DODGE AMATEUR NATIONALS – DAY 1

Posted: October 3, 2011 in motocross, Uncategorized
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The Dodge Amateur Nationals was this last week!

AMP Motocross along with The Dodge Corporation have hosted the Dodge Amateur Nationals for the past 18 years.  Voted top 5 Amateur Nationals to attend in the United States, this event is held at Prarie City the home of the Hangtown Nationals.  This years event had 42 classes, over 1,100 riders, over 4,500 people and a $15,000 pro purse.

Riders travel from all over to attend this event, places like Utah, Colorado, Wyoming, and Hawaii to name just a few.  At this race, I get a chance to ride with the best riders in my class.  This race is a little different from my usual races because it is a three moto formate.  Each class will race three times, instead of only two, and the overall winners will be determined at the end of the week.

The track is changed for the event and they bring in semi trucks full of “Rice Hulls.”  Rice hulls is the coating that protects the rice during the growing season.  Instead of adding sand to the track, they use these rice hulls because they absorb water and hold it like a sponge.  This helps keep moisture in the track throughout the day, but it is very different from anything we are used to riding on.

OUR WEEK AT DODGE!

DAY ONE (Sunday) – MOVE IN DAY (part 1 of 7)

Last Saturday we loaded up the trailer and my parents and I slept on the side of the road waiting for the gate to open to get into the event.  Because so many people attend this event, it is important to get in early and have a good spot or we will have to do a lot of walking all week.  You never know what time they will open the gate Sunday morning, so people line up on the side of the road and wait.

Sunday morning at about 4:30am my Dad got up and moved our trailer through the gate and got in line to sign in.   We finally got settled inside and we were able to park in row 6 which is not too bad.  My Dad worked on the bikes throughout the day, my Mom stood in line to sign me in and I walked the track and played in the rice holes.

THE FIRST LOT FILLED UP FAST

MY DAD WORKED ON GETTING ALL MY BIKES READY

THE RICE HULLS WERE SOOOOOO DEEP, BUT FUN TO PLAY IN

TO BE CONTINUED…………………

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Comments
  1. colin says:

    howd he do????

  2. OURBUGLIFE says:

    holy geesh! that is a lot of bikes for Dad to work on lol

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