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If Norway had a dirt section.....

If there was a dirt section at Norway, do you guys think more people would be persuaded to come out and ride, or would it still be the same 10-15 guys?

What about a regular bike night: would you guys be able to attend on a weeknight, say maybe thursday nights, assuming we could get a 4 or 5 hour block of time for bikes only? every other week? once a month?

Colin has been pursuing the idea of a dirt section at Norway for a while, and I just talked to Les about it again last weekend. He seems fairly open to the idea, with a few concerns.

what do you guys think?
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I think a dirt section would entice more people to come out and practice. The track by itself is a blast to ride, but dirt would be icing on the cake.

What type of concerns does Les have about the dirt? I know one would be tracking dirt on the track. Maybe we can enter from the dirt onto a section that isn't part of the main track??
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I think a dirt section would be great, im for it!
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I am so in for dirt. I work second shift right now so until i get off of it night rides our out for me. But I shouldn't be on this shift much longer.
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I Am All For That.....we Need A Dirt Section There!!!
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What type of concerns does Les have about the dirt? I know one would be tracking dirt on the track. Maybe we can enter from the dirt onto a section that isn't part of the main track??
dirt on the track

whether or not we can get turnouts big enough to make it worth his time/money

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Would be nice if they would build me a nice MX track as well for those of us with Knobby's




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Would be nice if they would build me a nice MX track as well for those of us with Knobby's
yeah, there's no MX tracks around or anything
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I think you will find Les more than receptive to the idea, but his experience at the Marshalltown track may have changed his mind. I managed to talk him into a dirt section a few years ago. he gladly put it in because I said it would bring in more riders. It really didn't, and it only got used on occasion by a few guys. most guys stuck to the pavement only and let the dirt section grow up to weeds. Another thing to think about is the maintainance of the dirt. Take it from me (I did all the maintainance on the dirt section out here) the dirt section is a pain in the arse to keep up. It rains, and it gets rutted out, it gets dry and the dust goes everywhere. I can guarantee that Les will not lift a finger to maintain the dirt area. If the dirt gets on the track and upsets the Kart racers, it is history, so think it out well and realize what you are getting into.

if you put one in, I would ride it, but not every guy is comfortable riding on the dirt. Most pavement guys making the transition to sm are very leary of the dirt areas, and for the most part avoid them.

Lastly, if you do it, do it right. Our biggest mistake was letting les pretty much make it, and therefore, it sucked with only a couple little jumps and a few turns. Make the section good enough to interest the Pro riders, and you will have something. Don't do it half assed.

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