The Gearheart Family has once again offered their land to Race on this weekend and they are very excited to host this venue. Please make sure you tell them how much they are appreciated. They are also asking for everyone to PLEASE respect their Land Rules.
Track Director Cory Squire reports:
“Konawa has a variety of terrain. The last couple of years more new trails have been added utilizing more of the wooded areas of the property. There are up and down hill sections, fairly tight tree sections, some fast flowing sections some logs to cross, a few small jumps, a few hill climbs, and as many natural challenges as possible. The tight sections are usually broken up with some more open sections so you can get a breather or fly. This track has red dirt, black dirt, and sand and there are even a few rocks. I would highly recommend bark busters. As far as camping, there is plenty of room and the parking/camping area is extremely easy to access. There are not any hookups because this is a privately owned farm. If you have any other questions just ask and I hope you join us at Konawa I think it is a fun track layout to ride as well as challenging."
As always there will be a concession stand at Konawa. Please make sure too support them. Some of their menu items will include THE KONAWA FRITO CHILI PIE, Pulled Pork sandwiches, hamburgers, hot dogs, home cook desserts. They will be open for breakfast & lunch for both days.
Everyone enjoyed another fun race at Konawa. This year's track featured a mini canyon area as well as some of the infamous sandy uphills and downhills. One particular sandy uphill caused a lot of pain and suffering for unprepared riders. Some sailed up it with ease! The race was warm, but not hot, and was a little dusty but not excessive.
About the Location:
Konawa has a mix of terrain ranging from loamy dirt to embedded rocks and even some deep sand. Expect hill climbs and descents, wide open stretches and tight single-track cutoffs for the bikes. Heck, Konawa has a little bit of just about everything!
From I-40: Take exit 200 to Hwy 377. Go south on 377 for 31 miles to Hwy 39. Go west on Hwy 39 for 2 miles. Turn south on NS3530. Go 3/4 mile to track entrance.
ALT DIRECTIONS FOR 2014 - BRIDGE OUT IN PURCELL
From I-35: Take I-35 to exit 86 (Wayne/Payne exit). Go east on Hwy 59 to Hwy 177/59. Go N on 177 to 39. Go east on 39 to Konawa. Continue past town 2 miles on 39. Turn S on NS3530 and go 3/4 mile to entrance.
Disregard directions below until Purcell bridge access is restored.
From I-35: Exit at Purcell. Go towards town (north or south on Hwy 77 depending on which Purcell exit you use) then turn east on Hwy 39. Follow Hwy 39 for 38 miles to Konawa. Go 2 miles past Konawa on Hwy 39 to NS 3530. Turn south on NS3530 and go 3/4 mile to track entrance.