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READY TO RACE 


It has been a long time coming…..

The TVR Board of Directors is happy to announce that with the movement into Stage 2 and with Stage 3 around the corner TVR is getting ready to race.


August 1st will mark the start of our 2021 season with a confirmed race date at Swiona MX Park.  August 22nd -New Venue. TBA, August 29th TBA, Sept 5th TBA,  Oct 9-10th -Gopher Dunes.  


  • August 1st  - Swiona MX
  • August 22nd -New Venue. TBA,
  • August 29th TBA, 
  • Sept 5th TBA,  
  • Oct 9-10th -Gopher Dunes.  

On line membership will be open by July 9th, 2021.  Each rider will be responsible to go online and register their membership prior to registering for any race days.  There will be no banquet or awards this year, due to indoor gathering restrictions, therefore, membership dues will cover your 2021 race season and all of your 2022 race membership if paid now.  


Each race day will hold registration online in accordance with Covid 19 regulations.  We will use electronic scoring however, riders are not required to activate their transponders for this short season, we will also manually score all riders that have a clear registered bike number.  This rare shortened season will focus on fun with bragging rights, we can shoot for hardware next year.  


Get your bikes ready, the racing will begin soon.  Miss you all see you soon.

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Judy Burch
TVR Membership Manager

Job Opportunities at TVR

Hi members, in order to be ready to race as soon as Covid possible this year, we first must make certain that all the track jobs are covered. Upon reviewing the job list, there are a few that need to be filled. If you want to return to a job or If you think you can commit please submit a summary of your qualifications to davelee@tvrmx.com and the Board of Directors will select the best candidate. Remember this is your club, make your membership count.

Event Manager $200 plus mileage
- Flagging Manager, assign flaggers to their positions, oversee that they are flagging correctly for big and small track, also organize help when needed
- keeps flags and radio in good working order, charge radios before race day
- collects all flags, and radios at the end of race day,
- pays all flaggers at the end of race day.
- Order ribbons for small track race day
- call medics and food trucks to schedule and if any cancellations

Small track manual scorekeepers $100 each 2 small track scorekeepers needed
- manually scores small track, recording laps completed
- goes to trailer and enter into the computer
- prints off results, present ribbons at end of race day

Big Track Head Ref $150 plus mileage big track
- check for transponders
- starts each race
- Black flag any problem rider or bike issue
- reports any problems on track
- reports any riders leaving the track if they see them
- report over radio when race is about to start, and any issues with the race, ie red flag
starting gate, and finish line – TBD
Trainee to dedicate time to learning electronic system TBD
• ensure members are in correct classes – online sign in
• download data for race day
• sent copy of riders to the track prior to race day
• ensure computers are race ready, download online sign in could be assigned to electronic scorekeeper

Big track electronic scorekeeper
• run numbers for each class (club manager to determine if split class necessary)
• prepare small track race sheets
• record racers laps completed
• compile and print off the moto results to be posted at track
Announce the races
- indicates small and big track races in progress, on the line and in staging
- announces any important information for the members


TVR 2021 Update

The Board of Directors had a conference call meeting on Wednesday, we are working diligently to prepare TVR for racing in compliance with government restrictions. As a membership based, recreational club the board agrees that we must follow government restrictions and regulations in order to maintain compliance and safety of our members. After lengthy talks with all track owners we have a full understanding of their limitations due to the government restrictions on social gatherings. At this time, we see the best-case scenario to be a late summer, early fall schedule as the earliest possibility. We feel that if we set tentative spring and summer dates they will end in cancellations. Again, as a membership-based club, the board of directors doesn’t want to spend funds foolishly. Since being a recreational club, the members are there for the social aspect as well as the awesome racing offered, we don’t want to be wasting everyone time. During the time we have until late summer, early fall, the board of directors are working to ensure total compliance with new social distancing protocol. We will also be listing a few track jobs that we will need to fill prior to racing. If your dream is to work for little money, big expectations, and little accolades one of these jobs might be perfect for you. Update your resume and keep your eyes on the Facebook page as we will post job descriptions soon. If you have any questions please contact Dave at davelee@trvrmx.com or Judy at judyburch@tvrmx.com





Announcement


It is with great appreciation and gratitude that we thank Dan Verhoeven for the years of service to Thames Valley Riders. Dan has announced his desire to retire from TVR. As club president, Dan has led the club through many changes and has grown the club to what it is today; an awesome family oriented, recreational motocross club. Dan will be missed, and has set the bar high for his successor.
I would like to announce at this time that, Dave Lee the Vice President of TVR, will be stepping into the role of President for the 2021 race season. With Dave Lee as President, the board of directors has nominated Judy Burch to fill the position of Vice President.
The Board of Directors are eager to resume racing as soon as the Covid-19 restriction and regulations allow us to safely return. Stay safe, and rest assured the BOD are working diligently to be prepared to race.


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