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Dirt Jump Building for the NASS Festival

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Dirt jumps for the NASS Festival

Clark & Kent Contractors created new dirt jumps for the Ride UK BMX Dirt competition at the 2011 Relentless National Adventure Sports Show (NASS) Festival in Somerset. It was up to Clark & Kent to implement the design, which entailed setting out the groundworks, using specialist surfacing and material compaction. Unlike a typical BMX track build-up, the dirt jumps are constructed using one core of material specially brought onto the site for the competition.

Upon completion of the construction phase of the dirt track, Clark & Kent assisted with starting ramp fabrication, building and erection to give an event-ready facility in time for the weekend festival. During the competition stage, we were on hand to provide all the necessary maintenance and service requirements. This included compaction and reshaping the jumps in the ever-changing environment as competition dirt track events proceeded.

The build time was very quick, just four days on-site at The Royal Bath & Western showground to get the dirt track ready for competition, and the course was made ready in time for a brilliant weekend of racing. American BMX Pro Kevin Peraza finally won and won the British Dirt Jumping Champion title.

The National Adventure Sports Show (NASS) is an annual event combining music and sports. It combines Extreme and Street Sports alongside displays and competitions from skateboarders, snowboarders and BMX bikers. The show is famous for presenting BMX bike and board sports platforms in tandem with live music from some of the country's best young bands.

The 2011 NASS show had a dedicated family camping area, youth group camping area, children's play area and extreme funfair, and the festival was held at the Royal Bath and West Showground in Somerset. The event included World Cup skating, a street course, best trick competitions, BMX dirt track racing, plus world-class skateboarding, BMX and mountain bike racing.

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