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Round 2 of Monster Energy SX's in the books, DIRT WURX builds another gem @ Phoenix

DIRT WURX USA track plays to a packed house at Phoenix’s Chase Field; Winkler’s super pumped for Dungey & DeCoster’s big win for KTM

imgMONROE, N.Y. (Jan. 19, 2012) – Charging hard from southern California to the desert of Arizona, DIRT WURX USA cranked out another stellar track for Monster Energy AMA Supercross, and FIM World Championship, for a capacity crowd at Phoenix’s Chase Field.

Traditionally a tough build for the DIRT WURX USA crew given the dry/arid soil conditions in and around Phoenix, some advance work on Feld Motor Sports’ dirt stockpile – which mainly entailed watering and turning the dirt – allowed for some malleable soil conditions for this past Tuesday’s move-in.

“Normally we struggle with the Phoenix Supercross dirt,” said DIRT WURX USA’s principle Rich Winkler. “Dryness is a big problem. But with our advance efforts on the stockpile we brought in dirt that’s the best we’ve ever had at Chase Field. The track developed ruts and lines … conditions stayed great right through the end of the main.”

image“Mega water” was the term Winkler used when describing the work Feld’s stockpile, with work on the stockpile beginning prior to the conclusion of the Anaheim One race the previous week. “We were out there a week early, watering on Saturday, Sunday and Monday. Then we began hauling the dirt in on Tuesday.”

With Hawthorne CAT supplying the equipment, DIRT WURX USA has some sizable machines to mix the stockpile, to which Winkler added: “Hat’s off to Hawthorne CAT … you can’t do what we did to that stockpile with the regular equipment we use on the stadium floor.”

Speaking from the infield of famous Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles today, Winkler said the DIRT WURX USA team’s going “1,000 miles per hour” on this week’s track build as the greater Los Angeles area’s expecting rain this weekend. In addition, Winkler’s sent part of his crew off to Oakland (Calif.) to start next week’s work on the round four track.

Noteworthy on the Dodger Stadium build: New dirt for the Dodger Stadium track, according to Winkler, “Came from some hold they dug for a skyscraper … its super primo!”

Finally, props from the entire DIRT WURX USA crew to KTM and racer Ryan Dungey, along with team manager Roger DeCoster on bringing home the Austrian company’s first-ever supercross victory. “Dungey, DeCoster and the whole KTM team show the world that KTM is for real,” said Winkler.

The series now moves to Los Angeles’ Dodger Stadium for round three of Monster Energy Supercross.


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