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BLACKWATER 100 FROM 1988

One of the most Iconic ATV races of all time is the Blackwater 100. The Blackwater 100 ATV race in Davis, West Virginia is an insane, early version of the modern day GNCC race. One particular water crossing, near Route 93, attracted hoards of fans that just couldn’t help themselves from getting in on the action. The bravest of them or craziest were known as the mud fleas. HISTORY: According to Wikipedia, the famous Blackwater 100 was shut down after the 1993 event, but by this point the GNCC series had earned the…

THE FAMOUS BLACKWATER 100

THE FAMOUS BLACKWATER 100 By D. West The Blackwater 100 happened every year in Davis, West Virginia, from 1975 to 1993. It was a 100-mile race across swamps, mud holes, tight trails, steep rocky uphills and downhills, and the famous Highway 93 river crossing. The top racers were fighting to have the quickest time and win the event. Most everyone else was just trying to finish the 100-mile course before dark. The racecourse was a 20-mile loop, and you had to make five laps. The tough sections you had to do five…

BATTLE OF BLACKWATER

BATTLE OF BLACKWATER It happened every year in Davis, West Virginia from 1975 to 1993. It was a 100 mile race across swamps, mud holes, tight trails, steep rocky uphills and downhills, and the famous highway 93 river crossing. You could enter any ATV in the Blackwater 100, but most were Honda 2-stroke TRX250Rs, Suzuki Quadracers, Kawasaki Tecates and ATC 3-wheelers. The spectators would provide a helping hand if you got stuck, but only after you gave a good effort to make it through. The race course was a 20 mile…

ADAM McGILL’S HONDA TRX250R

-- The Blackwater 100 was dominated by this fast 2-stroke quad -- In 1975 a race was born in the muddy waters of Davis, West Virginia. Dave Coombs, owner of the famed GNCC racing series, was contacted by a small-town preacher in West Virginia regarding the economy of his struggling town. He was interested in hosting a motorcycle race to bring money into the area. Coombs saw the enormous potential, and the Blackwater 100 was born! The Blackwater race was aptly named after nearby Blackwater Falls and Blackwater…