I see i'm a couple years late in finding this thread, but decided to post anyway.
I raced District 7 from 1972 to 1982 or maybe '83. I was always an enthusiatic mid packer. My one big claim to fame is winning the Open B class championship at Budds Creek in 1974, but that was just because I showed up more times than anyone else.
Some of the tracks I remember racing, in no particular order, were Budds Creek, Bausam' s Farm, Big Berm ,BaltimoreRamblers, Md Line, Seaford Del, Trailways,Aquasco,MAMA (in So Md off Rt 4?), Cedar Ridge Va, Hagerstown. We even raced at the Balto city Dump, off Morovia St a few times.
My riding buddy was a big ol' farm boy from western Md, he was the only guy I knew who could go really fast on a TM 400 Suzuki. We ran Curnutt shocks and he had a 4!! lb. flywheel weight on it to tame it down. He was very competitive in the Open A class with that bike, till it finally threw him off on the big starting line downhill at BuddsCreek.That pretty much finished him.
Some guys I remember from back then were Billy Arnold, Bill Denton, Carl Riddle aka 609. plus others who's names I don't remember, but helped make racing back then so much fun.
We had a practice track off of US one in Elkridge, but also rode Woodstock before it was shut down, Contee and the Dust Bowl in Glen Burnie.
I bought a '73 400 CZ from the Dirt Shop and raced it for two years. Great bike and good people at that shop. I had no idea they managed to stay in business so long.
In '76 I switched to Montesa, getting one of the first sand case 360's imported into the US. In '77 I upgraded to a new VB 360B and finished out my (mid pack) A class riding on that bike.
In 1980 I picked up a VF414F and switched to the new senior class and stayed there till I packed it in a few years later. I still have that bike sitting out in the shed. I got it running and rode play m/x with my grandsons for a while, now it's just sitting again.
Now, at 64, I've got a DRZ 400 S for dual sport and a KTM 450 Sx for off road. It's still a lot of fun and you still meet great people out dirt biking.
I've been in Florida for 25 years now, and get back to Maryland less and less, it seems.
I enjoyed all the posts here and the chance to post up myself.