Dreamtrack: 2019 Sooner Nationals - Tulsa
PULL Magazine|March 2019

2019 Sooner Nationals - Tulsa

“I had a dream,” Billy Allen tells me. He was in Louisville, for the Bluegrass nationals, where they struggled all weekend with not-the-greatest dirt and track conditions. Although fast asleep, he was consciously thinking ahead to the next national track-build - in Tulsa. There, he knew they’d have great dirt to build another one of his master-pieces. It’s the same great dirt that they use for Grands, and the Ford Truck Arena is large enough to not limit what they can build.

“It was around midnight, and I woke up,” Bill explains. His roommate and fellow track builder Lance Maguire was still awake, watching a TV show on his laptop, with his earbuds in. “Lance! LANCE!” Billy shouted, before getting his attention. “I just had a dream that we built a U-in-a-U in Tulsa. I think we should do it.” Two weeks later, that’s just what they did. And the racers and fans loved it.

THREE DAYS

This year’s Sooner Nationals was a 3-day National, and it was hosting the annual President’s Cup. Riders would not only be competing for the day’s prize, but also the accumulative overall score in their age, for a cool silver Cup on Sunday. At the same time, State scores would be tabulated, and California racers unknowingly helped their State win yet another #PrezCup. This is probably the ninth year in a row that California has won the title; so many that we’ve completely lost count.

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