New Motocross Course Opening in Adelaide
It turns out that the rumors are true, and there will in fact be a new Motocross course built in the city of Adelaide, South Australia. Adelaide, the capital of South Australia, is located between the Spencer Gulf Coast and the Adelaide Hills. The city also stands close to some of the major wine growing regions in Australia. Adelaide has beaches, parks, great wines, good food and a busy cultural life. And now the city will also be home to motocross racing.
The course is named Adelaide Raceway and will be located on the lower east side of Adelaide, within the small suburb of Murray Bridge. Adelaide Raceway will begin construction on June 1st, and is expected to be completed by late July. The course will contain aspects of Motocross, Endurocross, and Supercross racing. The Raceway will contain two Schlamm courses, one throughout a forested area, and the other through a multiple terrain setting with sand, dirt, and asphalt bases. The Raceway will also include one Endurocross course that contains many different obstacles including rocks, boulders, logs, sand, mud, a water-hole and various special obstacles (like giant tires and pillars). The final aspect of the course will be the Supercross section which will include four 30 foot ramps, and one giant 55 foot “Money Booter.”
The course was determined to be built because of a petition started by a group of young motocross riders in the area. The nearest motocross course to Adelaide is over 120 miles away in the town of Port Richard in Queensland. With this new course, thousands of dirt bike riders will have a much closer arena for their sport. The new course will also include a three story parking garage for users to leave their bikes for up to a week at a time. This will be very convenient for many riders that do want to go through the hassle of transporting their bike to and from every day they want to go riding. Now riders can simply car hire from Adelaide to the Raceway, and their dirt bike will be there waiting for them.
This course will also be a host to many dirt bike competitions and invitationals. The first event scheduled to be held at the Adelaide Raceway is the Australian Amateur Invitational that will be held on August 15, 2012. This invitational will be for racers ages 13 and up, and will consist of over 50 different races throughout the day.