*** MELITA’S SANDY OAKS RACEWAY - POST RACE REPORT ***
Well folks, our 6th and final round of the 2019 Manitoba Dirt Riders Wheat City Cycle Manitoba Cup is in the books and that’s a wrap on another unforgettable season!
We would like to extend a huge thank you to all the volunteers that helped out this weekend!!! Especially our volunteer coordinator Lauraine Berard for streamlining all our volunteers!! This race wouldn’t have been possible without our very own Brent Macdonald and his crew busting their butts coordinating the work parties to get the track prepped for the race and of course our race weekend sponsor Transcanda Motorsports for all their support!
We had a good turn out with 146 bikes for the Saturday fun race and 158 bikes for the Sunday points race with the fastest lap of the weekend being 23:35 by non-other than our little ripper Troy Horbaty! We battled a few serious injuries throughout the weekend but thanks to our medic sponsor Fouillard Steel Supplies Ltd., Gerry D and his crew kept us safe out there! Unfortunately, two of our riders suffered serious injuries this weekend and have a long road of recovery ahead, we’d like to extend well wishes and a fast recovery to Tye Beischer & Ryan Wiebe!
We would like to thank GWB Auto Sales for supplying the water this weekend and keeping us hydrated as well as being our community meal sponsor!! Brent MacDonald ‘s roast beef was on point and melted in your mouth! There was lots of variety at the community meal and more than enough food to go around for everyone including seconds thanks to everyone participating!!
Overall it was a great weekend of racing, a little wet Friday night and majority of the day on Saturday but that seemed to be the trend this season, we were almost ready to start calling ourselves the Manitoba Dirt Rainers haha Luckily it stopped just in time for our last race on Saturday and the community meal! The track was absolutely dialed after all the rain, there was traction for days in the sand which made for some exciting racing and hard-fought battles! Congratulations to all the riders that picked up hardware this weekend! Results are up on our website www.manitobadirtriders.com you can also sign up for email notification at the bottom of the results page to receive the latest results/points updates after every race!
Unfortunately, that brings us to the end of another awesome season, it’s always depressing driving away and seeing the track in the rear view after the last race of the season and knowing we have to wait all winter to do it again. But that’s what keeps us coming back for more, the Manitoba Dirt Riders family grows more and more each season and has revolutionized the off-road motorcycle racing scene in the province into a culture like no other! We are truly grateful for all the people we’ve met and built relationships with over the years who love this sport as much as we do. We cannot thank the people who made this season possible enough, from our sponsors, to our volunteers, board members and of course you the members for everything you did to make this another successful season!
*** ATTENTION - IMPORTANT – AGM & AWARDS BANQUET ***
The 2019 Annual General Meeting & Awards banquet will be on Saturday November 2nd at Canad Inns Destination Centre Brandon – 1125 18th Street South.
SPECIAL ROOM RATE: $125 – Mention you are part of the Manitoba Dirt Riders
Adults - $40
Kids (6-12) - $20
5 & Under – Free
To purchase tickets, contact Tracy Mauws or stop in at Capitol Motosports or Wheat City Cycle to get yours!
The AGM starts at 1:00pm sharp and will run no later than 4:00pm! It is essential that we have a significant membership presence in attendance. This is your opportunity to voice your opinions and have a say regarding important club decisions on by-laws, rules etc.
Happy Hour is from 5:00pm-6:00pm at that time dinner will be served and presentation of the awards will start at 7:30pm. Once all the champions have been crowned the night of debauchery can commence! This is an event you are not going to want to miss, we look forward to seeing everyone there and sending the 2019 season off in style!
*** RACE WEEKEND SCHEDULE ***
PLEASE NOTE THE RACE TIMES AS FOLLOWS
7:00PM - 9:00PM - Registration opens
10:30AM – Registration Opens
12:30PM – Registration closes for 1PM race
1:00PM – Youth race start – Youth A, Youth B, Junior B, Girls 10-14, Beginner Women
2:00PM – Optional parade lap for PeeWee riders (50 track)
2:15PM - PeeWee race start - (30 min) - 50cc bikes
2:30PM – Registration closes for 3PM race
3:00PM – Race Start – Junior A, Advanced Women, Sportsman, Open C, Vet C, Masters, Outlaw, Vet 50
4:30PM – Registration closes for 5PM race
5:00PM – Race Start – Open B, Vet B, Open A, Vet A, AA
6:30PM – Results announced/Community meal
7:00AM – Registration opens
8:00AM – Registration for the 8:30AM race closes
8:30AM – Youth race start (1HR) – Youth A, Youth B, Junior B, Girls 10-14, Beginner Women
9:30AM – Optional parade lap for PeeWee riders (50 track)
9:45AM – PeeWee race start (45min) – 50cc bikes
10:00AM – Registration for 10:30AM race closes
10:30AM – Race start (1.5HR) – Junior A, Advanced Women, Sportsman, Open C, Vet C, Masters, Outlaw, Vet 50
12:30PM – Registration for 1PM race closes
1:00PM – Race start (2HR) – Open B, Vet B, Open A, Vet A, AA
4:30PM – Trophy Presentation
*** COMMUNITY MEAL - IMPORTANT ***
A big thanks goes out to GWB Auto Sales for stepping up and not only being our Community meal sponsor and keeping our bellies full but our water sponsor keeping us hydrated for the 2019 season as well! For all you newcomers every Saturday night we have a community potluck. Thanks to GWB Auto Sales generosity MDR can provide the main course and non-alcoholic beverages! It is VERY IMPORTANT that you bring a side dish, salad or dessert equivalent to how many people are in your party so that there is enough food for everyone to enjoy. This has been a serious issue in past seasons, and we cannot stress this enough!!! Everyone do their part so we can continue to enjoy the community meal for seasons to come!
*** VOLUNTEERS – IMPORTANT ***
Yes, we need you!!! The entire MDR organization needs you!!! Please contact our volunteer coordinator Lauraine Berard for more information, we still have lots of spots to fill for the race season! Without adequate volunteer’s safety becomes a factor and the races can’t go on, so please do your part to help your club out!!!
MDR would also like to thank Fouillard Steel for stepping up as our medic sponsor for the 2019 season and keeping us safe out there!!
*** 2019 MANITOBA DIRT RIDERS MEMBERSHIP FEES ***
Season membership - $45
Weekend membership - $25
Non competitive enthusiast membership - $25 (Right to vote)
*** 2019 RACE SCHEDULE ***
Round #1 - Oaklake - May 18th / 19th
Round #2 - Miniota - June 8th / 9th
Round #3 - Fisher Branch - July 6th / 7th
Round #4 - Morden - August 24th / 25th
Round #5 - St. Lazare - September 21st / 22nd
Round #6 - Melita - October 5th / 6th
Rain date - October 19th / 20th
MDR - 10/10/2019