Permanent motocross track still seeking home

Plans to build a permanent motocross course near the Douglas County Model Airplane Field have been abandoned.

Carson Valley Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Jenney Sartin said that there is still a motocross event planned for June 20-21 at the Douglas County Fairgrounds as part of Magiko.

However, an effort to build a permanent track has hit a snag because of issues with the location.

"After the groundbreaking there were some issues with the soil that made construction of a track difficult," Sartin said. "There were other concerns with the surrounding community that it has not lent itself to being a successful venue."

She said Ty Erquiaga of Nevada Motocross Development hasn't given up on finding a site in Carson Valley.

"He's looking at similar venues in other locations," she said.

"This is a fantastic opportunity to increase tourism and to help the economy and Ty is still committed to bringing the project to Douglas County."

The track was originally planned for a 16-acre site near the Minden-Tahoe Airport.

It was moved to the site on county property near the Douglas County Animal Shelter, but that site didn't work.

Sartin said the chamber of commerce and visitor's authority supports the project.

"This will be a tremendous boon to the community and a healthy alternative to our young people," she said. "We support the project as a whole as we would support any efforts to bring visitors to the area and help boost the economy."


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