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Offroad races near the Speedway!!! Ton o' pics!

There is an offroad park, 80+acres, opening up close to the speedway. They're gonna have races there and they let us come check it out a week early. Big thanks to Andy for setting all this up. This place is awesome.

http://www.nc4x4.com/forums/showthread.php?t=57370

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Nice little hill climb.


..and then some fails. I need lockers!!

There was huge jeep on 44's or something rutting this creek up.




Awesome climb they built. I came down it on the other side but couldn't get up it.


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Nice. Truck looks real good!
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Nice pics man!! Looks like a fun time.
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nice pics
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looks like a sweet place to play. makes me wana go out now.
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So there is going to be races out there?
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I would love to go and play out there!
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thats a pretty awesome looking place to play around
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So there is going to be races out there?
Yeah, they've got the course all marked off and ready for next weekend. That link has all the info, $5 for spectators and $30 to race. It's an awesome place, can't wait until next weekend!!!
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Man I wish I knew about this, looks awesome!
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Is that place also open to the public when there isn't a race?
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The next race will be on 2-14-09. The Guy who is holding the race is Andy Stewart. It is a truck race. In the last race there was Andy's early 90's Bronco with I believe a 6in lift and 35's and I think he said over 500 hp.

Next was a K5 w/4" and 33's stock motor. K20 Stock w/33's. Then another late model bronco lifted 35's, and last was an 80's s-10 blazer on a k5 chassis built motor and 38's. You race the clock. He starts you in 5 min intervals you run the track with a 4 wheeler following you to make sure you stay on course and get no penalties.

It is a fairly fast track I have not seen the entire thing but its roughly a mile and a half and they were running it in under 5 minutes. There is a large mud pit at the begining of the track that you can skip if you race but it cost a few seconds. He penalizes for a few different things like running off course and skipping obstacles different things cost different amounts of time.

There is a drivers meeting when everyone arrives where he explains everything. Then everyone gets a few practice lap and the race starts.

There are no distinguished classes yet but depending on how many show up there will probably be some set up. I have a full four linked rock crawler built to go slow and flex so I can't hang with the guys with 500 hp and store bought street safe suspension.

The track is on Hudspeth road If you are coming in on hwy. 29 from Charlotte you will turn right about 500yds. before you get to the light at morehead rd. on Hudspeth Go I would say less than a quarter mile till you see a big white sign with a piece of paper that says 4x4 race. It will be on your right at the top of a long gravel driveway that goes off into the woods.

Take that to the end and you'll see everyone. Andy says he'll be out there before 8am to tell people where to go. He will close the gate to the place at 9am so people dont get in the way on the track cause it's part of the road in. He stresses the gates WILL CLOSE AT 9am SO BE THERE EARLY. He has decided to charge 5 dollars a person for spectators and 30 dollars to enter to race..

Im planning on paying to run but I will not be running at full speed like the other guys who are racing so you rock crawler guys need to show up and run slow with me. There will be hot dogs hamburgers chips drinks and bathrooms. The food is cheap but its all cash only. Andy is open to offroad clubs wanting to come wheel. Right now he doesnt have anything to crawl or climb other than whats on the track.

We are gonna meet in the next couple weeks to try and come up with some tough trails and obstacles. I hope this has answered most of your questions if not let me know. If I cant Andy can at (704)773-2728. He is a really nice guy that is just wanting to give people a good place to wheel.

He wants any input he can get on how he can make the place better. If he doesn't have at least 10 people enter to race he probably will not be able to do it again so If your free the 14th come out and check it out. Dont be shy to race these guys are just out here to have fun and get together and do some wheeling. No alchohol! and all persons participating in the actual race must have a helmet and seat belt. If you need better directions let me know.
I'm not sure if it's open to public or not when there's not a race. I doubt it though.
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I doubt it as well, maybe I'll make a trip down there once I get a locker and mud terrains.
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nice pics! i wish there was a place to wheel here. i need to buy some land.
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I doubt it as well, maybe I'll make a trip down there once I get a locker and mud terrains.
You could do everything except a few hills and the couple mud holes in 2wd and there are ways around the harder stuff.
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A couple of the other rigs that were out there. They're calling the hill the "cake walk". lol






One of the pits.





This was the jeep that was rutting the creek up. Can you say nasty!!!


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People in NC check this out. Could mean more places to go!!

http://www.nc4x4.com/forums/showthread.php?t=58599
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I sent it, hope it goes through!
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I sent it, hope it goes through!
I hope it passes too. It would be so awesome to have more places to go that are legal and have funding to back them.

It seems like a great plan for both sides. I'm sure they'd make a killing of the registrations and stuff. But atleast we'd be able to see were that money is going and use it.
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Some failed attempts by other trucks there. Atleast the Ranger wasn't alone!! lol






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I agree, let alone the tourist revenue it would bring in. Look how many people come all over the east coast to go to tellico
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For sure. That's what they were talking about over on nc4x4.

So even if you're not in NC email these senators and make it happen!!!
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nice pictures. looks like a fun place to wheel!
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nice pictures. looks like a fun place to wheel!
It was a blast. The most fun I've had in the truck since getting the lift on it.

Come on down, only take you a few hours
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