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After reading the discussion about the potential loss of Knobby Hill MX track, it got me thinking about other tracks in Indiana that have gone by the way side. :cry:

Two that stand out in my mind, and these go way back, are the tracks in;

Greenfield In., and Winchester In.

Who else here remembers these tracks, if you do share some stories.

Also share any tracks you remember that are gone but not forgotten.

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No but if you're going to list out dead, gone tracks that we once raced on and loved I will have to make my own District 17 list.

Maplehurst Cycle Park - Spring Grove Illinois

Harding Motocross - Harding Illinois

Great Lakes Drag Way - Union Grove Wisconsin

Too many practice tracks to even think of listing.

Never been to your tracks, and you probably were never at mine.

No hi-jack, just had to vent. :cry:

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Not a problem Johnny, you no what else I miss, is the 30 min + 1 lap motos, :cry: not the 5 or 6 lap sprints they have today :cry:

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Not a problem Johnny, you no what else I miss, is the 30 min + 1 lap motos, :cry: not the 5 or 6 lap sprints they have today :cry:

:cry::cry::cry:

Never had any 30 minute moto's in these parts,,, not that I was in anyways. I think the longest moto I've raced in district 17 was 8 laps at Byron. 5 laps was about the average. I think the longest A class moto's were 15 or 20 minutes. Always 4 billion classes to go through in a day.

Now if ya wanna talk about the 2 hour hare-scrambles,,,,,,,, :devil:

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:cry::cry::cry:

Never had any 30 minute moto's in these parts,,, not that I was in anyways. I think the longest moto I've raced in district 17 was 8 laps at Byron. 5 laps was about the average. I think the longest A class moto's were 15 or 20 minutes. Always 4 billion classes to go through in a day.

Now if ya wanna talk about the 2 hour hare-scrambles,,,,,,,, :devil:

We didn't have a bunch of them, but I was in a few. Back in the day 15 to 20 min motos was common. My point to all of this is that although I love racing motox I don't like spend my hard earned $$$ to sit on my arse most of the day and only get 15 laps max on the track :cry:

The sound of a 2 hour hare scramble, although physically taxing, sounds awesome :cry:

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SPEAKING of closed tracks....the dealers in indy were hit pretty hard when knobby hill closed. i'm scavenging to find a place to ride this season.

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We didn't have a bunch of them, but I was in a few. Back in the day 15 to 20 min motos was common. My point to all of this is that although I love racing motox I don't like spend my hard earned $$$ to sit on my arse most of the day and only get 15 laps max on the track :cry:

The sound of a 2 hour hare scramble, although physically taxing, sounds awesome :cry:

If my back ever heals we should do one together, they have some pretty good ones your way I think. :cry:

Yeah, I haven't been to a district race in years cause ya sit around all day for 15 minutes of racing. The last races I did were the racerX series, Saturdays, Only old men classes, and done by 4:00 or so. That was exceptable to me. (But having 45 bikes on the line for +40B wasn't so good now that I think about it.) :cry:

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SPEAKING of closed tracks....the dealers in indy were hit pretty hard when knobby hill closed. i'm scavenging to find a place to ride this season.

We are going to Attica Sunday morning... Not a track but it's riding none the less.

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i'm picking up my crf450 on sat morning and might be heading up to attica sunday.

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