In the past month, there has been a ton going on at Dream Traxx! During June, we had 3 crews running at one time! We had one crew member holding things down at Bakers’ Factory, while another crew was up in Kentucky at the Unlimited Off Road Expo, and then the boss man, Jason Baker was in Austin, Texas constructing for the X-Games! Man, that was a whirlwind of a few weeks!
After a few days off, Dream Traxx headed up to Georgia to redo a motocross track for an amateur racer! This job was quite fun for us at Dream Traxx. We love creating the private tracks, and even more so love creating for the amateurs. They are definitely the back bone of the sport and it is awesome to see them with so much drive and passion. Once the track was complete, we even brought up the youngest Dream Traxx crew member, Jace, to help test out the track on his new KTM 50. They had a blast.
Now – to the title of this post…..Oh Mother Nature! We flew back up to Kentucky the start of July to do some work at the Dirty Turtle Off Road Park. This was supposed to be a relatively smooth build, creating an off road track for their mega truck series race coming at the end of this month. Things started off great….and then She unleashed her fury! Rain, rain, and more rain. What started as a 1 week build, has now turned into a 2 week build chasing rain and wet dirt, and trying to construct the best course we can. Luckily, the past couple days have been dry, and we hope to bring this course to life by the weekend! So, stay tuned for finished track pictures.
This is a busy time for us here at Dream Traxx. We are busy keeping our guys tuned up for the supercross season, as well as creating new tracks for the motocross season! Throw in having to tune up all of our repeat customers from the effects winter had on their tracks and you can say we are just flat out wide open!
We flew out to Trey Canard’s facility a few weeks back and built a brand new supercross track for him. We love working out there for Trey as he is probably one of the kindest and most down to earth athletes there is. He likes a top notch facility and it is always refreshing to see how well he takes care of his entire facility! Unfortunately, the weekend after we finished his new supercross track, he broke his arm in a crazy racing incident! Such a bummer. We wish Trey a quick recovery and hope to see him back out there for the motocross season!
After returning from Trey’s, we headed not too far from home to Baker’s Factory. We had already constructed 1 supercross track there, and another supercross pad, and did a lot of infrastructure work for the facility….Now it was time to build the motocross track! We sure had to put on our creativity hat for this one – lots of different challenges! Florida, flat land, dig the dirt, haul clay, battle Mother Nature….and the hardest – build for 4 of the fastest and most talented racers in our sport!! We wish Jason Anderson, Adam Cianciarulo, Ryan Dungey, and Marvin Musquin all the best this motocross season!
And…this weekend we just wrapped up a private amateur motocross track rebuild. This if for a family we have worked with before in Elkton, Florida. They are such awesome people to work for and are truly thankful for the hard hours we put in to bring them the best tracks we can!
We love what we do!! Stay tuned…as we fly out for a new build in Missouri next week!
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
Well, 2014 has been a great start for the Dream Traxx crew. We had an amazing time in Australia, building a brand new facility that will change the face of Australian motocross! Newcastle MotoX Complex has big dreams and visions, and we were pumped that they asked us to be a part. They still have many steps to go before they open their doors to the public, but by the picture below you can tell they are off to a great start! We wish them all the best!
As soon as we landed back stateside, we were off and running to the private compound of Chad Reed. But, then we were reminded of how unpredictable Florida weather can be. With a few days of rain, we had to park the dozers for a bit and let things dry up. As the sun shone again, we got the dozer blades digging in. We had a great week of building, and as you can see below, were spoiled by being able to watch Chad train as we were building. Just as we were putting the finishing touches on the track, Florida’s unpredictability slapped us in the face once again. We received more rain in 15 minutes than we had the whole week prior. So, the finishing touches were going to have to wait a few more days!
Luckily, I had a stress relieving vacation already planned – and it could not have been more needed. It was time for our annual family ski trip, and after the past weeks at Chad’s, it was a great way to get my mind off of the chaos and spend some time with the family. We will be heading back to Florida on Saturday, and will hit the ground running to get all of our top guys tracks ready for east coast. But until then, I will be soaking up every minute of this…..
It’s almost Christmas time!! And we were able to take a break from supercross to build a new motocross track for a family in Georgia! It was a nice change of pace for us, and they were a great family to work for! Check out some before and after pictures below!
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….