Racing Venues

venueWhen we talk about off road racing whether it be dirt bikes or trucks, alot of these venues have been built for the fans, just as much as the racing is for the fans. When you go to these venues there are all kinds of activities for your family.

And all over the world, these companies are one uping each other with the quality of the event, you have basketball, videos games for the kids, and of course you have nice eateries and adult beverages for the adults.

If your in canada, you’ve probably seen a venue where the floors are immaculately done by a commercial flooring contractor in surrey, who makes you feel like your ruining the floor just by walking on it.

But these venue are done strictly for the fans to enjoy and bring an experience like no other to an off road racing event.

Offroad Racing Country Wide

offroad racingIf you love off road racing, there are plenty of events around the country you can travel too. Not just in the state of texas, all you have to do is look up different sites and blogs in whatever city and state you would like to travel too.

I went to an even in omaha nebraska recently, and the racing was super competitive, all the bikers were skilled and hungry to compete. I was front and center to all the different races going on throughout the weekend, (the event last for 3 days fri-sun).

The track was one of the most difficult to navigate as well, i many wipe outs! The reason why got to go was my uncle who lives in nebraska owns a huge residential and commercial dumpster rental business in omaha, he was hired to provide huge dumpsters for cleanup services after during and after the event was over. So they gave him some complementary passes, and i just so happened to be visiting that weekend and had a great time. Cant wait for the company who sponsored this event, to do one in texas.

hare scramble

History of the Hare Scramble

During the 1800s, clubs formed in Britain to hold footraces they called “hare and hound runs.” Several members were picked to be the hares and given a sack of shredded paper to drop as “scent” and a 10 minute head start. They would run off and throw the paper from time to time leaving a trail.

Every so often, they would stop dropping the paper and head off in a new direction, simulating the trail of a rabbit. The hounds would follow, looking for the paper trail. When they would notice that the trail had stopped, they would spread out in all directions looking for the new trail. They would usually end the day at a pub or restaurant. And, by the way, this is also the origin of the term “paper chase.”

A hundred years later in Britain, the concept spread to motorcycle racing, and in these hare and hound races, course ribbons or arrows took the place of the dropped paper. As in the paper chases, the riders didn’t really know where the course would lead until they got there.

This spread to America, where hare and hounds were primarily desert races. Cross this kind of racing with American Scrambles, which were derived from the flat-track races but on rougher ground, and you got a track longer than those used in Scrambles but shorter than most Hare and Hounds. Thus, Hare Scrambles.