Carlsbad "Replica" Track

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4/5/2021 2:48 PM

Found an old go-pro from a race there in 2012. Not my greatest start, or finish for that matter sad laughing But you get an idea of the layout. Not "Exactly" like the original track (especially the dirt) but for picking out an available piece of land and trying to duplicate it, it's pretty close.


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4/5/2021 3:08 PM

That is awesome, thanks! I wondered where that replica track was! For some reason thought it was like Cuhilla Creek or something. Does anyone have anything like this from the original Carlsbad? It's been so long since I raced there (41 years) and I can't remember all of the sections. It also seemed way scarier in real life that watching the video!

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4/5/2021 3:10 PM

Yeah, that dirt is too nice. Other than that, pretty cool. I only raced at the real Carlsbad once, and I don't remember the entire layout. That looks awfully close, though.

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Braaapin' aint easy.

4/5/2021 3:24 PM

Graybeard wrote:

That is awesome, thanks! I wondered where that replica track was! For some reason thought it was like Cuhilla Creek or ...more

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Hello..Vital?..

4/5/2021 4:45 PM

...the replica track left out Rattlesnake Gulch.

Other than that the turns were roughly the same, but no one can re -create the fabled"Blue Groove" clay asphalt that was made by over watering in the morning, followed by the hot July sun and the ocean breeze coming in from just over the hill.

I am so lucky I got to grow up at that track, there will never be anything else like it...

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4/5/2021 6:10 PM
Edited Date/Time: 4/5/2021 6:12 PM

My pops built Carlsbad Raceway in 1967 and had his first race there in February 1968. My brother Marc built the Carlsbad Replica track at The Ranch and it may have not been identical but it was damn close and I saw grown men cry after riding it !

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4/5/2021 7:23 PM

I loved the ranch. That was hands down my favorite place to ride in socal.

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4/5/2021 8:02 PM

The ranch took over rynoland didn’t it? Rode there back in those days, awesome place!

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Mantis Toboggan, M.D

4/5/2021 10:16 PM

I raced Carlsbad a whole lot back when. (Not a fast guy, btw.) Riding the replica at The Ranch was REALLY impressive.
No, it didn't have the same soil but it was amazing how close they got it. It was eerily similar. I was blown
away how similar the sensations were as I rode around the replica track. Marc did an incredible job.

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4/5/2021 11:28 PM

What happened to this track?

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4/6/2021 11:06 AM

chuckie108 wrote:

What happened to this track?

33°08'06.04" N 117°14'22.21" W

It was developed. What is left of the track lies in the area between all the buildings. Photo

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4/6/2021 11:09 AM

Sondy132001 wrote:

My pops built Carlsbad Raceway in 1967 and had his first race there in February 1968. My brother Marc built the Carlsbad ...more

Hey Sondra!! Hope you guys are doing well!

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4/6/2021 11:12 AM

Dirtydeeds wrote:

I loved the ranch. That was hands down my favorite place to ride in socal.

Fun fact: They held a Loretta's qualifier there and the racers/parents actually complained the track was too rough lol!

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4/6/2021 12:33 PM

Dirtydeeds wrote:

I loved the ranch. That was hands down my favorite place to ride in socal.

mattyhamz2 wrote:

Fun fact: They held a Loretta's qualifier there and the racers/parents actually complained the track was too rough lol!

My thumbs down👆 buncha pussies! Then I again I like tracks rough.

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4/6/2021 1:59 PM

Dirtydeeds wrote:

I loved the ranch. That was hands down my favorite place to ride in socal.

mattyhamz2 wrote:

Fun fact: They held a Loretta's qualifier there and the racers/parents actually complained the track was too rough lol!

Dirtydeeds wrote:

My thumbs down buncha pussies! Then I again I like tracks rough.

My pops was running the starting gate and said the same thing. He told them, "this is motocross, it's supposed to be rough. Learn to ride it."

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4/6/2021 2:06 PM

Installing the spectator bridges would really make it cool.

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4/6/2021 2:11 PM

Graybeard wrote:

That is awesome, thanks! I wondered where that replica track was! For some reason thought it was like Cuhilla Creek or ...more

It was about 5-10 minutes passed Cahuilla

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2017 RMZ450
2005 YZ250-sold :,(
1998 YZ250
2005 KX250F

80% of the time it works every time
IG @2HRacing
Thanks to : Factory Effex, N2Dirt, Acerbis, DT1, Fasthouse, Matix, FMF, ASV, 100% & Mika Metals

4/6/2021 2:13 PM

Graybeard wrote:

That is awesome, thanks! I wondered where that replica track was! For some reason thought it was like Cuhilla Creek or ...more

mattyhamz2 wrote:

It was about 5-10 minutes passed Cahuilla

Thanks, at least I feel a little better! I still can’t visualize the entire Carlsbad track, but I can feel the blue groove now!

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