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I'm going to start getting into MX racing and would like to build a track this summer on some land of mine. It's a decent size area, and I think I have most of the tools, e.g. back hoe, dump truck, and my neighbor has a skid steer (Bob Cat) that I could borrow, to make this work. I'd just like to know some ideas of how to go about building it. What size/type of jumps/tabletops, angle of take off/landing, height/length of moguls, angle of birmed/banked corners, etc., etc.? I know there is no pre-determined sizes for anything, but I was hoping that someone could point me into the right direction here. I'd also like to know if anyone has any ideas on the layout of the track, what should be where, and in what order.

Here is an idea of the area that I'm trying to develop. Its kind of small, but the area that is circled is what I have available... maybe a little more, but we'll see.

 

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There was an article in one of the mags awhile back, I think it was Quad, where they flew out Doug Gust so he could build them a track. Apparently he digs that about as much as racing (no pun intended). Anyway, they wrote up a big interview about all that kinda stuff, but in more general, overview type of terms. I'll see if I can't find it.
 

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First you should look at elevation changes and use them wisely,then as stated in that article honda r was referring to, cosider water drainage, i can relate to that with my track... it is all suger sand. try to get a good flowing track and consider the type of soil you got. and get ready to change it up. good luck, and get ready to kiss your neighbors arse.
 

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Thanks for the replys guys! I actually found this in my search: http://www.dirtwurx.com/track_tips.php Pretty good information. The thing is it is a pretty low area, and a creek goes around most of the areas perimeter. So we'll have to see about that. Maybe it won't end up being as extravagant as I had thought. We'll see though.


oh btw, nice looking quad, what type of plastics are those?
Thanks man! They're Fullbore race cuts ;)
 

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Here is a pic (poor quality) of a track design I found.

http://img259.imageshack.us/my.php?image=sxtrack32nx.jpg

I don't know if that bush is your land or not, but if it's not then I'd try to get permission to run a few
paths through there. Woods tracks are fun and challenging.
BTW are you back in MI and still have those fenders?
Thanks for the idea. Yea, actually all of that land that you see is ours, except for where the houses are. All of the woods that use see has trails throughout already. The area that I have circled basically has a creek around it's perimeter. I think that it would be cool to have a jump or two crossing the creek. If this was the case it would make the track area much larger. Although, I don't know if building dirt jumps in such a low area is a good idea. I think they'd erode away eventually.

No, I'm not back yet :angry: I come home June 28th
 

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idk around here you can pay a guy an he comes out an makes it over night you only have to pay 1800 to
 
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