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C50_first_day_riding_the_fc250_1474243708 305FC250 Quote
10/5/2017 3:34 AM

I was wondering about two tracks over there and was hoping some of you guys in the southern or central Cali areas could answer me.

Is Zaca Station MX still open and if they are, is it open to the public or private?

Also is Piru MX still open at all?

Are there any other public tracks that are less than 3 hours away from Santa Maria, California that aren't coming up on google? Thanks.

C50_2013_crf250_1417919396 walent215 Quote
10/5/2017 3:49 AM

Zaca is open to the public but you have to call to get on the list or something like that. Others will chime in on that. Bakersfield has Kcrp motocross and tulare has Dt1 motocross park. Cal city mx park may be more than 3 hours from santa maria, not sure but it would be worth the extra drive, imo.

Edit: not sure on piru but i wasnt impressed with it so i dont keep up with them.

C50 quadzrulebro Quote
10/5/2017 6:01 AM

As a former SoCal resident, I always thought of Santa Maria as NorCal

C50_screenshot_2017_08_07_18_21_52_1506019657 dirtmike86 Quote
10/5/2017 6:25 AM

Kern county raceway is roughly 2 hrs away and LACR is in Palmdale is pushing 3 hours. Iam sure there are probably more but like previous guy said id search more north. https://mxtrackguide.com/motocross-tracks-california

C50_image_1471230632 langhammx Quote
10/5/2017 6:37 AM

Piru has been closed for awhile, but I'm hearing it may open back up here shortly.

Zaca is open and if you're interested in riding there, I can help you get your name on the list. $40 a day to ride. WAY WORTH IT !!

C50_img_0230_1482169070 mattyhamz2 Quote
10/5/2017 6:44 AM
langhammx wrote:

Piru has been closed for ...more

X2 on this. Well worth the $40 and the almost 2 hour drive for me. Track is always awesome.

Glad to hear piru may open again!

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C50_excitebike_1388356969 Myke Quote
10/5/2017 6:59 AM
quadzrulebro wrote:

As a former SoCal ...more

Technically central California.

"Who cares about what other people think"

C50_img_1954_1368403104 Zaugg Quote
10/5/2017 7:44 AM

Cal City and LACR shouldn't be too much of a hike. 3+ hrs but solid tracks for sure.

You're close to Zaca, as you know, and to be honest, that place beats just about every place in California-hands down. Oh, every track will have it's loyalist but do a search...everybody loves Zaca. You'll be hard pressed to find a thread asking the same question where someone doesn't recommend Zaca.

It's not perfect but what is? The only cons are shorter lap times and price but it's well worth it. The drive in once you get past the ranch gate is around 12-15min but again...well worth it.

To get in isn't just a matter of getting on the list but rather letting Ed know you're coming. Have someone here get you his phone number. Shoot him a text and let him know you're coming. BOOM! You're on the list. Make a point of finding him, (he's either on the dozer or over at his trailer gearing up to ride). Introduce yourself and say Hi. Compliments go a long way and so do Thank You's. Think of it as a private track where the owner is cool enough to let you ride.

Zaca is just one of those super cool places to ride because it doesn't have a front gate, it isn't commercial, its just a sick track in the middle of nowhere...but close to you.

When you need a change of pace, you have options but, trust me, if Zaca is your local track, you're living in rarefied air.

Enjoy the chocolate cake buddy.

C50_jessy1_1471467436 CarlinoJoeVideo Quote
10/5/2017 7:50 AM

Zaca is the best for sure, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday.

Gorman or Hungry Valley OHV has a moto track. Best on Thursdays and Fridays and the weekend. $5 to ride and need a spark arrestor. The track has been really good lately.

Also LACR is in Palmdale

C50_109192760_1246654999 loftyair Quote
10/5/2017 8:28 AM

there's that track in Lancaster too.

C50 Herb Eaversmells Quote
10/5/2017 8:50 AM

Lived in Santa Maria the last 52 years. Traveled up and down cali for mx races. Nice to have a track 15 minuets away. They don't race at Zaca, but is the best practice track around. Wednesday is a great day to ride with lower number of riders. We do have a couple of private tracks around Santa Maria, but they are secret places, plus I don't want Langhammx to come take our tracks over. STAY IN LA.

C50 seth419 Quote
10/5/2017 9:10 AM

The Enticnap's also have a little track in Lompoc thats fun to ride and work on technique, but it doesn't get any better than Zaca like these guys have already said. Look for Tyler Enticnap on instagram, he will always post when there is a ride day and you get to help out with getting him to the supercross races.

C50_img_0230_1482169070 mattyhamz2 Quote
10/5/2017 10:55 AM
loftyair wrote:

there's that track in ...more

AV is gone now. Track closed like 2 months ago, sadly.

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C50_kx450f_1471024795 mx_563 Quote
10/5/2017 12:55 PM
CarlinoJoeVideo wrote:

Zaca is the best for sure, ...more

Have they changed the track up at Gorman at all? What makes you say it's been good "lately"? Serious question.

C50_img_0230_1482169070 mattyhamz2 Quote
10/5/2017 1:10 PM
CarlinoJoeVideo wrote:

Zaca is the best for sure, ...more

mx_563 wrote:

Have they changed the ...more

They have been prepping the track really well and changed it a few months back. The track runs the opposite way.

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1998 YZ250
2005 KX250F

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C50_holeshot_1_1435796172 Motoxdoc Quote
10/5/2017 1:31 PM

I don't know about Zaca or Piru but I did the final round of the Golden State Series in 1984 at a Santa Maria track. They had to hold the start of the race to wait for Wardy and Goat to land the helicopter they flew there in after they did a SX the night before, somewhere on the other side of the country I believe. Anyway, as for that Santa Maria track...holy shit! Got sand whoops?! I'm guessing that track isn't there anymore. Sorry I'm no help as I reminisce where you are from.

C50_rip_beach_shot TeamGreen Quote
10/5/2017 1:41 PM

I'd hit up LACR, too.

"Pearls and swine bereft of me. Long and weary my road has been."
Chris Cornell, 1964-2017

C50_335812_269441246401459_100000067563167_1111649_4664326_o motokawi818 Quote
10/5/2017 3:24 PM

Dt1 is really good.

C50_first_day_riding_the_fc250_1474243708 305FC250 Quote
10/6/2017 3:16 AM

Thanks guys, the reason I asked is because my fiance has a large, paid off house out in Santa Maria and has been wanting to move there so I was looking into places to ride near there if we did make the move.

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