2016 Meeting Minutes

Meeting Minutes

 

Enthusiast membership.

Offered at 100 bucks for the season but is not mandatory.

– 80% to year end purse.

– suggested slight discount, maybe 10% off gate entry, or pit pass.

-some sort of discount to take kids to some of the more expensive venues.

 

 

Lap Sponsoring

-Providing a lap/race sponsoring program.  Be it for certain laps, for last place riders,  ect.

 

 

Transponder

                AMB transponders will be introduced in 2016

A Mylaps Flex system is approx. $145;

First year covered under the membership subscription fee. Every year moving forward will be $45

-If riders get together and we will create a group rate for a one time purchase for people wanting to purchase transponder they will be able to get a discounted group rate. About $100 range.

– There will still be mandatory manual lap scoring regardless of timing systems.

-Rental program available.  There will be no charge to renting for the first initial months.

-There will be many available for rent for intermediates and experts only.

-Most ‘MyLaps’ transponders will work with this system, so people states side can actually use the same system.

-The information collected from transponder, ie. lap times, place, will be stored online and onto a separate source.

-Live timing will be available on smart phone app. as well as on TV’s in viewing area in the pits and the FTC website.

 

We do not hard mail anything, this day and age is too expensive, so for any information it will be on social media, website, and emails.  So for information regarding how to get transponder we will be posting it using these sources.  

 

Lighting System

-We’ve built a new start light system similar to the AMA, the new lighting system will consist of lasers.  If the beam is broke the light will not turn green. Meaning someone was rolling forward. Restaging will have to happen to move forward with the race.

-There will also be the option to revert back to the old lighting system where it is all manual.

 

 

Rules

-Tethers are mandatory for ATV

-Upgrading the helmet rule to Snell 2010-2015 or ECE 2210.  This is mandatory.  Helmets will be subject to random inspections.

-Most riding gear will be added as a STONG RECOMMENDATION.  This is up to your own due diligence. Kneepads, elbow pads, neck brace, back brace.  All riders must assess themselves.

Back braces will be made mandated in 2017

-Ensure the first responders know how to perform helmet extractions.

-Make sure the rule is known not to take off the helmet immediately, wait until the first responders are there.  Discussion in riders meeting.

-Corner marshall’s should only be taking care of downed equipment, and ensuring the caution is out.

-Let first responders review extraction video

-“SHOCK DOCTOR” inserts to aid with the helmet extractions. Helmet manufactures recommend the slide in shock doctor for helmet extraction. This will be looked into to possibly add as an aid.

 

AGE LIMIT for Classes

 

-Experts, MINIMUM of 15 or 16 years old.

-Intermediates, MINIMUM of 13 or 14 years old.

-Novice, MINIMUM of 13

Possibility of younger riders to apply to ride in a high class, at the discretion of the promoter and referee.

 

 

Member Comment– NO 12 year old needs to be on a 450

Member 2 Comment– People who have never raced before showing up and racing half miles. Now racing against the experienced riders, Maybe rookies should be starting on the back row until they prove to the committee that you can ride upfront.

 

Class ages to be determined…

 

-Novice class tricky with kids with experience and rookies jumping in on it.

-250 class in the states is huge

-No 85cc in the 250 class. If the age limit is put in place they can’t move up and will have to sit in the 250cc.

-Kids and adults shouldn’t race together. Make a BEGINNER CLASS and restrict it to 15 years and up to ride it.

 

-Classes should be made to:

85cc

250cc youth, with 85cc allowed

Beginner class open but 15 years and up

-Maybe Paris only for the beginner class?

 

Program

 

-The length of the program should be 3 to 4 hours at the most.  The length of the program if very important. So continue doing the qualifiers and practices before the schedule opening ceremonies.

– Practices and heats should be ran before the main program.

-After opening ceremonies the only heats should be experts and then into the finals.

-All the youth finals should be ran before opening ceremonies. Only 85cc finals and the 250cc finals should be ran after opening ceremonies to show the up and comers in the sport.

-Make sure that the flyers show that spectators are allowed earlier to enjoy the youth heats.

-ATV’s final then track prep, novice, intermediate, then a track prep, expert.

-If you’re going to run a B main, run it before the show.  If they want to watch a heat race come early

 

 

Number of Riders in Main Event.

 

Expert main 18 riders.  6,6, and 6

Intermediate 18 riders.  6, 6, and 6

Novice 15 riders.   6, 6, and 3

No exceptions, someone will have to sit out in the case there is one extra rider.

 

Vintage Class Restructure

-Vintage

For 2 valve 500cc or smaller and pre 1980 motorcycles such as:

-Air cooled 2 strokes

-250/350 Honda 4 strokes

-XT/TT 500 2 valve Yamahas

-Triumph 500

*Motorcycles must have rear brake*

For Pre 1970 design motorcycle with rigid rear sections and optional rear brake such as:

-Harley aermacchi 250/350

-Ducati 250/350

-Honda 250/350 Twin

*Rear Brake optional*

 

-Open Vintage

-For 4 valve 500cc or larger motorcycles 1980 or newer.

-Liquid cooled 2 strokes

-4 valve 500/600 Honda singles

-650 Yamaha Twin

-650/750 Triumph twin

-Rotax 500/600

*Motorcycles must have rear brake*

 

Both will be run together and scored separately if there isn’t enough numbers.

 

Rider or Manager Representative

 

                –Create a rider representative to express the opinions and concerns of the riders.

– Can be appointed the day of, during riders meeting by the promoter, referee, or the riders.  Volunteer basis.

– Also the option of multiple representatives being appointed  at the beginning of the year.

– Rider representative role will be to express the concerns and opinions of fellow racers to the referee.  This will prevent on track discussions while the referee is occupied.

-Rider rep will also have the basic knowledge of the rules.

 

-It was agreed that this would be in place for regional events and a designated manager appointed by the promoters will be the event manager.

 

 

Displacement  Allowance

 

-10%  allowance, It was then again suggested at the Welland club meeting a stock bore, stock stroke.

 

Protest

                 -If an issue arises we require a written protest.

-Fee for youth class protest is $250

-Fee for adult class protest is $450

 

-If there is a protest,  bike will be seized, given to appointed person who will take said bike apart.

-If the bike is proven to be Illegal, $450 will be given to the protester and $50 will be paid by FTC for the appointed mechanic. In turn causing a disqualification in points, as well as prize money withheld.

-If the bike is proven to be Legal, The $400 will be awarded to the accused,  and $50 will be awarded to the appointed mechanic.

 

 

Provincial Classes Vs. National Classes

 

-Regardless of experience, the class chosen at Provincial rounds or Regional rounds, will be mandatory at the National Level.

 

                                **if they move up too soon and think maybe they shouldn’t be in the next class up, fish out of water.  At the promoters and referees discretion to allow rider to move back down

 

-It was also suggested that the winners from the season should be forced to move up.

 

Practice

 

-For each registered class, riders will have one practice session per class they registered for.

-Bikes will have mandatory tickets.

 

 

Heats

               

                – If a rider misses their heat they will automatically go to the LCQ.  If there is no LCQ they will be required to start last row in the main.  No Exceptions

 

 

Points

 

1st Place  – 23pts

2nd Place – 20 pts

3rd Place – 18 pts

4th Place – 17 pts

5th Place – 16 pts

6th Place – 15 pts

7th Place – 14 pts

8th Place – 13 pts

9th Place – 12 pts

10th Place – 11pts

11th Place – 10pts

12th Place – 9pts

13th Place – 8 pts

14th Place – 7pts

15th Place – 6pts

16th Place  – 5pts

17th Place – 4pts

18th Place – 3pts

 

DNS = 0 points

 

 

It  was suggested that a DNF =  18th place points, at the Welland Club meeting it was suggested that it would count as last place regardless of entries ie; 10 riders in the final a DNF would count for 10th spot therefore get 11 points.

 

In the case where multiple riders DNF it will come down to who finished more laps.

 

If two riders crashed together, then it would revert back to their respective positions the lap prior.

 

If more than one rider crashed in the first lap in the same location, then it would revert back to how they qualified for the main event.

 

NOTES:

 

Dash for Cash for experts…..

Kids could go out and collect donations

 

It was suggested that Tyler Seguin could ride a number 1 plate at provincial rounds considering he won the CMA championship. Therefore both Doug Lawrence and Tyler could both wear number 1 plates at provincial rounds only. It was suggested Tyler could ride with a White number on a Blue Plate and Doug with a white number on a red plate.

 

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