My Idea for a one off Supercross race, like RBSR or Monster CUP

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10/23/2018 3:54 PM

I am a big time F1 fan, and think road courses are some of the most exciting races of the year. A while back I had the thought....

What if they built a supercross track on city streets downtown somewhere, with the track weaving thru the city. Maybe this is completely unfeasible, but I think this would be the coolest race. Thoughts?

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10/23/2018 4:01 PM

suzuki122rm wrote:

I am a big time F1 fan, and think road courses are some of the most exciting races of the year. A while back I had the ...more

Crack is a hell of a drug.

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10/23/2018 4:07 PM

suzuki122rm wrote:

I am a big time F1 fan, and think road courses are some of the most exciting races of the year. A while back I had the ...more

TXDirt wrote:

Crack is a hell of a drug.

I'm not on drugs.

They do other events downtown, granted these events have much smaller footprints, but one that comes to mind is redbull crashed ice.

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10/23/2018 4:12 PM

I think it's an awesome idea, Nick, just tough to sort. The last race like that I remember is Namur in Belgium, but that was in a national park, something akin to our Antietam. The amount of planning work and permission and permits it would take would be ridiculous.... In America. But they pulled off a Super-Moto in Reno that I heard was amazing, and the Lake Elsinore GP is the centerpiece of On Any Sunday... And my dad's Blackwater 100 in tiny Davis, West Virginia, was something else.

If someone could pull this off, yes, it would be amazing. In many ways!

DC
Racer X

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10/23/2018 4:15 PM

Viewing would be terrible

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10/23/2018 4:19 PM
Edited Date/Time: 10/23/2018 4:21 PM

Red Bull event in the old town of a European city. That would be so cool. It would be the Isle of Man TT of moto.

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10/23/2018 4:53 PM

str8line wrote:

Red Bull event in the old town of a European city. That would be so cool. It would be the Isle of Man TT of moto.

this. this is exactly what I had in mind, feel like the permits and such would be much easier to obtain. Could be a great overseas race, to promote SX in the states, draw European riders well.

and as far as viewing, it would be no different than a MX, WRC, or any sort of automobile racing (not in an oval)

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10/23/2018 6:12 PM

I was in a hilly orchard last week and I just kept thinking how sick it would be to battle in and out of the trees.

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10/23/2018 6:17 PM

Beeby wrote:

Viewing would be terrible

Broadcast the event, simple. Just like rally or anything else with a long course. I also had a similar idea after that Gymkhana where the did a "straight rhythm" event in the hills of San Francisco. Would be really cool to see!

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10/23/2018 6:22 PM

They talked about something similar on Pulp last night. Having a Strait Rhythm type event on s city street.

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10/23/2018 6:57 PM

A couple friends and I did the redbull soapbox race a few years ago. They closed down North ave in downtown Atlanta to do the event. The price of $15-20k was thrown around, they had the street closed for 36 hours. I imagine the permits and price would be $60-70k to do a supercross in the streets here. It would be awesome though

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10/23/2018 8:13 PM

crashed ice but with dirt and dirtbikes!!

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10/24/2018 6:29 AM

One of the OG track makers in MXS and a member on here did something like what your describing.

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10/24/2018 6:34 AM

The Fort Worth Stockyards would be a sweet location. They did a Red Bull X-Fighters event there years ago

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10/24/2018 7:22 AM

Red Bull was going to do something similar to this about 10 years ago, they dubbed it - Metallicross. Metallica was going to play but backed out, then they had Danzig on the hook for it, but for what ever reason it all fell apart. Only difference is that Red Bull was proposing to use an old industrial site. Sounded like a rad idea to me.

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10/24/2018 7:45 AM

DC wrote:

I think it's an awesome idea, Nick, just tough to sort. The last race like that I remember is Namur in Belgium, but that was ...more

On a similar note there was a supermoto race in Downtown Dallas around reunion arena and I believe it went on some city streets. Was one of the coolest races we've ever been to. I believe it was 2001 or 2002 and Boris Chambon absolutely schooled our guys !!

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10/24/2018 7:45 AM
Edited Date/Time: 10/24/2018 7:47 AM

Something like this?

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=dmnhql5He7o

And why are they all on two strokes?

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10/24/2018 9:19 AM

DC wrote:

I think it's an awesome idea, Nick, just tough to sort. The last race like that I remember is Namur in Belgium, but that was ...more

50th Lake Elsinore Grand Prix this year. They Start every race on Main Street.

Photo

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10/24/2018 12:22 PM

DC wrote:

I think it's an awesome idea, Nick, just tough to sort. The last race like that I remember is Namur in Belgium, but that was ...more

I went to Virginia tech and we have a field in the middle of campus with fantastic viewing (approx the size of two and a half football fields). There is also a local Moto/gncc shop in town. I always dreamed of an outdoor arena cross track in the middle of campus. The area was big enough to hold a diplo concert a few years ago and I’m sure Go-Race suspension would be willing to help.

Another idea is a straight rhythm style even down Main Street in Bristol. Which is a bit more of a stretch but they sure as hell love racing there! It would also require Virginia and Tennessee permits though.

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Greg D.
2018 yz250f

10/24/2018 10:06 PM

Its already been done here in Sydney 2001.
wasn't the best track ahahha but did bring some close racing and a lot of laughs.


https://www.redbull.com/us-en/throwback-thursday-city-x

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10/25/2018 2:29 PM

deanwhite51 wrote:

Its already been done here in Sydney 2001.
wasn't the best track ahahha but did bring some close racing and a lot of laughs.

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awesome, fun to watch, would be even cooler on a larger scale.

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10/25/2018 3:23 PM

The Reno Supermoto back in the day... That was something that worked, not?

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10/25/2018 4:28 PM
Edited Date/Time: 10/25/2018 4:32 PM

5 minutes from where Reed grew up.
laughing


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10/25/2018 5:36 PM

They do insane downhill mtb racing through city streets. Maybe dhmtb style jumps/obstacles would be sweet on moto scoots too!

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