Let me start by apologizing for not updating this page last week. Back to back races get crazy as I am sure you know! Simply amazing how the weather changes from one race to the other. Charner's Run was dry on Saturday wet on Sunday. Bear Pen was dry and dusty both days. One thing these two races had in common was the temperatures...hot and humid!
The Stomp will be the next stop before we start summer break. We will be in Yadkinville June 29 & 30th. This will be Round 10 of the 2019 season. My plan is to lay out two national caliber tracks. Something for everyone. Remember there are no fields at this track, just woods. I will post more information closer to the race.
Track safety has been discussed before but I feel that I need to cover it one more time. DO NOT CROSS THE TRACK IN FRONT OF A RIDER!! Spectators please stand back from the edge of the track!!! A person on a motorcycle or four wheeler can not stop on a dime when they are in turns or on open stretches of track. Parents please be aware of where you children are!! We are in the woods and it is the time of the year where snakes and ticks appear. Heck you might even see a deer cross the track during the race. Just always be aware of your surroundings.
One thing that we have discussed before is rider courtesy. Everyone is out on that track for the same reason, the love of the sport!! There are different level riders in each race, but we all must share the same track. Don't run into another rider just because they don't move as fast as you would like. If you are one of the faster riders out there, remember that you once were a beginner. Not many of you can say that you jumped on your bike or quad first time and were as fast as you are today.
After the past couple of races, I have noticed that there has been a lot of conservation on Facebook about Mideast by those who do not race with us and by some of our riders. Everyone is entitled to their opinion. We still live in a country that allows freedom of speech. I don't always agree with things that are being said but I don't join in the post. I am asking that if you post anything on Mideast website or Facebook, that you refrain from using foul language, profanity!! This is a public site that EVERYONE can see, potential sponsors, current sponsors, potential racers etc. It does not speak well of Mideast when ever other word is profanity!!! Would you want to subject your children and family to that type of environment? I don't think you would.
Mideast has some of the best staff members of any organization I know. Without the help of everybody, the races could not happen. Sometimes I forget to tell them how much I appreciate them and consider them as family. if you ever call for help, the entire Mideast staff will appear!! We are family!!!
Other the weekend we learned that one of the Mideast racing family has been diagnosed with Stage 4 cancer. Jordan Freeman is the sister of Justin Freeman who raced with Mideast for several years. Please remember Jordan and her family in your thoughts and prayers. Also please remember Travis Enuson, Mike Norman, Jay Steadings and Langston, Matt Beatty's twin boys, Doris McMakin, Buddy Jenkins. These are a few of the ones that Ricky mentioned this weekend. I am a firm believer in the power of prayer!
"Talent is cheaper than table salt. What separates the talented individual from the successful one is a lot of hard work." Stephen King
Good luck to all the Mideast riders heading to Snowshoe GNCC! You got this!! Know that your fellow Mideast riders are cheering you on from home!