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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 great!

Updates Of Note:
1-02-2014 / How The 2013 "Early Sportsman" Vote Went Down / Below
7-10-2014 / August NW Coordinators Report / Below
7-23-2014 / July 2014 "Early Sportsman" Proposal Changes & Voting / Below
8-11-2014 / Big K Trial Results & Current Series Points / Calendar Page
8-11-2014 / Big K Pics Coming In / Images Page
8-17-2014 / Big K Results & Updated NW Motocross Points / Calendar Page
8-22-2014 / A Few More Big K Pics / Images Page

CVRC 30th Anniversary Invitational Historic Dirt Bike Rally, September 28th, 2014 / Info Here

Next event of the AHRMA Northwest Season

Speed & Sport National Vintage Trials Series
Powroll/Redwood Engineering Trials Series
Saturday Poker Run (non-AHRMA)
Cycle Gear NW Regional VMX Series
Northwest Maico & CZ National Vintage Motocross Series

Vintage Moto-cross & Trials
Rattlers Run Farms, Fairfield WA
(South of Spokane)
September 13-14, 2014

Early Sportsman Stock Support Classes will be run for NW Points, you will have to post-enter ESS, pre-entry fees will applyDo yourself a favor and pre-enter! AHRMA Online Race and Membership Management System or fax/mail-in pre-entry form click here

Pre-entry "forms" to be into AHRMA by Friday August 29th/Online entries by noon Eastern time, September 1st

Rattler's Run Farms

Here is the pristine "Chunk O Palouse" we'll get nostalgic with again this year at Rattler's Run

August NW Region Coordinator Report

Sadly, we offer our condolences to Sylvia Bickers. Dave Bickers will be missed by his many friends. The motorcycle world is less bright with his passing. We admire the 55 year friendships, camaraderie and competition enjoyed by Dave, Jeff and the other competitors from that golden era of motocross.

We will also miss the smiling face and friendship of John Ford. Anyone who raced against John will appreciate his racing ability and sportsmanship. Many years ago, a group of Yanks traveled to the British Bike Bonanza. John and Pete Ford were part of that contingency. The weather was “quite British” and the track became very muddy. Mud lovers, John and Pete were the stars of the meet. They outshone all the Yank riders and made a big impression on all the competitors. Their muddy smiles were a joy to behold.

It will soon be August. The Cycle Gear NW Region events have been very successful. We are looking forward to the events that are on the fast approaching horizon.

As you receive this issue of VV, Big K Guest Ranch weekend (Aug. 9 &10) is just around the corner. Last year, the trial and VMX were excellent and we are sure Cliff and Venice Mee will produce another winner. Hope to see many of you there.

Rattler’s Run, (September 13th & 14th), and Hollister Hills SVRA, (October 18th & 19th), are both Cycle Gear NW Region and NW Maico/CZ sponsored National weekends. Speed and Sport National trials will be run on Sat. at both of these events. Support classes for the Early Sportsman Stock (ESS) bikes are being offered at both events. It will be necessary to sign up as a post entry for the ESS classes, but pre entry prices will apply.

Famous Glen Helen Raceway hosts AHRMA VMX and PVMX Nationals on the weekend of Sept. 6 & 7. Well worth the drive to San Bernadino for this event.

Please pre-enter these nationals. The amount of trophies, ordered by the promoters, is derived from the pre-entry numbers. It also makes it much easier for the promoters and volunteers during the weekend.

Cycle Gear regional event, the Robert Bushey Memorial Weekend is Oct. 4 & 5. We can’t think of a better place to spend an autumn weekend, riding trials and motocross racing on a grass track at the beautiful Bushey Ranch near Canby CA.

See you at the races.

Ed Parsons and Dick Mann

What happened to the Chehalis National?

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 13 members of the NW Grading Committee. No decision is made by any one member of the committee. Three or more members are involved in every decision.

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.

Kay Mann John Gulliford Tom Bentley Debbie Poole Rob Poole
Kelly Shane Chuck Bullwinkle Randy Hall Ed Parsons Al Wenzel
Bill Rianda Pat Riley Dave Mykelbust      

If anyone would like to be on the grading committee, please contact Kay Mann, chairman, @775-721-5325 or email

YES, Early Sportsman classes will continue to be run in 2014 for AHRMA NW Regionals Only, (and the Rattler's Run & Hollister Nationals as a Support Class), using the class structure below originally derived by Tom Bentley & Robert Borg in 2006, (with the AHRMA Board's blessing in 2005), with further refinements after feedback and input from racers as originally specified.

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The following is a breakdown of the July 2014 AHRMA Trustee voting on the "Early Sportsman Stock" Vintage Motocross Class Proposal.  Note AHRMA board directed changes made to the proposed class rules, underlined in red.  For comparison of what was originally submitted to AHRMA in 2012, 2013, and 2014 see the 2012 ESS Proposal Document.  Please send your input on the Early Sportsman Stock proposal and the changes they have made to the class structure to your AHRMA Trustees before the October AHRMA Board meeting.  Thank you.

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Please see the complete 2015 Rules Proposals Summary Document here and be sure to send your input to the your AHRMA Trustees on any Rule Proposal that affects you or your racing.  Thank you.

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.

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