Jean track report
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Also, you may find a "Donation Jug" at the gate ...if you feel so compelled.
IF YA HAVE ANY FRIENDS WHO WANNA TRY CROSS COUNTRY BRING 'EM ALONG, THIS OUGHT TO BE THE FIRST NON-MUD RACE OF THE YEAR, WITH A MODERATE TEMPERATURE, AND A FAIRLY COOL TRACK AS WELL.
Update: 01 APR 01 I went out & rode the track today. And I gotta say, "It was a Blast!" There were places of standing water. About six. Some of them creek crossings. They may be a little moist after a bunch of people roost through them. Try to conserve the track during practice. Go slow, & don't roost up a path to China!! The rest of the track is perfect!! Even a little dusty here & there. And, like I said, a little moist elsewhere. But on the whole, it should be the best race thus far. I'm ready for it!! If the weather holds the water should drain off, & it'll be fabulous!!
How to get there
Jean is a small town in Young county Texas, and is not far from the Jack county races we're all so fond of. So the directions are kinda the same.
First ya gotta get to Jacksboro. From The northern parts of the metroplex, try 35 north to Denton, then 380 west, of course you could take 114 west to Bridgeport, then 380 west. I understand that the 287 / 81 north, thing works out well to get up to 380 as does 199 out of Ft Worth. Once 380 gets close to Jacksboro, ya gotta make a little right hand jog ( 380 and 281 share the asphalt for a couple of miles into the town ) then straight on through town, onto 281 / 114 north / west. After about seven miles north of town, 114 splits off toward the left, that is west, and continues on to Jermyn, then Loving, and finally Jean. In Jean ( not before ) you'll be lookin' for FM 1769. Turn left (south ). The track is about 4.5 miles down that road on the left.
Don't forget you can zoom in , print. Zoom in again, print again. Etc. When you're finished, close that window & you'll be back here.
Track conditions, gearing, tires, etc.
The town of Jean, originally called Lamar, was settled in 1875
by rancher S. B. Lamar, who built a schoolhouse and a store there. His
son, James T. Lamar, became the first postmaster in 1906, and renamed the
settlement Jean, after his sweetheart.
The last time we used this land, "Sweetheart" is the word I would've used to describe the area. The dust was down due to the rain that mornin' , the tight sandy treed areas were cut out, & it was a helluva track. A good long start, lots of room to pass, which means lots of room to race! 'Cause single file in the trees is NOT racin'!
There are a fair amount of straights, a couple of wooded sections, and last time we ran through some mowed down corn ( I guess ) fields. I thought it was a good track.
Remember Bonita Phase two from last year? Well I'd say the track is kinda like that. Sandy, flat, fast.
Soil: Did I mention the sand? Oh yes, you'll find some hard packed black dirt out there as well...but you'll have to look hard to find it. Mr Shaw said on Saturday night, that there was some water remaining from last week's rain, but for the most part, the soil was perfect!
Elevation: None. Oh wait, there was a creek bed that we ran through ...and a ditch if I recall. Actually there is a hill on the property, with loose sand & rocks mixed in for excitement. Not real big, but ya gotta pay attention.
Dust: Bring your dust mask. unless it rains of course.
Spectator Rating: Not bad. I recall being able to access almost the entire track on foot. So if ya got a four wheeler, there should be some good spectatin'.
Camping / Parking rating: As the area is pretty flat, parking / camping isn't too much of a problem. However there is little shade in the main area, except for Mesquite trees, & cactus is everywhere so be careful.
Normal Hours of Operation / Fees: This is on private land again so the only ridin' time is race weekend, and the usual TCCRA fees apply.
And don't forget you can go down & look at the weather radar, & the moving radar as well. When you're finished, just close the window, & you'll be back here.
Alright this is all I got. And it's old. But, you can see the flatness of the area, and some of the ponds, & fields.
I'll call Mr. Shaw, & see if I can go out & get you some more information this weekend.
|The flyer lists the
Promoters as Brent Shaw - 940.696.1373, And
Don Shaw, 940.692.7803
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