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sumdood sumdood
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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Graybeard Graybeard
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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Falcon Falcon
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.

Braaapin' aint easy.

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B Lenny B Lenny
4/5/2021 3:24 PM
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Hello..Vital?..

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Brent Brent
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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Sondy132001 Sondy132001
4/5/2021 6:10 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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Dirtydeeds Dirtydeeds
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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Dimblewambie Dimblewambie
4/5/2021 8:02 PM

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

Mantis Toboggan, M.D

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FWYT FWYT
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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chuckie108 chuckie108
4/5/2021 11:28 PM

What happened to this track?

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Zook La Douche Zook La Douche
4/6/2021 11:06 AM
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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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mattyhamz2 mattyhamz2
4/6/2021 11:09 AM
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Hey Sondra!! Hope you guys are doing well!

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mattyhamz2 mattyhamz2
4/6/2021 11:12 AM
Dirtydeeds wrote:

I loved the ranch. That ...more

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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Dirtydeeds Dirtydeeds
4/6/2021 12:33 PM
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My thumbs down👆 buncha pussies! Then I again I like tracks rough.

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mattyhamz2 mattyhamz2
4/6/2021 1:59 PM
Dirtydeeds wrote:

I loved the ranch. That ...more

mattyhamz2 wrote:

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Dirtydeeds wrote:

My thumbs down buncha ...more

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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Vdd Vdd
4/6/2021 2:06 PM

Installing the spectator bridges would really make it cool.

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mattyhamz2 mattyhamz2
4/6/2021 2:11 PM
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It was about 5-10 minutes passed Cahuilla

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Graybeard Graybeard
4/6/2021 2:13 PM
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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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