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Help Wanted: NESC Competition Committee

With great reluctance, the NESC Board of Directors is looking for a person or several people who would be interested in the position of Competition Committee as Ruth Pepoon intends to retire at the end of this year after countless years of dedicated service to the racers and tracks of the New England Sports Committee.

This is a paid (full year) position with great responsibility. There are many working parts and it requires great attention to detail and a commitment to being present at every race of the season.

If you are interested in learning more about this position, please contact NESC Secretary, Shaunna Knuth.



August 20th Lyman, Maine, MX 207

Round six of the Fall Series takes place this Sunday at MX 207 in Lyman, Maine. Located in Southern Maine just a short drive from Rt. 95, MX 207 has expanded it's track that was already a New England favorite. It's got huge table tops, long, fast straights, sweeping corners plus a big sand section. There's lots of nice flat pit parking and overnight camping is welcome.

The Fall Series has been drawing some big crowds with lots of classes having full gates making for some great racing.

Come spend the weekend in Maine with the NESC

There will be classes for all abilities and all bike sizes 50cc's and 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.

The open practice at MX 207 has been cancelled
The weather for Sunday still looks perfect but with some showers coming in later today the guys at MX207 decided to call off the open practice for Saturday. The track will be in great shape for the race on Sunday.

Contingency at MX 207

On Sunday Suzuki and Yamaha will be paying contingency at MX 207

Directions to MX 207
MX 207 is right on Rt. 5 in Lyman, ME just a short drive off Rt.95 If you've never been to MX 207 before use these directions or enter Bartlets Bridge, Lyman, ME in your phone or GPS.

Race order for MX 207
MX-207 August 20, 2017    
1 50 cc C
2 Super Mini C
3 450 MX C/40+ C C
4 250 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


Notes from the office
As you may have heard all riders under the age of 18 in Massachusetts need to have a safety certificate. It's a two part process, the first being an online course at this link followed by an in person class conducted by an Enviromental Police officer. The EP understands that there are very limited in person classes scheduled right now and will be happy if they see riders with at least the online portion completed.
There are excemptions that the tracks can file for in regards to registration of out of state motorcycles so that shouldn't be a problem.

Because we have had to cancel 2 of our 14 scheduled Spring Series events we discussed and agreed to at last night’s board meeting that riders must compete in 9 races to be eligible for spring awards (7 events for 65’s, all 85cc classes and Superminis and 6 events for 50cc riders.)

Freezing: There will be no change in the rulebook for freezing (freezing begins after 75% of the races in the series). Freezing will not begin until begin until our 10th race at Crow Hill, so if you earn enough points to promote at NHMX (race 9) you will be promoted.

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

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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

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?

 

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.


Final Championship points for the 2017 Spring Series updated 8-16

Results updated 8-15

Championship points for the Fall Series updated 8-15

2017 Fall Series Race orders updated 7-25-17

Championship points for the Spring Series updated 7-17

Promo Points updated 6-6

Rider numbers updated 4-25-17

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


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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