Author: James Slaughter

ROUND 2 – ORANGE COUNTY FAIR MX – SATURDAY, APRIL 20TH-21ST, 2024 – GasGas, Husqvarna, Kawasaki, KTM, Rocky Mountain MC, Suzuki

Date: April 15, 2024
Location: Orange County Fair Motocross, 239 Wisner Ave, Middletown, NY 10940


[Event Overview]

Prepare for an action-packed weekend as Round 2 of the MSC Championship Series throttles into gear at Orange County Fair Motocross! With a full day of open practice on Saturday, April 20th, followed by race day on Sunday, April 21st, competitors and fans alike can look forward to an intense showcase of motocross prowess.

[Event Highlights]

  • Top Brand Contingency Programs: Proudly supported by GasGas, Husqvarna, Kawasaki, KTM, and Suzuki, offering excellent incentives for top performers.
  • Rocky Mountain MC Gift Cards: All registered riders will receive a $10 gift card. Be sure to provide your email at registration to claim your reward.
  • Xtreme Score Transponders: Essential for all participants to ensure accurate race timing, available for $10 per bike.

[Schedule and Fees]

  • Gate Fees:

    • Open Practice (Saturday): $40 per rider
    • Race Day (Sunday): $40 per class
  • General Entry:

    • Racers and Spectators (ages 6 and older): $20 per person

[Rider Information]

  • Classes and Contingency Rewards: Multiple classes cater to various skill levels, from novices to seasoned pros, with contingencies enhancing the competitive edge.
  • Practice and Race Preparation: Saturday’s practice day is crucial for mastering the track and gearing up for Sunday’s challenges.

[Membership and Registration]

  • Required Memberships: All riders must hold a valid AMA membership and an MSC membership to ensure compliance with safety and insurance standards:

    • AMA Membership: $49 (Annual) / $20 (Day Pass)
    • MSC Membership: $50 (Annual) / $20 (Day Pass)
  • Pre-Registration and Memberships:

    • Avoid the lines: Pre-register for the event and secure your memberships online to streamline your experience and focus on the race.

[Special Notes]

  • Safety Equipment: Full racing gear required, including helmets, boots, and appropriate attire.
  • Facilities for Families and Spectators: Enjoy a family-friendly environment with full access to food vendors, merchandise, and exciting racing action.

Join us for Round 2 of the MSC Championship Series at Orange County Fair Motocross! Whether you are behind the handlebars or cheering on your favorite riders, this event promises non-stop excitement and competition at its best.

For more information, to register for the race, and to sign up for memberships, visit www.MSCMOTOCROSS.com .

ROUND 1 – WALDEN MX AMA PRO-AM – CHRIS MOORE MEMORIAL – SUNDAY, APRIL 7TH, 2024 – GASGAS HUSKY KAWASAKI KTM ROCKY MOUNTAIN MC CONTINGENCY

The engines are revving, and the excitement is palpable as we gear up for the exhilarating kick-off of the MSC Championship Motocross Series! Round 1 promises an adrenaline-fueled weekend at the renowned Walden Motocross in Wallkill, NY. This event isn’t just any race; it’s a tribute to the spirit of motocross, honoring the legacy of Chris Moore in a special Memorial event. As an AMA Pro-Am competition, this round sets the stage for both amateur and professional riders to showcase their skills, determination, and passion for motocross AND those valuable AMA Pro-Am points for up and coming riders wanting to earn their Pro Card!


[Event Highlights]

  • AMA Pro-Am Status: An opportunity for riders to earn points towards their Pro-Am Motocross license in a competitive, yet supportive environment.
  • Chris Moore Memorial: We race in memory of Chris Moore #923, celebrating his life and contributions to the motocross community.
  • Top Brand Contingency Programs: Generous support from leading motocross brands, including GasGas, Husqvarna, Kawasaki, and KTM, offering contingency rewards that underscore their commitment to the sport and its athletes.
  • Rocky Mountain MC Gift Certificates: A token of appreciation for all registered racers, ensuring everyone leaves with something to commemorate the day.
  • Competitive Classes: A wide range of classes to accommodate all ages and skill levels, from novices to seasoned pros.

As you gear up for an action-packed weekend, here’s a breakdown of the gate fees and times to ensure you’re all set for entry:

Gate Fees and Times:

  • Friday: (5pm to 11pm) $25 Fri-Sun pass

    Begin the weekend with the thrilling anticipation of what’s to come. Friday’s gate fee grants you access to the excitement of open practice signups, where you can watch riders get a feel for the track and prepare for the competition ahead.

  • Saturday: (7am to 11pm) $20 Sat & Sun Pass

    Saturday is a day full of activity, starting bright and early. Your entry not only lets you witness the determination and skill of riders during the open practice but also participate in or cheer on competitors in the cornhole tournament. It’s a perfect blend of high-speed action and leisurely fun.

  • Sunday: (7am to 3pm) $20 Sunday pass

    The climax of the weekend, Sunday holds the heart of the competition. With the rider’s meeting first thing in the morning and races kicking off right after practice, you won’t want to miss a second of the action. Your gate fee ensures you’re part of the thrilling conclusion to the weekend’s festivities.

Please Note: Gate fees provide access to the park and all the event’s activities for the specified times. Whether you’re participating in the races, supporting your favorite riders, or just soaking in the vibrant atmosphere of motocross culture, these fees help make the event possible for everyone to enjoy.

Rider Fees and Membership Details

For those ready to take to the track, here are the specific rider fees and membership requirements for participating in Round 1 of the MSC Championship Motocross Series at Walden Motocross. Whether you’re aiming to showcase your skills during the AMA Pro-Am races or looking to enjoy the thrill of other classes, we’ve got all the details you need:

Rider Fees:

  • Open Practice: $50
    • Get a feel for the track and sharpen your skills before the main event.
  • AMA Pro-Am Race Fee: $50 per class
    • Compete at the highest level with other aspiring and established racers.
  • All Other Classes: $40 per class
    • A variety of classes are available to suit every age and skill level.

Membership and Day Pass Requirements: To participate in any race event, riders must have a current AMA membership and an MSC AMA District 34 membership. These memberships not only register you with the governing bodies of motocross in America but also contribute to the sport’s growth and the safety and fairness of competitions.

  • AMA Membership: $49 (Annual) / $20 (Day Pass)
  • MSC AMA District 34 Membership: $50 (Annual) / $20 (MSC Day Pass)

These memberships are essential for all riders and ensure you’re covered under the AMA and MSC AMA District 34’s insurance and competition regulations. Whether you’re a seasoned pro or new to the scene, these memberships support your journey in motocross racing.

Pre-Registration and Memberships:

Getting registered in advance can save you time and streamline your experience on race day.

These steps are essential for ensuring your participation is confirmed, and you meet all requirements set forth by the organizing bodies. By handling these details ahead of time, you can focus more on the race and less on paperwork.

Remember, securing your spot through pre-registration not only guarantees your place in the competition but also allows for a smoother, more enjoyable experience leading up to and on the day of the event. Let’s make this a race to remember!

Please Note: Memberships and day passes are required for all racers. Be sure to secure these ahead of time to streamline your registration process on race day.


This comprehensive breakdown of rider fees, along with the necessary memberships and day passes, ensures that participants are well-informed and prepared for an incredible racing experience at Walden Motocross. Whether you’re there to compete or to soak in the thrilling atmosphere, this event promises excitement and the spirit of motocross at its best.

Excitement Unleashed: 2024 MSC Championship Motocross Series Kicks Off – Secure Your Rider Membership Now!

Rev up your engines and get ready for the thrill of a lifetime as the 2024 MSC Championship Motocross Series is about to hit the tracks! With heart-pounding races, adrenaline-pumping jumps, and a community of motocross enthusiasts like no other, this season promises to be the most exciting one yet. The action is set to begin, and you won’t want to miss a moment of it.

Rider Membership Card: Unleash the Full Experience!

To fully immerse yourself in the MSC Championship Motocross Series, we invite you to become a proud member of our motocross community by securing your exclusive 2024 MSC Rider Membership Card. Membership not only grants you access to thrilling races but also allows your rider to receive series points for end of season awards.


Membership Details:

  • Cost:

    • $50 via mail-in form
    • $52 online

No More Reserved Member Numbers – Act Fast!

Each year, we reserve rider numbers until the night of the awards banquet! At this time, member numbers are no longer reserved, making it even easier for everyone to be a part of our motocross family. Whether you’re a seasoned rider or a newbie eager to experience the thrill, grab this opportunity and secure your membership number now – they’re going fast!


How to Sign Up:

  1. Mail-In Form:

  2. Online Registration:


Why Become a Member?

  • Exclusive Access: Be part of a community that shares your passion for motocross.

  • Savings: Members do not pay $20 day passes.

  • Season Points: Earn points toward the end of season banquet where you could win one of the prestigious MSC AMA District 34 Top 10 Awards!


Hurry, Before It’s Too Late!

With member numbers no longer reserved, the opportunity to be part of the 2024 MSC Championship Motocross Series is wide open. Don’t miss out on the action – sign up for your Rider Membership Card now! Whether you’re tearing up the tracks or cheering from the sidelines, this season promises unforgettable moments and unbeatable and exciting racing.

Secure your membership, embrace the thrill, and get ready for the ride of a lifetime! See you at the starting line!

For more information and to sign up, visit www.MSCMOTOCROSS.com now!

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Unveiling the Thrilling 2023 MSC AMA District 34 Knobby News

Rev up your engines and grab your helmets because the 2023 racing season has been nothing short of adrenaline-pumping excitement within the Metropolitan Sports Committee AMA District 34. The release of the much-anticipated Knobby News brings forth a chronicle of thrilling moments, nail-biting competitions, and the unwavering spirit of motocross enthusiasts.

Celebrating Triumphs: The pages of the 2023 Knobby News resonate with the triumphs of talented riders who conquered tracks, leaving a trail of exhilaration in their wake. From breathtaking battles to awe-inspiring victories, this year’s racing season was a testament to the dedication and resilience of riders who pushed the limits of their craft.

Commending Partnerships: As the Knobby News unravels, it pays tribute to the invaluable support of our esteemed sponsors. Their unwavering commitment and backing have not only fueled our races but have also become the cornerstone of our success. Riders and enthusiasts are encouraged to explore and patronize the products and services offered by these esteemed sponsors, recognizing their pivotal role in the motocross community.

Unforgettable Moments: The 2023 season brought forth moments etched in the annals of motocross history. From captivating showdowns at renowned tracks to heartwarming camaraderie among riders, each turn of the page in the Knobby News unveils the passion and fervor that define our beloved sport.

Looking Ahead: As we bid farewell to the 2023 season, the Knobby News serves as a bridge to the future. With unbridled anticipation, we eagerly await the thrills and challenges that the upcoming seasons will bring. The rallying call for riders to join us in the pursuit of motocross excellence resonates through the pages, inspiring both veterans and newcomers to partake in the exhilarating journey ahead.

The 2023 MSC AMA District 34 Knobby News encapsulates the heart and soul of motocross, paying homage to the dedication of riders, the unwavering support of sponsors, and the unwritten chapters awaiting us in the future. As we turn the final pages of this year’s edition, we celebrate the triumphs and gear up for the promising adventures that lie on the horizon.

Get ready to dive into the pages of the Knobby News and relive the unforgettable moments that made the 2023 racing season an epic saga within the MSC AMA District 34.

🏁 Press Release: Kawasaki Contingency Confirmed for the 2024 Race Season! 🏁

We are thrilled to announce that the Metropolitan Sports Committee AMA District 34 is partnering with Kawasaki Motors Corp., USA for an incredible opportunity in the 2024 race season!

Statement from James Slaughter, Chairman of MSC:

“I am delighted to share the fantastic news that Kawasaki Motors Corp., USA has stepped up in an exceptional way for our motocross community. Their commitment to supporting the sport of motocross is admirable. On behalf of the Metropolitan Sports Committee AMA District 34, I extend our sincerest gratitude to Kawasaki Team Green for their tremendous support and dedication. It’s an honor to have Kawasaki on board, providing contingencies at all 21 rounds with Series Payout of $176,000 of our 2024 race season. This significant commitment speaks volumes about their belief in nurturing talent and promoting excellence within our racing community. We’re thrilled to embark on this exciting journey together!”

About the Kawasaki Contingency:

  • Kawasaki Motors Corp., USA will offer contingencies at all 21 rounds of the Metropolitan Sports Committee AMA District 34 2024 race season.
  • The contingency program provides eligible Kawasaki riders with the opportunity to earn rewards based on their race results in specified classes throughout the season.

This partnership demonstrates Kawasaki’s strong commitment to supporting grassroots racing and fostering the development of talented riders within the motocross community.

Join us in expressing our heartfelt appreciation to Kawasaki for their generous support!

For more information and updates, stay tuned to our official website and social media channels.

#KawasakiContingency #MSCDistrict34 #Motocross2024 #GrassrootsRacing

Wrapping Up the Thrills: AMA District 34 Motocross Season Concludes with Spectacular Finale

250 Expert Champion

David Nitto Jr #291

Open Expert Champion

Aaron Lampi #813

As the sun sets on another exhilarating season, the Metropolitan Sports Committee’s AMA District 34 Motocross bids farewell to a year filled with adrenaline-pumping action and unforgettable moments. From the inaugural race’s roar to the final checkered flag, riders, fans, and enthusiasts have been treated to an exceptional display of skill, determination, and camaraderie.

Reflecting on Unforgettable Moments

Throughout the season, the tracks echoed with the thunderous sounds of engines, creating an electrifying atmosphere that drew in motocross aficionados from all corners. Each race brought its unique challenges, pushing riders to their limits and showcasing their prowess on the dirt.

From the thrilling twists and turns of the challenging tracks to the nail-biting battles for positions, every race day was a testament to the unwavering dedication and passion of the motocross community. Spectators witnessed remarkable displays of talent and sportsmanship, cheering on riders as they conquered obstacles and soared across the finish line.

Celebrating Achievements and Triumphs

As we close this chapter, let’s applaud the champions whose unwavering commitment and skill led them to podium finishes and championship titles. Their hard-fought victories and consistency throughout the season stand as inspirations for aspiring riders and a testament to the spirit of motocross.

Beyond the winners’ circle, every participant has contributed to the vibrancy and excitement of the races. Their dedication, resilience, and love for the sport have woven the fabric of this season, creating memories that will linger long after the dust settles.

Looking Ahead to the Future:

As the curtain falls on this incredible journey, anticipation heightens for the exciting events lined up in the upcoming season. The Metropolitan Sports Committee’s AMA District 34 Motocross is thrilled to announce a series of thrilling competitions set to elevate the motocross experience.

Upcoming Events:

  1. AMA Pro-Am Series:

    • Three electrifying AMA Pro-Am events are on the horizon. Get ready for heart-pounding action at:
      • April 7th – Walden MX
      • April 14th – Orange County Fair MX
      • July 21st – Diamondback MX
    • Brace yourself for adrenaline-fueled races featuring top-tier talent and intense battles on these renowned tracks.
  2. Loretta Lynn Area Qualifiers:

    • Two pivotal Loretta Lynn Area Qualifiers are slated to take place at:
      • May 11-12th – Diamondback MX
      • May 18-19th – Walden MX
    • These qualifiers offer aspiring riders the chance to showcase their skills and vie for coveted spots at the esteemed Loretta Lynn Amateur National Motocross Championship.

New Points Format & Championship Playoff:

The upcoming season heralds an exciting change with a revamped points system. Riders will earn points throughout the season, leading to a thrilling Championship Playoff at the final five races. This innovative format promises heightened intensity, as riders battle it out on the track, vying for the championship title.

250 & 450 Expert Championship Purse!

Top 10 Premiere Expert classes (250 A & 450 A) will receive payout for placing in the Top 10.

Ironman Award winners win BIG!

For 2024, all Ironman Award Winners will receive a FREE Membership to the MSC for the 2025 Race Season!

Anticipate Thrills and Triumphs:

The future is poised to be an exhilarating journey, teeming with competitive races, jaw-dropping maneuvers, and unforgettable moments. Whether you’re a seasoned rider, an enthusiastic spectator, or a devoted supporter of the motocross community, mark your calendars and prepare for unparalleled excitement at these upcoming events.

As we bid farewell to this remarkable season, the Metropolitan Sports Committee’s AMA District 34 Motocross extends gratitude to everyone who contributed to the success of the past races. Your unwavering support and passion continue to fuel the spirit of motocross, shaping a vibrant future for the sport.

Gear up, stay tuned, and join us as we dive headfirst into a new chapter of motocross excellence!

Thank you for being an integral part of the ride!

Until we meet again on the starting line, keep the engines roaring and the passion burning. The legacy of AMA District 34 Motocross continues, and the best is yet to come! Thank you for being a part of the ride!

Sincerely,

Metropolitan Sports Committee, AMA District 34

ROUND 20 – WALDEN MX – OCTOBER 21ST-22ND, 2023 – HALLOWEEN RACE – GasGas, Honda, Husky, KTM Contingency

The MSC Championship Motocross Series AMA District 34’s last round for 2023 is at the Walden Playboys MC for Round 20 starting with Moto 1 on Saturday, October 21st and Moto 2 on Sunday, October 22nd, 2023.

Contingency this season is the largest in the history of the MSC Championship MX Series.  With over $900,000 up for grabs from the manufacturers, now is the time and MSC is the place.

Please keep in mind that Walden is running  District 2 in conjunction with MSC District 34.  The classes may differ.  Make sure you sign up with the class that matches the class you ran with MSC in 2023.  You can find our class list on our website at RACE CLASSES.

Due to circumstances beyond MSC’s control, Performance Recreation Cobra will not be onsite to support riders this weekend.  Please contact Dan in advance if you need Cobra Brand specific parts prior to heading to Walden.  Valley Moto Shop will be there and had ramped up on mini parts to help our riders continue racing this weekend. 

ROUND 19 – ECHO VALLEY MX – OCTOBER 15TH, 2023 – GasGas, Honda, Husky, KTM, Suzuki Contingency

MSC is heading northbound to the Hills of Coeyman’s Hollow, NY for Round 19 of the MSC Championship Motocross Series for the final time in 2023.

Racers from all over will be on hand to battle for the MSC’s Coveted Series Championship so you don’t want to miss out as points are getting close with only one race left on the calendar.

Echo Valley has been in existence for 12 years this season.   They work hard on their track every time we show up!  They have a true Motocross Track, not some old harescramble course that gives you the same ruts from 1978!  Their rider signup uses the super speedy Xtreme Score system that keeps the signup  line nice and fast so you can get back to your pit to enjoy your weekend!   Come join us at Echo Valley MX and race with the best the Hudson Valley has to offer.

Friday

Gates Open at 4PM

Saturday

Gates Open at 7AM

Practice from 9AM to 2PM

Sunday

Gates Open at 7AM

Practice at 9AM

Racing around 10:15AM

Available Contingency

ROUND 18 – ORANGE COUNTY FAIR MX – OCTOBER 8TH, 2023 – GasGas, Honda, Kawasaki, Husky, KTM Contingency

Orange County Fair Motocross is hosting Round 18 of the MSC Championship Motocross Series on Sunday, October 8th, 2023 .  Contingency Programs for this event are GasGas, Honda, Husky, Kawasaki & KTM!  Large Trophies and Huge Expert Purse make racing at OCFMX even more exciting!

Friday

  • Gates Open Noon to  11PM

Give your email at Rider Registration to receive Gift Cert!

Saturday

  • Saturday Gates open at 7am
  • Practice 9:30am-2:30pm
  • Early Race Signup from 2:30pm to 5PM

Sunday

  • 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

Event Contingency

ROUND 17 – ORANGE COUNTY FAIR MX – SEPTEMBER 17TH, 2023 – GasGas, Honda, Husky, KTM, Suzuki Contingency

Orange County Fair Motocross is hosting Round 17 of the MSC Championship Motocross Series on Sunday, August 20th.  Contingency Programs for this event are GasGas, Honda, Husky, KTM, & Suzuki!  Large Trophies and Huge Expert Purse make racing at OCFMX even more exciting!

Friday

  • Gates Open Noon to  11PM

Give your email at Rider Registration to receive Gift Cert!

Saturday

  • Saturday Gates open at 7am
  • Practice 9:30am-2:30pm
  • Early Race Signup from 2:30pm to 5PM

Sunday

  • 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

Event Contingency

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