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DIRT WURX USA soldiers on @ Anaheim 2 despite not having its “Big Toe”


Sgt. Winkler sits out the second Monster Energy SX installment at Angels Stadium, but says his core crew didn’t miss a beat in building the optimal track for A2

imgMONROE, N.Y. (Feb. 8, 2012) – Two weeks ago at the Oakland round of 2012 Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship, the blueprints were rolled out at the DIRT WURX USA mobile command unit – Topic: Anaheim 2.

On paper the Bob Childers-designed track looked good, but as the crew talked it through a few issues were revealed. Childers, an A-level racer and DIRT WURX USA equipment operator, had put together a technical track with a number of options, but at the Sunday evening staff meeting a number of small changes were made that really improved the choices and the racing.

img“Even though Tomac and RV (Ryan Villopoto) ended up dominating the mains, (delete) in the heats  and for most of the mains you saw tons of passing.  The choice lanes stayed viable through the end, with multiple options being used by all of the racers,” explained Winkler. “(delete) In the end I was quite pleased with the way things went, and it seemed the vast majority of the racers, along with the television announcers felt the same way. Very positive feedback on the track.”

And looking ahead to San Diego, DIRT WURX USA’s Norm Bickley, Chris Blankenship and Feld Motor Sports’ Dave Prater and his team got to Qualcomm Stadium on Sunday following the Anaheim 2 race and teamed up to bang out the massive track on Monday and Tuesday – and covered – before the expected rains set to roll in on Wednesday.

Noteworthy: Prior to Anaheim 2 the DIRT WURX USA crew, courtesy of member Kory Christensen’s dad, Lowell, got a chance to do some ‘slick track’ flat tracking at Honda’s “Learn to Ride Center” on a fleet of Honda XR100s. Big fun, and no broken bikes or bodies! Thanks Lowell!
Joining the DIRT WURX USA crew for a special guest appearance at Anaheim 2 was Ryan Foley of Foley Caterpillar. Foley was instrumental in bringing the world’s No. 1 heavy equipment manufacturer on board as official dozers, loaders and excavators of the Monster Energy Supercross tour. Foley, who owns his own DIRT WURX USA-built track back in New Jersey, spent the weekend in the trenches with the crew, getting a firsthand experience on how the Caterpillar equipment is used in building the world’s premier supercross tracks.

This Saturday’s race at San Diego’s Qualcomm Stadium marks the end of Monster Energy Supercross’ run on California, after which DIRT WURX USA will be back in the good ‘ol Midwest loam of Indianapolis and St. Louis, the brilliant red clay of Atlanta and Houston’s malleable rodeo-style dirt.

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