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Old 06-30-2020, 08:01 PM   #1
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Question Where is this place at ?

hi,

i would not know a better place to ask this, however on minute 9, there is mini-bikes circuit, i’d love to give a try, looks rad !!

https://youtu.be/2m4oeusxUyQ

does anyone know where it’s at?
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Old 06-30-2020, 08:17 PM   #2
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I'm not sure where that place is but when we raced mini moto I can tell you the Apple Valley Grange kart track was TOPS. Such a fun track.
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Old 06-30-2020, 08:17 PM   #3
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Thats Apex kart track in Southern California. No need to go that far as there are three kart tracks where you can race or practice on mini bikes and Supermotos in Northern California. The pandemic has thrown a wrench into the schedules for most racing organizations and clubs.

The Kart Track at Sonoma Raceway is the nicest by far in this area (much better than Apex). The kart track at the Stockton fairgrounds has a club that holds moto practices. There is information about it in the BARF mini bike and Supermoto forums. There is a local organization thats holds races at the Kart track in Dixon and that info is also in the Mini and Supermoto forums.

Its some of the most fun you can have on two wheels so be sure to check schedules and see what opportunities are available.
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Old 06-30-2020, 11:15 PM   #4
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Here's what Sonoma looks like this was earlier this year when it was cold, those Ohvales are no joke. They change the configurations some times. It's a lotta fun for not a lotta money.

Wow I just checked the schedule cause I never checked since the pandemic happened and the track has been closed all this time. There is one practice trackday TOMORROW and then that's all I see on the calender for the rest of the month O_o'. Sad the track must be losing money.


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Old 07-01-2020, 05:59 AM   #5
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Prarie City SVRA has a really cool kart track. I have no idea if they run minis there.
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Prairie City is almost impossible to get into for bikes. The kart club that has the contract for the track keeps the place booked with kart events.
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Whammy checked this out once upon a time and there is a place in Washington state.
SV Racing.
They carry the Kayo 150 which is used in Mini GP racing.
They are the SOLE importer of these bikes and they aren't that expensive.
2995.00
I think he has a distributor at the Stockton kart track, or at least he used to.

https://www.svracingparts.com/store/-p34757518

Blair Layton is the owner operator of SV Racing and i have bought other parts and what not from him in years past.
The guy is attentive and will help you out.

Whammy don't race bikes he races cars, but if i were to switch gears and do this id start here.
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Josh Herrin is riding an Ohvale in that video. I believe that has become the bike of choice for mini road racing but there are several classes so other mini road racers and 2-stroke mini MX bikes with slicks also make a great choice along with any supermoto.

MotoAmerica even has a series for mini racers which I think has two classes for the Ohvale bikes. I believe the MA series is age restricted.
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you guys are awesome - appreciate the input!

i’ll do more research now as to how to get in and if possible rent a mini bike
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you guys are awesome - appreciate the input!

i’ll do more research now as to how to get in and if possible rent a mini bike
There is a dude that rents Ohvales at Stockton and Sonoma events. His son is really good, he beats me all the time =P
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Prairie City is almost impossible to get into for bikes. The kart club that has the contract for the track keeps the place booked with kart events.
Are you talking about seven days a week or just weekends?

I don't remember much action out there on weekdays when I used to visit Prairie City.
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Reminds me of Circus Bear Racing, which also looks hella fun!
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Are you talking about seven days a week or just weekends?

I don't remember much action out there on weekdays when I used to visit Prairie City.
Weekends. But it doesn't matter. The state contracts use of the different tracks at Prairie City with vendors. If the vendor doesn't want to rent to others, its not going to happen. There have been different kart track vendors with the contract for the last few decades and only one or two have been interested in working with a subcontractor for bikes. PC is also much more expensive to rent and has more regulations to meet than Sonoma, Stockton or Dixon.
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Reminds me of Circus Bear Racing, which also looks hella fun!
That looks like so much fun! Honda 50s for the win.
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