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NESC rule and class changes for 2018

The NESC board of directors has made a few rule changes for the '18 season.

New classes added for Vets

A 60+ Open Vet class has been added since there are so many old motocrossers in New England who still race, the class will be run in the same moto as the 45+ class with separate gate drops. Tell your dad and grandfather to dust off their old bikes and come racing with you.

Also a 25+ ABC Vet class was added after numerous requests from riders who weren't quite old enough to run the 30+ classes, this will be a great class for guys who have to get up and go to work on Monday morning. The slot in the race order for this one is TBD but it should be a pretty popular addition.

Freezing no longer needed

The freezing rule has been eliminated for '18, now if a rider starts a series as a novice or amateur he or she will be able to finish that series even after acquiring the number of promotional points to advance to the next class. Promotions will occur at the start of the next series or a rider may elect to promote at any time once they have enough points. This will allow riders to come and just race without having to worry about going too fast and pointing out before the freeze date.

Easier to qualify for year end awards in 2018

The amount of races needed to qualify for year end awards (jackets, plaques etc) has been rolled back to 50% for 2018. Next year if a series has 14 races in it racers will only need to do 7 races to earn awards if they make their classes top ten. This is to encourage riders who might have only raced at their home tracks as one day riders to join the NESC and travel to a few more tracks.

NESC family deal days

The 2018 renewal/new rider form is now posted here (fill in the form on your computer and then print it out at home before mailing it in), families with more than one rider can save big by joining today. One rider is 75. and each additional rider is only 50. until 1/31/18. The price to signup at a track is 100. so families with 2 or three riders can save 75. to 125.

2017 Banquet info and ticket/awards form

The 2017 NESC awards banquet will be held at the Devens Common Center & SpringHill Suites in Devens, MA on Saturday, January 27th at 11:00AM. In order to qualify for year end awards racers must have done the required number of races for their class and series and send in the banquet form (fill in the form on your computer and then print it out at home before mailing it in) by 12/9/17

NESC jackets available to order

Use the menu below to order additional NESC jackets, just like the ones the riders will be getting at the awards banquet. The next order deadline is Jan 31st, if we get at least a half a dozen orders we'll make a run other wise we'll have to wait a month.
While jackets are available to order, year end plaques and awards are not, those are produced only for the riders who made it to the required number of events and sent in the banquet form.
The transaction will be handled by Buckley Photos.

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Notes from the office

Election of officers
Elections for the 2018 NESC officers and directors will be held on Wednesday, November 8 @ 6:00PM at Astro Crane in Boxboro, MA. Anyone wanting to apply for a position must email NESC secretary Shaunna Knuth by Sunday, October 29th, 2017 for the position that they are seeking along with a letter stating why they want to hold that position.

must be submitted to NESC by Nov 1st. Send to NESC PO Box 1680 Wells, ME 04090.

Freezing begins at our 12th race on 10/15 at Central Village. If you earn proper points to promote on 10/8 at Crow Hill, you must promote.

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 Environmental 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 exceptions 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.

2018 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

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2018 NESC Board of Directors
President Dave Clemence
Vice President Kevin Bishop - Chris Knuth
Treasurer John DelGrosso
Secretary Shaunna Knuth
Senior Rider Reps
  Jason Allan
  Austin Brooks
  Tim Brown
  Jason Hargreaves
  Jack Courtney
  John Majcher
  Mark Sullivan
Alternate Rider Reps
  Cory Beety
  Bradley Austin
  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


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 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

P.O. Box 1680
Wells, ME 04090


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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 Fall Series posted 11-27

2018 Race schedule posted 11-20

Results updated 10-16

Championship points for the Fall Series updated 10-16

Promo Points updated 9-21

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

2017 Fall Series Race orders updated 7-25-17

Championship points for the Spring Series updated 7-17

Rider numbers updated 4-25-17

NESC Rules updated 3-23

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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