Welcome to the AHRMA Northwest web site
This web site is a supplement to the main AHRMA
web site, AHRMA OnLine. This site will expand on the AHRMA Vintage moto-cross
& trials calendar for the Northwest region, (Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Northern
Nevada, and Mid to Northern California). Each event listed in the calendar sections
features a link to an expanded information page. These pages will include contacts,
directions/maps to the tracks, area lodging, and other information. This web site will
also feature pictures of the people and the machines that make the AHRMA Northwest region
11-08-2013 / Year End NW Region Coordinator Report / Below
11-20-2013 / The 2013 AHRMA Northwest Champions / Champs Page
11-27-2013 / Revised Final Lumberjack Points / Calendar & Champs Page
11-29-2013 / Revised Caption On Big K Picture / Below
11-29-2013 / 2013 NW Series Point Links Moved To Champs Page / Champs Page
AHRMA Northwest Awards Dinner
Cycle Gear Northwest Regional Vintage MX Series
Powroll-Redwood Engineering Vintage Trials Series
Saturday, January 25, 2014, 6-11 PM
Special Guest Speaker, AMA Hall of Fame
Flat Tracker Jim Rice
2330 Fair Oaks Blvd
(NW Series award winners. We
congratulate these riders on their accomplishments in 2013. We hope everyone joins us at
the awards dinner to honor them. See the Champs page for the Powroll-Redwood
Engineering trials series award winners)
Ticket Order Forms, (please get ticket orders in by 1/4/2014)
Novation Lumberjack Vintage MX Series Award Banquet
Saturday February 8th, 6:00 PM
Anahuac Mexican Restaurant
9002 Pacific Ave
Tacoma, WA 98444
Click here for map. For more
info call Dirk at (253) 606-5870
Area Lodging: All of these are
right off I-5 Between 84th & 72nd St. exits and only 5 to 10 min from the restaurant
|Crossland Economy Studios
8801 South Hosmer Street
Tacoma, WA 98444
|Holiday Inn Express-Tacoma
8601 South Hosmer Street
Tacoma, WA 98444
8620 South Hosmer Street
Tacoma, WA 98444
|Red Lion Hotel Tacoma
8402 South Hosmer Street
Tacoma, WA 98444
Bushey Ranch aerial photo courtesy Scott Newman, (Cessna 185), via Dana Perry
Year End NW Region Coordinator Report
(From the upcoming December Vintage Views)
The 2013 AHRMA NW season was successful with great venues, dedicated
promoters resulting in great events.
The three nationals in the NW region, Bodnar Ranch, Honey Lake and Hollister had 188, 171
and 181 entries respectively. All of the Cycle Gear N.W. Regional and Novation Lumberjack
series had similar numbers. As previously reported, first year venue, Big K Ranch had 234
entries. Cliff and Venise Mee have already booked the Big K Ranch again for 2014. A
special note, this year was the 23rd year that the SCRU club has promoted an AHRMA VMX.
This would make them the oldest, continuing AHRMA promoter. The rangers at Hollister enjoy
having SCRU and AHRMA at their facility.
Every VMX in the series had a trial event on Sat, with the exception of Honey Lake. All
the trial entry numbers were good.
The Lumberjack Series events at Bellingham and Fairfield were well supported. At Hannegan
Raceway, the Mount Baker M/C Club, along with the hard work of Brian and Nancy Richards
did a great job at their June Vintage Weekend. Trialmaster, Dana Salsman, with the help of
Barry Cramton, provided the trial riders with a challenging loop on Sat. Brian designed a
VMX track that was enjoyed by riders and spectators alike.
Rattlers Runwhat a fantastic weekend!! Mother Nature supplied a rainstorm a
few days prior to the trial and VMX. Brian and Al Anderberg hosted the event. Andy James,
from Air Way Heights Raceway provided the staff. Matt James watered the track relentlessly
to make primo conditions. On Sat., all the trial riders enjoyed the loop and sections laid
out by Chris Allen. The Sat. afternoon Poker Run was a huge success and a ton of fun! On
Sunday, 200 motocrossers had some good races on a perfect, vintage track. To make the
event even more special, a huge American flag adorned the hillside in the middle of the
track. On top of the hill sat a vintage ambulance. What a sight!!
Meanwhile, back at the Ranch---Crooked River Ranch. The community did their usual well
organized job to make the Premier/Classic weekend a success. The unusually hot, dry
weather the week prior to the event required long hours driving water trucks to get enough
water on the track. The expert watering crew consisted of Kim, Isaac, Mitch, Steve and Ed.
They were quite successfulthat track was perfect. There were good races in every
class. Pete Fisher and crew did their usual great job of laying out the trial to the
delight of the riders, checkers and spectators.
The traditional Sat. night dinner was a delicious lasagna dinner provided by CRR
volunteers, Pete Fisher was the entertaining emcee, calling on people to encourage stories
about their experiences with motorcycles. Pete had some interesting stories of his own. We
thank Pete and CRR residents for a great weekend. We want to acknowledge the dedication of
Nicol, Lynette, Deanna, Kaitlyn, Debbie, Michelle, Linda, and Amarie and Sef. Their
contribution to the event was greatly appreciated.
We want to congratulate Pat Riley. Pat was appointed by the Board of Trustees to serve the
remaining time in Matt Hilgenbergs trustee seat. That term will be up in Dec. so Pat
will run for a full term in the upcoming election. Rob Poole is running for a second term.
At this time, we are not aware of anyone else who might be running from our region. You
will find the trustee ballots in this issue of Vintage Views. Be sure to vote. (Web Editors Note: AHRMA NW member/racer Don Matthews of Terrebonne
Oregon will also be running for one of the AHRMA Western Trustee seats)
We want to congratulate Matt and Ginger for their new endeavor of becoming the editors of
The Cycle Gear N.W. Region Awards dinner is scheduled at The Dante Club in Sacramento on
Sat. Jan. 25. Jim Rice, BSA team member, will be our honored guest. The reservation form
is in this issue. Be sure to send in your reservations. We are looking forward to seeing
many of you there.
There will be a Novation Lumberjack Awards dinner. It will be on Sat. Feb 8 in Tacoma WA.
The venue and other info have not been finalized. In the near future, the info will be on
the AHRMA NW Website.
Although the ESS classes will not be National classes, we will continue to run them in the
We are working on the 2014 schedule. It will be posted as soon as everything is finalized.
Ed and I want to thank our sponsors, Cycle Gear and Novation Inc, the great NW promoters,
many volunteers, and all of our racers for making this a successful season.
Ed Parsons and Dick Mann
What you missed if you were not at the Big K this year, (Click picture for full panorama)
Mark your calendars now, August 9th & 10th, 2014.
Don't miss it again!
AHRMA NW Grading Committee Info
Please see 11.3 in the AHRMA handbook for a concise explanation of the
grading system. Every region has a grading committee. I am familiar with the NW Grading
Committee, so I can speak only of it. There are 15 members of the NW Grading Committee. No
decision is made by any one member of the committee. Three or more members are involved in
If a rider believes he/she should be competing at a different ability level, they can
request to be observed at sign up at any region or national VMX. Two or more people will
observe that rider.
If a member has a request to be considered for a change in ability level,
they must contact a member of the NW Grading Committee. Do NOT make the request to Cindy
Cowell, our membership chairman.
I am listing members of the NW Grading members. Since there are 15
members, you will probably know several of them. Feel free to contact anyone on the
committee, they will make your issues known to the other members of the committee.
If anyone would like to be on the grading committee, please contact Kay
Mann, chairman, @775-721-5325 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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