Sand added to Southwick

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6/23/2017 12:12 PM

Looks like they've added a lot of new "local" sand to Southwick. Over the years the track has changed to a harder base for sure. Glad to see all the work they've been doing to the track and this years national should be good snd ruff (soft sand ruff). Photo

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6/23/2017 12:18 PM

Excellent.

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6/23/2017 12:19 PM

That is a beautiful site. I've got a question for those of you that have majored in "dirt". Where does the sand go? One of our local tracks that is now closed brought in a ton of sand and other dirts and it seemed to last for a month and then it just went away. Does it mix with the other soil and thin out? Seems like at some point, you would have enough brought in to be more of a permanent fix.

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6/23/2017 12:19 PM

I like this! (username checks out silly )

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6/23/2017 12:25 PM

IWreckALot wrote:

That is a beautiful site. I've got a question for those of you that have majored in "dirt". Where does the sand go? One of our ...more

Might sound stupid, but every bike that leaves there takes a little sand with them and over the years it adds up :/. Probably lose a lot when it's dusty too.

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6/23/2017 12:29 PM

Call Herlings

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6/23/2017 12:38 PM

Too bad they have a race that weekend sad
Herlings at Southwick would be epic ✊️

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6/23/2017 12:58 PM
Edited Date/Time: 6/23/2017 12:58 PM

i raced southwick in the 80s and i raced it last weekend , its almost back to old school southwick , and after this round of sand it will be

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6/23/2017 1:03 PM

Gonna need about 200 more truck loads that size to make a dent. Its a good start tho.

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6/23/2017 1:43 PM

IWreckALot wrote:

That is a beautiful site. I've got a question for those of you that have majored in "dirt". Where does the sand go? One of our ...more

RonJon516 wrote:

Might sound stupid, but every bike that leaves there takes a little sand with them and over the years it adds up :/. Probably ...more

Ill bet it mixes with the base dirt everytime they rip the track too

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6/23/2017 1:49 PM

IWreckALot wrote:

That is a beautiful site. I've got a question for those of you that have majored in "dirt". Where does the sand go? One of our ...more

The sand at Southwick and most places washes away and it just leaves the base.

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6/23/2017 2:12 PM

Man I need me a couple loads of that. We've put 50 yards of sawdust and another 10 of wood chips into our place this Spring. It's pretty loamy now. Love to add some sand and/or have a real sand section.

Hammer 663s

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6/23/2017 2:14 PM

IWreckALot wrote:

That is a beautiful site. I've got a question for those of you that have majored in "dirt". Where does the sand go? One of our ...more

the core bros carry it out in their vaginas after "their guy" doesn't win

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6/23/2017 2:15 PM

IWreckALot wrote:

That is a beautiful site. I've got a question for those of you that have majored in "dirt". Where does the sand go? One of our ...more

RonJon516 wrote:

Might sound stupid, but every bike that leaves there takes a little sand with them and over the years it adds up :/. Probably ...more

For sure. I used to have a gravel parking spot on the side of my house. I've washed my bike so many times there, that the gravel is totally buried under nice top soil and grass. It's crazy how much dirt can stick to a bike!

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6/23/2017 2:19 PM

Jbulz wrote:

For sure. I used to have a gravel parking spot on the side of my house. I've washed my bike so many times there, that the ...more

Ha me too!!! Glen Helen, Hangtown, and everything else in Norcal left an almost paved spot in the gravel where I washed the bikes. I've moved wash spots around over the years and it just got bigger.

Hammer 663s

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6/23/2017 2:20 PM

Awesome. It looked rrally good last year after all the sand they trucked in so this can only make it that much better!

Hopefully a mudder this weekend and then a sabd track will br a nice change of pace from the typical rutocross tracks.

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6/23/2017 2:53 PM

Bringing sand in to make a sand track sandy... Herlings and Cairoli just spit Red Bull out his nose!

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6/23/2017 2:59 PM

I was there in the mid 70's when a true gully washer came thru between the first and second motos.
Every valley became a 15 foot deep, ten foot wide trench. It all washed down to the starting gate and it was under six foot of sand. Second motos were canceled. I might have it on Super 8 somewhere.

while a lot of sand was bulldozed back up the hill, I bet a lot of it washed down behind the start line.

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Avoiding JS7 threads since 3/7/17.

6/23/2017 3:03 PM

IWreckALot wrote:

That is a beautiful site. I've got a question for those of you that have majored in "dirt". Where does the sand go? One of our ...more

peelout wrote:

the core bros carry it out in their vaginas after "their guy" doesn't win

^ this is most likely...

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6/23/2017 3:05 PM

It's funny how no one used to care about sand tracks, till we started getting our asses whooped at MXDN, now,it's all about sand..grin

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6/23/2017 3:16 PM

Its Similar to how weeds and such stick to mower decks... if you have a perfect yard, don't allow a yard company to cut it because they bring in the junk on their mowers.

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6/23/2017 4:14 PM
Edited Date/Time: 6/23/2017 4:20 PM

IWreckALot wrote:

That is a beautiful site. I've got a question for those of you that have majored in "dirt". Where does the sand go? One of our ...more

peelout wrote:

the core bros carry it out in their vaginas after "their guy" doesn't win

LMAO!!! grin grin

Sand to Southwick. Isn't that like bringing coal to Newcastle?

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6/23/2017 4:30 PM

IWreckALot wrote:

That is a beautiful site. I've got a question for those of you that have majored in "dirt". Where does the sand go? One of our ...more

I bet erosion from wind/rain & the 1000'sof riders that come through each year taking sand home w/ them on their bikes & gear (caked on). Just think if they never add any sand and the track has been open for 20+ years, that's a lot of sand making its way out every time Rider comes in and goes home. Then you have wind blowing it and all the storms that come through and wash it away! Just my thought..

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6/23/2017 4:36 PM

I would love to shred a ktm 150 on that track.!!!!

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6/23/2017 5:17 PM

CrGuy2T wrote:

I would love to shred a ktm 150 on that track.!!!!

You like seizing KTMs, do ya? tongue laughing wink

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Braaapin' aint easy.

6/23/2017 5:17 PM

I plan on bringing my slow 50 year old ass there on Sunday...ill try to post some pics

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6/23/2017 5:25 PM

opyguy wrote:

I plan on bringing my slow 50 year old ass there on Sunday...ill try to post some pics

Me too I cant wait

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6/23/2017 5:30 PM

slipdog wrote:

Bringing sand in to make a sand track sandy... Herlings and Cairoli just spit Red Bull out his nose!

w00t
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6/23/2017 5:35 PM

opyguy wrote:

I plan on bringing my slow 50 year old ass there on Sunday...ill try to post some pics

dedi684 wrote:

Me too I cant wait

Haha me too! Maybe we'll have a beer after

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6/23/2017 5:38 PM

love this race

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