Points are posted from Rd. 1 – NCMP
The next round of D29 Championship Series racing is March 4/5 weekend at Elizabeth City MX!! The ECMX crew will have the track and facility ready for and excellent weekend of MX racing!! This is also a D13 points race with Saturday Practice, ATV racing Saturday afternoon and non-stop motos all day Sunday!!
For more info, please visit their website at www.ecmx.com or follow them on facebook at (Elizabeth City Motocross)
Another year has come to an end in AMA district 29. We had another great year of competition and saw some of our local riders find their way to the top step of the podium at the national level. Congratulations to all riders regardless of their achievements this year and thank you for racing in District 29.
This year we will give our year end awards away on January 28th at JWTFMX in Maysville, North Carolina.
Our awards ceremony will consist of a ride day, a Southern style buffet and a lot of awards for the riders that qualified.
We will also be raffling off some big ticket items as well as doing door prizes for anyone attending.
The fee will be $15 per person excluding the riders that qualified for awards, they will eat free! Please mail your requests for tickets to: AMA District 29, 900 Cheeks Quarter Rd, Henderson NC 27537 with a list of names of those attending.
Any D29 member can attend this event with a current District 29 membership card and ride for free and be eligible for door prizes.
Anyone wishing to ride that day must be a District 29 member or become a member with a $25 contribution to the district.
Congratulations: Brayden Carpenter, Austin Meads, Kali Smith, Tyler Tulloss, Joey Cannizzo, Cory Rogers, Nathan Poole, Nick Stoutt, Joseph Neagle, Russ Stoutt Sr., Dan Koch, Marty Nolan, & Trey Finch!!!
AMA D29 Statement, Info, Changes, Schedule for 2017:
In 1984, a small group of race promoters helped form what we now know as AMA District 29. In 33 years, the district has promoted events in North Carolina and South Carolina and crowned a champion in each class every year. We have seen racers such as Damon Bradshaw, Brock Tickle and most recently Cooper Webb go through the ranks of District Racing on their way to win championships nationally, in MX and SX. All of those riders raced District Racing as a foundation for their national careers. Times have changed a lot since 1984 as you all know with the addition of four stroke motorcycles, training facilities and more youth riders entering the sport just to name a few. The District for the most part has changed with the times to provide organized, fair events in the Carolinas. The rules at a national level, governed by the AMA are enforced at a district level to ensure fair Racing for the MX Community. We are represented by 2 AMA Delegates to Congress and each club (track) chartered in the AMA tries to work together in an organized fashion to create a championship for their riders. This has not always been the case, not only in District 29 but across the country. Regardless, a group known as AMA District 29 once had over 700 members in an annual year. We were one of the most competitive and respected recognized district organizations in the country.
We had over 740 unique AMA members competing in NC and SC events in 2016. (15th in U.S) Less than 100 joined the District. Some say “what does the district do for me”? Your local district has been working hard over the years to make racing better. It’s not just about the awards banquet at the end of the year. We work hard to make sure our class structure mirrors that of the national events, the AMA’s changing structure and neighboring districts and series. We work hard to make sure there is a schedule that works for everyone without conflicts. We record the points all year long so that you can see exactly what you have done in your region regardless if you are running for a championship or not. We take all the phone calls and emails from new riders coming to the area and entering the sport for the first time as well as any other question from current riders. We create family fun, exciting recreational events in your area. And yes, at the end of the year we take all the revenue generated from membership sales and promoter dues and we give it all away in the form of product to the racers! Product and support that you can use for the upcoming year and being recognized amongst your peers for your achievement!! We do all of that and much more as volunteers for the Great Sport of MX!!
Having said that, this year we have 7 tracks on the District 29
Championship Schedule that have vowed to support the district and add more value for their riders. Tracks will be joining together to sell the required memberships as stated in our Supplemental Rules, approved by the AMA and a requirement to race in NC. We have lowered the annual membership fee to $20 for the year and will still offer a “weekend only” pass which will now be $10, a small investment in the Future of our Sport. We have an updated class structure that can be found on our district website at: www.district29mx.com, with fewer classes which will create more competition, and allow more track time for each moto and all racers. This year’s schedule has 20 events and you must run 12 to qualify for awards. For every 2 cancellations due to weather, we will drop one round.
Thank you and we look forward to a great year of MX Racing and rebuilding local MX!!
Mark Czysz, MX Committee Chairman
AMA District 29 – “Here For A Reason, Not Just A Season!”