*** ROUND #4 – MORDEN CORN SCRAMBLER – AUGUST 24TH & 25TH ***


Howdy folks!!! We hope everyone enjoyed their summer break and is ready to go racing this weekend at Morden’s Corn Scramber for round #4 of the 2019 Wheat City Cycle Manitoba Cup brought to us by our weekend sponsor Steinbach Sport and Recreation!   


I want to start off by saying a big thank you to all the hard-working volunteers that came out to both work parties over the past month, we appreciate all your hard work! We can’t stress enough how important volunteering is to the operation of our club! Both work parties had an awesome turnout and we got lots of work done!


The Morden Corn Scrambler will be a double header weekend like all the other rounds this season! Camping will be available for the weekend starting on Friday night and finishing preparations will be taking place all day Friday and Saturday morning if you are able to come out early and lend a hand! Saturday is a fun race with no series points awarded and the 1.5hr & 2hr afternoon races are reduced to 1hr as well as all race fees are half price!

Saturday Adult - $25                                                                Sunday Adult - $45

Saturday Youth (16 & under) - $15                                        Sunday Youth (16 & Under) - $25

 

*** WEEKEND SCHEDULE ***

PLEASE NOTE THE RACE TIMES AS FOLLOWS

SATURDAY

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 (30min) – 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

SUNDAY

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 and season vets, Saturday night is our community meal! 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 weekend! 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!!!

 

*** DIRECTIONS ***

From the lights at Rocks Bar & Grill (West end of Morden on Hwy #3) proceed 4 miles West to road #33W (First mile road West past ALH Motor Speedway) then turn North go 1.5 miles and the track is on your left, follow the MDR signs!


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!!


There will be a canteen Saturday & Sunday!


The long-range forecast is not looking good, I’ll be honest. They’re calling for 60%-70% chance of showers 2-5mm Thursday right till Sunday. We will be in close contact with the landowner this week to report on track conditions and possible cancellation if mother nature doesn’t cooperate and there’s too much precipitation to safely run the races so stay tuned.


We look forward to seeing everyone in just 5 short days for round #4 of the 2019 Manitoba Dirt Riders season!!! Let’s go racing boys and girls


*** ATTENTION – IMPORTANT ***

Next work party will be in St. Lazare on SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 7TH & SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 8TH. For anymore information contact Orlando Thiessen.






As most of you have heard, there is a scheduling change for the 2019 Manitoba Cup. The board works very hard to ensure our races are competitive, safe and fun. We work closely with landowners, sponsors and volunteers to ensure we are delivering the quality and consistency that you have come to expect when attending an event. Occasionally we encounter issues that are either out of our control, or simply cannot be resolved.

This is the case with the schedule change for this fall. We had an issue that arose with the Birch Ski venue. The board had many discussions with the land owner and many meetings to see what we could do to ensure the event could go as planned.

Ultimately this event was cancelled by the landowner. As a board we were very disappointed. We logged literally thousands of man hours in trail prep and development last year. Many of our club members volunteered time and equipment to help make it an amazing venue.

When we set the 2019 schedule. It was decided that St.Lazare would be rested to allow for some trail development. Upon finding out that Birch Ski was no longer a venue we had access to, we contacted Dan Huberdeau to see if we could make a venue change. Dan had already had one work party out at St.Lazare and was immediately on board with hosting an event.

So to confirm, the race weekend of September 21 / 22 will now be held at St.Lazare. Thank you all for your understanding and patience regarding this matter, and we look forward to seeing you all in Morden in twelve days.




*** RACE WEEKEND SCHEDULE ***

PLEASE NOTE THE RACE TIMES AS FOLLOWS

FRIDAY


7:00PM - 9:00PM - Registration opens 


SATURDAY

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

SUNDAY

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 - 08/18/2019