Willow Springs raceway in Rosamond CA. If you can get through the red tape, that would be a cool place. There is some desert around the raceway that could possibly used too.Again maybe I’m really naive but I feel like a Riverside esque race would be the MOST likely to recreate. The desert that’s gone, is gone. But there are plenty of road course venues that seem capable of hosting a Riverside like event. I imagine cost and buy in from the venue would be the biggest barriers but once you secure the location, it’s just down to moving some dirt.
You could never duplicate what Riverside was in the late 70's. The RIR was a perfect venue, It was a 3-day/night festival with races during the day!Sounds like it might be a consensus for those who were around that Riverside Raceway’s Score Championship is the most missed event?
I don’t think something like this could be ever duplicated today, but even something close would be awesome. Imagine a 3-4 day event with desert classes, short course classes and even SST all in one location at one event.
Understand your point but if the neighbors can tolerate NASCAR cars running around the track for a weekend, how is that any different from an off road race inside the same property? My guess is the bigger factor would be cost to use the facility. The "mega tracks" these days probably don't see the ROI for this kind of event so there is little incentive to do it. Or maybe no one has made a serious run at it.Button Willow? Maybe the track in Pahrump if the country clubbers would let us in? Unfortunately, most big race tracks like Old Riverside are now located in middle to upper income urban areas where it just doesn't fit well. Riverside was still a dirt bike haven when the races were going on there. Now jetting a bike up and down your local street will get a visit from the local gendarmes.
I worked the course at that first Lucas race at Miller with a bunch of BOR folks, it was pretty awesome. The next step was supposed to be the infamous MI7 "Robby Gordon" thing that got cancelled the morning of the race. I can only imagine what Riverside would've been like back in the day.The thing with Riverside was it was a road course and had lots of room to run in the dirt off the pavement and still had large grandstands . the only thing on the west cost or close is miller outside of Salt Lake . The 1st year that Lucas oil raced there it was close to riverside with about 2 miles
I managed a business at the Mojave airport while that was being built. I wanted to sneak in a spin a few laps, but I never did.