Author: James Slaughter

ROUND 4 – ORANGE COUNTY FAIR MX – MAY 15TH, 2022 – HONDA HUSKY KTM SUZUKI YAMAHA ROCKY MOUNTAIN MC RACEGAS

How about that good weather??  We are glad to head south to the Orange County Fair MX in Middletown, NY for Round 4 of the MSC Championship Motocross Series.

There’s a lot of Manufacturer Contingency at stake this weekend with Honda, Husky, KTM, Suzuki, and Yamaha all participating in this weekends event.  PLUS Rocky Mountain MC’s $10 Gift cert to add to every rider attending (MAKE SURE YOUR CORRECT EMAIL IS GIVEN AT RIDER REGISTRATION, CHECK YOUR RECEIPT). 

Gates open on Friday so come early and enjoy the nice weather.

Friday

Gates Open 4PM

Weekend Entry – $20 all racers, and 6 years and older for non-racers.

Saturday Practice – $40 each rider

Sunday Race Classes – $40 each class

Saturday

Gates Open 7AM

Practice 9:30AM to 2:30PM

Early Race Signup starts at 3PM

Gates close at 11PM

Sunday

Gates and Signup Open at 7AM

Practice starts at 9AM

Racing around 10:15AM

 

ROUND 3 – ECHO VALLEY MX – SUNDAY, APRIL 24TH, 2022 – HONDA KTM HUSKY SUZUKI CONTINGENCY

Echo Valley MX in Coeyman’s Hollow, NY will be hosting Round 3 of the MSC Championship Motocross Series on Sunday, April 24th, 2022. 

Some new improvements for the 2022 season are an FM Transmitter so everyone in the pit area will be able to listen to the race action from the comfort of their own RV or vehicle. 

New race announcer, Joe Angelo Jr, will be giving our spectators play by play action while the racing is going on. 

Mark Quinto will be teaming up with Steve and Hank to keep Echo Valley running smooth. 

If you purchased your MSC Card in the last few weeks, you can get your card right at the track. Ask for Maggie Plaza at registration.

Remember, we can sign you up FAST, you’ll get all your practice and racing in, AND you’ll get your awards and be on the road before dark!  We will see you at Echo Valley MX, a REAL Motocross Track, one where they use a bulldozer to groom actual jumps and berms and don’t have the same ruts from 1978 still in the track!

53 Blodgett Hill Road
Coeymans Hollow, NY 12046
518-727-0311
Echo Valley Facebook Page

BRAAPPPPPP!

EVENT SCHEDULE

FRIDAY, APRIL 22ND

Gates Open from 4PM to 10PM

Weekend Entry Fee – $20

SATURDAY, APRIL 23RD

Gates Open at 7AM

Open Practice – 9AM to 3PM

Open Practice Pass – $30 per rider

SUNDAY, APRIL 24TH

Gates Open from 7AM

Practice 9AM Sharp

Racing 10:15AM

$40 per Race Class Entry

OEM CONTINGENCY AVAILABLE

ROUND 2 – OCFMX – SUNDAY, APRIL 10TH, 2022 – HONDA HUSQVARNA KTM SUZUKI CONTINGENCY

Round 2 heads down I-84 West to Middletown NY’s House of Power, The Orange County Fair Motocross this Sunday, April 10th, 2022.

Contingency from Honda, Husky, KTM and Suzuki.

Saturday Gates open at 7am
Practice 9:30am-2:30pm
Sunday gates open 7am
Practice starts at 9am
Racing starts at the end of Practice
Admission is required for the weekend.
Admission $20
Practice fee $40
Gate fee per class $40

CONTINGENCY OFFERED AT THIS EVENT

ROUND 1 – WALDEN MX – SUNDAY, APRIL 3RD, 2022 – AMA PRO-AM – HONDA-HUSQVARNA-KAWASAKI-KTM-YAMAHA CONTINGENCY – ROCKY MOUNTAIN RACE REWARDS

Are you ready for some action packed racing for the 2022 Metropolitan Sports Committee AMA District 34 Championship Motocross Racing Series?  Yes, we are also!   Get rid of those winter blues and trade them in for the smell of race gas and fast motocross bikes!

Round 1 will be held at the Walden Playboys MX Club on Sunday, April 3rd, 2022.  This will be 1 of 3 AMA Pro-AM’s that will be held in 2022.  We have all the incentives to boot! How about Contingency from Honda, Husky, Kawasaki, KTM, and Yamaha!  Yeah the battle will be on for that coveted prize money!   Also ALL Racers will receive Rocky Mountain Race Gas $10 Credits. All you need to do is make sure your email address is correct at rider signup.

Saturday will be an Open Practice so don’t miss that!  Most of us need that practice to shake out the cobwebs.

For more information about Walden MX, go to their website: WALDENMX.com

Boy we are pumped that the season is finally here!  We hope to see all our MSC Family of Motocross Racers and as always, we welcome those who are new and those who come from far away to race FULL GATES and Battle for that top prize!

Metropolitan Sports Committee – The Power House of the Northeast since 1959

Be a member of the MSC and support your sport!  Its only $40/year cash/money order or $42/year online!

SIGN UP TODAY

Participating Contingency for this event!

Make sure you gie your correct email address to rider signup so you will receive your $10 credit from Rocky Mountain ATV/MC

Sign up online with the AMA or sign up at the track!

No Lines Online, but Line at the Track! Just sayin’

2022 MSC Motocross Season is upon us!

With winter winding down, it is always hard to believe we will be racing in just a few short weeks! I mean the snow is still on the ground while I write this, but the weather looks bright just a few days from now!   Riders have been traveling all over the place in search of some seat time.  We see it on social media and its great to see. 

If you are new to this or just a procrastinator (we know who you are), here’s some tips on what you need to race and what to expect come race day #1:

  • What do you need to register to race on race day?
  • What do you need to know about the weekend of motocross racing?
    • Tracks open up Friday afternoons for parking. If you are really into the motocross lifestyle, then plan on getting there as early as possible. The tracks will tell you when they open and close the gates.
    • Saturday Practice usually starts around 9AM.  Get there and sign up for practice.  Go out in the practice class you belong in.  Remember, practice is “practice” not racing, take your time, don’t ride over your head, especially the first few times out, AND especially at the beginning of the season when everyone is a little rusty. 
    • Tracks usually do race signup on Saturday. You know you are going to race whether its sunny, raining, or what ever the condition so sign up!  Don’t wait until Sunday if you can avoid it.
    • Sunday Racing:  If you cannot get there until Sunday, just know you need to be there early to signup.  Expect lines at signup on Sunday. 
    • Remember to check the gate pick report to ensure all your info is correct AND you are listed in the class(es) you signed up in. 
    • CHECK YOUR RACE RESULTS!!  Make sure you check the results board frequently.  If you wait beyond the 30 minute posting time, results will remain official, even if they are incorrect! 
    • Trophies and payout will be given out 30 minutes after final results are posted.
    • Anyone under the age of 18 years MUST be accompanied by their parent(s) or guardian(s) for the entire time they are at the race track.  If your kids are coming to the track with another family other than their parents or guardians, they will need a notarized note giving the person responsible for the minor at the track guardianship while they are at the race track.
    • Take your garbage with you. Please keep our pits clean. DO NOT LEAVE YOUR TRASH ON THE GROUND. Bring your trash home with you.

2022 MSC Tracks

2022 MSC Racing Schedule

2022 MSC Racing Classes

2021 Knobby News

The 2021 Knobby News has been rolled out. Start looking in your mail boxes. This is the 2021 MSC AMA D-34 Annual Yearbook.

Thank you to all our Series Sponsors, Banquet Sponsors, and those who help our series year after year. 

Click Picture Above to Download

“Knobby News” Pitboard Messages to your favorite rider!

Each year since 1977 the MSC has published a Season Yearbook called the “Knobby News”.  The Knobby News lists rider placement, stats, interesting facts, news for the next season and so on.  Many riders still have copies of MSC Motocross History tucked away as a keep sake for years! 

Today’s Knobby News is a 40 page full color magazine and you can only get one by being a member of the Metropolitan Sports Committee.  Riders race hard to earn a place in this booklet.  Family and friends have an opportunity to show their love and appreciation to their favorite rider(s) by purchasing a PIT BOARD message in the Knobby News.

2021 Season Banquet February 12th, 2022

The 2021 Motocross Season came to a close after a phenomenal race season consisting of 19 events.

Metropolitan Sports Committee – AMA District 34 was named the AMA’s “Club of the Year” in 2020 and followed that up with almost 1000 members in 2021!  We are so proud that so many motocross racers from the Northeast called the MSC home this season.  We hope you enjoyed our series and come back in 2022. 

The points are up and locked at this time.  Riders who made the Top 10 are eligible for receiving awards at our Season Ending Banquet which is on February 12th, 2022 from 4pm to 9pm at the Orange County Fair Arena, 239 Wisner Avenue, Middletown, NY 10940.  You can only get an award by attending the banquet, so don’t miss out. Sign up today at the link below.

Our awards are huge to say the least.  1st place is over 72″ tall!  Those riders who have earned the coveted MSC Championship also earn a free ticket to the banquet. They also earn a Free MSC Championship Jacket with their name, rider # and the first place classes they earned respectively.  For Championship Riders, please fill out the banquet form as soon as possible. Jacket Size Deadline is December 4th, 2021.  Also for championship riders, please enter your favorite song to walk up and receive your award at the banquet.

Riders who have races the same class all year long and entered to race at EVERY MSC Race in 2021 have earned the Iron Man Award!

The MSC Number 1 Plate which can be run for all of 2022 will be Expert Rider Aaron Lampi, winning a championship in 250A, Open A and Plus 25A! Congratulations Aaron for a great season.

Rider of the Year, accumulates the most combined points in all classes is #813 Aaron Lampi with a combined score of 2,684 Points!

Rookie of the Year, has the highest combined score between the 250A and Open A Classes in their first full season as Expert is #48 Ryder Fox with 458 Points.

The 2022 Race Schedule is now posted so our racers and families can prepare their travel schedule as early as possible.

We would like to thank our tracks:  Ace MX Club at The Wick 338, Diamondback MX, Echo Valley MX, Holiday Mountain Action Sports, Orange County Fair Motocross, and Walden MX for all their hard work and dedication to the MSC Riders in 2021.

Big shout out to our series sponsors:  American Honda, Husqvarna, Kawasaki, KTM, Yamaha, Rocky Mountain MC, Fly Racing, and DP Brakes for your contributions to our racers.

Thank you to our dedicated Parts Vendors:  Performance Recreation and Valley Moto Shop.

Thank you to all our officials, our executive board, our volunteers, and track help. You are our backbone and we couldn’t do this without you!

Thank you to all our racers and families who attend our races in 2021 and in the years before.  Through good times and bad, good weather and bad, from championships to crashes, we have proven that we are all one big family that supports each other when it comes down to it. 

Since 1959, the Metropolitan Sports Committee made it our priority that we are here to promote motorcycle riding and racing.  In doing so, we have now become one of the largest families of motocross racing in the United States of America.  Join us in 2022 and continue to be part of this amazing motocross journey!

Happy Holiday’s and God Bless.

Sincerely,

James Slaughter, Chairman

2021 Banquet Signup

2021 Season Results

2021 Champions Form

2022 MSC Membership

ROUND 20 – WALDEN MX – SATURDAY & SUNDAY OCTOBER 23RD – 24TH, 2021 – AMA D34 Pro-Am – HUSKY KTM ROCKY MOUNTAIN CONTINGENCY

Round 20 will finish out the 2021 Season at the Walden Playboys Motocross spanning 2 days with 1 Moto each day starting Saturday, October 23rd for Moto 1 and Sunday, October 24th for Moto 2. 

Walden will be hosting an Open Practice on Friday, October 22nd also.

Here is what Walden MX posted on Facebook:

Gates will open on Thursday (we’re just not sure of a time yet).
Practice will be Friday from 9-3
First round of Moto’s start Saturday morning at 9am
2nd motos start Sunday at 9am.
250A and OpenA run both their motos on Sunday.
20.00 weekend admission
40.00 for practice/ 40.00 per class.
250A and OpenA 50.00/class.
Pay attention to updates and info daily.

 

ROUND 19 – DIAMONDBACK MX – OCTOBER 17TH, 2021 – HONDA-HUSKY-KTM

MSC will make it’s last trip to the High Speed, High Flying Diamondback MX.  Diamondback has been in East Durham since 2012.  Before this, Diamondback was located in Modena, NY since 1992. This will be their last event in East Durham, NY before moving to their new and final location, in Carlisle, NY.  Let’s have one last great race at Diamondback MX.  

Contingency provided by Honda, Husqvarna and KTM for this event.

Friday

Gates Open 12 Noon

Saturday

Gates Open at 7AM

Practice from 9AM to 3PM

Sunday

Gates Open 7AM

Signup Opens 7AM

Practice Starts 9AM

Racing 10:15AM

The Original Diamondback MX

Diamondback 2012

Diamondback 2013

Diamondback 2014

Diamondback 2015

Diamondback 2016

Diamondback 2017

Diamondback 2018

Diamondback 2019

Diamondback 2020

This weekend's final puzzle piece!

Completed Puzzle looks like this!

We want to thank everyone who attended our races over the last 29 years.  John Coen and myself have worked hard to keep Diamondback MX one of the most exciting motocross race tracks to race and spectate at. 

For 2022,  we purchased a place where the soil is AWESOME, the folks in the town are eager to have us racing there so, we are excited to bring to you Diamondback MX 3.0 in the Spring of 2022.  The new track is located on our farm, The Ranch at Carlisle,  in Carlisle, NY.  We promise, you will not be disappointed!

We would like to thank our motocross friends and family for all these years building the track, keeping the place operational and as safe as possible.  We would also like to thank the East Durham community including Durham Ambulance and most notably Danny Linden and his dad Rich Linden from providing excellent service for almost 10 years!  We would like to thank the Milk Run, Lawyers Deli, Angel’s Pizza, Stewart’s Shops, Big Top Portable Toilets, Hanniford’s Market, Dalton’s Donuts and Gas, Home Depot, and the BlackThorn Resort.

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