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
1-02-2014 / How The 2013 "Early Sportsman" Vote Went Down / Below
1-11-2014 / February NW Coordinators Report / Below
1-30-2014 / Kay Mann's NW Award Banquet Report / Images Page
2-9-2014 / Lumberjack Banquet Report Thing / Images Page
3-3-2014 / Tea Cup 2-Day Trial Date Change / Calendar Page
Update 3/2/2014: Finally, Mother Nature is doing her good work after the rains of
the last few weeks. It was completely dry and brown just a short month ago at the ranch,
but Jeff Burrows just sent this photo of the track area today. It's looking good for March
22/23! Debbie and Rob Poole. (see below for more Burrows Ranch pics).
Don Matthews 1954 - 2014
It is with extreme sadness we relay news of the passing of our good
friend and fellow AHRMA NW racer Don Matthews of Terrebonne Oregon, on Tuesday January
14th. Don had been in the hospital, (in Redmond & Bend Oregon), since a few days
before New Years, fighting pneumonia.
We will miss Don, we will miss his good spirit, his generosity, and we
will miss hearing his laugh thundering across the pits.
Our condolences to his wife Susan, his brother Eric, and all of Don's
family & friends.
Rest in Peace Friend
From Eric Matthews: A memorial for Don is
planned for Saturday April 12th for all of Don's friends and family. It will be in
Terrebonne OR. It will come complete with a Marine Corps honor guard flag, (Don was a
Staff Sargent in the Marines). April 12th, 2014, 11:30-12:30 a small lunch will be served,
1:00 the Marine Corps Honor Guard will present Sue a Flag in a Ceremony. For further
directions and details contact Eric Matthews firstname.lastname@example.org
February NW Region Coordinator Report
(From the February 2014 Vintage Views)
The Cycle Gear N.W. Region VMX series schedule is in this issue. After
much consideration, Ed and I decided that the Lumberjack series would be discontinued at
this time. We would like to explain the reason the Lumberjack Series was developed.
In the early 1990s, our AHRMA region extended from the Washington/Canadian border to
Southern California/Mexico border. Most of our members were in California. Shortly
thereafter, Southern California became its own region. At that time, our wise coordinator,
Mike Lightfoot thought a series within a series should be developed in the
Pacific N.W., which would include OR and WA. He felt that would grow participation with
members from these states.
In the beginning, the Lumberjack events were mainly supported by CA riders, this is no
longer true. Mikes plan has proven to be successful. Now, it is no longer
financially feasible to have two series and two sponsors, especially in these bad economic
times. We appreciate Novation Racing/Inc. for their support in expanding the Northwest
As of this date, the most southern event in the region is Hollister CA. Membership and
participation has grown in the states of OR and WA. The center of our membership and our
events has moved to Southern OR. The reason this has happened is the lack of vintage
accurate race tracks south of Hollister. Great venues have been found by our
members/promoters in the far northern part of California, Oregon and Washington. Over the
years, we have considered many things (economy, gas prices and availability of proper
tracks) to keep up with changing situations in scheduling events.
We will do our best to schedule events that will make it possible to participate, score
points and win championships in the same fashion as in the past, without increasing cost
of travel to our members. We are always looking for new venues and encourage riders
input about possible tracks and promoters.
The N.W. grading committee has made decisions on some riders in our region. The riders
listed below will be receiving new cards and helmet stripes. We want to congratulate these
riders who will be competing in the Intermediate class:
We want to congratulate Dan Baker and Ed Shandl who will be impressive in the Expert
Four women were moved to a higher class in their dual ability classification--Julie, Emily
and Ellen at their request. The grading committee felt Erin will be very competitive in
the INT Age and Bike classes.
Julie Bentley Women INT./Age and Bike size class NOV.
Emily Poole Women EXP./Age and Bike size class INT.
Ellen Roebuck Women INT./Age and Bike size class NOV.
Erin Gilkison Women EXP./Age and Bike size class INT.
We are looking forward to seeing you at the events in 2014.
Ed Parsons and Dick Mann
Burrows Ranch, Chrome CA
This will be the site of the March 22/23, 2014 AHRMA Trials/VMX National. Debbie
about the above picture "the photo doesn't show it, it is not a flat field, but has
some great rolling features"
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!
The AHRMA NW Grading Committee
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.
Below a listing of the NW Grading members. 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 email@example.com
** Early Sportsman classes
will continue to be run in 2014 for AHRMA NW Regionals only.
The following is a breakdown of the 2013 AHRMA Trustee voting on the
"Early Sportsman" Vintage Motocross Class Proposal. The top portion is
from the "Final votes on the 2014 rules proposals" document posted
here on the main AHRMA web site. The lower portion is an explanation/expansion
of what we see in the upper portion which is confusing at best.
This web site is built and maintained by Reese Dengler in the Pacific
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