Splinter Creek History
Splinter Creek Dirt Riders Inc. was founded as a private motorcycle club in 1970 by a small group of guys who had a passion for motorcycles, a dream of promoting the sport and the desire to have a great place to ride. Our first club meeting was held at Carl Chambers’ Bultaco motorcycle shop in Roxana, Illinois. We wanted to raise money to purchase property so we would have a place to ride our motorcycles. We came up with many creative fundraising ideas like selling Christmas trees, having car washes, holding yard sales and selling raffles. In 1971 with lots of saving and lots of hard work doing fundraisers, we were able to purchase 80.5 wooded acres just north of Fosterburg, Illinois. It was the perfect place and setting for riding motorcycles.
Splinter Creek held our first motorcycle event that year with an observed trials competition. Later that same year the club hosted a couple of TT scramble races. By 1974 Splinter Creek grew and we held four Motocross races, five trials competitions, two TT Scramble races and three European Hill Climbs. Since then, Splinter Creek has earned a rich history of promoting the sport of motorcycling. Over the years, many AMA pro racers have turned up soil at Splinter Creek.
Today Splinter Creek hosts MX motorcycle races, MX ATV races, TT Scramble Races and Hare Scramble races. Our 80 ½ wooded acres is filled with trails where the Hare Scramble races take place and we have dedicated MX and TT races tracks. Splinter Creek is both motorcycle and ATV friendly. In addition, we allow camping before most of our race events and offer a full facility with concessions, bathrooms, computerized signup, spectator bleachers, wooded parking and more.
Splinter Creek Dirt Riders is an AMA Chartered racing promoter. All racing events are open to the public and AMA Sanctioned. The MX and TT races are sanctioned in District 18 and the Hare Scramble races are sanctioned in District 17 and 18.
Splinter Creek remains a private club. The 2017 club officers are:
President: Dan Langston
Vice President: Todd Romann
Treasurer: Jay Christians
Secretary: Jamie Foster
Race Official: Chris Smalley
Original founding members are Richard Sweet, Gary Highfill, Carl Chambers, Val Dunganan, and Ray Eihausen. The members of Splinter Creek Dirt Riders want to thank our founders for dreaming of such a great place to ride and be a part of and then making it a reality. To the racers and fans, the members of Splinter Creek would like to thank you for coming out on race day and supporting us as we have celebrated over 40 years of motorcycling!
Office Phone : 618-372-4355
Send inquiries to:
Splinter Creek Dirt Riders, Inc.
Attention: Splinter Creek Dirt Riders, Inc.
Danny Langston, President
652 Longfellow Rd
Wood River, IL 62095
BECOME AN SCDR MEMBER
Here at SCDR we pride ourselves not just in the track we maintain and the races we host but in the community of racers that call themselves SCDR members. If you want to be part of a group of like minded riders come try out SCDR. Fill out an application, put in a little bit of time and sweat, and enjoy the use of SCDR facilities which include; tracks, primitive camping, trails, hunting, and more!
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Bring the application to a member you may know or to one of our monthly meetings held on the 2nd Tuesday of every month.