Recon of Prairie Creek Motor Sports in Pittsburg, TX.
02 MAY 02:
I Just got this letter from David
Culpepper, a much respected member of our club, so I'll
just post it "as is" for you.
Track is 9.5 in length. The woods
section of the track will run the other direction from
last years track. But the moto track will run
the same direction. Yes, this means there is a
new over and under bridge that will be in the track
near the starting area. There is also a 0.3 mile
grass track that will be at the end of the loop.
The moto track has a few new jumps that have been
added. The track is dry right now with just a
couple of spots back in the woods that still have
The Pee Wee track is 1.5 miles long and
will not have any rocks but will have some whoops and
Tracy will have a band playing Sat
night for sure and is also trying to get them to play
on Fri night. Also, Tracy is trying to get a big
screen so he show the Supercross Sat Night via pay for
This ones not too bad to get too. I found it easier, and
closer, to go I-30 from the North Dallas area, but you may
want to go I-20 if you live in the south. Or just look at
First head east on I-30 toward Mt.Pleasant, there take Hwy
271 south toward Pittsburg, but watch the signs, and make
sure you stay on 271 heading south, it takes a few turns
here & there. I measured 14.3 miles from the I-30 /
271 intersection, to the turnoff in Pittsburg at FM 933.
Now at the FM 933 turn there's a Texaco on one corner a
Shell on the other, and you'll turn east ( left if your
coming from Mt Pleasant ). Stay on FM933, for 5.25 miles.
You'll see it.
course if you're coming up from I-20, you'll still exit
Hwy 271, but you'll go north toward Gilmer, where we were
for the first race. Continue on through Gilmer, up to Pittsburg,
and take the FM933 turn to the right ( east ), and then
5.25 miles to the track.
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I'll admit I didn't get to go preview the track this time
'cause the Patman Racing Bike Hauler ( my family
minivan ) had a transmission failure on Saturday. I did
talk to a guy who had been out there and he said, (and this
is from him not me), that the track is about 50% new and
50% old that is run backwards. But that in running it
backwards that the corners are smoother than before. He
also told me that there is some water out there and that
rain wouldn't be good for it at this point. Of course
that's nothing new though. I've seen this track
two feet deep in water on Saturday, and perfect on
then is what the track was last time for those of you
who've not seen it.
is one we've been to before. It
incorporates a sweeping right one-eighty start, a few creek crossings,
plenty of straight sections for us speed freaks, and new
this year, just a little tight stuff down in the middle to
keep it interesting. And if you remember, just a little bit
of a motocross track for you air guys, though they've
added a few new jumps this year. And a crossover
bridge / tunnel where the track crosses itself.
There's no doubt that you'll
recognize a lot of it ( most ) from the last time we were
there, but there's also some that has been added, and some
that has been rerouted, so be careful!
A couple of small dips & ditches but no hills to
speak of either. Next Sunday ought to be great
As you pull in the gate we will have the
area directly in front of you and to the left. West of the
house. There is a huge grassy field that they had hay
rolls in today, but the grass is nice. Plenty of room,
plenty flat I would think. There's also a small play area
over by the MX section, bring bug spray for the kids.
area is open enough that if you watch what you're doing
you should be able to see a lot of the track, There's also a moto section,
that you can go & watch from as well.
the south about 20 minutes you'll find the Ramada Inn
( 903.843.6099 ), and the Gilmer
Inn ( 903.843.3033 ).
The Gilmer Inn messed
up my reservations last time I stayed there, then called
me & woke me up on Friday night to ask why I wasn't
there ( my reservation was for Saturday night, that's why
There's also a Ramada to
the north about 20 minutes, in Mt. Pleasant. And there's a
Days Inn across the street , & they're both at
the I-30 / 271 intersection.
is a private area, but I understand that he may sell
memberships to the land, I only say this 'cause I saw a
sign that said "Members Only ". You might
ask the promoter if you have any more questions. He's
Tracy Crouch, at 903.856.6437, only call during the
the gates will open at Noon on Friday, till 1 am. Then
reopen at 7:00 on Saturday till 11:00pm, & then Reopen
at 6:00am on Sunday.