In the 1980s and 1990s, American Honda took a rural plot of land in Simi Valley, California, and created the most well-known, yet fully private test tracks in motocross history. Everyone had heard of “Honda Land,” but few had every stepped foot on the property without invitation or by essentially trespassing. It was there that the Japanese engineers and racing superstars, including Rick Johnson, Jean-Michel Bayle, Rick Stanton, and Jeremy McGrath, worked side-by-side to build some of the most revolutionary “production” bikes to squeeze under regulations of the AMA rule book. The track is now long-gone and just the a topic of bench racing discussions, but while at Pala this Thursday, we felt like we were having flashbacks to the old days. Sure, the San Diego County course was open to the public, but only four professional riders, all Honda-backed, were taking to the gigantic Pro track. While we were there, we snapped photos of GEICO Honda’s Wil Hahn and Justin Bogle, TLD/Lucas Oil/Honda’s Jessy Nelson and Cole Seely, and grabbed interviews with both Seely and Hahn.