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Houston, TX is a motocross mecca

Last night on Pit Pass Radio one of the guests was Larry Hughes, district manager for Parts Unlimited. Larry was on to talk about the upcoming Parts Unlimited AMA Allstars Amateur National and WMA Cup that will be held at the end of the month at Freestone MX in Wortham, TX.

One of the interesting things Larry said was that within a 1-hour drive of Houston there are 10 — count’em, 10 — motocross facilities, many with multiple tracks on the property. With the reopening of the legendary Rio Bravo facility early next year there will be 11.

To my knowledge, there are only three tracks within an hour of Atlanta, and that requires that you live on the same side of town as the track because it takes an hour to get from one side of the metro area to the other. If you live on the wrong side of town it’s two hours to the closest track.

I’ve been planning a move back to Texas for a number of years. Now there’s another good reason to get back to the Lone Star State.

Catch Larry’s interview here.