Motocross is the center of my life, and I love it! I do a lot with dirt bikes; I ride, race, build, fix, draw, watch, dream, and learn something new about them everyday. I even got in trouble at school for writing all of my papers on dirt bikes...it was worth it!
Here is the starting gate and the first turn on my track. This is the 450 class. You can see my farm and announcing tower in the background.
One day I needed something to do while my dad was restoring a car and his old XR75's. My dad gave me a corner of the family shop and told me I could do anything I want with it. I instantly knew what I wanted to do! I asked him to nail a half piece of plywood to the wall so I could make a model of a dirt bike track. I started shaping one out of paper mache with chicken wire underneath, but kids would come over and play rough with it and it would crack and bend. So I used stronger stuff like wood blocks, cardboard and bondo. As I finished the first track, I started adding new sections because it was so much fun. The project grew and grew until I wound up with a double-decker race track with a club house on top. The race track includes sections for Mini Moto, Endurocross, Supercross, Erzburg, freestyle, sand dunes, snow, foam pit, mud, etc. It also has bleachers, podium, snack bar, restroom, parking lot, repair shop, security and even a farm and waterfall. This is what you get when your dad's restoration projects wind up being 500 hours long. I wound up using 6 sheets of plywood, 25 gallons of bondo, 40+ cans of spray paint, 5 gallons of house paint and several buckets of sand and dirt. I had to do a lot of work to help pay for it all. How could you not have fun with all of this stuff? Now that it's done, everybody calls it "Carson's World", I guess because I spend so much time with it.