It all started with a dream. First, it was a dream to be a professional motocross racer. Then, it was a dream to become one of the best motocross and supercross track builders in the world. Now, it is Dream Traxx! Dream Traxx began over 10 years ago, when the riding boots were put away, and the dozer blades began digging in. After years of battling the ups and downs involved with running a small business, Dream Traxx owner Jason Baker received a phone call that made all of the years of hard work and dream chasing pay off. It was like, wow, I have actually done it. My dream is reality. That phone call was from Caterpillar Corporation, the industry leader in construction equipment throughout the world. The next few moments of the phone call left Jason speechless. “We are impressed by your work and would like to feature your company in our national ad campaign”, are the words Jason heard.
In case you do not know much about Dream Traxx, they are a construction company that specializes in the design and building of Supercross and Motocross tracks. They travel all over the United States, and to many other countries around the world. They often have very tight schedules that requires them to be in California one day, and Florida the next. So, owning all the pieces of equipment needed to build motocross/supercross tracks did not make sense for the company. Dream Traxx has relied on Caterpillar Rental since the very beginning.
When executives from Ring Power Caterpillar saw photographs and footage of the work Dream Traxx does, they were amazed at how their machines were being used in a whole new realm. Their equipment is known for creating roads, buildings, and many other types of construction projects. The work of Dream Traxx showed that their equipment is also creating works of art. This artistic dirt work also helps the top athletes of the sport pursue their dreams by having the best tracks in the world to train on.
After months of phone calls, meetings, emails, and scheduling – the Caterpillar Corporation and their filming crew brought an entire fleet of photo and video equipment to the training compound of multi-time champion Ryan Villopoto. They spent 3 days at the facility interviewing, filming, asking questions, watching the crew build, and finding out all about the sport of motocross and supercross. After their time there was complete, it is safe to say that a handful of new fans had fallen in love with our sport!
Dream Traxx hopes you enjoy this behind the scenes look at the company and their relationship with Caterpillar Corporation.
A special thanks to riders Kyle Chisholm and Zack Freeberg.
You can check out the video at www.catallday.com/testimonials and http://youtu.be/aLhuinaHH0A
To find out more about Caterpillar, visit www.catallday.com
We have had a whirlwind of a few weeks! From the compound of Trey Canard, straight to the “top secret project” (watch the video below), to Ryan Villopoto’s, over to the compound of James Stewart and Malcolm Stewart, then Zack Freeberg, and on to a plane to Texas!
All those weeks went so smooth – there was bound to be a hiccup! And that there was, when I had to book a United flight instead of my typical Delta. I had a feeling something was going to go bad…and that it did. Landed in Houston, went to reboard, and get this “the plane is now overweight, we are taking no more passengers”! Are you kidding me?! In all my years of flying, I have never had this happen. To make matters worse, they took all of our luggage on that flight. With no other flights out until the next day – we had to purchase another airline ticket, ON A DIFFERENT CARRIER, to get to our final destination – Odessa, Texas. Home of Friday Night Lights! We finally arrived, went and got our luggage, and are now halfway through the build. Stay tuned and we will post some finished pictures this weekend.
But, to go along with our rough trip out to Texas – we thought this was fitting….
Supercross season is almost upon us! That being said, we have been wide open taking care of all our riders facilities and getting their new tracks ready for training, testing, and continual riding!
Our first stop, was Trey Canard’s facility!
After working on a few other private facilities, our next stop was to Ryan Villopoto’s.
Wow….we sure have been gone awhile! Wide open is a definite understatement, and we greatly apologize for the lack of posting! Over the past year, we have been involved in some great projects, and picked up some awesome pro riders! Our current pro rider list includes Ryan Villopoto, Trey Canard, James & Malcolm Stewart, just to name a few! We have also been involved in some great projects with Red Bull and Ronnie Renner, as well as building some awesome private facilities! You can now also add go-kart track builder to our list of ‘can-do’s! We had a great time constructing the layout for Chad Reed’s private go-kart track over the summer, and were pumped to have such a unique opportunity! We have some great things in the work, and can’t wait to share them with you all. Be sure to check out the posts of our latest creation of a great private track we just constructed in High Springs, FL. It turned out to be an awesome track, and we hope you enjoy the pictures. Stay tuned for all of the great things we have to come!!
So it’s been a crazy summer here at Dream Traxx. After making sure all of our riders were set up for supercross in the beginning of the year, it was time to return to all of their compounds to get their tracks ready for the outdoor season.