We are five weeks out from the beginning of the 2019 season!! I hope everyone is as excited as I am about the new year.
Our opening round on February 16/17 is at a new track in Union SC. This property will not disappoint! There is plenty of parking, woods and new trails. My plan is to make a "warm-up/practice track:" for you to make sure your bike is ready to go. This will not be part of the track itself.
If you were unable to attend the banquet, we will have your trophy at the first round for you to pick up. Many of you reserved your numbers at the banquet. If you have not done that, send Sheila an email (firstname.lastname@example.org) and she will reserve it for you. The cost is $5.00 and can be paid via paypal or by check. Be sure to specify which race you will be racing in, AM Bikes, Pro, Quads etc.
Welcome to our new sponsors for 2019!! ACTION OFFROAD has come on board as the title sponsor. They offer tires, riding apparel, googles and many other items. Click on their logo to go directly to their website to find out everything that they offer! The Shoals MX is also a new sponsor this year and offer a nice MX facility for you to practice on. I encourage you to check out each of our sponsors, They are a very big part of Mideast and are here for the riders.
At the first round, we will be co-sanctioned with AMA East again this year. Many of you purchased AMA memberships last year at this race. I strongly encourage you to renew your membership before the first race to avoid standing in line. Click on AMA logo on website and you will be taken directly to the application/renewal page. When you complete the form, you will be given a confirmation number, just print that out to bring with you to the track. If you do it now, you should have your new card prior to the first round.
When you come to sign up you will need to bring your AMA card with you so the ladies in the trailer can update your information. This will apply to everyone, not just those who renew or purchase new memberships.
For those of you who were at the banquet, you already know that Mideast was voted AMA Organizer of Year for 2018 . We were presented with a trophy by Erek Kudla of AMA. This award was made possible because of you, the rider voting for Mideast. On behalf of the staff of Mideast THANK YOU!!! Thank you for helping Mideast to be one of the best hare scramble series in the United States!!
Class information has been posted on the website. There are several new classes this year so be sure to check them out. The schedule has been posted showing the addresses of each location.
Your mind is a powerful thing. When you fill it with positive thoughts, your life will start to change. Let 2019 be the year you achieve your championship!!