Category Archives: Motocross/Offroad Racing

Dirt Bike riding in the Bay Area

It’s Sunday morning, the sun is out and your looking for something to do with the kids.  Well look no further than the City of Tracy which is home to the Carnegie SVRA(State Vehicle Riding Area).  This dirtbike and ATV riding area is about an hour from most of the bay area and is over 1500 acres of varying terrain for the offroad enthusiast. 

There are motocross tracks and ovals for the kids, hill climbs for the more advanced riders, motocross tracks for adults and everything in between.  The park is open year around and is reasonably priced at $5/car or $50 for an annual pass.

If you have a green sticker registration you can ride year round.  The red sticker season for Carnegie is October 1 thru April 30.  The park has an overnight campground, daily picnic areas and a small accessory shop.  Coming from the Concord/Walnut Creek area, take Highway 580 east past Livermore and get off at Coral Hollow Road and go right.  The park entrance will be a couple miles down on the left hand side.  Have Fun.

Ryan Dungey on the Podium at Anaheim 1 Supercross

Suzuki team racer Ryan Dungey finished in second place at the first race of the season, Anaheim 1.  Ryan, racing on the all new 2011 Suzuki RMZ450, passed Ryan Metcalfe early in the race to move in to second place, where he remained till the checkered flag.  Anaheim 1 2011 SupercrossRyan Villopoto took the hole shot and never gave up the lead.  James Stewart, who finished in third, had an amazing race after getting stuck in the middle of the pack during the hole shot.  He was able to fight his way up to second but could not catch Dungey.  See all these racers, live, January 29th in Oakland.

2011 Wilseyville Harescramble District 36

For the last several weekends, Joe our Sales Manager (on his Suzuki RM250 and I (Jason, the Parts Manager on my Honda CRF450X) have been working on the course for the 2011 Edition of the Wilseyville “Classic” Harescramble. We both belong to 2+2 Racing Team, the AMA/District 36 Club that puts on the race.

Start of the 2010 Classic

The race is held on private property, the Schaad Ranch, outside of a town in the foothills of the Sierra Nevadas called Wilseyville. My dad, George Hendrix (a multi-time District 36 Enduro champion) is the trail boss and I am proud to say that our race is considered the one “most run” on the District 36 calendar.

The property is only used once a year, and it is only for 2+2’s race. There are pines, oaks, scrub brush and river crossings. All providing a mix of trail that cannot be duplicated in this areas events.

A Riders Getting it On

 Here at Contra Costa Powersports, we work all week with motorcycles. When our weekend comes, we are out there again. On our bikes, doing what we love. We are riding, giving back to our sport that we love so much, and doing everything we can to let every minute of our lives be about what we love: motorcycles. Come join us and feel the passion.