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DIRT WURX USA caps off a spectacular Monster SX season with a banger track for the sold out Vegas race

Season winds down and the racing, which could have fizzled, was better than expected as DIRT WURX USA operates hard to finish the final four tracks

imgMONROE, N.Y. (May 24, 2012) – Though Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship’s title chase ended early – courtesy of Monster/Kawasaki’s Ryan Villopoto – a new group of podium contenders stepped up their game and the racing stayed interesting all the way through to the end, thanks also in part to some outside the box track building efforts by the DIRT WURX USA and the Feld Motor Sports crews.

From a fans and riders’ perspective it appeared DIRT WURX USA had a much easier year, weather-wise, that previous Monster SX seasons. And while this was true for the actual race day, there was still an amazing orchestration taking place in the days – and sometimes week – leading up to when the track was finally built, covered and preserved in pristine condition for Saturday night’s main events.

img“Though we never really had a bad rain on race day, there was no less effort by us and the Feld crew to get the tracks done on time – and covered – in the day/days leading up to race day,” said DIRT WURX USA’s Rich Winkler. “Overall we were pleased with the way the tracks came together and most of the riders were really appreciative of our efforts to get the tracks completed between weather fronts, covered, and cleaned up and dried out for the Saturdays.”

With the title sewn up by Villopoto, Winkler pointed to efforts by Davi Millsaps, Andrew Short, Justin Brayton and Ryan Dungey – all of whom made for some pretty exciting racing in the final four races on the Monster SX series. “We were on the road for six week straight, but the racing by those guys was so excellent it made the final races of the series go by fast for us,” added Winkler.

Hot weather and super dry conditions make for a completely different set of problems at the finals in Las Vegas.  Instead of having to worry about the rain and the mud, the concern is always how to keep enough moisture in the dirt to provide a good racing surface for the duration of the event.  “We tried some new ideas this year on how we mix and water the dirt during the build process, and it paid off with the best track conditions we have ever had in Vegas.”, Winkler said.

As for the most memorable races of the 2012 Monster Energy Supercross season, Winkler said there were some really good ones this year, but pointed to Dungey’s first victory on the KTM, Some of the Wilson / Tomac, Barcia / Rocsen Lites battles, Andrew Shorts first main event victory, Kdub’s heat race battle with Stewart, and Dungey’s come from behind ride in Seattle as the ones that stood out in his head above all the others.

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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 Feld Motor Sports and the Monster Energy AMA Supercross Series. With more than 19 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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