Author: James Slaughter

ROUND 2 RACE REPORT

After such a cold winter and first round, it was nice to have such a beautiful weekend given to us by Mother Nature!  Riders from all over the Northeast made the trek to Hudson, NY for the “Claverack National”. 

Novice classes were stacked with qualifiers in both 250 and Open C. 

The 250 C win went to Ian Kearon #517 out of Denville, NJ !

PeeWee 7-8 was packed with talent and the #547 Cobra Rider Troy Klein picked up the win with a 1-1! 

Women’s Class Rider Amberly Goyette #826 from Southwick, MA also went 1-1 against 13 of the fastest women in Northeast Motocross on her tail.

Many great battles took place, more war stories from years past were told, and at the end of the long day, the Claverack National was completed for the 2018 season.

 

PeeWee 7-8 Rider Karlie Hunt #66

Expert Rider #200 Pat Mahan

Metropolitan Sports Committee, the Motocross Powerhouse of the Northeast, has entered its 59th season sanctioning motocross racing. Becoming a member allows riders to be a part of a legacy of riders from over 11 States. Many professional racers got their start right here with MSC.

Next Event: April 29th, 2018 @ Orange County Fair Motocross

OEM Contingency offered at the April 29th, 2018 event.

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ROUND 3 – ORANGE COUNTY FAIR MX – APRIL 29TH, 2018 – HONDA/KAWASAKI/FLY/DP BRAKES CONTINGENCY

HONDA
RED RIDERS

HONDA CONTINGENCY AVAILABLE AT THIS RACE EVENT

KAWASAKI
TEAM GREEN

KAWASAKI TEAM GREEN CONTINGENCY AVAILABLE AT THIS RACE EVENT

FLY RACING
CONTINGENCY

FLY RACING CONTINGENCY PROGRAM AVAILABLE AT THIS EVENT

DP BRAKES
CONTINGENCY

DP BRAKES CONTINGENCY AVAILABLE AT THIS EVENT

FOR EVERYONE ONE WHO BEARED THE COLD WEATHER OF OUR FIRST EVENT, WE THANK YOU.  This weekend, April 28th and 29th, it will be much better!!!  Finally the warm weather is here, and here to stay.  Wednesday and Saturday Practice and Sunday MSC Championship Motocross Racing with Honda, Kawasaki, Fly Racing & DP Brakes Contingency.  HUGE TROPHIES and of course MSC tracks offer the BEST EXPERT PAYOUT in the Northeast PERIOD!

Rider Video showing the Orange County Fair Motocross track layout.

MSC’s 250 Expert Champion, Professional MX Racer, and Teacher to many MSC Riders, Aaron Lampi #813

Staying at OCFMX on Saturday Night?  Here is a glimps of Saturday Night action full of race fumes and horsepower!

Tentative Race Order

Round 1 Race Report

Racing got underway at Orange County Fair Motocross on April 15th, 2018 for Round 1 of the MSC Championship Motocross Series presented by Honda. 

The temperature all day never got above 37F Degrees, but that didn’t stop MSC’s hard core riders from braving the brisk air and banging bars forthe top spot on the podium. 

Some top news from this event, MSC’s rider rep Walt Decker earned the top spot in the Plus 40C class for the first time ever.  Congratulations Walt!  To celebrate his win, his son Jack also won his class abord the #44 Kawasaki Sponsored by Big Boyz Toys Kawasaki.

Photos provided by MX124 Photography

Amateur riders Jack Brining #827 battled hard with newly turned Amatuer rider Robert Everhart #270 for the top spot in 250B.  Aaron Lampi had a fight on his hands early in both Open A motos with Alex Lewis #31.  At one point, Alex made a move passing Lampi briefly over the finishline on lap one, but Lampi #813 wicked up the throttle and pulled away for the remainder of both motos. 

Plus 50 riders and Ace MX Club Officers Mike Hoensch #58, Rob Angot #665, and Long Time MSC Rider Tom Hall #51 got tangled up resulting in a 30 minute delay.  All riders were able to get off the track with Hoensch sustaining a few injuries.  In good spirits Hoensch is on the mend and will return to racing as soon as he can.  For now, he will help his son Benny #51 stay fast in PeeWee 7-8 and PeeWee Open. We wish Mike and all our riders who crashed this weekend a speedy recovery.

Next Event : April 22nd, 2018 at Claverack MX

Racer Contigency available at Claverack

Metropolitan Sports Committee, the Motocross Powerhouse of the Northeast, has entered its 59th season sanctioning motocross racing.  Becoming a member allows riders to be a part of a legacy of riders from over 11 States.  Many professional racers got their start right here with MSC. 

Countdown to the Claverack National

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ROUND 2 – CLAVERACK MX – SUNDAY APRIL 22, 2018 – HONDA/YAMAHA/FLY/DP BRAKES

The race season has started with Round 1 in the books, the Metropolitan Sports Committee heads due North to Claverack Motocross in Columbia County.  Rain that we will get early this week will provide such a great base of moisture in the loamy Claverack ground for our riders to tear into this coming sunny weekend.

Order of Events
MSC Race Contingencies are

 

 

Over 40 years of Motocross Racing at “The Rack” this weekend!

The Claverack National April 22, 2018

CLAVERACK WEBSITE

CLAVERACK FACEBOOK

 

ROUND 1 – OCFMX – APRIL 15, 2018 – HONDA/FLY/DP/ROCKYMOUNTAIN MC

The season is finally here!!!  What a long, cold winter we had.  For those who enjoyed winter sports, you had a great season over the 2017-2018 Winter Months!  For those who don’t enjoy winter so much, THANK GOD ITS OVER! 

In 2018 the MSC will enjoy a full season of racing at 4 tracks, Ace MX at The Wick 338, Claverack MX, Diamondback MX, and this weekends track, Orange County Fair MX.  Contingency programs from Honda, Kawasaki, Suzuki, Yamaha, Fly Racing, DP Brakes, and Rocky Mountain MC.

The 2018 season will kick off at the Orange County Fair Motocross in Middletown, NY.  

Open Practice will take place from 2PM to 7PM on Wednesday, April 11th, and from 9AM to 2PM on Saturday April 14th.

Sunday gates and signup open at 7AM.  Admission is $15.00 and Class Entry is $30.00 each.

 

2018 New Race Classes

This season, we have added two new race classes to our Championship Series.  

  1. 250 Two Stroke Only – All Races
  2. Y2K – Year 2000 Class – All Claverack, All Ace/TheWick338, Double Points/Three Moto Format DBMX/OCFMX

Given the popularity and the lower cost of purchasing and maintaining the 250 Two Strokes, we added a 250 Two Stroke Only Class.  When signing up, please remember to write, “250 Two Stroke Only” in the class slot.  If you write “250”, you could be entered into the wrong class.  Please remember this on race day at signup.  Of course we will have a sign there and the announcer talking about this, but this message will serve as a notice.

To go along with cost effective racing, the Y2K (Year 2000 Class) be one of the least expensive classes a rider can run and be competitive.  You can use any bike from 125cc two stroke/250cc four stroke and larger and must be at least 12 years old or older. 

We at MSC realize the cost of racing continues to rise with no end in sight and we felt these classes offer anyone a great opportunity to pick up a used bike at a substantial discount compared to buying new and have fun racing competitively. 

For the 2018 Class List CLICK HERE

 

2018 Racing Season Starts April 15th

Hello Everyone,

With this weather cooperating so well lately, I am sure many of you have the bug to ride.   Hopefully the weather continues to remain decent enough to start venturing outdoors close to home with your dirt scooters.

For those riders who have signed up with MSC pre season, thank you.  Your number is secure.

I wanted to remind all riders that the pre season membership has ended which means your riding numbers that have not been secured are up for grabs.  Don’t lose your riding number, simply sign up either by mail or online.  Make sure you put in an alternate number and if you are signing up riders but signing in with your name, make sure their name is entered into the appropriate text boxes in the online or mail in form.   The membership cost is now $35 by mail or $37 online.

If you have any questions about riding numbers or membership in general, please contact pointskeeper@mscmotocross.com or call Denise at (203) 305-0507.

Thank you,

James Slaughter
Chairman, Metropolitan Sports Committee

 

2017 Knobby News

As promised, the Knobby News is now all sent out.  For those who are not members but wish to see the Knobby News, here is the electronic version.  Each year, for many, many years, this Annual Yearbook, is created for our dedicated riders so see just how they did racing with the MSC in a full season.  We have advertisers who contribute to the printing and distribution mostly because they love the sport and because they are part of our sport committee in one way, shape or form.  We thank these folks for their contribution and remember to support them as they support our sport.  Big thanks to MH Tank Co (Mike Hoensch), McMillen Brothers Plumbing Heating A/C and Fuel Oil Delivery (Kurt McMillen), Art & John’s Auto Collision and Repair (John Coen), Twist It Designs (Kate Phillips), Vintage54 (Steve & Leslie Loving), Performance Recreation (Dan Beebe), Valley Moto Shop (Eric Kidney), & Pine Bush Equipment.

2018 will be a great year to look forward to and we hope to see everyone at the track.  Of course, we also hope to see many of you at the Awards Banquet Feb 11th, 2018 at the Motorcyclepedia Museum in Newburgh, NY.

We have a new online signup system, check it out:

BANQUET REGISTRATION

2018 SEASON MEMBERSHIP REGISTRATION

2017 MSC Awards Banquet Info

FEBRUARY 11TH, 2018 @11:00am

Motorcyclepedia Museum, 250 Lake Street, Newburgh, New York 12550
Museum Directions

We at the Metropolitan Sports Committee would like to thank everyone who participated in our Championship Motocross Series in 2017.  The changes made to our points system proved to be successful in that we saw many class battles come right down to the last event.  Congratulations to all those riders that made it into the Top 10 Spots as you will be eligible to receive a beautiful award at our Annual Awards Banquet this February 11th, 2018.  Our Championship winning riders are invited to bring one Motocross Bike for display to the awards banquet.  This can be your bike you won the championship on OR your brand new ride for 2018.  (See Details click here)  We also want to thank our primary event sponsors for 2017, Honda, Kawasaki, Suzuki, Yamaha, Fly Racing, DP Brakes, & Rocky Mountain ATV/MC.

All Motocross Enthusiasts, please join the Metropolitan Sports Committee racing family for an afternoon you will never forget.  How about a Motocross Banquet inside a beautiful Motorcycle Museum full of history from the very first motorcycle every built to today’s Championship Motocross Bikes!  We will have Music, Great Food and Drinks, Tons and Tons of Prizes including a 2018 Suzuki RMZ-250 from Dutchess Recreational Vehicles in Poughkeepsie, NY and a 2018 Yamaha YZ450F from Troy City Garage in Troy, NY, one of the most highly sought after bikes this season.   Red Carpet Photography, Door prizes, and free entry to view all the museum exhibits.

No one will want to miss this event.

Winning an award at our banquet is not easy, but winning a Championship is grueling and tough. You all should be very proud of your accomplishments. We thank you for being part of the MSC Family of motocross racers. We hope to see you all at the banquet on February 11, 2018. We encourage you to sign up for the banquet as soon as possible. WE ORDER THE BANQUET TROPHIES BASED ON WHO IS ATTENDING THE BANQUET. NO RESERVATION, NO AWARD.

Event Schedule:

  • Registration Desk Opens at 11am – Please go around the back of the building to enter and receive your wristbands.  You will not be able to enter around front.
  • Museum will be open for viewing from 11am to 5pm for all attendees
  • Cocktail hour starts at 12pm
  • MSC 2018 Announcements 1:15pm
  • Dinner 1:30pm
  • Awards 2pm – 4pm
  • Museum closes 5pm

WINNERS OF PRIZES MUST BE PRESENT TO WIN.

ALL CLASS CHAMPIONS RECEIVE ONE FREE ENTRY TO THE BANQUET FOR THEMSELVES.  PLEASE MESSAGE CHAIRMAN@MSCMOTOCROSS.COM FOR THEIR COUPON CODE PRIOR TO REGISTERING, OR CALL (845) 554-8717.

>> Mail in form click here  <<

BANQUET REGISTRATION CLICK HERE

IF YOU TRIED TO REGISTER BUT GOT KICKED BACK, MAKE SURE YOU SIGN IN TO THE SYSTEM FIRST. THEN

CLICK MY BOOKINGS TO COMPLETE THE TRANSACTION.

ONLINE REGISTRATION CAN BE COMPLETED USING ANY MAJOR CREDIT CARD THROUGH PAYPAL

 

 

2017 Advancement Points

Advancement Points are now tallied for 2017.  For those who read the MSC Guide Book, you know if you win a Championship in any Novice or Amateur  class, you will be moving to the next skill level for the following season.  You will also know if you are a Novice and you earn FIVE Overall Finishes in the Top 3 of your class, you also will be moved up to Amateur for the following season.  Last and finally, if you are a Novice and you reach 125 points in any 4 seasons, you will advance to Amateur after the race you reached 125 points, for Amateur riders, your point out number is 250.   In 2017, we had all of these above scenarios happen, except for the Amateur 250 Point out!

MSC would like to Congratulate all of our advancing riders for this accomplishment.  This means you were at the top of your respective class and you earned your way to the next level.

Riders Advancing

  • Class Champions
    • 250 B – James Slaughter Jr #6 to Expert
    • Open B – Jerome Gladney III #419 to Expert
    • Plus 25C – Dylan Roberts #911 to Amateur
    • Plus 25B – Eric Rivera #12 to Expert
    • Plus 30C – Tim Plaza #555 to Amateur
    • Plus 30B – John Plaza #733 to Expert
    • Plus 40C – Dan Howard #926 to Amateur
    • Plus 40B – Kevin Dillin Jr #410 to Expert
  • Point Out
    • 250C – Robert Everhart #270 to Amateur
    • Open C – Ray Hulseapple #41 to Amateur
  • Top 3 Five Times in Novice Class
    • 250 C – Nicholas Servidone #57 – 5 Races to Amateur
    • Open C – Danny Lucia #283 – 7 Races to Amateur
    • Plus 25 C – John Spiegel Jr #338 – 9 Races to Amateur
    • Plus 25 C – Eric Kidney #522 – 9 Races to Amateur
    • Plus 30 C – James Marks #801 – 5 Races to Amateur
    • Plus 30 C – Cesar Diaz #348 – 8 Races to Amateur
    • Plus 40 C – Blake Powel #824 – 7 Races to Amateur

Once again, congratulations Gentleman, you will receive a very cool advancement plaque at the Awards Banquet on February 11th, 2018

Advancement Points Final 2017

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