MSC News

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

A message from the points keeper.

First let me Thank all of  you for your patience and support during this transition.  It is not easy filling Amy’s shoes

a lot harder then any of us thought.  A few things that might be helpful if you need to contact me, Text is the best way my cell number is listed on the website and we will update it with that info. If you haven’t received your membership cards in the mail please text me and let me know. Most cards are done and mailed except for the recently received in the mail.  Also there was a little bit of a hold up with the members who mailed there applications to Amy, she had to intern mail them to me.  I will start checking backround colors at the June 4th Diamondback MX race.

  • EXPERT – WHITE WITH BLACK NUMBERS
  • AMATEUR- YELLOW WITH BLACK NUMBERS
  • NOVICE- BLACK WITH WHITE NUMBERS
  • WOMEN- RED WITH BLACK OR WHITE NUMBERS
  • YOUTH-ANY COMBINATION OF THE ABOVE

So as of June 4th riders not running correct colors will not receive MSC championship points.

Again Thank You everyone for your patience and support.

Sincerely,

Tracey Floor

Pointskeeper

2017 MSC MOTOCROSS RACING SEASON IS COMING

The banquet marks the end of the prior years race activities and the start of the new season is fast approaching.  Our banquet was full of smiling faces and riders excited that the winter is half over.   It is always nice to see our riders, dressed sharp or even in their riding jerseys accepting their awards and prizes.  So now that 2016 is over, let’s talk about what is new for 2017:

  • Two New Tracks on board
    • ACE Motocross with events being held at THE WICK 338
    • ADK Motocross in Fort Ann, New York.
  • Three Great Tracks remain on board
    • Claverack Motocross operating over 40 years with a natural terrain layout.
    • Diamondback MX has the fastest layout with obstacles friendly for all skills.
    • Orange County MX has a new, improved layout with excellent visibility.
  • New Championship Points Structure
    • Points paid per moto all the way back to last place.  This is a true bonus points program.  You must compete to earn points.  3 Rider Minimum per class.
  • XtremeScore Transponder Scoring System at all tracks except Claverack
    • Points updates online in real time
    • Race Results Text messaged* web signup required
    • Laptimes/Results LIVE to the web
  • 19 Races in 2017 vs 26 in 2016
    • Frees up 7 weekends for other activities for our riders
  • Best Expert Purse per track in the Northeast!
    • Over $70,000 in Expert Purse Available for 2017 *
  • Great Manufacturer Contingency Programs **
    • Honda 7 Races – $35,525
    • Kawasaki 4 Races – $19,900
    • Suzuki 4 Races – $33,200
    • Yamaha 5 Races – $16,000

The 2017 rule book has been updates and available for download.

* Determined by all Motos and Combined payout for all possible classes back to 8th place.  Tracks determine payout schedule, not MSC.

** Contingency Programs offered by companies have specific rules and guidelines participating riders must abide by.  MSC does not determine or retain payout for contingency programs whatsoever.  Please refer to the manufacturer contingency website for info or contact info.

 

MSC MOTOCROSS BANQUET IS RIGHT AROUND THE CORNER, ARE YOU SIGNED UP?

First there is Halloween, then Christmas, then New Years and finally there is the MSC MOTOCROSS BANQUET!!! MARK YOUR CALENDAR FOR FEBRUARY 12th, 2017, starting at 12pm.  Did you forget to signup?  Please do so TODAY,

CLICK HERE FOR BANQUET REGISTRATION FORM

If you do not signup, we will not have your trophy there at the banquet, so please get your form in today.

We have a huge amount of prizes and how about two awesome MOTOCROSS BIKES!

Moroney’s Cycle presenting a 2017 Yamaha YZ125 two stroke and a 2017 Honda CRF450R from Troy City Garage.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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