
"A BMX track inside an old drive in is almost too good to be true, not sure if I believe that or the urban legend, gotta sleep on it".
I raced just about every race held at Rt. 66 including the national. That track had almost everything. Built inside an old drive in movie theater, so it already had a pre-built concession stand and lots of parking. A big starting hill, a cross-over leading up to a giant triple step, and the pro-section had a water jump. If that isn't enough for you, it even has it's own urban legend, that is actually true. Check out the following link for some pics and a great story: http://www.squidoo.com/The-Legend-Of-Bmx
I finally found a picture of the track and the Drive-In screen together. It is the 66 Raceway in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Home of the 1985 USBA 66 Nationals. This is the track before they removed the tires and fixed up the track for the nationals (Fall '84).
I also found a picture of the track in Carlsbad, New Mexico. Golden Spoke BMX, I believe.
I thought it was cool because it shows a mid-air crash in progress. These are triples, he is flying over the 2nd. This is around '85 too.
Alameda BMX Raceway - Albuquerque, NM
PAL BMX - Albuquerque, NM
BlueSky BMX - Albuquerque, NM
66 Raceway - Albuquerque, NM
Manzano Badlands - Los Lunas, NM
Ancient City BMX - Santa-Fe, NM
Close Encounters BMX - Grants, NM
Black Hat BMX - Gallup, NM
Boogie Downs BMX - Farmington, NM
Riverside? - Aztec, NM
Enchanted BMX - Clovis, NM
Roswell BMX - Roswell, NM
Golden Spoke BMX - Carlsbad, NM
PAL Roadrunnner - Las Cruces, NM
Cheatin' Redneck? - Hobbs, NM
Pancho's Bandit ? - Milan, NM
Los Alamos ? - Los Alamos, NM
Jal BMX ? - Jal, NM
I never saw these last three.
Post your thoughts or pics if you remember.