LACR Final Grand Prix Dirt Bike Race
Sunday, September 5, 2010
LACR will be hosting its final Grand Prix on Monday.
Greetings all, I just wanted to drop a note about the final Grand Prix dirt bike race taking place at Los Angeles County Raceway (LACR) tomorrow. LACR has been hosting this sort of races for a long time now—38 years to be exact. Unfortunately I’ve been late to the game and have only raced here once during last year’s fantastic Troy Lee Design’s Day in the Dirt
If you’ve never experienced a Grand Prix race at LACR it’s quite an experience. The track is like nothing else I’ve ever ridden on in my life. It climbs up and drops down these insane steep hills that have been carved from the earth the result of rock excavating and the reason the track is closing at the end of September. The track is really high-speed with a super-fast flow plus the dirt is a mix of loam and sand and is just about perfect to ride on.
Tomorrow myself, and our test rider, Chris See will be racing a pair of Kawasaki KX450Fs. I’ll be competing on our long-term 2010 KX450F which we raced at last year’s Day in the Dirt event as well as this summer’s Mammoth Mountain race. Make sure to check it out in the Kawasaki KX450F Mammoth MX Race Project
feature. Chris will be racing a KX450F that has been specially prepared as a mixed off-road/motocross racebike by the team at Dubach Racing Development.
I’ve chosen to race the Kawasaki for a few key reasons. Most importantly the bike just plain fits me. Secondly its chassis is fantastic. Sure it doesn’t steer as sharp as other bikes in its class but it is very stable and predictable. It’s even better after RG3 Suspension revalved the fork and shock which made the suspension feel more supple as well as tightened up the damping when really loaded.
If you’re interested in competing, each class only costs $40 for those who aren’t California Racing Club members and motos are a full 45 minutes long. After a morning warm-up/parade lap racing kicks off at 8:15 a.m. For more information make sure to check out LACR’s website
. See ya’ll there!
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