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Despite foul weather DIRT WURX USA gets two Monster SX tracks built in LA and Oakland

Wild, Wild West Coast weather does its best to thwart the efforts of DIRT WURX & Feld Motor Sports, but the veterans out-fox Mother Nature & the races go on!

MONROE, N.Y. (Feb. 3, 2012) – While winter on the West Coast can, and for the most part thisimg year has been ideal, there’s no telling when it’ll rear back and lash out with some foul, foul wet weather – turning an otherwise stable pile of dirt into a mound of slop.

As Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship, fans settled into their seats these past couple weeks into Los Angeles’ Dodger Stadium and Oakland’s Coliseum, they were most likely unaware of the virtual weather chess match that went on during the days leading up to the between DIRT WURX USA and Feld Motor Sports and the rains predicted for California.

“I’d have to say that Dodger Stadium was one of our more successful builds in recent years,” said DIRT WURX USA’s Rich Winkler. “We humped it hard through Wednesday night and had the track completely build for Thursday’s press day, then covered the track for Friday’s predicted rain – which lasted well into Saturday.

img“And I’ll be damned if the track wasn’t a bit dusty at the start of pro practice on Saturday after hours and hours of solid rain.”

Much of the same in Oakland when DIRT WURX USA split up and got a crew there well in advance to start the supercross track construction process. Winkler’s guys made the call at Oakland to just get the plywood and road base down, leaving the dirt in the pile where it sat – rather than cut into the pile and have it get entirely saturated during the load-in process.

The end result was what Winkler called the “Best track of the year so far in terms of racing.”

“Our move to wait on the dirt move-in at Oakland paid off. The dirt was soft, which allowed for the features we built to change over the course of the race,” explained Winkler. “Both mains ended up very close, especially the 450s where on laps 12 and 13 there was no clear leader at all.”

This weekend (Anaheim) and next week at San Diego’s Qualcomm Stadium mark 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.

   
 

 

Dirt Wurx USA - the premier SX/MX track design and construction company in the world – is the exclusive supercross race track design and construction firm for Live Nation and the Monster Energy AMA Supercross Series. With more than 18 years of global experience in the field, Dirt Wurx USA’s highly talented crew of designers and heavy equipment specialists not only build the world’s most visible tracks, but are also accessible for affordable track design and construction at the local level. For more information, please visit www.dirtwurx.com


High Profile Public Relations, LLC is a multi-faceted communications agency specializing in strategic media relations – both industry and mainstream – for the powersports and action sports communities. Dialed in with all forms of power and action sports, its participants, manufacturers and live event promoters, HPPR’s Pat Schutte can be reached at (734) 369-2170 and pat@highprofilepr.com. For more information, please visit www.highprofilepr.com.

 

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