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General Discussion / Re: How Can We Increase Sport Participation?
« Last post by wedge on Today at 10:39:23 AM »
Ok, I'm sure all help is appreciated. One of the other reasons other than competition the racers are seeking more participants may be to put the machines in more mainstream venues to also attract more trail riders thus growing popularity.
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General Discussion / Re: How Can We Increase Sport Participation?
« Last post by rider on Today at 09:37:44 AM »
Ok, I'm sure all help is appreciated. One of the other reasons other than competition the racers are seeking more participants may be to put the machines in more mainstream venues to also attract more trail riders thus growing popularity.
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General Discussion / Re: How Can We Increase Sport Participation?
« Last post by Egoperf on September 23, 2018, 09:11:42 PM »
I talked to  g about  this  today and  we are  working on  trying  this  out for the  October event.
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Events / Re: 2018 Fall Ashtabula pine lake event
« Last post by Egoperf on September 23, 2018, 09:08:38 PM »
Egoperf, could you or Littleg post the details here?
We are in the  planning stages.  Will  update  soon.
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Events / Re: 2018 Fall Ashtabula pine lake event
« Last post by ascaw on September 23, 2018, 05:55:14 PM »
Egoperf, could you or Littleg post the details here?
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General Discussion / Re: How Can We Increase Sport Participation?
« Last post by ascaw on September 23, 2018, 05:46:34 PM »
Rider, I thought about that when I made the post.  I agree that having chest/shoulder restraints is a good idea.  The reason I stated a lap belt minimum is because quite a few trail machines already have minimal ROPS and a lap belt.  The only item needed would be a helmet which is required for the harescramble.  The reasoning behind my suggestion is to try to get as many non racers on the track without having to change or modify their machines.  I thought this may be the easiest way to possibly get new people interested in racing a 6x6 on the NE-EDT circuit.  I would also suggest that if racing trail machines became a reality that there be no awards and stress to the drivers that the race is exhibition only.  The size of the engines could also be limited to help keep speeds down for safety.  A machine with 30 or more HP (just a random HP number I chose) may be a bit too fast for racing without all the proper ROPS, belts and other safety equipment.  Just trying to find the easiest and cheapest way to try and increase the number of drivers interested in building or buying a race machine and joining the NE-EDT circuit while at the same time still being safe about it.  I know the racers would like more participation and all I am doing is making suggestions to try and help them.   twoCents
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Events / Re: 2018 Fall Ashtabula pine lake event
« Last post by ascaw on September 23, 2018, 04:56:05 PM »
We are going to dedicate this  event  to  the  mother of the  sport model  citizen.  We will have  a  group  photo  on the  track Saturday  and  and parade  lap in honor of  Bridget.  Please  get  in touch with  me  or little g  for  details

Outstanding!!!
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Events / Re: 2018 Fall Ashtabula pine lake event
« Last post by WFO on September 23, 2018, 03:47:02 PM »
 iagree banana banana
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Events / Re: 2018 Fall Ashtabula pine lake event
« Last post by Egoperf on September 23, 2018, 03:31:42 PM »
We are going to dedicate this  event  to  the  mother of the  sport model  citizen.  We will have  a  group  photo  on the  track Saturday  and  and parade  lap in honor of  Bridget.  Please  get  in touch with  me  or little g  for  details 
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General Discussion / Re: How Can We Increase Sport Participation?
« Last post by rider on September 23, 2018, 03:23:11 PM »
The racers would like to increase the number of participants at the NE-EDT events.  Here is something to consider for the spring and/or fall events at Pine Lake (our 6x6 events).  Have a couple of race classes that are trail machines.  A lower horsepower class (18 HP and under) and a higher HP class (above 18 HP) or something like that.  Still require lap seat belts, helmets and a minimal stock roll bar.  Although this will not pass NE-EDT safety, the racing bug may just bite some of the trail riders and they may convert their machine to a racer, build a race machine or buy a race machine and join the circuit.  This is just a suggestion to try to increase participation.  I know the safety of the machine is not up to NE-EDT race standards but a lot of trail machines have run the harescramble and some of us run the trails from time to time like we are racing.  This may be a way to get an idea of how much racing interest there is among the trail riding folks before trying to create a new class for the NE-EDT circuit.  Again this is just a suggestion.  Any other thoughts and/or ideas about this?


That would probably work some, i would suggest some sort of shoulder/chest restaint though as jerseybigfoot found faceplants hurt. I have rung my bell on the front bar of the IV Buff style cage myself in the hare scramble.
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