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$1,000 Fly Bucks giveaway this weekend at Hemond's
Need another reason to go to the NESC races at Hemond's this weekend? How about a thousand more? Fly Bucks will be given away on Saturday and Sunday to various classes based on various finish positions.

Big track both days at Hemond's this weekend
Just heard that the races will be on the big track both days! Also known as Sawmill or the new track, this layout is a favorite of many New England racers.

May 27&28, Minot, Maine, Hemond's Moto-X Park

Maine, motocross and Memorial Day weekends have been a tradition in New England since the 70's. Two days of racing, lots of fun times with your family and friends and you'll still have Monday for a little cookout at home. Hemond's has it all, everything a track needs to hold national caliber races, an awesome track with lots of elevation changes and fun jumps, spacious, grass covered pits with lots of spaces right at the track fences so you can watch the races right from your camper and a beautiful New England setting. The place so nice that you'd enjoy a vacation there even if there weren't any races there.

But there are races there this weekend! The fastest riders in New England will spend this Saturday and Sunday competing for trophies, cash and thousands of dollars in contingency money.

There will be classes for all abilities and all bike sizes 50's, 65's and 85cc's up, one day racers are always welcome but only NESC members earn championship points and only NESC members are eligible for end of the year awards, scholarships and benefits from the Tom Timonen fund.

Gates open Friday and are open til 11pm, they will reopen Sat 6am-11pm and Sunday at 6am. Sign will be 6:30-8 both days with a riders meeting following sign up and practice starting at 8:30

Practice on Friday at Hemond's
Make a three day weekend out of it, come on over on Friday, Hemond's will have practice from 3-7 on the original track.z

Contingency at Hemond's
Honda and KTM are paying contingency at Hemond's this Saturday, KTM is paying this Sunday, check out their web sites or your local dealer for more info.

Directions to Hemond's
Hemond's is in southern Maine only 45 minutes north of Portland, just a few minutes off Rt. 95. If you've never been before use these directions or enter 695 Woodman Hill Rd, Minot, ME in your phone or GPS. Please be nice to our neighbors and don't take Old Woodman Hill RD.

Race order for Hemond's 5-27-17
Hemond's MX 5/27/17    
1 50 cc C
18 Super Mini C
19 450 MX C/40+ C C
20 250 Lites B C
5 450 MX Pro/A C
6 55+ Open/ Female C
7 40+ A/40+ B C
8 Open Novice C
9 65cc C
10 Open Amateur C
11 Open Expert C
12 85cc 7-11/12-15 yrs C
13 50+ Open/30+ C C
14 30+ A/30+B $C
15 Youth C C
16 Youth B C
17 250 Lites A/Pro/ Youth A C
18 250 Lites C C
19 450 MX B C
20 45+ Open C
Race order for Hemond's 5-28-17
Hemond's MX 5/28/17    
1 50cc C
2 250 Lites C C
3 450 MX B C
4 45+ Open C
5 Super Mini C
6 450 MX C/40+ C C
7 250 Lites B C
8 65cc C
9 450 MX Pro/A C
10 55+ Open/ Female C
11 40+ A/40+ B $C
12 Open Novice C
13 Open Amateur C
14 Open Expert C
15 85cc 7-11/12-15 yrs C
16 50+ Open/30+ C C
17 30+ A/30+B C
18 Youth C C
19 Youth B C
20 250 Lites A/Pro/ Youth A C


NESC president honored by Legends and Heroes Motocross Hall of Fame

David Clemence, current NESC president and long time NESC racer was honored by the Legends and Heroes Motocross Hall of Fame at the Met Life Supercross last Saturday. David joins other New England legends like Doug Henry, John Dowd and Doug Henry in the Hall of fame.
David got his start racing in the early '70's and was a top NESC expert within a couple years mostly racing Bultacos out of Razee's MC Center where he works as the parts manager. He's won numerous NESC Vet class championships and still breaks out a Bultaco every once in a while for a vintage race.



Notes from the office
We will be following the rulebook under NP-1 following the 4/30/17 race at MX-207. 1st offense, verbal warning, second offense rider will not be allowed to start their moto. If you have a number on your back, it should match your assigned bike number. Paul Robbins (NESC ref) has already been keeping a list and warning riders.

We also have several riders who continue to cause problems every week because they “forget” to transfer their transponders to both bikes that they are riding. The rule is no transponder, no score we need to crack down especially when it’s the same riders every week. It's understandable that someone might forget once, but some continue to do this every week, then run down to say they forgot to put it on the other bike.

Another thing to remember is that the rulebook says you have 30 minutes to protest a score after it is posted. Waiting until the end of the day to come to tell us there was an error in moto 1 causes us to delay shutting down the system to make the changes, in many instances trophies have already been given out, and worst case money classes have already been paid.

No more pre-entry at the NESC races

NESC members are now able to enter on race day using the kiosks at sign up, the first two classes are 35. each and the third is 15.. One day riders must still sign up with the NESC at the track and then enter their classes by signing up with that track.

2017 NESC applications online

Get a jump on next year and save your number by renewing your NESC membership today.
You can download the form here

NESC Digital Newsletter

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2017 NESC Board of Directors
President Dave Clemence
Vice President Kevin Bishop
Treasurer John DelGrosso
Secretary Shaunna Knuth
Senior Rider Reps
  Jason Allan
  Austin Brooks
  Tim Brown
  Jason Hargreaves
  Chris Knuth
  John Majcher
  Mark Sullivan
Alternate Rider Reps
  Cory Beety
  Jack Courtney
  Brittani Majcher
  Andrew Rossi
Competition Committee
  Ruth Pepoon

Mylaps transponder update

Mylaps has finally given riders some updates and now they have a “fix” for the older version X2’s that would not connect/charge. The NESC has a few of these “fix” packs available at sign-up. Newer versions will not have the issue. Also there are instructions on how to tell if the X2’s are activated and how much time they have left.
You can read more here

Notes from the office

Forms must be completely filled out, all information must be on the forms before they can be processed, especially transponder numbers and notary stamps.

Incomplete forms must be returned, unprocessed.

Transponders

Remind everyone to charge their Flex and Classic transponders for at least 12 hours before race day. Newer X2’s require only 4 hours to charge.

If they are blinking fast red then they need to buy more time directly from Mylaps; their subscriptions are expired or for the new X2 units, they need to be activated before use.

Expired Flex units: You must purchase more time on Mylaps.com and then connect the transponder through your computer to the Flex Manager program on the Mylaps website and activate them.

For fast blinking X2 units they must be activated directly from the Mylaps website, by logging on to the rider’s Mylaps account.

NESC has no Internet connection available on its computers at Southwick or Central Village. We cannot activate your transponders.

 

Now there's a 10 race minimum required to be eligible for year end awards. Some tracks feel that we have low turnouts at some events because riders have no commitment to the series, they race only half of the events. They can skip all the Maine races and still get 7 per half by going only to MA and CT to ride.

Also it is very important to understand that the parental consent form listed is for parents that are sending their minors to race events where they will not be present. They must name the person acting as guardian for the day, it must be notarized and we need a new form for every event. We have no blanket minor releases at NESC.

 

Did you know...

Did you know that the NESC is a non-profit corporation? The NESC runs off only the funds collected from membership fees (either full year or one day) and the transponder rental fees. The NESC does not make money from the race entries and gate fees at the races.
Did you know that one dollar from every entry goes into the Tom Timonen Fund that is in place to help riders injured in NESC races?

 

Trackside X2 Transponders

The new transponder model from Trackside, the X2 will be compatible with the NESC scoring system. These will have to be activated by the rider before they get to the track.

 

The NESC Scholarship program.

This fund awards $2,000.00 annually to college students meeting NESC requirements.

Eligibility requirements: Must be a NESC member for at least two years in good standing and a full time student at a fully accredited college, university, or technical school. Rider must have attended at least 10 NESC races in the current year.

Application process:

Compose a cover letter to NESC requesting consideration for the NESC Scholarship program; naming the college/course of study you plan on attending.

A copy of your final grades from the most recent term.

A letter from your college registrar’s office confirming acceptance to the school.

Please send the above requirements by November 1st; we will make the decisions for awards just prior to the annual banquet.

Deadline to apply is November 1st of the current racing year.

Please send your information to

NESC Scholarship

NESC
P.O. Box 1680
Wells, ME 04090

 

NESC on Facebook

Like the NESC page on Facebook to see last minute updates and other important info.

 

Huge points fund for the Pro/Expert classes

Last year $25,000.00 was paid out at the Awards banquet to the Expert and Pro riders in the top 15 and this year with bigger turn outs it could be even more.

 

100% plus payback ten spots in the 250 & 450 expert/pro motos

Not 3, not 5, but all the way back to tenth place*! No New England series pays out what the NESC races pay out. *Riders must place in the top ten of a moto (combined expert and pro to win cash). Expert class riders are also eligible for trophies in their class.

 

Address changed?

If you have changed your address this year, please notify the NESC by email ASAP.


Championship points for the Spring Series updated 5-22

Results updated 5-22

Promo Points updated 4-25

Rider numbers updated 4-25-17

2017 Spring Series Race orders posted 3-22

NESC Rules updated 3-23

2017 Race schedule posted 12-2

Final Championship points for the 2016 Fall Series posted 11-15

Championship points for the Fall Series updated 10-31

Final Championship points for the 2016 Spring Series posted 8-7

Forms updated 3-26

Final Championship points for the Fall Series posted 11-7

Championship points for the Fall Series updated 11-6

Final Championship points for the Spring Series updated 7-15


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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