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Oh Mother Nature!

POSTED ON July 16th  - POSTED IN Blog

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.

Motocross is coming!!!!

POSTED ON April 18th  - POSTED IN Blog

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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!

 

Dream Traxx teams up with Caterpillar Corporation

POSTED ON March 6th  - POSTED IN Blog

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=aLhuinaHH0A

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

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Newcastle MotoX Complex in Australia

POSTED ON February 12th  - POSTED IN Blog

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 a family Christmas present! Private track – Georgia

POSTED ON December 16th  - POSTED IN Blog

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!

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Red Bull, DHI, and Dream Traxx bring you STRAIGHT RHYTHM

POSTED ON November 15th  - POSTED IN Blog

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….

And now on to the ‘Top Secret Project’. We were pumped to receive a phone call several months ago from Dane Herron of DHI. He was in charge of a project for Red Bull called Red Bull Straight Rhythm, and he wanted to bring on Dream Traxx to design and help construct this course. Needless to say, this was very exciting for the Dream Traxx crew. It put all of our hours playing Mad Skills, and ExciteBike to good use. This was such a fun course to design, more fun to build, and an absolute blast to watch the riders race down. Enjoy the footage below!

Bring on 2014 Supercross season!

POSTED ON November 8th  - POSTED IN Blog

The 2014 Supercross season is getting closer, which means we have been logging a ton of dozer hours! This is one of our favorite times of the year. All our boys are in full boot camp mode, and have a huge list of goals for the upcoming season. It is cool to see them all have that fighting spirit, and ready to make big things happen!

James and Malcolm Stewart are now able to be in full preparation mode since we just finished up 2 SX tracks for them…game time at the Stewart Compound!!
The dozer seats did not even have time to get cold, and we were back at it over at up and coming Zack Freeberg’s private SX track! Look for big things from him this year!
The whole Dream Traxx crew is looking forward to a much needed weekend off. Then we are packing our bags and jumping on the big bird off to our next track! Stay tuned!

Canard and Villopoto are ready for 2014 SX

POSTED ON October 24th  - POSTED IN Blog

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.

We head over to the Stewart compound bright and early in the morning! So, be sure to check back in to see what we create over there!

October 2012

POSTED ON October 14th  - POSTED IN Blog

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!!

Summertime fun at Dream Traxx!

POSTED ON July 16th  - POSTED IN Blog

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.

First was Geico Honda racer Justin Barcia. His track turned out to be an absolute masterpiece. Word quickly spread about the creation we made, and soon we teamed up with the guys at VurbMoto, and Taylor Congdon of the Moto the Movie series to film what could be some of the best footage ever recorded in moto! You can check out the Justin Barcia Platinum at http://www.vurbmoto.com/theatre/1625/vurb-platinum-ft-justin-barcia/ . If you haven’t seen it yet, be sure to check it out!
Then it was of to Factory Honda racer Trey Canard’s compound in Oklahoma. As we were driving to the airport, bright and early in the morning, I read the ‘tweet’….Canard breaks femur while testing in California. My heart sunk. With it being close to the end of the supercross series, and Canard putting together some amazing results, I was bummed to know he wouldn’t be able to finish what he had started! But, we headed to Trey’s anyways, knowing that he would make his return sometime during the outdoor season. By the time we finished Trey’s track, he returned home from California and had to look at a track he wouldn’t be able to ride for weeks. He was pumped to see how awesome it turned out, but so bummed he was only able to ‘look’ at it for awhile!
Once we were home, and caught our breath, we packed up and headed to Ryan Villopoto’s compound. Ryan wanted a completely new outdoor track, and we had big ideas in store. The main challenge at Ryan’s is how flat the land is, and how close it is to the water table. We are only able to excavate down so far, so creating elevation changes is a challenge. But, in the end we succeeded. We built Ryan a track that will challenge him in many ways – from the Florida sand, to the rough sections, crazy jumps, and turns through the trees – we know that this track will help strengthen Ryan in his day to day training! With this, and Aldon Baker as his trainer, we know that his endurance will never be an issue! You can check out the pictures of Ryan’s new outdoor track at http://www.vurbmoto.com/darkroom/317/rv2-unseen-photos/ and http://www.racerxonline.com/2011/07/11/dream-traxx-villopotos-house . Footage of his track and compound will also be in the Moto the Movie, set to release in October!
Next, we were off the the Stewart Compound! Building for James and Malcolm is like none other. They like things BIG!! There are many times during the construction of their track, that I am sure the dozer and skidsteer where at angles they should never be operated at! As the track was completed, and I stood back and observed it, I was so glad to know that I would never have to attempt jumps like that. But, boy was it amazing to watch them hit those jumps, and fly through the air at speeds and heights that are rarely seen!
Finally, we were off to Canada for a new track and facility being created by Travis Hesketh of MX Rankings. MX Ranking is a concept and vision that Travis had, and he is bringing it to the forefront of motocross. Be sure to check it out, and join at www.mxrankings.com . We were set to leave Florida around 8am and arrive in Canada at 2pm….yeah, in a perfect world. During our layover in Washington DC it was announced our flight had been cancelled. So, United put us on another flight. Once it was time to board that flight it was announced that it had been oversold, and we got booted off of that flight. So the next ‘brilliant’ idea that United had was to send us by cab on an hour drive to another airport that had a flight leaving at 7pm. So we were ready to head out, but quickly realized that United had now lost our luggage…GREAT! After waiting around for a few hours to find our bags, we were headed to the next airport. Boarding time came and went, as it was announced the flight was delayed…could this day get any better. We finally made it into Canada around midnight, but the ‘greatness’ of the day continued as we were grilled by customs for an hour as to why we were coming to Canada. WELCOME TO CANADA ! We finally met up with Travis, and were off the next day to check out his new facility. He has some great visions, and we are pumped he brought us on board to help him achieve his goals. Our plan for this trip was to tune up the track that already existed and get some ideas about how to make it even bigger and better. Mission accomplished! We had a great time working on the facility, and look forward to going back up soon to ‘GO BIG’ with the outdoor track!
We have had a great summer so far, and look forward to making more dirt ‘look good’ as the year continues. For more information on Dream Traxx, visit www.dreamtraxx.com www.facebook.com/dreamtraxx and www.twitter.com/dreamtraxx