Hurricane Hills MX

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10/4/2017 10:04 AM

Anyone on the east have some input on Hurricane Hills in PA. I am thinking of making the trip next weekend, but have heard mixed reiews on it.

It is about 2 hours from me. My local track is raceway park in NJ if you've been there how does in compare.

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I don't crash, I just run out of talent

10/4/2017 10:39 AM

I have been there countless times. Track was once one of my favorites, now not so much....But, it has been improving as of late. The track was once nice loamy dark dirt, it got to a point of becoming a rocky concrete highway. He recently rented or bought a sifter to try and bring the soil back to where it was.

The layout is fun, but IMO has too many silly obstacles. Instead of just having a straightaway there has to be some goofy roller or mogul section. The track is most definitely worth the drive, I just preferred some of the layouts in years past.

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Tomac and/or Anderson for 2020.....

10/4/2017 10:48 AM

BobPA wrote:

I have been there countless times. Track was once one of my favorites, now not so much....But, it has been improving as of late. The track was once nice loamy dark dirt, it got to a point of becoming a rocky concrete highway. He recently rented or bought a sifter to try and bring the soil back to where it was.

The layout is fun, but IMO has too many silly obstacles. Instead of just having a straightaway there has to be some goofy roller or mogul section. The track is most definitely worth the drive, I just preferred some of the layouts in years past.

thankds for the input. I've heard very similar things about the dirt being filled with some boulder sized rocks. How well is the facility run? easy to park and sign up for open practice. Will they combine practice classes based on the number of riders that day?

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I don't crash, I just run out of talent

10/4/2017 11:07 AM

BobPA wrote:

I have been there countless times. Track was once one of my favorites, now not so much....But, it has been improving as of late. The track was once nice loamy dark dirt, it got to a point of becoming a rocky concrete highway. He recently rented or bought a sifter to try and bring the soil back to where it was.

The layout is fun, but IMO has too many silly obstacles. Instead of just having a straightaway there has to be some goofy roller or mogul section. The track is most definitely worth the drive, I just preferred some of the layouts in years past.

For some reason I always clicked with that track and did really well there. I'll agree though It became harpack over the years especially the top portion after the old elevator jump. Back in the day for the big Northeast Classic race they would truck in loads on pine chip/mulch type dirt and mixed it in. It was really rad once it worked in there was deep ruts in the corners. Either way I'd say make the trip it will be worth the ride, it's a fun track!

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10/4/2017 11:52 AM

You'll go broke on entry fees.


If it follows a race weekend, you'll pay.
$12 for adults to get in $6 for kids (on practice days)
Rider gets his $12 back but all other passengers forfeit their entry fee.

It's the closest track for me & I will no support them

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10/4/2017 12:28 PM

DTR830 wrote:

You'll go broke on entry fees.


If it follows a race weekend, you'll pay.
$12 for adults to get in $6 for kids (on practice days)
Rider gets his $12 back but all other passengers forfeit their entry fee.

It's the closest track for me & I will no support them

thats cheaper than the NJ tracks. one of my local tracks is $40 for practice, another is $60.

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I don't crash, I just run out of talent

10/4/2017 1:13 PM

That is dirt cheap (no pun intended)

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Old guys rule!

10/4/2017 1:32 PM

RPM93 wrote:

That is dirt cheap (no pun intended)

Those are entry fees for spectators on a practice day.

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10/4/2017 1:48 PM

The track is good cool natural elevation changes and off camber corners you don't get that at e town. it's rocky in spots but I hear they brought in dirt since I last been there couple months ago. It's not always as crowded as englishtown which is also nice.

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10/4/2017 4:31 PM

DTR830 wrote:

You'll go broke on entry fees.


If it follows a race weekend, you'll pay.
$12 for adults to get in $6 for kids (on practice days)
Rider gets his $12 back but all other passengers forfeit their entry fee.

It's the closest track for me & I will no support them

NJKawi913 wrote:

thats cheaper than the NJ tracks. one of my local tracks is $40 for practice, another is $60.

I haven't been in a few years but I thought hurricane was a fun track. You ever go up to Gotham mx? The old southwoods?

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10/4/2017 5:24 PM

I haven't been there since the late 90's, but it was a cool track back then, but reading some of the comments, it seems to have went downhill. My first race was at this track on my brother's 95 YZ125 in 95 or 96. I think Tom Veety of Action Photos actually wasted film taking a picture of me floundering around on the one table top. I don't remember it being big at all, but short and steep. I bought the print from him so I have it somewhere.

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10/4/2017 5:50 PM

I wouldn't say it's gone downhill, fritz does a good job with it. Is it as good as when Tommy Hurd owned it, no. Back then they didn't allow quads on, bike only days the track still gets plenty good. It can get a little rocky in some spots but most tracks around here do. I've been there a few times this year, it was pretty good every time. They did buy/rent a sifter like someone said above, I haven't gone since they've had it.

It's defiantly worth checking out. Go ride some new tracks, you'll be glad you did. Personally I think fod and etown practice track are garbage. The race track is good but it's a track built in a flat field with 100 jumps on it. I like a little elevation.

Pagoda also has a practice/race this weekend, last race of the season and it's the biggest one of the year. Probably a little closer and in my opinion is the best track in d6/34

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10/4/2017 6:04 PM

DTR830 wrote:

You'll go broke on entry fees.


If it follows a race weekend, you'll pay.
$12 for adults to get in $6 for kids (on practice days)
Rider gets his $12 back but all other passengers forfeit their entry fee.

It's the closest track for me & I will no support them

NJKawi913 wrote:

thats cheaper than the NJ tracks. one of my local tracks is $40 for practice, another is $60.

no practice fee is $35 +$12 for rider

If I take my kids its $12+$6+6. When I asked them why they told me they didn't want to hurt the rider with increasing the fee.

They don't even have flushable toilets to justify why a spectator must pay.

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10/4/2017 6:05 PM

DTR830 wrote:

You'll go broke on entry fees.


If it follows a race weekend, you'll pay.
$12 for adults to get in $6 for kids (on practice days)
Rider gets his $12 back but all other passengers forfeit their entry fee.

It's the closest track for me & I will no support them

NJKawi913 wrote:

thats cheaper than the NJ tracks. one of my local tracks is $40 for practice, another is $60.

08r1dilla wrote:

I haven't been in a few years but I thought hurricane was a fun track. You ever go up to Gotham mx? The old southwoods?

I have was shocked to see sand. Jacksons pumpkin patch in Endicott,NY ?

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10/4/2017 6:10 PM

Sometimes it's good and sometimes it's bad. Been there when it has been awesome. Also been there when I wanted to pack up after the first lap. Do not even think about it after it rains. Total grease pit. Still a fun track but Tommy Hurd took much better care in prep and layout. Still, you get some elevation change.

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10/4/2017 6:42 PM

DTR830 wrote:

I have was shocked to see sand. Jacksons pumpkin patch in Endicott,NY ?

I was only able to get up to Jackson's once this summer and see Jim. But since I got my new 450 last week, I've been riding at Broome and the track has been sick lately.

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10/4/2017 7:24 PM

motox11 wrote:

I was only able to get up to Jackson's once this summer and see Jim. But since I got my new 450 last week, I've been riding at Broome and the track has been sick lately.

I used to love Broome, thought about taking a drive up but the GoPro videos make it look like it has lost its soul. Every single fun jump is gone. Looks like a supermini track now.

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Tomac and/or Anderson for 2020.....

10/4/2017 8:20 PM

Broome was so good back in the day excellent dirt.I gotta get back up there.

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10/4/2017 8:22 PM

NJKawi913 wrote:

thats cheaper than the NJ tracks. one of my local tracks is $40 for practice, another is $60.

08r1dilla wrote:

I haven't been in a few years but I thought hurricane was a fun track. You ever go up to Gotham mx? The old southwoods?

DTR830 wrote:

I have was shocked to see sand. Jacksons pumpkin patch in Endicott,NY ?

Yea you wouldn't think sand. No never been its pretty good?

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10/4/2017 9:42 PM
Edited Date/Time: 10/4/2017 9:48 PM

This place sucks, they charge everyone to get in, on practice days, not just the rider, and it's not like it was back in the day, when I was young. I was leaving one practice day, about a half hour before they shut the practice down, and the owners wife at the gate said I was very close to 5 o'clock, so I couldn't get my money back, like the guy said they'll even charge your dog. I told her it's only 4:30. She reluctantly gave me some of it back. Trust me she didn't want to. Very greedy!!!!! Like I said, it was way better when tom Hurd had it. Back in the day!! Also if your diving up from New Jersey, your not saving anything, by driving all that way, to Save a few bucks, cause there gonna charge everyone who comes with you, even the fly splattered on your windshield

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10/4/2017 10:12 PM

Mungusman wrote:

This place sucks, they charge everyone to get in, on practice days, not just the rider, and it's not like it was back in the day, when I was young. I was leaving one practice day, about a half hour before they shut the practice down, and the owners wife at the gate said I was very close to 5 o'clock, so I couldn't get my money back, like the guy said they'll even charge your dog. I told her it's only 4:30. She reluctantly gave me some of it back. Trust me she didn't want to. Very greedy!!!!! Like I said, it was way better when tom Hurd had it. Back in the day!! Also if your diving up from New Jersey, your not saving anything, by driving all that way, to Save a few bucks, cause there gonna charge everyone who comes with you, even the fly splattered on your windshield

they have two water trucks but no dirt to water

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10/5/2017 5:45 AM

I've never been the gotham, but heard mixed reviews about it as well. Which i get, everyone likes different aspects of a track. I just like to hear the reasons as to why people make those judgements

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I don't crash, I just run out of talent

10/5/2017 6:27 AM

NJKawi913 wrote:

I've never been the gotham, but heard mixed reviews about it as well. Which i get, everyone likes different aspects of a track. I just like to hear the reasons as to why people make those judgements

I'd like to head up there before the season ends after I heal up from my latest injury at E town, witch i almost am. Honestly from go pro vids I saw track doesn't look that great at all imo. But if I had a partner I'd really like to drive out to miles mountain but its 5hr away. Fav track Is Field of dreams. It flows good, there are fast sections, Good dirt mix And I really like the way the lines form. But it's an hour and 45 minutes away. E town pro track is fun I feel it doesn't flow like FOD though. I've never jelled with that track besides right before my injury. And I have no memory of the crash so I can't tell you what happened.I know it's a long shot but if anybody was at E town june 8 Saturday,I went down after the start, before the huge step up any info on that crash would be great.

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10/5/2017 6:50 AM

Just go, if you've never been it'll be fun to ride a new place. Expand your horizons, if you like it cool, if not don't go back. 2 hours isn't far.

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10/5/2017 6:59 AM

08r1dilla wrote:

I'd like to head up there before the season ends after I heal up from my latest injury at E town, witch i almost am. Honestly from go pro vids I saw track doesn't look that great at all imo. But if I had a partner I'd really like to drive out to miles mountain but its 5hr away. Fav track Is Field of dreams. It flows good, there are fast sections, Good dirt mix And I really like the way the lines form. But it's an hour and 45 minutes away. E town pro track is fun I feel it doesn't flow like FOD though. I've never jelled with that track besides right before my injury. And I have no memory of the crash so I can't tell you what happened.I know it's a long shot but if anybody was at E town june 8 Saturday,I went down after the start, before the huge step up any info on that crash would be great.

I wasnt there that day. But i must say there had been a lot more serious crashed at etown this past year than ones i remember in the past. Just about every weekend i was there someone got carted off in the ambulance.

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I don't crash, I just run out of talent

10/5/2017 7:01 AM

Miles is worth the haul.


Southwick is just under 4h for me & thats a good practice day.

Gotham. I feel it had a better layout before its current configuration. Its sand yes, but its got more rocks then I have ever seen on some up hills. The owner is there all day picking rocks from the track which is very un common for a track owner. Its a hit or miss place.

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