Originally the brainchild of a group of local racers, the Alliance Motocross Association
has leased the 36-acre site from the city of Alliance since 1982. The intermediate-to-hard
soil is designed into a jump-filled track with eight-foot-deep banked turns. Favorite
obstacles include a 70-foot triple and 60-foot tabletop in the spectator area. Open daily
for practice. Nearest town: Alliance.
Contact: (308) 762-4644.
Jesse Wessels used to operate Orleans Motocross just down the road, but moved the
operation to his 1680 acre grain-and-cattle farm in 92. The track has a distinctly
outdoor layout and covers moderately rolling terrain. Locals describe Alma as a
high-speed, flowing layout with rolling whoop sections. The soil is clay hardpack. Nearest
Contact: (308) 928-2503.
|Fox Run Motocross
||FOX RUN MOTOCROSS
Fox Runs track is one mile long and the dirt is made up of a sand base that can
range from intermediate to hardpack, but is at its best when wet. Fox Run is built on flat
land, and the big jumps are a 90-foot tabletop and the 120-foot King Kong tabletop. Larry
Iburg operates the track on 160 acres of private land. Open woods riding is also offered.
Nearest town: Denton.
Contact: (402) 797-2015 or (402) 438-1077
|Lodgepole Valley Motocross
||LODGEPOLE VALLEY MOTOCROSS
Open for one year, Lodgepole was built by Darrell Sharman on a 125-acre cattle farm. Tacky
top soil covers this 1.5-mile circuit. Lodgepole Valley is laid out on rolling hills and
includes numerous 60- to 70-foot tabletops and doubles. Sunday races are held and the
track is open daily for practice. Nearest town: Sunol.
Contact: (308) 254-7050.
|McCook Race Track
||McCOOK RACE TRACK
The big news at McCook is the 100-foot Canyon Jump, which sends riders 30 feet in the air.
While only a few Experts jump the Canyon, everyone enjoys the 75-foot double. Steve and
Renee Fritz have operated McCook since 1996. The layout measures 1-1/4 miles and offers an
intermediate clay soil with one sand section. The terrain is rolling. Nearest town:
Contact: (308) 345-3744.
|Nate Bird's Motocross
||NATE BIRDS MOTOCROSS
Nate Birds father allowed him to build a one-mile track on ten acres of family farm
land. The track rises and falls up hills and offers several steep climbs. Several
supercross obstacles are designed into the circuit, with a 70-foot triple, 40-foot uphill
double and two good rhythm sections. The dirt is black hardpack. Nates track is open
daily for practice. Nearest town: Beatrice.
Contact: (402) 228-1964
|North Platte Motocross
||NORTH PLATTE MOTOCROSS
Eight years ago, Matt Fhuere opened North Platte on 30 acres of property. The track is
open daily for practice, except on the Saturday before one of the bimonthly races. Built
on flat terrain, the 1-1/2 mile circuit is jump-filled, with numerous rhythm sections, an
85-foot tabletop and a 32-whoop-long stutter section. The dirt is of an intermediate
consistency when worked, but will pack hard on practice days. Nearest town: North Platte.
Contact: (308) 532-8531 or (308) 534-1124.
|White Sands Raceway MX Park
||WHITE SANDS RACEWAY
White Sands is the most established track in Nebraska. It is built on 20 acres of river
bottom. The dirt is sandy loam and the track is situated on flat land. It measures just
over half a mile and includes a tall 50-foot plateau, 60-foot tabletop and 70-foot uphill
step-up. The nine-year old track runs NMA and GNC qualifiers, and offers a different
winter and summer practice schedule. Nearest town: Ashland.
Contact: (402) 625-2281.