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The wicked is rested! DIRT WURX USA returns to action w/ sold out Indy Monster SX track

After a weekend off following the Daytona SX round, DIRT WURX USA crew cranks out a gem in America’s heartland – Indy’s Lucas Oil Stadium

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MONROE, N.Y. (March 23, 2012) – After barnstorming nine of the USA’s premier sports stadiums – from California to Arizona to Texas, Georgia and Missouri, the team at DIRT WURX USA pulled it into the shop recently for a much-needed break … having constructed (and de-constructed) nine premier Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship, tracks in nine straight weeks.

img“I don’t know what everybody else is doing, but I’ve got a mountain of paperwork to catch up on,” said DIRT WURX USA principle Rich Winkler, who’s crew was back at it this past weekend in the United States’ motorsports capital, Indianapolis, for the Lucas Oil Stadium SX.

Prior to Indy’s sellout massive crowds the previous two weekends – in Atlanta’s Georgia Dome and St. Louis’ Edward Jones Dome – witnessed some great racing played out on the DIRT WURX USA-build tracks. In fact, at St. Louis, Winkler and Co. got to work with what they feel is the best dirt on the 16-round Monster Energy SX circuit – the Missouri loam that most of the riders on the circuit agree is the best dirt in the United States.

“St. Louis’ dirt ranks right up there … I’d have to add Indy, Atlanta and Houston to that list as well.img But yeah, St. Louis’ dirt has always been about the best,” said Winkler.

The Edward Jones Dome track, according to Winkler, was as technical of a layout as they’ve constructed all season, with one section in particular – which led to a number of key passes – not to mention an area where riders could make up all kinds of time.

“The natural tendency for the lead rider was to stay to the inside. However, you couldn’t get enough speed in that line to triple/triple,” said Winkler. “So guy that took the outside made up huge amounts of time going triple/triple. Fans had their eyes on that section the entire night … that’s where everything was happening.”

Indianapolis’ state-of-the-art Lucas Oil Stadium, just several miles from the mecca of motorsports – Indianapolis Motor Speedway and the Indy 500 – was brimming with fans for round 11 of Monster Energy Supercross. The DIRT WURX USA crew certainly had its work cut out for them as the Lucas Oil Stadium competition surface is one of the narrowest the operators see all season (ranking up there with Vegas and Salt Lake City). In order to get a full track laid out, Winkler & crew used every possible inch of the floor – making for a busy and highly technical track that featured an over/under section, deep sand area, a massive flat track-style turn and, according to Winkler, “The biggest whoops we’ve made all year.”

“We added a near vertical step-up to the over/under, which was followed immediately by a sand section, then into the sweeping turn,” explained Winkler. “There was a lot of picking and choosing going on, which led to some passing and made the three sections the focal point for the fans during the races.

“We definitely considered Indy as one of DIRT WURX USA’s better track builds of the season thus far.”

DIRT WURX USA heads north of the border this weekend for Canada’s lone round of the Monster Energy Supercross Series – Toronto’s Rogers Centre – March 24th.

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