Sandwinder Enduro 2022

Dirt bike on a center stand with trucks and trailers on the background

More than 400 racers joined the 5th annual Sandwinder Enduro under favorable weather and optimal race conditions. The race is part of the Texas Championship Enduro Circuit Series, and this year’s Sandwinder Enduro 2022 was held on February 20th, 2022 in Smithville, Texas.

Last year, we wrote a detailed post on Sandwinder Enduro 2021 focusing on the race day schedule and tips for new racers. This time, we will tell you more about the test sections, describe the trails and sum up the overall racing experience.

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Race Conditions

Racers lining up to start at Sandwinder Enduro 2022

Sandwinder Enduro 2022 had couple of things going for it this year.

For the first time in its 5 year history, the weekend race was held in near-optimal conditions. Relatively dry conditions combined with overcast and mostly dust free trails made the race weekend very popular and racer friendly.

This year, the organizers saw biggest turnout with more than 400 racers. The event was again very successful and a great race weekend for all dirt bike enthusiasts alike. The kids race was held on Saturday and the adults race was scheduled for Sunday.

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Race Format at Sandwinder Enduro 2022

Sandwinder Enduro 2022 race format and schedule

The race format for Sandwinder Enduro 2022 had also seen some changes. In this year’s race, each of the test sections had a 90-minute test window. All racers we allowed to start their required laps within the 90-minute start window and keep breaks in between laps and different tests to their liking.

Each test time window was assigned to a class at a time, which made the race itself much easier for all racers as passing and slower riders were minimal. With a little planning, you could easily find a slot where you could only focus on your riding and not worry about faster or slower riders.

This new format made it very easy to ride with your group of friends or similarly skilled riders and made the event much more fun!

Depending of your class, test sections would total between 15 to 56 miles. Since the conditions were great, test times seemed to vary between 20 to 30 minutes for most A-B-C riders.

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Sandwinder Enduro 2022 Race Track Summary

Enduro racer riding on a dirt bike on a sandy race track

The McMahan Ranch is great for TSCEC races. The property has several different styles of single track ranging from slow tight wooded trails to open wide stretches over grassy pastures. To master these trails, riders are required to tune their dirt bikes to perfection as well as be physically in very good shape.

This year’s race was considerably faster than previous years. The optimal race conditions made most sections relatively easy and it meant speed was king. Average race speeds climbed closer to 20mph for top riders and it definitely meant much faster and quicker laps around even the slower sections.

The track held very well. Even with 400 racers starting into the loops and each rider completing multiple loops, the race trail held very well. Ruts and whoops grew bigger quickly and the trails kept changing between laps, but we didn’t see anything like in previous years where some sections needed to be changed after becoming impassable due to muddy conditions. Seemed like most riders welcomed the fast clean trails.

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Sandwinder Enduro 2022 was a great event! The great weather combined with a record turnout made this race weekend one of the best events in TSCEC series.

Sandwinder Enduro is one of the easiest and popular races in the schedule and it seems to keep growing each year. While waiting for the next year’s race, use our dirt bike trail locator to find the best practicing spots near you. This way, you will be in top condition at the next race!

Hoping you catch you at the next Sandwinder Enduro 2023!

Last updated: February 28, 2022