Originally Posted by Shocktower
I am not sure that is Carlsbad, I had worked there fopr a couple of years, and can remember the place pretty well, and I see nothing remind me of the place, I worked there off and on from 1977-1980 Sat night write T=times for the drag strip and sundays flagman for motocross got to see and meet some cool guys, Oh yeah got to work the USGP
It is not the GP racetrack, it was a future housing development that we had a makeshift track set up on!
10 minute laps, it was long! Part of it was a long straight away that paralleled a railroad track.
We rode this place for about 8 months before they locked it up!
Here is another pic from the same area, I'm sure it's houses there now.
The only time I ever went to the Carlsbad facility was for the 1983 ABC Superbikers race, that year Lawson
won on a YZ490. I wish I could have caught a GP while I was out there, but we were deployed both years at GP time while I was in San Diego. I did go to Speedway 117 a couple times, and we rode at a track called Coyote Loco MX in Mexico. Natrually the place we rode most was Palm Ave! I miss those days!