Crews Prepare Motocross Track for Big Biker Weekend
As part of Bikes, Blues and BBQ, motocross riders will spend the weekend in Northwest Arkansas performing at Parsons Stadium in Springdale.
For the second year motocross riders will be performing in front of a big crowd.
“If people of Northwest Arkansas have not seen freestyle and the racing that we do, they need to come out here and see it,” said Michael Donelson, who helps organize the event.
But first crews will be out getting the track ready for the big event for the professional riders from across the country. The course is designed by Texas Track Masters
“We got a rhythm section down the wall which is a series of jumps, usually on a 30 foot part, they’ll do 180 here then they hit a catapult jump which is anywhere from 40 to 60 feet,” said Russell Carey, owner of Texas Track Masters.
The next couple of days will be long, full of moving dirt and designing jumps.
“We’re trying to get in some clay for the critical jumps so they’ll hold together a little bit,” Carey said. “A clay liner on the front of the catapult jumps and if there’s any leftover, we’ll line some of the other jumps. But everything else is native dirt; we haven’t brought in an ounce of dirt yet.”
The rain isn’t holding them back, in fact it’s helped.
“Actually at this point it’s a helpful thing, a lot of sand in this track so anything we can do to hold it together is a benefit to us,” he said.