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 Bonita 

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How to get there

Well, for the most part ya go like you're going to Muenster, which is to say up I-35 from Denton  ( or Ft. Worth ), until you get to Gainsville. Then take Hwy 82 West towards Muenster, only you'll go through Muenster, & continuing on Hwy 82, you'll pass through Lindsay, & St. Jo. Then about five miles past St. Jo, you'll see 1815. That's your turn, right.

Of course some of you may want to come up 287 north to,  oh, say, hwy 59, & head off north east towards St. Jo, and then pick up Hwy 82 west to 1815. 

Now, after about three fourths of a mile, 1815 kinda 'jogs' off to the right, and I think they call it Old Bonita Rd. there. At any rate, you'll stay to the right toward Bonita ( but you'll still be on 1815 ), & as you leave town ( don't miss it ), on 1815 now going north, you'll see Talley Rd on your right, about a quarter of a mile past town, turn right there. I guess it's about one & three quarters mile down that road to the track.

 

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Track conditions, gearing, tires, etc.

Description:   I've been told that this track is about the same as last years track, with the exception being that Dan has cut out the last mile or so of the track that used to be the barrel / start area.    ( something to do with the rain )  This one is one of my favorites, long high speed straights, deep sand whoops, with just a touch of air-time for fun. Dan took a bull dozer around the whole track last week, & smoothed it out, but the recent rains may have left some rain ruts.  The ponds are probably gonna be high, & we may have to skirt around the edge of some of them, tray to stay out of the water, & we'll all have a few less mud holes! 

Soil:    Sand, & lots of it.  

Elevation:    Nothing real drastic out here. A few ups & downs, but no big hills to climb, or huge down hills to negotiate. 

Dust:   Not this time.  it's supposed to rain again on Wed. & Thur. & maybe even Friday.  The only thing is, this track soaks up water pretty quickly so I could see mud holes around the ponds, & dust in the open straight-aways.

Spectator Rating:   Pretty good. Most of the areas out are accessible by foot, at least by four wheeler. 

Camping / Parking rating:   Camping & parking have always been good here, but remember, if there is a lot of rain...well you know, bring your tow chains.

Normal Hours of Operation / Fees: Of course the normal TCCRA fees will apply here, & as this is private property, it will probably only be open for the race.

Hotels I'm not sure, but the last time I went to Bonita, the closest hotel was back in Muenster. However, Donna Cox tells us that there are two decent places in Nacona ( west of Bonita ) The nacona Inn @ 940.825.8800. And Nacona Hills Inn @ 940.825.3161  about $45 a night- single, King,  No smoking, room.

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Reconnaissance  Photographs

 

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This is the Bonita area, hwy 82 crosses from bottom center of the picture to about 9 o'clock .

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OK, now this is Talley Rd. as it comes from the upper left corner ( that's the town of Bonita up in the upper left as well ).

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And this one should give us an idea of the track area itself, though most of this shot is the area where the last race was...if my coordinates are anywhere close to correct.

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OK, for you Mapsters, here's the topo. You can see the Tally road, the entrance, the pond, the creek, etc.

 


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