A Few Photos from Club MX Today
Photos and captions by Billy Rainford
As this crazy two-week moto tour comes closer to an end, I find myself at the beautiful motocross facility called Club MX in Chesterfield, South Carolina. If you’re wondering if it’s that one you passed on your way somewhere…forget about it. Club MX is nestled in a part of Gamecock State that rarely sees interstate traffic. I assume it’s like this for a reason. If you want to immerse yourself in motocross and motocross only, this would be a great place to do that. There isn’t a whole lot in the periphery that will distract you from your quest.
As I neared the place last night, I began to panic at the prospect of finding a hotel for the night. Fortunately, there is a tiny 10-room motel in Chesterfield that gave me a small but clean room for $40. When I awoke this morning, I quickly got ready and heading into town for a bite to eat before making my way to the track. I went up and down the main strip looking but couldn’t find a little greasy spoon that so often fits my bill. When I finally pulled into Wendy’s and asked if there was a place to get breakfast, they quickly pointed me in the direction of some place called Bo Jangles that served breakfast all day.
OK, I’m not one to judge, but if people eat like this frequently down here I think we’ve found the reason for the ever-increasing waist band in the USA. There was enough butter and general grease on my breakfast sandwich to choke a horse. (Says the guy who devoured it in three bites.)
When I finally made my way out of town and onto the right road, I was amazed at how sandy the place is. The road in is pretty much like driving down the beach in Daytona. The colour is similar to Georgia’s red clay but a little lower on the saturation. All in all, the place is basically moto heaven. I hooked up with Nathan Bles and Alex Jeffery right away and they gave me the lay of the land. Here are a few photos from the day: