Author: James Slaughter

ROUND 2 AMA PRO/AM – WALDEN MX – APRIL 18TH – DOUBLE POINTS – VINTAGE CLASSES – HONDA, HUSKY, KTM,YAMAHA, ROCKY MOUNTAIN CONTINGENCY

MSC heads into Round 2 this Sunday, April 18th at the Walden Playboys MC Club located in Wallkill, NY.  This event will be an AMA Pro-Am event. Riders who are trying to get their points to become an AMA PRO RIDER should be here lining up with the Northeast’s Best Expert racers.

All 4 MSC Vintage Classes will be available.

Contingencies available from Honda, Husqvarna, KTM, and Yamaha for participating riders.  Rocky Mountain MC $10 Credit for all riders.  MUST ENTER CORRECT EMAIL ADDRESS AT RIDER SIGNUP.

Race Order posted after Sunday Practice has completed.

Open Practice Saturday, April 17th :

Gates open at 7:30 A.M. Riding starts at 9:00 A.M. unless otherwise indicated on an announcement in the View this Area Often section of the message board. Practice ends at 3:00 P.M. to allow for race preparation on Sunday. Just $40 per rider for practice and $15 for Weekend admission for rider and spectators.

Racing Sunday, April 18th :

Accident/Medical INSURANCE is the RESPONSIBILITY of the RIDER.

Gate Admission is $15.00 per person during a race weekend. Children 10 years old and under are free unless they are racing. Wristbands are to be worn while on our grounds, please put them on when purchased.

Gates open at 7:30 A.M. on the day of the open practice if the open practice is on the day before the race.

Gate admission is $15.00 per person during a race weekend with children 10 years old and under free unless they are racing. (Higher gate fee’s may be collected during Special Events – e.g. Pro-Am, this will be announced)

Please put your wristband on when purchased.

Admission is waived for Active Military Personnel, in uniform.

The members and families of Walden Motocross are deeply appreciative of the service performed by the men and women of the U. S. Military who give their all to protect our freedom and our way of life.

We apologize, but due to recent experiences, PERSONAL CHECKS or CREDIT CARDS are NOT ACCEPTED at our facility.

Sign Up for Walden, AMA District 34, Races:

Per Class Fee $35. (Higher Class fee’s will be collected for A classes and/or during Special Events – e.g. Pro-Am and LLAQ Events)

A wristband, AMA and district membership are required in order to proceed through signup. Self Service Kiosks are in place to reduce the waiting time during signup using your current AMA card. If a card is not available or expired, AMA membership and data cards for each class can be purchased at the trophy shed. District membership and renewals can also be done at the trophy shed. It is advisable to have district and AMA memberships current to reduce your time in signup.

A class consists of 2 motos as the races are split into two halves (Moto 1 & Moto 2) with the rider racing once in each half, for every class that signed up to race. You may sign up for and race in up to 3 classes.

A practice lap before the races begin is included and is scheduled by Rider Classification
[E.G. W1 Track: Expert (A), Amateur (B), Novice (C), Women, Youth and Vet]
[E.G. W2 Track: Youth Bike, Youth Quad, Adult Quad]

Early Sign Up – 5:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. (Unless otherwise announced) the day prior the race.
Sign Up Race Day 7:00 A.M. to 9:30 A.M.
Mandatory Riders Meeting – 8:30 A.M.
W1 Practice starts at – 8:45 A.M.
W1 Racing starts at – 10:00 A.M.
W2 Practice starts after – 10:00 A.M.
W2 Racing starts after – 10:30 A.M.

Awards: All Awards MUST BE PICKED UP ON THE DAY OF THE RACE. They will not be saved.
Equipment Rules Click Here
Machine Requirements:Click Here

Quads and Bikes may be ridden to and from their race in 1st gear only . . . SLOWLY!
All Riders must be in full gear – NO Double-up riding – Quads – riders seated Side-Saddle.
Any rider found abusing these privileges may be DQ’d and sent home without a refund.

For your safety and convenience please read the following guidelines to ensure that your visit with us is a pleasant one.

– Wristbands must be worn at all times while on the property; “Lost” Wristbands will require repurchase.
– There is NO riding in the Pits, Parking Lot, or Driveway.
– Bikes must be walked to and from the start/finish area.
– Helmets must be worn at all times when riding.
– Stay out of the apple orchards (that’s not our property) and the sand pits.
– Our neighbors do not like uninvited guests; Parents are responsible for where their children are at all times.
– Bring your trash to the dumpster near the entrance gate.
– The dumping of gray water, oil, tires, or any other materials is forbidden.
– The Water faucets across from the Trophy Shed provide drinkable water. Do not wash or clean your bikes in this area.
– Please use the Porta Potties . . . not behind the tree or otherwise.
– Quiet time is 10:00 P.M. until 7:00 A.M.
– No engines started before 9:00 A.M. on race day.
– Absolutely NO FIREWORKS, CAMPFIRES, ILLEGAL DRUGS or open containers of alcoholic beverages.
– No bicycle riding while the races are underway.
– Authorized personnel only on the track during the races.
– No parking in fire lanes, posted areas, or emergency vehicle access areas.
– Pets must be kept on a reasonable length leash and “cleaned up” after.
– Pets must not be left unattended in pit area.
– All riders are responsible for themselves as well as their families and guests’ actions.
– Silencer (Muffler) must be in place – Sound Levels Enforced . . . 99db + or – 1.5% (National Acceptable level)
– Track officials reserve the right to make any additional safety or conduct judgments or rulings. Interpretation or deviation of these rules is left to the discretion of those officials. Their decision is final.
– Handicapped persons may apply for a special permit.

-ZERO TOLERANCE for rule breakers and NO Arguing with staff, flaggers or waters. Violators will be asked to leave. NO REFUNDS.

2021 Season Points

Next Event: May 9th, 2021

ROUND 1 – OCFMX – APRIL 11TH – HUSKY-KTM ROCKY MOUNTAIN MC CONTINGENCY

Metropolitan Sports Committee starts its 62nd year on April 11th, 2021 at the Orange County Fair Motocross in Middletown, NY.  A new season brings some new things and boy OCFMX didn’t dissappoint:

  • New Track Design to improve spectator visibility and make for safer racing.
  • New Registration Booth with multiple windows for faster signup.
  • Episode #1 of the MSC Racing Series Video taping.

Contingency from Husqvarna, KTM and Rocky Mountain MC

Wednesday, April 7th, 2021 – Open Practice from 2pm to 7pm

Saturday, April 10th, 2021 – Open Practice from 9:30am to 2:30pm

Race Signup Open Saturday from  2:30pm to 4:30pm

Sunday, April 11th, 2021

Gates Open 7am

Signup from 7amto 9am

Practice Starts at 9am Sharp

Riders Meeting 10:10am

Racing commencing thereafter

Open Practice

Weekend Pit Admission – $20.00 6 Yrs and older

Pit Admission good for Saturday and Sunday

Practice Admission – $30 each Rider

Weekend Pit Admission – $20.00 6 Yrs and older

Race Class – $30 each Class

PeeWee 50cc – $20 each Class

Transponder – $5.00 per bike

Sign up for the MSC Banquet!

The 2021 MSC Series is about to start in just over a month, what could possibly be missing?  Oh yeah the 2020 Season Awards Banquet!

If you didn’t sign up, SIGN UP NOW CLICK HERE

The banquet will be held at the Orange County Fairgrounds on March 27th, 2021 from 4PM to 9PM.  Dress warm, we will have heat BUT…  dress warm. 

The registration is still open for those who didn’t know or waited until like 5 days after the deadline, yeah I know it’s how it goes…  We will keep registration open until Sunday, March 7th for ordering awards. That is the deadline for that though. If you miss it, we are sorry, your award will not be here for you. 

When you arrive to the banquet, you will check in a registration.  We will open registration at 4PM Sharp.   You will receive a wristband to enter the banquet area.  Please all wristbands MUST BE WORN AT ALL TIMES.  (We need to get you prepped for the race season!)

MSC Membership and AMA Membership registration will be available at during the first 2 hours of the banquet.

One1One Images will be on hand as the MSC Photographer for the banquet. 

American Motorcyclist Association’s Mike  Burkeen will be attending our banquet so if you have any AMA questions, write them down and bring them with you.

During the award presentation, MSC will be raffling off prize packs which include Motocross Gear, Parts, Apparel, Gift Certificates, tools, EZ UP, and much more.  Our grand prizes will be a Trek Mountain Bike from TRT Bicycles in Rosendale, NY, a 2021 Honda CRF250R from Dutchess Recreational Vehicles in Poughkeepsie, NY and a 2021 Yamaha YZ250 from Wheelsport Cycles in New Rochelle, NY.

All MSC Members can go regardless of winning an award or not.  This is a fun time to see your riding buddies, your rivals, new competition, and I guaranty it will get you ready to race come April 11th, 2021!

Please wear a face mask at all times while on the property, unless you are sitting at your assigned table. 

MSC wins AMA Club of the Year for 2020!

It was announced today that the Metropolitan Sports Committee has won the AMA, Club of the Year award for the 2020 season.

When we think of awards, we typically think of riders winning races and normally it isn’t us on the receiving end of something like this.   To be honest, it is an honor to be recognized by the American Motorcyclist Association for our hard work and dedication to the sport of motocross. Thank you AMA!

So how did we do it?

We did what we always do, we offered a great option for riders to participate in motocross racing with a consistent program our riders are accustom to.  With great enthusiasm each and every year, the MSC aligns itself with wonderful companies such as Honda, Kawasaki, Husqvarna, Suzuki, Yamaha and for 2021 you can add KTM to that fold for OEM Contingency programs for our riders.  We work with aftermarket companies such as DP Brakes, Apparel companies such as Fly Racing and Online Giants such as Rocky Mountain MC/ATV for their rider support programs again focused on our riders.  Combine this with the 6 great tracks we schedule dates with and one heck of a banquet with huge trophies, special awards for those riders who EARN it and of course the best banquet prizes in the business with not just one but TWO BRAND NEW 2021 MOTOCROSS BIKES AND NOW ADD A MOUNTAIN BIKE we will be raffling off!  

Yeah that is how its done.  That is how it has been done for many years here at the Metropolitan Sports Committee AMA District 34

Thank you goes out to:

Michael Gurda &  Rohit Patel (OCFMX), Paul Cornell & Henry Mormile (Echo Valley),  Jamie Marvin & Kaden Marvin (Holiday Mountian), Kathy Fox & Steve Kaznowski (Walden MX), Rob Angot, Mike Hoensch, Terry Finkle & Walter Marshall (Ace MX), Ralph Scannapieco (MSC Sgt at Arms), Walt Decker (MSC Ref), Butch Racenet, Davey Sterritt & Aaron Lampi (MSC Rider Reps), my wife Yasmin Slaughter, my daughters Ava and Emma Slaughter and my son James Slaughter Jr (Diamondback).   All that hard work and dedication to volunteer our time and effort just got recognized.

We also thank our loyal riders who continuously partake in great motocross racing with us each and every weekend.  2021 is looking great with many more riders signing up compared to last year.  Our banquet will be on March 27th, 2021 at OCFMX Arena from 4pm to 9 pm and racing will start on April 11th also at OCFMX. 

Sincerely,

James Slaughter, Chairman

LINK TO AMA PRESS RELEASE

2020 Awards Banquet – DATE CHANGED to March 27th, 2021

Well, by now, everyone is sure to know the deal.  Restrictions on mass gatherings due to Covid-19 has caused us to change the date for the banquet.  We feel pretty confident that by the end of March, the restrictions will be loosened and we will be able to hold our banquet without an issue!  So with that being said, our new date is Saturday, March 27th, 2021 from 4PM to 9PM. Banquet registration cut off date has been extended to February 27th, 2021.

Everything including the venue will remain the same: Orange County Fair Arena 239 Wisnor Avenue, Middletown, NY 10940

We will still have the 2021 Honda CRF250R from Dutchess Recreational Vehicles, the 2021 Yamaha YZ250 from Wheel Sports Center, the Trek Roscoe 7 Mountain Bike from TRT Bicycles  , Championship Jackets, Sweatshirts, Prizes, etc.

2021 Rider Membership Cards can be purchased for $25 per annual membership until January 31st, 2021.  After January 31st, 2021 reserved member numbers will be released for purchase and the price goes to $35 per annual membership. 

The Knobby News will be mailed out shortly, just in time between Christmas and New Years.

We sure do miss racing but it will be here in no time. 

MSC  hopes everyone is healthy and doing good in these continued tough times.

We wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

2020 Race Season & Awards

Thank you!

2020 is almost coming to a close.  This year will go down in history as the year that brought families back to simpler times.  All the negatives that we can think of, well we all know what they are, but we must admit, after the racing series got going, it was Almost normal again!!!  Yeah, we had to wear masks and wash our hands more often, but we all got a chance to let go of our daily grind and smell the burning race fuel, hear the thunder as the gate drops, and have some great times racing dirt bikes once again.

We were blessed that we were able to get the 14 rounds in and we must thank many people that helped make it happen.  First we need to thank our MSC Board for putting in the work early on to make this season happen. Between in person meetings, Zoom meetings, phone meetings, text group messaging, thank you all for being available. 

Thank you to our many people who help on race weekends such as our “Flagger Crew” led by Marsha Meyers, MSC Starter Team of  Jeremy Meyers and Scott Schrimpe, MSC Announcer Randy Simpson, Scoring Team of Jeff Freedman, Tracey Kazie, Lisa Kazie, Maureen Pyrch, Donna Cornell, Christina Avery, Maggie Plaza and so many others.  It takes a lot of hard work and dedication to put these events on each and every weekend and without these folks and so many others, it wouldn’t be possible.

Thank you to our sponsors: American Honda, Husqvarna USA, Kawasaki Motorcycles, Suzuki of America, Yamaha Motorsports, Fly Racing, DP Brakes, and Rock Mountain ATV-MC.

Thank you to our riders.  You trust us with providing a good event for you to come and enjoy each race weekend.  We sincerely appreciate you and your families participation on race weekends.

Congratulations!

Congratulations to our 2020 MSC/AMA D-34 Series Champions.  To win in this series, you must be dedicated, consistently finish first or close to it each and every race, and be prepared physically, mentally, and mechanically.

Congratulations to all our riders who earned a Top 10 Finish in their respective class for the MSC/AMA D-34  Competition Partner Championship MX Series. 

To see the 2020 MSC Championship Points list, CLICK HERE

Photo Credit - Scott Cavaleri

Josh Clark #23  250 A, Open A, & Plus 25 A Champion for 2020.     Photo Credit – Scott Cavaleri

Awards Night 2020!

Our awards night is planned for March 27th, 2021 from 4PM to 9PM at the Orange County Arena at the Orange County Fair Grounds.  Tickets are on sale now. 

Online Banquet Registration
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Mail In Registration

Awards WILL be ordered once we receive your banquet registration.  The cut off date is February 27th, 2021.  Please get your banquet registration back to us in time.  We will NOT hold seats and we will not allow anyone to enter the banquet that has not pre-registered.  Due to COVID-19 restrictions, we have been forced to change our venue.  We require time to order tables,, chairs, food and drinks, awards, shirts, etc.  Please work with us this year and get your registrations done as early as possible so we can properly plan this event.  We thank you for your cooperation in advance.

COVID-19 Information:  Please be prepared to wear masks when walking around the arena or within 6 feet of persons not in your immediate party.  There will be no adult beverages served. If you are 21 years of age or older and wish to have adult beverages with your meal, bring your own beverages (BYOB) .  

If there are any concerns of cancellation, please know if we cannot hold this event on March 27th, 2021, we will post a new date and hold this event at the same venue but a later date.

Awards Night Grand Prizes!

Trek Roscoe 7 Mountain Bike

TRT Bicycles
1066 Route 32
Rosendale, NY 12472
845-658-7832
www.TRTBICYCLES.com

2021 Honda CRF250R

Dutchess Recreational Vehicles
737 Freedom Plains Rd
Poughkeepsie, NY 12603
845-454-2810
www.DutchessRec.com

2021 Yamaha YZ250

Wheel Sport Center
399 Huguenot St
New Rochelle, NY 10801
914-636-7235
www.WheelSportCtr.com

Only way to win is to be there and enter the raffle! Must be present to win!  Over 50 prize packs from our generous motocross industry sponsors and partners!

We give Thanks!

We at the Metropolitan Sports Committee would like to give thanks to everyone who participates and contributes in any way to help keep our sport of motocross alive and well!  We hope everyone enjoys their time, hopefully spent with their family. 

When you finally finish the feast and you sit down to look at the internet, you can take a look here and see the Series Results for 2020  HERE.

You can signup for the Awards Night HERE.

You can signup for your 2021 MSC Season Membership and AMA card HERE

Ok, now take a snooze ’cause dessert is coming shortly!!!

Happy Veteran’s Day from MSC

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Happy Veterans Day from the Metropolitan Sports Committee.

Thank you for our freedom.

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