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Points for Claverack MX 5-18-14

Here are the points from Claverack 5/18/14. This was a Double Point race, as well as the first race that background colors were checked.  Most of you received your points.  If you did not receive your points this week, you may want to check the rulebook to make sure you have the right color background. It is also important to use your MSC assigned number.

I want to mention again that a simple fix for not having the correct color is to use duck tape ($5 @Walmart) around the edges of the plates to at least show you are attempting to follow our rules. We know that some Mini riders run other districts and need the white plates – this is the easiest way to fix your problem.

Next week at Echo Valley will be another Double Point race, so be prepared!

2014 Youth Points

2014 2StrokeSchoolboy Collegeboy Women


2014 Novice Points

2014 Amateur Points

2014 Expert Points

Points for Echo Valley 5-11-14

5/16/14 : It has been mentioned to me that someone is posting on Facebook that the colors don’t count this weekend. THIS IS A FALSE RUMOR!

BACKGROUND COLOR CHECK BEGINS AT CLAVERACK MAY 18TH – wrong color backgrounds = no Championship points


2014 Expert Points

2014 Amateur Points

2014 Novice Points


2014 2StrokeSchoolboy Collegeboy Women

2014 Youth Points

Here are the points from the 5/11 race at Echo Valley.  The next race is at Claverack and will be our first Double Points event.  This is the race when I will begin checking everyone’s background colors.  If you do not have the proper color backgrounds – your points will not count towards the Championship.  (The only exception will be new members on race day)

The proper colors are as follows:

Pee Wee 50cc – White plates/Black numbers

65cc – 85cc classes – Yellow plates/Black numbers

Novice – Black plates/White Numbers

Amateur – Yellow plates/Black numbers

Expert – White plates/Black numbers

Women/Girls – Red plates/ White or black numbers – Blue is accepted for the “Pro card” holders


Your MSC assigned number must be used on all 3 sides of your bike – we need this to be able to Score you easier!    If you have to borrow a bike on race day, use a paper plate to get your number on there for the day.   This is nothing new, so be ready!



Points from Twister Valley 5/4/14

Here are the points from Twister.  As you will see, many classes did not get points due to not enough riders in the class. (You must have 5 riders signed up in order to receive points)  I have not yet posted the Girls class. I will do so at a later time once something is clarified.

The next race is at Echo on Mother’s day May 11th.  This will be the last race that you can get away with not having the proper background colors.  On May 18th I will begin checking color backgrounds and you will not receive points if you are not using the correct ones.

Pee Wee 50cc – White plates with black numbers

65cc/Junior Mini/Mid Mini/Senior Mini/Open Mini – Yellow plates with black numbers

Women/Girls – Red plates with either white or black numbers (Blue is accepted for those holding Pro cards)

Novice – Black plates with white numbers

Amateur – Yellow plates with black numbers

Expert – White plates with black numbers

2014 Youth Points

2014 Novice Points

2014 Amateur Points

2014 Expert Points

2014 2StrokeSchoolboy Collegeboy Women


Points from Orange County Fair MX 4/27/14

2014 Expert Points

2014 Amateur Points

2014 Novice Points

2014 2StrokeSchoolboy Collegeboy Women


2014 Youth Points

Here are the points from the 4/27 race at OCFMX.  Please note that I am not checking background colors until the May 18th race at Claverack.  I am aware that there are some people out there with the wrong colors. Thank you, but I need to give everyone time to get their stuff in order.  If you are not sure of what color background is necessary to receive your Championship points, please look at the rulebook on the MSC website.


Points from Claverack Mx 4/13/14

2014 Youth Points

2014 2StrokeSchoolboy Collegeboy Women


2014 Novice Points

2014 Amateur Points

2014 Expert Points

Here are the Championship Points from Claverack 4/13/14.  We had an awesome turnout which made for a great day of racing!

I will not be checking for background colors until the next Claverack race on May 18th.  That will be a double points race, so be sure you have the right color on your bikes.  It is also required that you have your correct MSC number on your bike. Anyone who joined this weekend received points, but in order to receive points in the future, you will need the correct number.

Riders should have their MSC riding number on ALL 3 SIDES of your bike.

Please note: the +35 class is not being offered at all tracks this year. It is a NON points class.

Pee Wee 4-6, 7-8 & Oil Injected classes please take note of the updated rule stating that these classes are Stock Classes only.

Membership cards are being made and will be coming in the mail next week.

Enjoy your Easter holiday and we’ll see you at Orange County MX on the 27th!

Attention Peewee Parents/Riders – Rulebook Modification

During the race at Round 2, April 13th, 2014 Claverack MX, there was missing components in a rule for the following classes:

  • Peewee 4-6
  • Peewee 7-8
  • Peewee Oil Inj

Missing was Stock Only, No Mods.  Round 1 and 2 results will stand as posted, but racing after April 13th, 2014, all bikes running in those classes must be run in stock form, minus handlebars, grips, tires, chains and sprockets. You can revalve/respring suspension BUT must use suspension components that came with the motorcycle stock from the manufacturer.  Engine CC’s shall remain the same as factory.  PeeWee 4-6 can only have a 14mm round opening carburetor, 3’0″ wheelbase and a 2’0″ seat height.  Any protests at the track shall follow protest rules in the MSC Guide Book.

Any questions, feel free to contact

Thank you,

James Slaughter

2013 MSC Banquet Highlights – OVER $25,000 in prizes

Award Banquet 2013

February 16th, 2014 will go down as one great ceremony the MSC hosted in celebration of our riders accomplishments in 2013.  An over flowing stage full of trophies, some many feet higher than the rider receiving it, a room of over 450 attendees, and $25,000+ in prizes, this party was a sight to see.

Our friends from Big Boyz Toys, Dutchess Recreational Vehicles, and Jim Moroney’s Cycle were on hand with 2014 Motocross bikes on display and to show support of their fellow enthusiasts and sponsored riders.  Moroney’s Cycle raffled off a GoPro Hero3 helmet cam and donated the proceeds to the MSC.

MSC takes all proceeds from the banquet and our series membership and gives all back to the riders.  Looking around the room that night it was easy to see the excitement on the faces of the riders as they retrieved their earned awards or prizes.  The banquet seems to also be the beginning of the new season, where the riders get the share the stories of yesterday and their plans for the new year.  Some walked away from the banquet with a new bike to ride in 2014.

Early on in the banquet, attendees were treated to a video made for the beginning of the banquet.  Riders Peter Floor #95, Butch Racenet #96, and Scott Sheak #4 were all class winners and featured in the video.  In 2014, we will do many more featured rider profiles but this was the start of it all.

Leah Brew was honored for her many years of dedication as the Chairwomen of the MSC.  Through thick and thin, she has always been there to keep the sports committee going in the right direction.  We thank her for all her service and continued support of many years of MSC motocross history.

Jake Church

Jake Church #521 – 125 Two Stroke Only Champion in fitting fashion became the winner of the 2014 Yamaha YZ125 purchased from Phibbs Motorsports.

Jake hails from Greenville, NY and rode the Schoolboy class as well as the 125 Two Stroke Only class in 2013.  He was genuinely surprised and really pumped to win his new bike for 2014.

Not only did he win a bike, but he also won a new Fox Podium Shock from Fox Racing worth $1000.00!  And he won some free practice passes to a few of the MSC tracks.

Not many race series can boast these types of awards.  MSC feels our riders are the lifeblood of the series and we work very hard year in and year out to make it possible for the bikes to be part of the banquet.


Another treat on awards night was our wonderful M/C Randy Simpson and his girlfriend Maureen won our Grand Prize 2014 Kawasaki KX250F purchased from Phibbs Motorsports.

Both were extremely excited and surprised, and really, really happy.  I had the honor of winning a bike back in 2006 and Randy made very special comments that night.  I was able to return the favor to Randy and Maureen as I asked Randy, “How long have you attended our banquet?  Winning a bike is so awesome and I remember when you announced that I was the winner and the nice comments you made.  That was one of the most special nights of my life.”  Randy went along with not knowing they were winning the KX250F.  I read all the numbers but one and placed the raffle ticket in front of Randy’s face to read the last digit and see who actually was on the ticket.  Boy he was surprised!!!

It is moments like that, that really make what we do special.  Randy has dedicated himself to our sport and I cannot think of a better person to win the bike that night.

250 Expert Champion for 2014 is Davi Sterritt  ( Award received by his father Mark Sterritt)

Scott Sheak became the 2013 Open Expert, +25 Expert, & +30 Expert Champion

The MSC 250 and Open Expert Plates were once again donated by Hunter Motorcycle.

Congratulations to all the awarded riders and the many raffle prize winners.  It was certainly a night to remember.  Now its time to get ready to go racing.

James Slaughter #69 B Class

Chairman, Metropolitan Sport Committee


2014 Race Schedule is posted

The 2014 MSC Race Schedule has been posted up on the website.  Please see the clickable track links that will take you to the tracks website. You can also click on the manufacturer logo if it is a contingency event, which will take you to the manufacturers contingency page.  We are waiting on Kawasaki’s dates for 2014 and we will add their logo to the appropriate locations.   This season, Honda stepped up their contribution for MSC contingency and we welcomed Suzuki’s contingency partnership back to MSC.  MSC continues to have contingency support from Kawasaki and Yamaha as well for 2014.

Aftermarket contingency support from DP Brakes continues for 2014 and Fly Racing and their clothing contingency will continue again for 2014.


Please participate in any of these programs if you are eligible.  Not only does it put money in your pocket, but it shows the support of those who support our sport.

8 $31,600
4 $18,600
6 $49,800
5 $16,000
ALL Varies
ALL Varies

2013 Knobby News – PDF Version


2013 KNOBBY NEWS Cover Page

2013 KNOBBY NEWS Cover Page

Click the above link to download and review the 2013 MSC Knobby News Magazine.  If you are a member of MSC, you will be receiving your own copy via Mail the first week of January.  You can see the 2014 MSC race schedule, the rider points, riders who moved up to a new class, winners of contingency programs, rider profiles, and more.

MSC thanks all our participants from 2013 for making it another successful year.  2014 will be our 55th year of sanctioning motocross races!  We invite you to renew your membership or if you are not a member,  join our series and become part of the legacy of motocross in the lower NY region.  MSC has more contingency, more payout, awesome tracks, and the most competition lining up on a gate anywhere in our region.

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