Spodefest in the DFW area?

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I am new to this spodefest thing but I have a suggestion. A very good friend of mine owns Oakhill MX Park outside of Fort Worth. It has an awesome sand MX track with long lap times and a lot terrain changes. I think it's the best track in the 5 state area. There is also 200 acres out back. I am pretty sure he would be willing to open his gates for day of organized fun riding. It would be great if it was the same weekend as the Dallas Supercross. Kill 2 birds with one stone so to speak. If there is any time left over between those two events there are plenty of other distractions/restaurants/clubs etc. to keep everone happy. It's an idea.

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Just where outside of Fort Worth is Oak Hill?

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Oak Hill is about 45 miles Northwest of Fort Worth off of US Hwy 287, about 12 miles North of Decatur, Texas. I have ridden there since the early 80's and it has some pretty decent terrain and the MX track is a blast!
If we get to ride the entire piece of land there is a little bit of everything: woods, hills, gullies, straights, rocks, sand. And the parking/camping area is fairly flat and drains well in case of rain. It gets my vote.

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I would be intrested. Does this track have a web site?

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There is no web site but any questions can be answered by me. I can forward them on to the owner as we speak on a daily basis.

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Something kind of funny happened. Just out of curiosity I emailed Village Creek to see if their facilities might be available for a DFW Spodefest and the response I got was NO!
I emailed back and said OK, thanks anyway, I'll let the folks at DRN know. I got an email back from them saying to give them a date and they would reconsider and "that's from the boss."
I guess they've heard of us.



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No offense but Village Creek would probably be at the bottom of tracks to ride at in our area. The soil has a lot of clay and is hard pack. Also there are very few terrain changes that make up a good track. It is all man made and the track is rather short. There are some nice big jumps but that's it. I'd take the sandy loam of Mosier Valley or Oakhill any day over VC. My 2 cents.

Jeff, I see you are down by Waco. To give you an idea of what Oakhill MX is like, the terrain and soil are very similar to Lake Whitney MX.

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mega-dittoes on all that. from what i can see, oak hill- now that jerry surber is no longer the owner- looks to be the new lake whitney of north texas. hmmmm....let's see, surber used to own whitney also...hmmmm...

ah, anyway, the new owners are building pipe fence and have completely re-done the parking area. they are clearly putting money into making what was aleady a great track into a truly first-class facility. oh, and even the main road into the area has been repaired- it was VERY bad.

however, don't leave your forearms at home. this is an ironman's track!



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Actually, I didn't have a spodefest in mind when I first asked V.C. if they offered thier track for private use but when they responded "NO" I thought who in thier right mind would turn down business without getting some details. I guess what I did was more for spite than anything else but they quickly change there answer to "send me some dates to consider." I havn't replied yet and probably won't but I bet it got thier attention.


I've never been to Oak Hill but it sounds like a cool place. Any idea when it is, I'll try to schedule it in.

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count me and NoMo in. We will be at the Dalls SX on Sat. but should be able to meet Sunday afternoon or any other weekend. We have enough DRN'ers in this area we should start trying to organize a few rides.
 

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if i can make it, i will go to whatever track you guys pick. in regards to a previous post, i have ridden at mosier valley and village creek and i liked village creek much better. just a matter of personal preference.
 
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