Fencing is an
extremely important necessity at any motocross track, not just
for the spectators, but for the racers as well. If you
carry insurance, it is required by the insurance company to have
a fence at least 4 feet high between the spectator
sections and the motocross track. We are not trying to
sell you fencing, but we just wanted to stress the importance of
having proper fencing. If you don't have fencing around
your track, you are setting yourself up for potential law suits,
even if you do have insurance. If the person filing the
suit can prove negligence, you're most likely looking at losing
a lot of money, even if you do have a signed liability release.
Liability releases do not protect you against negligence, and if
you're found negligent, you will pay.
Be on the safe
side and make the investment protect the riders and the
spectators, as well as yourself. One lawsuit can wipe you
out, and you may lose everything that you have work so hard for.
Check your local
hardware store, such as Home Depot, Lowe's or Ace. Also
keep your eye out for used fencing around vacated property.
Sometimes you can get the fencing free or very cheap just for
removing it yourself.
the cheapest is hog wire fencing with 4" x 4" wooden posts that
are 6' long, and a 1" x 6" board on the top that is 8' long, and
a 1" x 4" board at the bottom that is also 8' long. The
hog wire fencing should be 4' tall and have no larger than 4" x
4" welded squares. You'll need to decide what gauge wire
to use, but I would recommend somewhere around 14 gauge wire.
The lower the gauge, the more expensive the wire, but it's also
stronger. You can buy hog wire in 100' rolls, or 330'
rolls. The larger the roll, the cheaper it is. Use
cement to secure the 4" x 4" polls. I would also suggest
that you rent a heavy duty stapler and a post hole digger,
especially if your soil it hard to dig.
fence is basically the same as the one above, but it has a 2" x
4" running along the top. This give the fence added
strength, and I would recommend it wherever spectators will be
standing. As you already know, most spectators have to
lean on something when they're watching a race. The above
fence will hold up fairly well, but you get a big guy like
myself and you'll probably be replacing those 1' x 6" boards
fairly often. I'm saying this from first hand experience.
An estimate for an 8' section of this configuration is $21.
The above fence would run about $18 for and 8' section.
It's worth the extra $3 to have the 2" x 4" on top.
link is another option, but it will be more expensive.
It's an absolute must to use heavier gauge chain link, with a
strong pole across the top. When you run an 8' section
between posts, a light gauge pole will not hold up with people
leaning and climbing on the fence, and they will. I made
the mistake of going with the lighter poles in the beginning,
but changed them all out for the heavier gauge poles after
several were bent or broken.
What ever you do, make sure that you
have a fence to protect the spectators from getting on the