POSTED ON January 1st  - POSTED IN Blog

Welcome to 2013! We have been wide open here at Dream Traxx, but are bound to start the new year off right! We introduce you to DREAMLAND!! We built this facility for an up and coming amateur rider, Luke Renzland, and were all blown away by the results. We were given free range to design and do whatever we would like, and that is how Dreamland was made! We hope you enjoy the video made by the one and only, Vurb Moto!

We have tons of things in the ‘works’ for 2013, and will try our hardest to share, update, and post all about our creations. We wish everyone health, happiness, prosperity….and big whips for 2013 😉

Renzland’s DREAMLAND by Dream Traxx

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

Justin Barcia Outdoor – 2011

POSTED ON May 24th  - POSTED IN Blog, Uncategorized

Shortly after completing GEICO Honda Rider Justin Barcia‘s new supercross track, the Dream Traxx crew returned to his new compound to begin construction on his outdoor track. Jason Baker and the Dream Traxx crew spent eight days at Barcia’s compound creating a monstrous outdoor track that doesn’t look like it belongs in the flat lands of Florida. Take a look at the pictures below to see just how this flat piece of land was turned into a motocross rider’s heaven!

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As you can see, the property started out as your typical flat piece of Florida land….but that was all about to change.
Photos: Dream Traxx
Let the excavation begin.

The Dream Traxx crew spent over 200 man hours excavating the property and generating dirt for the new track.

And when they were all done, it was hard to believe that this was once a flat piece of land.

With jumps that would rival any pro motocross track in the series, and elevation that looked like it belonged up north, the Dream Traxx crew basically pulled this track out of the ground.

In addition, they excavated a pond to collect rainwater runoff and to help aid with watering of the track.

When Justin first arrived home to see the finished product his smile was from ear to ear. He was already making up names for the enormous jumps scattered across the track, like Mt. Barcia and the Dirty Drop.

It is hard to imagine that all of this dirt was generated without leaving a giant hole. It looks like it just belongs.

When the track was complete, Jason Baker (the proud builder) was asked his thoughts on the finished product. “I was so happy that Justin and his family gave me free reign on their property, and let me turn this relatively flat piece of land into a motocross haven! I feel when my creativity is not restricted – the sky is the limit!

Ryan Villopoto SX 2011

POSTED ON March 22nd  - POSTED IN Blog, Uncategorized

Dream Traxx has become one of the leading track building companies in the industry. Building for many of the sports top riders, as well as some elite events. We receive many emails with questions about how we design and build our tracks, as well as what it is like to build for the sports top riders. We wanted to take the time to answer some of those questions, and give a little background on what goes into designing and building a track like the one just completed for Ryan Villopoto.

Villopoto’s new track built by Dream Traxx.
Photos: Dream Traxx

1. How do you plan a track design for a top rider like Ryan Villopoto?
Jason Baker: Basically, in Ryan’s case we talk about what stuff he likes and would like to see in his track. Then take into consideration the tracks that are coming up and if there are any features that stand out or that they are doing a lot of. We would want to put those features in to get practice on. Also, with Ryan having Aldon as a trainer, Aldon has a voice as well regarding what he would like Ryan to have on the track from a training standpoint. Then we put all of our thoughts together to build what works best for the riders program. All of our tracks are individualized for each particular rider to help focus on their strengths and weaknesses.

2. What is the most difficult part of building a supercross track?
Dirt management. When you are doing a knock down rebuild – you are not just fixing the jumps that are there, you are knocking everything down and starting from scratch. You need to make sure you manage your dirt to be able to build all of the obstacles so they are balanced throughout the track without running out of dirt. It is important to make sure that you don’t build one section bigger or smaller than the next, and that is all part of managing your dirt amounts as you build.


3. What is your favorite thing to build on a supercross track?
I really like building a big finish line, with real steep take offs and big landings. I love big jumps and I love visualizing the guys throwing a big whip off of it! I also like to build big whoops, but they are tough on you as an operator.

4. What is the biggest challenge building tracks for some of the sports top racers like Ryan?
Making a track that has the three key elements: fun, challenging, and safety! At the level the guys I build for our riding, plus the quality of the bikes they are on – to build a challenge can sometimes have a very fine line between challenging and dangerous. Keeping that line separated is important and often tough. Trying to keep it fun is a big obstacle too. These riders put more than 60 laps on the track each day, week in and week out. You want a track that makes them want to get up and train. You want them to have fun riding that same track over and over again, while trying to shave tenths of a second off their laptime throughout the season.


5. After completing a track like Ryan’s, what do you enjoy most as you look at the finished product?
I am very particular and critical during the build process. I demand perfection from myself and my crew – so its nice to look and see how all those little things add up to a beautiful track. I love standing up above the track, looking out over it, and seeing it picture perfect. Visualizing all of the lines, and everything symmetrical – and picturing the rider on it for the first time. I love being able to be there when the rider takes his first laps on the track. Watching a rider come off the track with a grin from ear to ear is so rewarding and the best thank you I can get.

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