Author: James Slaughter

MSC Social Media Policy

Section 14: Social Media Policy:

In the rapidly expanding world of electronic communication, social media can mean many things. Social media includes all means of communicating or posting information or content of any sort on the Internet, including to your own/or someone else’s web blog, journal or diary, personal web site, social networking or affinity website, web bulletin board or a chat room, whether or not associated or affiliated with METROPOLITAN SPORTS COMMITTEE, as well as any other form of electronic communication. The most common forms of social media are Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.


Even though these forums may seem informal, as a Competitor or Official of METROPOLITAN SPORTS COMMITTEE you are still expected to act professionally at all times. For that reason, the same principles and guidelines found in the 2016 Official Series Guide Book (“Rule Book”) apply to your activities online. Ultimately, you are solely responsible for what is posted online. Before creating online content yourself and/or allowing others the ability to post online content for you, consider some of the risks and rewards that are involved. Be aware that actions deemed financially harmful to Metropolitan Sports Committee, there tracks, riders, officials or others may cause person who posted harmful content to be liable either financially, criminally or both. Keep in mind that any of your conduct that adversely affects METROPOLITAN SPORTS COMMITTEE, other Members, or others may result in disciplinary action up to and including suspension.


Know if this policy applies to me:

This policy applies to METROPOLITAN SPORTS COMMITTEE Competitors and Officials. A Competitor is a Rider, Entrant, crew member, Manufacturer or any other individual or entity who is a Member and participates competitively in an Event. An Official is any and all authorized METROPOLITAN SPORTS COMMITTEE officers, employees, agents, representatives, and subcontractors. METROPOLITAN SPORTS COMMITTEE reserves the right to apply the policy to other Members as it deems appropriate. In such case, METROPOLITAN SPORTS COMMITTEE will provide such New and Existing Members access to the policy via METROPOLITAN SPORTS COMMITTEE’s website:


Know and follow the rules. Carefully read these guidelines, as well as the Rule Book, and ensure your postings are consistent with these policies. Inappropriate postings that may include discriminatory remarks, harassment, and threats of violence or similar inappropriate or unlawful conduct will not be tolerated and may subject you to disciplinary action up to and including suspension. Be respectful. Always be fair and courteous to others. Also, keep in mind that you are more likely to resolve complaints by speaking directly with others than by posting complaints to a social media outlet. Nevertheless, if you decide to post complaints or criticism, avoid using statements, photographs, video or audio that reasonably could be viewed as malicious, obscene, threatening or intimidating, that disparage others or that might constitute harassment or bullying.


Examples of such conduct might include offensive posts meant to intentionally harm someone’s reputation or posts that could contribute to a hostile environment on the basis of race, sex, disability, religion or any other status protected by law, rule or policy. Be honest and accurate Make sure you are always honest and accurate when posting information or news, and if you make a mistake, correct it quickly. Be open about any previous posts you have altered. Remember that the Internet archives almost everything; therefore, even deleted postings can be searched.


Posts are “on the record” and available to the media, public, sponsors, and other business partners and subject to discovery in litigation matters. Never post any rumors, speculation or information about METROPOLITAN SPORTS COMMITTEE or others until an official announcement, release or other post by official social media accounts has been made to the public and media. Post only appropriate and respectful content. Maintain the confidentiality of METROPOLITAN SPORTS COMMITTEE and other Members’ trade secrets and private or confidential information.


Trades secrets may include information regarding the development of systems, processes, products, know-how and technology. Do not post internal reports, policies, procedures or other internal business-related confidential communications. Do not create a link from your blog, website or other social networking site to an METROPOLITAN SPORTS COMMITTEE or fellow Member’s website without identifying yourself as an METROPOLITAN SPORTS COMMITTEE Competitor or Official.


Express only your personal opinions. Never represent yourself as a spokesperson for METROPOLITAN SPORTS COMMITTEE or a fellow Member. Never use any others logos, trademarks or copyrighted materials without consent. If METROPOLITAN SPORTS COMMITTEE is a subject of the content you are creating, be clear and open about the fact that you are a Member and make it clear that your views do not represent those of METROPOLITAN SPORTS COMMITTEE or fellow Members. If you do publish a blog or post online related to the work you do or subjects associated with METROPOLITAN SPORTS COMMITTEE, make it clear that you are not speaking on behalf of METROPOLITAN SPORTS COMMITTEE. It is best to include a disclaimer such as “The postings on this site are my own and do not necessarily reflect the views of METROPOLITAN SPORTS COMMITTEE.”


When an incident occurs, information concerning the incident becomes extremely sensitive. Members may not use social media to comment on the identities, condition or other medical information of the Riders, crew members, other Members or others involved in the incident prior to an official update from METROPOLITAN SPORTS COMMITTEE Communications. In addition, during any time of emergency at the racetrack, do not post on any information to social media account(s) until the situation has been resolved and an official update has been made by METROPOLITAN SPORTS COMMITTEE Communications. The official social media channels of METROPOLITAN SPORTS COMMITTEE (listed below) will only comment on such subjects after word from METROPOLITAN SPORTS COMMITTEE Communications. Retaliation is prohibited. METROPOLITAN SPORTS COMMITTEE prohibits taking negative action against any Member or other for reporting a possible deviation from this policy or for cooperating in an investigation. Any Member who retaliates against another Member or other for reporting a possible deviation from this policy or for cooperating in an investigation will be subject to disciplinary action, up to and including indefinite suspension.

Media contacts


Members should not speak to the media on the company’s behalf without contacting the METROPOLITAN SPORTS COMMITTEE Communications department. All media inquiries should be directed to it. The official social media accounts of METROPOLITAN SPORTS COMMITTEE are the @MSCMotocross Twitter, and MSC MX Series Facebook. Official news should begin on these accounts.


Policy Modifications


METROPOLITAN SPORTS COMMITTEE reserves the right to modify this policy as it deems appropriate in its discretion.


For more information


If you have questions or need further guidance, please contact James Slaughter, Chairman, at


Of course, nothing in these social media policy is meant to discourage Members from exercising their rights to use social media. Social media plays an integral role in reaching out to and growing our fan base. It is a way to give fans direct interaction with METROPOLITAN SPORTS COMMITTEE, riders, teams, tracks,and sponsors. This policy, if used correctly, will only enhance and brighten this experience for all parties involved.

2016 MSC Bonus Points Program

NEW FOR 2016 – Bonus Points Program

Riders who race consecutively, every week, in the same class shall be eligible to participate in the MSC Bonus Points Program. Only MSC Members shall be eligible. These points are awarded for reaching milestones listed below on the Bonus Points Program Chart. A rider must race the same class 5 times each MSC Points Event consecutively to start accumulating bonus points for that class raced. Riders who race less than 5 races are not eligible. Riders who do not race the same class 5 times in a row are not eligible.

Bonus point milestones are as follows:

5 Consecutive Races = 1 point per class, 10 Consecutive Races = 3 points per class, 15 Consecutive Races = 5 points per class, 20 Consecutive Races = 7 points per class, All MSC Scheduled Races = 9 points per class.

Race cancelations by track do not affect eligibility.

Once a rider breaks racing consecutively with MSC scheduled events per class, that rider will start over from the beginning in counting races for the Bonus Points Program. If a rider breaks racing consecutively and the rider earned points in the Bonus Points Program, the rider will retain those earned points.

Rider MUST BE PRESENT at the track each event to earn points in the Bonus Points Program.



  1. Rider A races Plus 25C week 1,2,3,4, & 5. Rider A gets 1 bonus point added to the end of the season points for Plus 25C.
  2. Rider B races Plus 25C and Open C consecutively week 1,2,3,4, & 5. Rider B gets 1 bonus point added to the end of the season to both Plus 25C and Open C.
  3. Rider C races Plus 25C week 1,2,3, 5, & 6. Rider C is not eligible until he continues with race 7, 8, & 9.




January 6th, 2016

Revised Fly Racing Contingency payout for 2015.

Congratulations to all the participants.

Huge thank you to Paul Schwab and Fly Racing for the support.

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PETER FLOOR, JR. $543.00




BARRY HILL, JR. $369.00









IAN POTTER $339.00

RON ROTHKRANZ, JR. $1,192.00









TOTAL FLY BUCKS -$11,469.00


Happy New Year to all of the MSC Motocross Series Family. We wish everyone a happy and healthy 2016

Enjoy the Video Playlist for some of our 2015 races below.


FrontPageThe MSC’s Annual Yearbook, “KNOBBY NEWS” is completed and will be on its way to your mailbox shortly.  Start looking the first week of the new year.

Inside you will find the Final Championship Points Results for all of the MSC’s Championship Motocross Series Classes for 2015.

There are riders listed who were eligible to participate in our contingency programs, banquet sponsors, advertisers who help fund the production of the Knobby News, pictures of all the Champions from each class including the MSC 250 & Open Expert Champion, Davey Sterritt.

You will find a banquet form and the MSC Rider Registration form back to back.  You can tear that sheet out, fill it out, and send it in, all on one page.

We are looking forward to seeing everyone at the banquet on February 14th, 2016 at the Hudson Valley Resort in Kerhonkson, NY and of course, we are excited for the 2016 season to be upon us.

We hope everyone is enjoying this mild winter, this wonderful holiday season, and we wish everyone a Happy New Year.

James Slaughter, Chairman


The 2015 Metropolitan Sports Committee’s Championship Motocross Series has come to a close. The last day of racing was a very cold one with bursts of snow at times in the afternoon. It reminded me of the first race of the year with the challenges the weather gave all of us for most of Spring and into early Summer. Once the weather let up, we then had a very dry, hot summer. Weather is the one variable we have absolutely no control over. Because motocross races can be run in almost any condition, we were very fortunate to only have one race cancelled due to poor weather and we appreciate the participation on those tough days.

2015 brought some new champions that some may have not thought were possible given the high caliber racers, racing this series. Watching some of our riders go from rusty, spring racers to in shape, finely tuned skilled pilots of these race machines was just great. 50cc peewee riders getting their first trophy to Vet riders getting their first win are what this is all about. The many family’s of MSC Motocross coming together to support injured riders, or help someone in need, and even morn the loss of a friend/rider as a family is powerful, genuine, and humbling. I am proud to say I am a member of this organization.

2016 is being organized right now. We are setting up our dates to offer our racers the best options possible. As this fall progresses, we will be posting our schedule, any rule changes, and exciting new additions to our program that can only be found with the MSC. Rider feedback throughout the season has not gone by the wayside. We are making it our number one priority in using the feedback from our riders, family members, and close consultants within our industry to steer the MSC down the path of success and fun for our riders.

Our banquet will be held on Feb 14th, 2016 and of course we will be raffling off thousands of $$$ is prizes, a 2016 250F and a 2016 450F motocross bike. CLICK HERE to download the Banquet Registration Form.

We want to thank our five participating race tracks, Claverack MX, Diamondback MX, Echo Valley MX, Orange County Fair MX, and Twister Valley MX. They work extremely hard to provide the best racing they can each and every event. Our sponsors and contingencies offerings from Honda, Kawasaki, Suzuki, Yamaha, Fly Racing, and DP Brakes. Thank you for supporting our riders and our series.

We also thank everyone who participated with the MSC in 2015 and wish everyone a wonderful off season, safe winter, and great holidays. See you at the banquet.

Thank you.


James Slaughter
Chairman, MSC Motocross

250 A and Open A Points Fund – $2000.00 is up for grabs!

$2000 Expert Points Fund is up for GRABS!!!

The MSC implemented a Points Fund for riders in the 250 A and Open A who earn top ten points by the end of the race series.  The winner of each class will receive a check for $300!  Of course the Champ from each listed class will also receive the MSC Championship Jacket and Number 1 plate.  All awards can only be received by attending the 2015 Year End Banquet on February 14th, 2016 @ the Hudson Valley Report and Spa in Kerhonkson, NY.

Position 250 A Points Fund Open A Points Fund
1 $300 $300
2 $200 $200
3 $125 $125
4 $100 $100
5 $75 $75
6 $60 $60
7 $50 $50
8 $40 $40
9 $30 $30
10 $20 $20
Open A – Current Points 9-17-2015
Current Position Rider # First Name Last Name Current Points
1 289 Davey Sterritt 550
2 593 Ron Rothkranz 526
3 4 Scott Sheak 259
4 117 Angelo Curro 204
5 813 Aaron Lampi 201
6 199 Frank Hempstead 196
7 84 Steven Morano 160
8 784 Michael James 156
9 55 Tyler Loud 108
10 646 Otto Maier 108
11 164 Brock Miller 101
12 527 Matt Hammer 90


250 A – Current Points 9-17-2015
Current Position Rider # First Name Last Name Current Points
1 593 Ron Rothkranz 476
2 289 Davey Sterritt 418
3 199 Frank Hempstead 185
4 55 Tyler Loud 155
5 784 Michael James 125
6 164 Brock Miller 117
7 117 Angelo Curro 97
8 111 Brody Zelezney 80
9 350 Ryan T Slater-Weimann 71
10 916 Daniel Dillin 65
11 947 Daniel Netti 62
12 781 Chris Laughnane 48

A message from Friends of Butch

Please help support our MSC Family member in time of need.


Butch Sivulich and his kids have been long time members of MSC. Butch has been dedicated to working at Diamondback for many years and his son Josh also works at Diamondback doing the checkered flag.

Recently Butch and his family found out terrible news that his wife Amy was diagnosed with brain cancer. As we all know, medical treatments are costly and we are looking to support and donate to Butch and family during this difficult time. Any donations would be greatly appreciated. If you wish to help please follow the “go fund me” link below.


Open practice has completed for today.  The track really came around by 4PM…  it dried up really good.  The grooming crew is out there now prepping the track and it looks really sweet.  Riders are signing up tonight and the turnout looks very promising for tomorrow’s race.

For live scoring at tomorrows event  CLICK HERE


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