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#593049 - 09/26/17 01:37 PM Re: Next Race [Re: Spermy]
ktmdirtrat Offline
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Registered: 03/30/05
Posts: 163
Loc: East Bernard, TX
Spermy, I raced the Astrodome 3 years in row in the early 90's on my KX125 and CR250. They used to have amateur racing in the morning before the Supercross and that Friday night you had to go the hotel next to the Dome to check-in and get your pit passes and "mechanic"(drinking buddy) passes and you felt like a rock star. Nobody could do it but they wud always put a stutter jump in front of triple just to keep some idiot from even attempting it and only a few guys cud even clear the last 2 on it. Those darn whoops are about 4ft high although dont look it from the stands and the face of the jumps I swear are 60 degrees. Heck I remember coming home from some bar that Friday night on Washington Ave about 2:30 am, went home got about 2 hrs of sleep and was in the Dome parking lot 5:30 am and was still pitch black outside and tinkering with my bike with a flashlight..........man the good ole days.
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#593051 - 09/26/17 02:07 PM Re: Next Race [Re: ktmdirtrat]
Spermy Administrator Offline
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Registered: 12/05/00
Posts: 5786
Loc: Buda, just south of weird
Nice story Steven
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#593058 - 09/26/17 05:11 PM Re: Next Race [Re: TreeWeaver]
willie68 Offline
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Registered: 10/25/12
Posts: 225
Loc: houston,tx
I qualified to race in the astrodome in ' 86 when you could race the Texas series and qualify for the morning race. Forget the triples the doubles and whoops were insane. Three days prior to the race I framed the sky double In the back of old skeeters in Alvin breaking the link to the swing arm. Well breaking the link to my brother cr swing arm. Kid in college no money I still owe him don't tell on me !
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#593072 - 09/27/17 12:46 PM Re: Next Race [Re: willie68]
rockin_s Offline
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Registered: 04/22/15
Posts: 40
So if this is a new place, does anyone have any info on it? What to expect?

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#593075 - 09/27/17 03:15 PM Re: Next Race [Re: rockin_s]
ktmdirtrat Offline
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Registered: 03/30/05
Posts: 163
Loc: East Bernard, TX
Rode Skeeters from they day it opened prob. around 1983 when it was called Tex Raceway on YZ80 up until the mid 90's. I was just there a few months ago at the Ultimate MX track which is right next to the old Skeeter night track. As far as I know its been closed for years but the old Skeeeter MX sign from the old days is still up out on the highway. I remember we'd take papaws old 70s Ford Econoline van with gutted rear interior and we would load the 2 bikes, our uncle would take me and my twin brother and he had a 80 KX 250. One of us would have to sit on a bike stand (milk crate) behind the engine hump. Heck I can just see Spermy now pulling up to a race with 70s lime green van with a JT Racing and DG sticker on the rear window. Has a crescent moon window cutout in the rear section with a 3" rear shackle kit, magnesium slot rims and a vintage Maico in the back. He unloads it with his 2x6 bike ramp and props it up on his bike stand (milk crate) he stole from the local elementary school.


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East Bernard, TX (home)
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#593076 - 09/27/17 10:16 PM Re: Next Race [Re: ktmdirtrat]
willie68 Offline
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Registered: 10/25/12
Posts: 225
Loc: houston,tx
Lol. I look back on some of the VHS video and can understand why now my father was scared I was never going to leave the house or get a job !!!!!
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To our biggest fan! God rest your soul momma, even when we crashed she laughed along with us. "R.I.P 08-25-16 the day part of me died."

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Torcs 617
Score 237x
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#593077 - 09/28/17 09:45 AM Re: Next Race [Re: willie68]
RJ142 Offline
Old Boot

Registered: 02/10/15
Posts: 30
Loc: Texas
This new place is epic. Clint Wilson owns it and has a motocross track that has an equal skill level for everyone. The jumps are fun if you jump a lot. There are about 5 Tabletops and about 3 doubles. There is a whoop section that leads to a ski jump. As for trails its virgin that hasn't ever been touched really. Clint owns a water truck which if there is any dust he can keep it down if need be.Parking is good and for all the day trippers there are good shade trees to park under.I can't wait to see side by sides on sunday racing on the Moto Track. I think this race will be really cool for the side by side crew. The dirt is a lot like Murphys and has a little bit of sand in it. Clint had invite only ride days to try the whole motocross track owner thing out. It is called Spoaks MX but most might of heard Clint Wilson's place. I know everyone is wondering about the new property so i felt the need to inform everyone.
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#593078 - 09/28/17 10:35 AM Re: Next Race [Re: RJ142]
GIL Offline
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Registered: 02/20/08
Posts: 127
Loc: Austin, TX
One of my buddies found this video and we believe it is this property. https://youtu.be/a_CymEIUTVg
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#593079 - 09/28/17 03:16 PM Re: Next Race [Re: Spermy]
drillman Offline
New Boot

Registered: 08/14/12
Posts: 22
Loc: Houston - Heights
hmmm ... are there any woods and elevation to go along with the MX track?

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#593080 - 09/28/17 08:32 PM Re: Next Race [Re: drillman]
RJ142 Offline
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Registered: 02/10/15
Posts: 30
Loc: Texas
GIL that is the right property to give a perspective. I dont know if there is any elevation in the wood since I haven't ever ridden trails there before.
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