- Sep 26, 2009
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Where would be located today? Around which major cross streets...I used to go down to Loker off of Palomar Airport road often...always wondered where it was in relation..i grew up hear this and the drags from my house. Spent a bunch of time there and at the skatepark. Still live a few miles away
Marty rode my dad's bikes, Boyd & Stellings Yamaha's, a couple times when my brother was too broken up, ankles, collarbones, wrists, knees to race. His body is a mess now days from MotoX.
Ya, my sister called me as soon as she heard about it. She keeps up with ALL the MotoX stuff from the 70's thru the 90's. She was a scorer for Stu Peters of CMC for many, many years. My sis is good freinds with the Peters family.moates committed suicide by gun shot in 2006 in La Costa, a few miles from the track. Theres a cross in this canyon in memory
Hard to believe, there was nuttin out that way 40-50 years ago. The only thing I remember were all the flowers covering the hills. We used to go down on Saturday afternoon and watch the drags that night. Had to go out at night and then back in Sunday morning. Spent the night in the van with the bikes and all the gear, in the line to get in for racing on Sunday.
Loker is just west of Melrose ...... when Melrose went in it took out part of the track. Its pretty cool to walk it, you can still see the start and that 1st turn along with many other sections.
There is Carlsbad raceway business park down there now.. The valley is pretty much the old drag strip. Raced there many times when I was a kid.. We also used to sneak onto the track at night with our motorcycles and get chased off.. LOL.
Coincidentally I noticed John shut down Klemm Cycle in Riverside sometime in the last month or two, store front became a home for some bum.
Melrose and Lionshead.
I had forgotten all about running backwards. Thanks for the refresh.First time I raced there was 88 line 15 years old on a 125 all I heard was the “freeway “ and hows it’s a rutted uphill first time I was scared going up got pushed around trying to hold my line soon became favorite track to ride. Just about took a hole shot once then came the first corner I about got ran over
anyone race there remember when they would run the track backwards?? I remember riders morning guy gives the normal speech then suddenly ask hey anyone up for backwards run raise hands it won easily
Grew up in La Costa, and we used to sneak in there all time too. Had a buddy whose uncle used to bracket race a 62 Biscayne on the strip.There is Carlsbad raceway business park down there now.. The valley is pretty much the old drag strip. Raced there many times when I was a kid.. We also used to sneak onto the track at night with our motorcycles and get chased off.. LOL.
There was several famous MX riders that lived in the area, and one had built a big track on his property in the hills just east and south of where the raceway was.. We used to ride that as well. Was an awesome place to grow up in at the time!
Yes it made a wicked left hand turn after the start vs going straight but was fun especially after practice when you went one way then suddenly its changed but the best part was many also liked it.I had forgotten all about running backwards. Thanks for the refresh.
Been friends with Harry and Gerhard Klemm since they modified (Stage II, Endurance specs) mine and my wife's jet ski engines at Group K, back in 1999 and 2002 respectively. Fast forward to the present and both skis have continued to perform flawlessly, other than a plug change every couple of years.
harry has a shop in fort mohave now, I think its called group k
Same compound he had when he (Group K) modified my wife's Yamaha in 99', not sure how long he had it before that. I know he's still doing the 2-stroke jet ski engines, but also heavy into vintage 2 - stroke motorcycle engines, since the jet skis went 4 stroke.harry has a shop in fort mohave now, I think its called group k