Back on Track: Unadilla
by Ryan Webb
Welcome to Unadilla racetrack in New York. I would venture to say that this is one of the best tracks that there is on the ATVA Nationals circuit. This track is not only very technical, but is also, a great track for speed and impressive jumps. Unadilla is not actually in the town of Unadilla, New York. It is actually about thirty miles south of Utica, New York. This track has some of the best natural terrain jumps that you could hope for. Also, the soil on this track is perfect for motocross racing. What I mean when I say that is you donít have to do anything to the track to be able to race on it. Just to show you what I mean by this, they did not groom the track other than water any day. They would groom the track every night, and then race all day the next day. The great thing that is truly amazing is that the track would actually get better for racing as the day went on. Something else great about this race is that this was the very first time that atvís were allowed to race on this track. Anyway, letís get down to the track.
As always, we will start at the gate. This gate is different in the way that you actually start on the track is a downhill that bottlenecks on an uphill that leads to a sharp right 90. Then there is a short straight with a long sweeping right 90. Then we come to a very short straight to a left 180 that comes short downhill and then into a right 90 uphill with a single at the top. After the uphill 90 there is a long sweeping left 180 leading up to Gravity Cavity. Gravity Cavity is a huge downhill jump that leads immediately back uphill with a jump onto a flat straight. At the end of the straight is a sharp 90 to the right. Then there is a sharp left 90 and then a sharp right 90 that takes you downhill. At the bottom of the downhill, there is a small tabletop. After the tabletop, you come to a sweeping left 90 that is bermed, followed by a short straight and a sharp right 180. Then you come to an uphill with a slight left and an uphill jump that continues uphill. At the top of the hill, there is a sweeping left 180 that comes to a downhill drop. At the bottom of the downhill, there is a right 90 that drops out as you make the turn. After you get through the turn, you will begin a large uphill that has what can only be described as whoops that should be doubles all the way up the hill.