Dating back to the inaugural race in 1990, the track at Sam Boyd Stadium has been considered one of the most challenging on the circuit. The dirt used to construct the course is hard packed and often gets dry and slick, which is critical for tire selection and bike set up.
In addition to the challenging track conditions, the track building crew has implemented several unique obstacles, including the “flat track” style section that sends the riders out of the stadium, around the North end locker room and back into the stadium at high speeds. Lap times are also expected to be the longest of the season, nearing 1:15 per lap.
“What better race to have such a dynamic track for the fans than the Las Vegas finals,” explained Jendro. “The playing surface at Las Vegas is fairly small compared to most of the other stadiums we visit on the series, so we’ve gotten creative over the years. This one is going to be a track unlike anything these riders have seen before.”
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