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M33 Motor Sports Park Mio, Michigan USA
« on: May 07, 2012, 12:01:31 AM »
AtvNut came across an off road/ MX  track north of Mio, MI called http://www.33motosportspark.com/.
A really well done set-up, nice buildings, great soil, it looks good. Needing to get some seat time, I signed on.

With a class for UTVs, I figure I can run on that track. Wrong. This track is straight MX. No back side to most jumps, with your normal doubles and triples. And long, with the bikes running 2.5-3 minute laps, so learning the track was tough. A few of the jumps were friendly, but I've crashed in practice before, and it's no fun.

First time out, I knew I was jetted rich, in fact, rich enough to foul out the right cylinder's plug. Yep, my first lap was on one cylinder. Which was plenty enough to get into trouble. Trying to roll a jump, i catch a little air to find out it wasn't the jump to make that mistake on. Bamm, I nose in hard. All right, settle down. Even then, I got into the whoops too fast and test the front bumper again. Ouch!

Let's get this in, rejet, and drop a fresh plug in the right lung of the 600 Rotax, and get ready for the next session. "Nut doesn't care for the bumpiness of the crushed gravel of the pits in his chair, but it absorbed the rain we got that day like a champ.

I cut out any time spent idleing heading out for session 2, and we're running pretty clean, with just enough missing to let me know it wasn't too lean. The soil is a BEAUTIFUL sandy dirt that was showcased by just enough rain to create perfect (for me) conditions. No dust, the roost wasn't sticky, just great. I start working up to temp on the straights, and tip toe over the jumps. The tip toeing  of the jumps continues even after I'm running hard. Starting to not want to look like a total sissy, I decide to fling it off one of the friendly jumps to find out I hadn't learned the track as
well as I thought! I committed the cardinal sin of trying to back out of the jump on the way up the face when I realize it was a decidedly UNfriendly jump, and lawn dart again. A little frustrated, I attack one of the sections of whoops, and skip across the tops pretty nicely. The spacing of them was pretty tight, and I got a spray of dirt off the front end at each peak. On the second lap, I'm sure of a couple jumps, so I start working up to speed to go, and found the face of the jump I planned to jump was quite rutted from the bikes. I'm able to back out of that one, and manage a couple half assed jumps on lap 2. The checkers waved, and I didn't wait For the final session.

This is the kind of place that could create a bunch of mayhem as is. With some re routing around some of the extreme jumps, I can see UTVs enjoying this track. I would.
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Re: M33 Motor Sports Park Mio, Michigan USA
« Reply #1 on: May 07, 2012, 02:21:05 AM »
Nice report, any pictures or video?
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Re: M33 Motor Sports Park Mio, Michigan USA
« Reply #2 on: May 07, 2012, 08:45:33 AM »
Surprisingly, none from me. I'm hoping for some from the web. There were hundreds of people there.

edit: Found this vid, different day, some track differences.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QMFyekBkiFo
« Last Edit: May 07, 2012, 09:19:19 AM by odypilots »
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Re: M33 Motor Sports Park Mio, Michigan USA
« Reply #3 on: May 09, 2012, 06:07:05 AM »
Odypilots...I know what you mean. Fl's and UTV's just dont have a place at most MX parks...unless it is a kids track that gets boring as hell. Buggies just dont jump well unless the jumps are long roller landings on smooth grades...scary to huck big and have to pitch an MX landing in a dead weight uncontrollable in the air antique machine.

Even at D Town they have Grand Prix track that is AWESOME...but some guy in a Rage was ripping and almost lawn darted pretty hard in a you tube vid I have seen. (the same one that burned up if you have seen that vid)

And 600 ROTAX....you are gonna smoke my ass X-D But Im still commin to race witt ya this year.
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Re: M33 Motor Sports Park Mio, Michigan USA
« Reply #4 on: May 09, 2012, 09:33:34 AM »
I've launched off some pretty radical jumps that jump just fine, and then some that you think,"No problem" that pitch you ALL out of shape. It's hard to tell sometimes. I'm not as interested in big air as I am in not wadding the buggy up! I don't mind sky shots if I'm confident in the landing.

Maybe I'll bring a 400, too!

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Re: M33 Motor Sports Park Mio, Michigan USA
« Reply #5 on: May 09, 2012, 11:10:57 AM »
You must have seen the Trophy Karts around the country...the NEATV MX series wanted to do SXS and TK classes @ the MX tracks they went to. After a few deaths on wheelers they thought it would take off...NOT REALLY. The TK's and SXS had such a HUGE price tag that NOBODY wanted to huck them around @ these built for MX Tracks and TWIST em up. I knew a guy that sold all his MX Quad stuff to get into the TK game...and the guy is totally out of racing now. Twisted up too many Karts running @ MX tracks...just to run HIS 3 TK's against NO other competition.

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Re: M33 Motor Sports Park Mio, Michigan USA
« Reply #6 on: May 09, 2012, 05:00:38 PM »
Yeah, I've seen the Trophy Karts, and I'd love to drive one.

Bending up stuff is tough to get used to.
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Re: M33 Motor Sports Park Mio, Michigan USA
« Reply #7 on: May 15, 2012, 05:20:22 PM »
I use to MX my KFX700 and I agree, it gets expensive when you start bending them up from the pounding a MX track dishes out.
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