The List: Ye Olde Supercross Obstacles

The List: Ye Olde Supercross Obstacles

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Our man Davey Coombs possesses a massive collection of old-school moto memorabilia, and this week during another (failed) attempt to "clean out his office" he ran into another gem: a track map and obstacle descriptions from the 1984 Anaheim Supercross press kit. They don't build supercross tracks or supercross press kits like they used to! We've posted the text and the track map here for this week's The List. The green arrow ain't got nothing for it.

ANAHEIM MILLER HIGH LIFE SUPERCROSS KICKOFF

TRACK DESCRIPTION

WRANGLER START LINE: You line up behind the steel starting gate and eyeball the first turn, a long hundred yards down the track. When the sign goes on its side, you have ten seconds! Your nerves are wound as tight as your throttle as the gate finally drops and 20 top professional riders charge down the front straight and jam into the....

DIRT BIKE SUPER BERM: A six-foot wall of dirt surrounding the first turn. You hit the berm with enough impact to bottom your suspension and rocket out on to the next straight with barely enough time to set up for the....

HONDA HIMALAYAS: A series of ramped jumps, each about four feet high. You know that if you hit them just right you can double jump them, but in the first lap traffic, you will be lucky to get through this tough section in one piece! Gas it through a hard right-hander and you're in the....

TOYOTA TOUGH DOUBLE JUMPS: A set of humps staggered across the track that hammers your arms but gives you another line to pass the rider ahead of you; as you both slide into the sweeping right-hand turn that follows. Around the bend, and you are approaching the....

KHJ-TV TOWERS: A set of steep five-foot jumps, where the fastest riders will get radical! This time you hit the first one perfectly and then double-jump the last two, just like the stars! Ride the berm around the next right-hander, and charge up to the....

The Anaheim '84 track map.
The Anaheim '84 track map.

MOTOCROSS ACTION PLUNGE: The ground drops away as you fly up the 40-foot ramp and off an eight-foot cliff. Another hard right, and there is the....

SINISALO SAND TRAP: Jump off a four-foot ledge into a power-robbing, teeth-grinding, 60-foot sandpit. Fight you way through the other riders' roosts, climb a six-foot dirt wall and you're out! Take the inside line on the next turn, gas it down a short straight, and you hit the....

COCA-COLA CATAPULT: You see dollar signs dancing before your eyes. The rider who flies the farthest off the Coca-Cola Catapult wins $1000! You want it so bad! You launch off the seven-foot high up-slope and style it with a perfect cross-up. Get on the gas for the white-knuckle left-hand sweeper that follows, and get set for the....

7-ELEVEN/CHIEF AUTO PARTS PLATEAU: A 40-foot long, 4-foot step-up to a six-foot high plateau that will test every rider's ability in mountain climbing. As they jump off the plateau, the riders slide through the left towards the....

KMET ROCKERS: A l00-foot long section of bone-jarring stadium whoop-de-doos
that once again pound your screaming muscles into submission! You have just
enough time to recover for the next turn, and then it's wide-open down the
straight toward the....

MILLER HIGH LIFE MOUNTAIN: The biggest, meanest chunk of real estate ever to inhabit a stadium! You hit the near vertical front wall and launch into a mind-blowing skyshot that carries you over the finish line on the top of the entire plateau! But it's not over yet.....You land with just enough time to skid into the last hairpin turn, and roost out onto the start straight!

Note: It does get you kind of pumped up, doesn't it?

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