Recon of Prairie Creek Motor Sports in Pittsburg, TX.
length - almost nine miles
Pee Wee - one point seven
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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is one we've been to before. It
incorporates a sweeping left one-eighty start, into a half
mile straight section then some zig-zags, a few creek crossings,
another straight section or two for us speed freaks, but
at least three or four are missing from last time. There's
also just a little tight stuff down in the middle to
keep it interesting, but in this case, tight isn't really
tight. There's a bridge to cross the creek out on the
main course, Oh yeah, and a crossover
bridge / tunnel where the track crosses itself toward the
There's no doubt that you'll
recognize a lot of it ( well...most ) from the last time we were
there, ( two years ago ) but there's also some that has been added, and some
that has been rerouted, so be careful! This
promoter's land has the cool ability to be put together
like a modular track, allowing the different sections to
be run backwards and in a different order depending on how
they're linked together. So while the track is
recognizable, it's certainly different from last time.
trail is wide enough to ride a four-wheeler around the
whole thing. The creek, on the day I went, was passable,
and there is a hard bottom in it now ( it looks like
concrete bags or blocks or something ).
are a few rocks but not many. It's mostly sand with some
hard dirt in the woods. There was water in some of the
corners in the woods, and that may or may not be gone by
the time we get there. If it's dry, you can expect dust,
but only on certain parts of the trail. You could use a
sand ( soft ) tire, but the few rocks would tear it up, so
better go intermediate.
just a little disappointed that we don't run the MX
section this year, that part was always fun, as this
promoter generally has one of the safest MX sections that
we run. But maybe that's why the Pee Wees get it this
A couple of small dips & ditches but no hills to
speak of either.
I don't really like the real tight stuff, cause I like to
go fast without scratching my elbow...So then....this one
should be fun..
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 there's not much
shade, but the grass is nice, and you can find a little
shade around the edges of the area.. Plenty of room,
plenty flat I would think. There's also some camping and a small play area
over by the MX ( Pee Wee Course ) 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 but this will be
for Pee Wees only so big bikes stay off!.
the south about 20 minutes you'll find the Ramada Inn
( 903.843.6099 ), and the Gilmer
Inn ( 903.843.3033 ).
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.