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It wasn’t called blood sport for nothing.
a lot of guys got killed.
enough to where Harley pulled their factory team and quit, only to return when racing went to the dirt tracks.
I sometimes liken modern day American Supercross to it.
 

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As I heard it, a lot of guys died because they would get skewered by big wood splinters that would be torn up when the bikes crashed and ripped up the track.
I believe the whole board track thing only last two or three years before they were banned.
 

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90 mph, 2x4 boards nailed together for the racing surface, crazy banking, no brakes, leather caps as helmets, what could go wrong?
 

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I was curious to see more and started googling, found this short article. It's slanted to explain the risks, to both spectators and riders, with reports on some pretty nasy accidents. What caught my eye was the picture towards the end showing a track getting built, I had been curious how they were built. Turns out its simple...
 
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