Cox Mountain track report
How to get there
Well the first thing is to get out of the metroplex. Head east on I-30, if you live to the north, and I-20 may be your best bet if you live to the south.
So then from the outskirts of Dallas, it's about two hours over to Mt. Pleasant, on I-30, or to the Hwy 271 junction if you're on I-20.
If you're going the I-30 / Mt. Pleasant route, take Hwy 271 South ( just as you get to Mt. Pleasant ) down to Pittsburg.
If you're goin' the I-20 route take the Hwy 271 exit north to Gladewater, then continue on to Gilmer, where you Take 2796 north / east to the track.
If you're comin' south from I-30 to Pittsburg, take the 557 south / east down through Holly Springs, on to 4515. Turn Right, south. Go to 2796, where you'll turn left & on to the track.
Track conditions, gearing, tires, etc.
I was unable to view this track myself, so the following notes come from a
very reliable source...sorta reliable. Well, kinda reliable...actually it
may be a complete lie, but read on anyway...it's all we got
Soil: Sand is the word. Possibly red. And a rock or two around the hills.
Elevation: I understand that the name of this place is Cox "MOUNTAIN"...go figure. Look at the topo map below.
Dust: Looks like there wont be that much dust if the rain keeps up.
Spectator Rating: See Notes Below
Camping / Parking rating: See Notes below
Normal Hours of Operation / Fees: The usual fees apply for a race, but as far as I know, there aren't any open times for general riding, other than the race date.
NOTES: As I have not seen the area myself, I thought I would just give you the report that I got on this one. You can thank your Asst. Track Super, Bubba Anders, for this one. (thanks Bubba)
This is a technical track with lots of hills and lots of tight stuff .
At yesterdays testing , there were very few places to pass. It has a big open field for a good
start and will have a left turn to send you into the woods only to have a
dry creek crossing in less than a half of mile. The track has many many
twist and turns with a lot of hills and off camber turns at the top.
Locator map. use it to find the track area on the maps below.
Aerial Map...just for fun.
And a blow up.
Topographical Map. So you can see the rivers & hills, & bumpy spots.
from pit-stop ) Here is the number for the hotel in
Gilmer. This is for the Pittsburg ( Cox Mtn. ) race.
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