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3/1/2019 7:39 AM
Edited Date/Time: 3/1/2019 7:49 AM

I just watched a little documentary about Nascar tracks that closed , there where a lot more of them than i ever knew or would have thought, anyway it got me thinking
We should Try to make a list of Motocross Tracks that have closed.
With pics and maybe a little story about when it opened , when it closed
What type of events they had etc ,
My though is that this could be the only way some if this information ever gets preserved
Not just pro tracks But any in my opinion.

Thoughts ?

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3/1/2019 8:09 AM
Edited Date/Time: 3/1/2019 8:45 AM

Steel City - my first national. I remember watching Mad Mike Jones hitting freestyle ramps and entertaining people who were in the long line of traffic waiting to get in. When I was 8 years old at my first ever pro national (Steel City) I remember thinking to myself "They must of named this place Steel City because these guys have nerves of steel to hit these jumps!" haha.
That section in the back with the tabletops and doubles leading into a 180* turn into another big table top and double was such a fun section to watch.
So many classic motocross moments took place at Steel City. RV passing Dungey in the last corner before the finish line to win an epic race, Ryno's chain breaking and him pushing his bike across the line...



Kenworthys - Never attended a national there unfortunately.

Edit ** Broome is still open, just not a national.

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3/1/2019 8:17 AM

Casting wrote:

Steel City - my first national. I remember watching Mad Mike Jones hitting freestyle ramps and entertaining people who were in the long line of traffic waiting to get in. When I was 8 years old at my first ever pro national (Steel City) I remember thinking to myself "They must of named this place Steel City because these guys have nerves of steel to hit these jumps!" haha.
That section in the back with the tabletops and doubles leading into a 180* turn into another big table top and double was such a fun section to watch.
So many classic motocross moments took place at Steel City. RV passing Dungey in the last corner before the finish line to win an epic race, Ryno's chain breaking and him pushing his bike across the line...



Kenworthys - Never attended a national there unfortunately.

Edit ** Broome is still open, just not a national.

I raced Broome last summer. Still open. Great track, although different layout from the National days.

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3/1/2019 8:45 AM
Edited Date/Time: 3/1/2019 9:19 AM

Steve125 wrote:

I raced Broome last summer. Still open. Great track, although different layout from the National days.

Thanks for the correction. I knew it was off the national circuit... thought I heard it had closed.

Glad it's still going!

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3/1/2019 9:01 AM

In the Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas area there have been many track closures over the years.
Montalba ( sand track), Athins ( SX sand track), 4 states, Hwy 1, Pecan Orchard, Dukdale, Dutch John, Red K,
Johnsonvill, Magnolia, Pine Bluff, The Boys Club, Collyville, Whitney, Haughton, Victoria, HWY 290, Splindora and many many others that I just can't come up with the names right now.

Paw Paw

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3/1/2019 9:03 AM

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Bret Bonham

3/1/2019 9:04 AM

Blue diamond in Delaware. Such a sick track

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3/1/2019 9:07 AM

Competition Park
Competitive Edge
AV Motoplex
Lemon Grove/Maxx Track/Piru MX/MX126 depending on how old you are.

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3/1/2019 9:34 AM

mattyhamz2 wrote:

Competition Park
Competitive Edge
AV Motoplex
Lemon Grove/Maxx Track/Piru MX/MX126 depending on how old you are.

Add to the So Cal list
Carlsbad
Saddleback
Saddleback 2
Indian Dunes
Ascot
DeAnza
Rainbow
Escape Country
Racing World
El Cajon
212 Land
Amago

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3/1/2019 9:37 AM
Edited Date/Time: 3/1/2019 9:39 AM

mattyhamz2 wrote:

Competition Park
Competitive Edge
AV Motoplex
Lemon Grove/Maxx Track/Piru MX/MX126 depending on how old you are.

KirkChandler wrote:

Add to the So Cal list
Carlsbad
Saddleback
Saddleback 2
Indian Dunes
Ascot
DeAnza
Rainbow
Escape Country
Racing World
El Cajon
212 Land
Amago

I was drawing a blank but knew there were WAAAAY more that I couldn't think of. Can't believe that many tracks have come and gone. Every time we drive to Ventura I look over at where Indian Dunes was and can picture all the stories my dad has told me over the years.

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3/1/2019 9:38 AM

AMP mx in alabama

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3/1/2019 10:11 AM

Metrolina Speedway Park in Charlotte, NC

Held 3 nationals in the late 70's

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3/1/2019 10:16 AM

mattyhamz2 wrote:

Competition Park
Competitive Edge
AV Motoplex
Lemon Grove/Maxx Track/Piru MX/MX126 depending on how old you are.

Don’t forget about “Zaca”!

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3/1/2019 10:17 AM

mattyhamz2 wrote:

Competition Park
Competitive Edge
AV Motoplex
Lemon Grove/Maxx Track/Piru MX/MX126 depending on how old you are.

Moto88 wrote:

Don’t forget about “Zaca”!

I'm really off my game today. It's Friday, that's my excuse haha

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3/1/2019 12:27 PM
Edited Date/Time: 3/1/2019 12:51 PM

http://www.vintagemx.us/forgottentracks.htm

Off the top of my head some more SoCal tracks not on the list
Camarillo airport
Roughriders Simi Valley
Edwards Air Force Base
Oxnard sports festival
Kernville

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3/1/2019 12:28 PM

Almost forgot Castaic as well... That place would be really nice to have around right now.

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3/1/2019 12:36 PM

Paw Paw 271 wrote:

In the Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas area there have been many track closures over the years.
Montalba ( sand track), Athins ( SX sand track), 4 states, Hwy 1, Pecan Orchard, Dukdale, Dutch John, Red K,
Johnsonvill, Magnolia, Pine Bluff, The Boys Club, Collyville, Whitney, Haughton, Victoria, HWY 290, Splindora and many many others that I just can't come up with the names right now.

Paw Paw

You cant forget Mossier Valley

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3/1/2019 3:42 PM

Only two tracks remain in Florida from the 70's. Gatorback and Dade City. National , Trans-AMA, Winter Am's, were all held on the old tracks here.

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3/1/2019 3:59 PM

Fog 25 wrote:

http://www.vintagemx.us/forgottentracks.htm

Off the top of my head some more SoCal tracks not on the list
Camarillo airport
Roughriders Simi Valley
Edwards Air Force Base
Oxnard sports festival
Kernville

To remember Roughriders in Simi you must be old like me. laughing

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3/1/2019 4:04 PM

KirkChandler wrote:

Add to the So Cal list
Carlsbad
Saddleback
Saddleback 2
Indian Dunes
Ascot
DeAnza
Rainbow
Escape Country
Racing World
El Cajon
212 Land
Amago

Trying to make me cry bro?

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3/1/2019 4:04 PM

Fog 25 wrote:

http://www.vintagemx.us/forgottentracks.htm

Off the top of my head some more SoCal tracks not on the list
Camarillo airport
Roughriders Simi Valley
Edwards Air Force Base
Oxnard sports festival
Kernville

I forgot all about Kernville. My dad got banned from there for landing on one of the track workers tape measure that they had run across the track. Good times watching my dad ride there as a kid.

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3/1/2019 4:13 PM

Mountaineer in WV was a lot of fun. Sadly they had some close neighbors and they shut down once the 4 stroke craze was in full swing.

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3/1/2019 4:27 PM

Burnt ridge mx - wa

Alderdale mx - wa - track was only open a couple years in 04 05 was unique because it ran up n down through a ravine.

Sky river mx - wa

Dairyland mx - the one in Snohomish not the sky river location. - wa

Mud slingers - wa

Toes mx - wa

Oak harbor mx - wa - the one in the guys back yard not the new one that just opened in a different spot.

The one by Yakima area forget the name of it.

Jolly rogers mx - wa - i didn't forget about it.

Puyallup mx - wa

Oakwood arena- that like small indoor

Longview mx - wa

Any others I'm forgetting Wa state riders?

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3/1/2019 4:52 PM

Paw Paw 271 wrote:

In the Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas area there have been many track closures over the years.
Montalba ( sand track), Athins ( SX sand track), 4 states, Hwy 1, Pecan Orchard, Dukdale, Dutch John, Red K,
Johnsonvill, Magnolia, Pine Bluff, The Boys Club, Collyville, Whitney, Haughton, Victoria, HWY 290, Splindora and many many others that I just can't come up with the names right now.

Paw Paw

Millertime818 wrote:

You cant forget Mossier Valley

290 MX made the list.. first track I ever spun laps around! I loved that place. The dirt was hard pack most of the time and dusty. Track was about 1.2 miles long and I could still draw the layout complete with obstacles from memory. Some of my best racing memories are from that track! Also, Wednesday night practices there were so much fun, my dad and I must have gone to about 100 Wednesdays. Some moran started working at/running the track towards the end and drove it to the ground around 2009 or ‘10 or something.

Don’t know how 290 started, but when I started going there in 2002, seems like guys were saying the track started in 97. There was a pretty nice Supercross track there too that local pros would practice on, was always cool to see. Because of that I can say I’ve at least rolled around a Supercross track tongue


I thought Splendora was still open, but it could be just a 4 wheeler place now. That track was my absolute favorite place to ride; great red dirt/clay kinda like Swan, sweet layout, fun jumps, nice lush greenery. Seems like they never have been open very often, I’ll have to go ride there sometime if they still do bikes.


Another sweet track that closed was Clutch City. Sandy track but not super deep. I remember it had a front main track and then a sandy whooped out national-style track. Really cool place with awesome tracks, I remember watching Charles Castloo and Kyle Phoenix rip around that national track jumping these two tabletops like a double and I was just in awe that anyone would even think to do that! Don’t know when it opened but I think it closed in 2006, someone on here probably has more information, cool place.


Cornerstone MX (I believe was the name) opened like 10 minutes from 290 and that place had some nice dirt with sand mixed in (kinda like how 3 Palms is now FWIW) they opened around 2008 or ‘09 it seems but I don’t remember how long they were around.


There was a track that I always just called “Mills Road” that was run by Emil (sorry if spelled wrong) who then went on to open 3 Palms. There’s some apartments where that track was now. Wish it could have stayed open longer, we could hear the track on race days at my parents’ house. Don’t remember much about this one but it must have closed in like 2000 or ‘01.


Southwest MX was around for a while, closed in 2010 or ‘11. Pretty fun track but a little tight and narrow. Only track I was ever interviewed after the motos though so that was always fun for me. Not sure when they opened, but they were in the Rosenberg area. Looking on Google Maps I can still make out the giant tabletop/step up that was the biggest jump at the track.

There have been tracks that closed down and then came back, like Rio Bravo, Highlands MX (now Freedom MX), Skeeter motocross park. I had a shirt from Skeeter with Ronnie Jackson on the back I believe from 2002 that I lost in Harvey, I had it displayed in my man-cave so I saw it every day too hah.

I know my dad has pictures of most of these tracks, maybe I can get him to post some. All of these tracks were in the greater Houston area. I might think of some more and I’ll post what I can remember, it would be nice to preserve so,e history somehow. Seems like so many tracks have closed over the years, and just looking at my list, that’s at least 5 good tracks that we can’t ride at anymore.


Off topic, but, I’m just getting back into riding again, do we have any options in the Houston-area to ride at besides Freedom, 3 Palms, Skeeter and Underground? And Rio whenever the rain finally slows down, can’t believe it’s been like 4 months of this. Shit even if anyone knows of any off road or trails or anything..

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3/1/2019 5:11 PM

Anybody remember Indian creek in Alabama. Late 70s

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3/1/2019 5:27 PM

Just in Texas I remember the best tracks that have all closed.

Lake, Whitney
Mosier Valley
Wolf Creek


They were all 3 great tracks and now set empty for the most part.

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3/1/2019 5:47 PM

Madera Lakes
Mountain High
Dunlap

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3/1/2019 6:16 PM

Antietam in MD. worst part is the last time i saw it in 2013 the track was still intact, a couple passes with a tiller and discs and it would have been amazing.

Starting gate foundation was still fully in tact.

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Greg D.
2018 yz250f

3/1/2019 6:18 PM

De Anza was my favorite track

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3/1/2019 6:24 PM

Snakecreek (DE) seems to be in Limbo. I agree blue diamond was awesome, first track I ever rode actually. Watched a friend break his leg there when he landed to flat on the ATV track on my TTR 125. He blamed it on the bike, I told him he was a dumbass for landing to flat on a trail bike haha. I manged to run over myself after doing an accidental endo on a jump landing my first day on a big bike there.

The landing MX (easton, MD) has closed and opened multiple times and now only operates on sundays weather permiting

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Greg D.
2018 yz250f