Senior A racer Jason Ennis FTR RACE PICS PHOTO
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Hare Scrambles Randy Rash (954)931-5709 email@example.com Enduros George Tolson (863)698-3837 firstname.lastname@example.org Enduros Glenn Hunt (678)-231-4100 email@example.com Hare Scrambles Dan Aitken (407)461-8595 firstname.lastname@example.org Associate HS Ref Pete Rose (941)270-1189 email@example.com
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Specialty C/Women Jimmy Pitts (321)632-3456
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Specialty A/B Peter Magee (352)-472-6932 email@example.com
B/C Ryan McCarthy (941)234-5086
Specialty A/B Danny Kittell (727)244-7299 cell (727)786-8922 home firstname.lastname@example.org
Specialty C/Women Kerri Chambers (863)956-9140 email@example.com
Saturday Classes Kurt Lucas (786)385-7771 firstname.lastname@example.org
Quads Pete Rose (941)270-1189
Hare Scramble Brandon St. John (912)729-1089 hsscore@ floridatrailriders.org
Enduro Calvin M Smith (941)228-4140 enduroscore@ floridatrailriders.org
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Executive Committee Contacts Riders Reps Area Reps and Club Contacts The Prez Says Moto Photos Around the pits Getting to know Gavin Flanagin Offical Business
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ON THE COVER: Senior A racer Jason Ennis looking stylish racing his way around Gatorback cycle Park. Photo by FTR Race Pics
New Hare Scrambles Pre-Entry Website FTR has contracted with a new company for Hare Scramble pre-entries.
Jimmy Moore is all smiles and a little mud dy after his 1st GNCC Win.
The website is: www.imathlete.com. •You can sign in to this website and build your profile. •You only have to do this once. •You will use the Username and Password you set up to access your account for the pre-entry. •Pre-entry will open approximately 10 days before the race weekend.
Area #1: Spencer St. John (912)674-8871 firstname.lastname@example.org Counties: Out-of-State, Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa, Walton, Holmes, Washington, Bay, Jackson, Calhoun, Gulf, Gadsden, Liberty, Franklin, Leon, Wakulla, Jefferson, Madison, Taylor, Lafayette, Dixie Area #2: Larry Roberts Counties: Hamilton, Suwannee, Columbia, Baker, Union, Bradford, Nassau, Duval, Clay, Putnam, St. Johns Area #3: William Toreki (352)372-1135 email@example.com Counties: Gilchrist, Alachua, Levy, Marion, Citrus, Sumter, Lake
CLUB Area #10: Luis M Rodriguez (772)871-6385 firstname.lastname@example.org Counties: Okeechobee, St. Lucie, Martin Area #11 Peter Rose (941)270-1189 email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org Counties: Charlotte, Glades, Lee, Hendry, Collier Area #12: Kyle McAfee Counties: Palm Beach Area #13: Paul Lucas Counties: Broward, Dade, Monroe
1 Apollo Motorcycle Club Mark Bordelon (321)794-0993 voice and text email@example.com www.apollomotorcycleclub.com 2 Azalea City Motorcycle Club Gary Wyatt-Interlachan,Fl (386)684-2698 firstname.lastname@example.org 3 Big Scrub Trail Riders John Hawkins-Tavares,Fl (352) 516-6903 email@example.com www.bigscrub.com 4 Central Florida Trail Riders Dave Nagle (407) 222-0050 firstname.lastname@example.org 5 Columbia Enduro Riders Ricky Dennis-Columbia,SC (803)786-0051 email@example.com 6 Daytona Dirt Riders Shaun Foutch (386)214-4878 firstname.lastname@example.org zwww.daytonadirtriders.com
Area #4: Joe Carrasquillo (386)295-8428 email@example.com Counties: Flagler, Volusia Area #5: Mike Belle (813)963-0657 firstname.lastname@example.org Counties: Hernando, Pasco. Pinellas, West Hillsborough
7 Family Riders, Inc. Johnny Thomas-Hanahan,SC (843)553-1463 email@example.com 8Greenville Enduro Riders Chris Poole-Laurens,SC firstname.lastname@example.org
Area #6: Jason Croley Counties: East Hillsborough, Polk Area #7: Bill Jenkins, Jr. (407)282-6056 email@example.com Counties: Seminole, Orange, Osceola Area #8: Mark Bordelon (321)794-0993 firstname.lastname@example.org Counties: Brevard, Indian River Area #9: Steve Nutter (941)915-5547 email@example.com Counties: Manatee, Sarasota, DeSoto, Highlands
Joe Strickland- PR Chair (904)652-5761 firstname.lastname@example.org www.rcdr.org 14 Sarasota Area Dirt Riders Scott Bryant (941)223-9014 email@example.com www.sarasotadirtriders.com 15 Sarasota Area Quad Riders Amanda Fronckowiak-Venice,Fl (941) 223-6974 firstname.lastname@example.org 16 Southeast Florida Trail Riders Fra n k Ca m p b e l l -We s t p a l m Beach,Fl (561) 951-3732 Seftr35@yahoo.com 17 Sumter Enduro Riders Johnny McCoy-Sumter,SC (803) 481-5169 email@example.com www.sermaclub.com 18 Suncoast Trail Blazers Brian CoughlinTampa,Fl (813)841-2160 firstname.lastname@example.org www.suncoasttrailblazers.com 19 Sunrunners M/C Dale Ellis-Auburndale,Fl (407)467-1196 email@example.com 20 Tallahassee Trail Riders Mikey Rainey (850)591-5386 www.tallahasseetrailriders.org
9 Old School Dirt Riders Ben Kelly-Sarasota,Fl (941)650-1473/(941)650-1474 firstname.lastname@example.org 10 Palm Beach Track & Trail Jim Agate-Hollywood,Fl (954)562-2500 email@example.com 11 Perry Mountain M/C Glenn Hollingshead-Selma.AL (334)872-0619 firstname.lastname@example.org 12 Nature Coast Trail Blazers Rob Swann (813)731-5552 email@example.com www.naturecoasttrailblazers.com
13 River City Dirt Riders Woody Westbrook-President (850)320-4088
21 Treasure Coast Trail Riders Luis Rodriguez (772)801-9777 firstname.lastname@example.org
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pril is here and we are winding down with just a few events left to get our dirt fix in. We have had a very unique second half of the season with some of our clubs having to reschedule a few times and ending up near the end of the schedule, which brings me to the rescheduled SADRA event. We were also a victim and had to try and come with a date and some property as our land owner perished in an accident which halted our Bermont property. So fast forward to March 17-18 and a new location. Our friends at the Sunrunners club graciously allowed us to use their Bartow property as they didn’t hesitate to offer up their prime real-estate. The only problem was that there was a Jeeping for Judd event scheduled at the last of February which was two weeks before our event. Besides not being able to work on the ridge, which included the start and the first two miles of our course, the last three miles coming back and the peewee course, we had all new property to learn. I will say this was probably the most challenging event we have done in some time. Parking over on the CFTR side of the property and driving our equipment over a few miles to reach our destination to begin cutting trail called for us to pack our lunch and just stay in the woods until almost dark and then come back to pack up and go home. Crossing the Peace River bridges brought some new adventures as it opened up some never touched woods and places that revealed that we were in someone else’s yard. From witnessing a 12 ft gator which we named BigMo to rattle snakes that caused several of us to purchase snake boots, things really got interesting. From naming the long jeep road after Mo, to finding the big dirt mound named Mt. Sadra we kept focused on the task and kept uncovering this property’s little secrets. We actually started having fun seeing who could find the coolest section as we traveled too far south and like to have cut too much trail, hence the 13.5 miles we came up with. Things got real serious as I was told to walk this way and do it quickly as there
ne of the first groups Betty and I met when we started attending Hare Scrambles was the Pee Wees. At first it was for the lollipops and trinkets we gave away. This led to meeting the parents and eventually praying for safety at the start of practice. Recently, I watched one of the Pee Wee girls move up to Mini class. It was her first race on the “big track”. Both she and the family were excited and more than a little nervous (understandable!). As we were all at scoring watching the riders exit the course, a little concern fell over the family as she did not come in. I’m listening on the radio as the sweepers are reporting “clear” from mile 1-7. On mile eight, the sweeper reports he sees her. At about the same time, she entered the chicane to the applause and relief of the whole crowd! Jesus told a similar story about a lost sheep. In Matthew 18:12-14, He said, “Look at it this way. If someone has a hundred sheep and one of them wanders off, doesn’t he leave the ninety-nine and go after the one? And if he finds it, doesn’t he make far more over it than over the ninety-nine who stay put? Your Father in Heaven feels the same way. He doesn’t want to lose even one of these simple
was a two foot rattle snake within striking distance and I do have the pictures of the retired intruder. Yes sir, after that things tightened up considerably as I watched every step even though I had my snake boots on. One day someone said something about “we better check the mileage” as we kept going south and deeper and deeper in no man’s land. Sure enough we had 13.5 miles and I’m thinking we must have gone nuts by going this far. Long story short, I enlisted a AA rider to give us an idea of what we had or had too much of as he did a lap to give us some feedback. Sure enough we were a little long on time so out came the half mile or so. Come race time the lap times were right there in the mid 25-26 minutes. Sweet...except for the lack of rain which caused havoc and the extreme fog that rolled in Sunday morning which wore its welcome out. The decision was made to delay for an hour, it was that bad! After the races got started it was a pleasure watching you guys and gals tackle the course with everyone riding within their limits. I hope everyone enjoyed the event as much as we did. The amount of effort showed by the club and the time given was just unreal, way to raise the bar SADRA. Also, to the Sunrunner club members for giving us a hand and all of you that helped on race weekend, I personally want to thank you as it was greatly appreciated. I must give a shout out to Carol for stepping up as our trail boss and to one of our clubs young up and comers Gregory Bryant, this kid worked his tail off and I think he is ready for more responsibility next year. Also to Robert M. for giving us anything we needed and sharing a lot of laughs and some catfish. Thank you to all the volunteers including all you girls and guys doing the sign up and my lovely wife Teresa for heading up the group. Thanks for listening, Randy Faul believers. The story is so powerful it was repeated in Luke 15:4-7, “Suppose one of you had a hundred sheep and lost one. Wouldn’t you leave the ninety-nine in the wilderness and go after the lost one until you found it? When found, you can be sure you would put it across your shoulders, rejoicing, and when you got home call in your friends and neighbors, saying, ‘Celebrate with me! I’ve found my lost sheep!’ Count on it—there’s more joy in heaven over one sinner’s rescued life than over ninety-nine good people in no need of rescue. The point is Jesus wants that personal relationship with us. He risked it all, even to death on the cross so we, those lost sheep, can be rescued. As He said, “count on it” (!), He is ready and waiting to rescue us. We just need to open our hearts and let Him! We have started “The Good Race” joy service every Saturday night from 7:30 to 7:45 pm. We meet at the CMA tent on vendor’s row. Bring a chair and come join us! Blessings on and off the road, Jim and Betty Edleston CMA “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.” 2 Timothy 4:7
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Brianna Avirett Photo
For good luck Ryder.
CANDID MOTO All smiles in the Landon Lynn camp.
Kelsey Saltar Photo
Danielle is in college at Towson in Maryland. That beautiful jacket has come in handy! She was very grateful to have earned the 2nd level scholarship from FTR her Freshman and Sophomore years in undergraduate school. Her next move will be back to sunny FL to attend Nova Southeastern to earn a master's degree in occupational therapy.
Uncle Bill with the future of FTR Brantley Saltar
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Around The Pits BANQUET INFO
ello fellow FTR members!
It is that time of the year againâ€Ś. BANQUET TIME! The members of the banquet committee have been working diligently to begin preparations for this year's awards banquet. I would like to invite each and every one of you, your family and your friends to attend this year's awards banquet. It is being held, once again, at the Ocean Center in sunny Daytona Beach Florida ON August 4th, 2018! This year we will be in the 93,028 square foot exhibit hall, giving us more than DOUBLE the space we had last year in the arena! With that being said there is plenty of room for activities and our wonderful vendors to set up inside the exhibit hall, bringing us all to one massive space. The food at the banquet will be concession style again this year. The concession stand will be solely for the use of FTR banquet attendees, unlike last year. The ticket prices do NOT include any food. Pre-purchased tickets are $10 per person 13 years and older, $5 per person for ages 5 to 12, and any person under the age of 5 will be free. There is a $5 increase for tickets that will be purchased at the door the day of the event. We are working on getting the link for ticket purchases up and running at this time. The link to reserve a hotel room is on the FTR forum under the banquet section. The rooms are $109.00 per night. If you have troubles booking or receive an error message please send me a text or call my cell (listed at the bottom of this announcement) so I can get more rooms opened up. ROOMS MUST BE RESERVED BEFORE JULY 3RD, 2018!! We are roughly around the halfway mark of the season, so I hope you all have been thinking about who you would nominate for Pit Mom/Dad and Sportsman of the year! This year's banquet will be SEMI FORMAL attire!! The
banquet will be later in the evening so all attendees can go enjoy the beach and other fun attractions during the day. We ask that anyone attending the banquet stays for the entire length of the banquet, out of respect and support for fellow racers (this was an issue last year). Randy Hawkins from Am-Pro Yamaha will be on hand and will be helping with the on stage ceremony. Once again if anyone would like to volunteer the day of the banquet or with prior planning, please contact Lisa or Lacey Nordle. Any and all help is greatly appreciated! Thank you, Lacey and Lisa Nordle 352-457-5030 (Lacey) or 352-748-4071 (Lisa) email@example.com
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WHAT'S HE RACING NOW? R
ound 6 of the series was at the annual Mondon Hill event put on by Suncoast Trail Blazers. When Alex Lugar got hurt prior to this race my first thought was that I hope he gets well soon. My second thought was this would be a perfect time to race a 125 since he is sidelined and his poor bike would just be collecting dust. So I sent the boss (his mom) a message and asked if I could steal it for the weekend. After a nail biting 8 minutes, she replied with the green light. Not only did I get to race it, but since Alex was already coming to get a work credit at that event, the 2015 yz125 got delivered and brought home from the track. About that delivery: it was late. I had to ride practice on Travis Berry's yz250x. When race time came I had to jump on a bike that I had never spent a single minute on. The good news is that Moto4Play does the suspension for both Alex and I so this bike was valved very similar to mine. We had a big turnout in 30+ that day. With 13 riders on the line I got the 125 started first, but Clay and Shawn out CCd me to the first corner and I didn't see them for more than a few minutes. I managed to keep the 125 in 3rd place until the finish though, even with a pit stop using my first IMS quick fill system. Lets talk about the bike. There are 2 kinds of racers out there. The ones that learned on a 125 and took it to its limits before moving up, and those that jumped up early. I'm the former. Because of that I get along with the 125s just fine. Get on the gas early, and brake late if you have to. Correcting any mistake you make is effortless on these bikes, unless the mistake you made was slowing down. When you get down to it, they're
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gutless. What that does is it forces you to master the fundamentals. You can't square off a berm on a 125 and expect to get back up to speed. You have to aim for the entrance of that berm and ride it all the way until the end. When you see guys like Alex getting the A highpoint on this 125, or Jesse getting the overall, just think of the amount of mental work it takes to get every little thing right. The right gear, the right rpm, the right clutch feathering, for 2 hours. Engine 125/144. Get with it Yamaha Brakes 10/10. It stops Suspension 10/10. Get a yz/yzf and have Moto4Play revalve it. Your body will thank you.
GETTING TO KNOW...
Gavin Flanigan Name- Gavin Flanigan Age-16 Class-B200 Bike-KTM 200 XCW Number-444 When I started racing- 11 What got you into racing- ive always watched supercross growing up and my brother raced quads. Best season finish?- 2016-2017 season I finished 3rd in junior B. Favorite individual win?- Gatorback in 2015 when I was in mini B. What do you do to train?- I usually mountain bike ride and go to the gym. I also follow a meal plan I made, it is 23002600 calories a day, 120-140 protein, 250-300 carbs, 55-60 fat. I stay away from junk food and I try to eat as much fish and meat and rice and eggs. Who is your biggest inspiration on the track?- Ryan Vold Off the track?- Landon Lynn Who is your biggest competition on the track?- im by biggest competition. If you could take personal lessons from someone who would it be?- Kailub Russel Biggest change in your racing program that has had the biggest impact on your racing?- My dietand exercise. Fav Track?- Ormond or Samsula. Biggest life lesson learned from racing FTR?- Sportsmanship. If you could change one thing in FTR what would it be?- Promotion system. Are you in a club?- Yes Which one?- Daytona Dirt Riders (DDR) Are you an active member? Help build the track etc?- We havenâ€™t been out in while but plan to soon. Will you ever run for office in your club or FTR?- No What is your school life like?- Im a sophomore at Spruce Creek High School and Dual enrolled at Daytona State college. When do you graduate?- 2020 What are your goals for after graduation?- Go into the medical field. The contest to get the center fold. Were you surprised how you and Kelsy just took off with the lead. Staying within a few votes of each other?- Yes, her and I were back and forth for the whole time it was like a real race. Are you two friends? Are you on a team?- Yes and we are on the same team. Team Tree Dodgers Sponser's? Who would you like to thank?- Body Armor Hydration, electron carburetors, Snyder Powersports, Donald Bunn with racing for Veterans, Ultra Sports Apparel, Thor/Parts Unlimited, My mom and Dad, My girlfriend Hannah and the Grzech Family.
FLORIDA TRAIL RIDERS 2017-2018 HARE SCRAMBLE ROUND 8
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FTR Represents at the Tampa Supercross
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Photo by Scott Bryant
or the first time in twenty years the AMA Monster Energy Supercross was back in Tampa Bay and the Sarasota Area Dirt Riders/Old School Dirt Riders club had the opportunity to be a part of the action as the official flagging crew. Our SADRA club president and FTR member Scott Bryant tirelessly worked to organize the day with Feld Motorsports and I wanted to give him a big shout out and thank you for that. If you ever have the chance to flag a Supercross do it. It makes for a really long day but you get to see a lot of racing and it was interesting as the qualifing sessions went along I had to wave my flag a lot less. We worked longside the AMA officials and the regular Feld course workers and let me tell you they take their job very serious. It's the flaggers and course workers that keep everyone safe and sound when mistakes are made. It was a blast being six feet away from the fastest riders in the sport watching them navigate rythm sections, hitting a table top and getting hard on the brakes for a quick left hand turn shooting them across the start straight to attack the rest of the track. What an amazing experience it was. Our whole team did an amazing job and were highly complimented all night long with only one piece of advice thay was given stuck in our heads..."Don't F* it up!"
SADRA and OSDR members ready to go to work!
This was my view all day long. Six feet away on one side when they start and six feet away when they hit the finish line.Pretty sweet!
Arriving bright and early. Yes we got to keep the shirts.
Saturday night in the pits.
Joey, Katie, and Jax in the pits.
Tom Miller getting some Rockstar Energy
They should have fired the cannons.
Team Wanker in the house! Jack Chambers enjoying the sights.
Kurt Lucas REALLY enjoying his day.
Monika Blaháčková on the big screen as the Makeup 2 Mud feature rider.
Matt and Emma taking in the moment.
Dorothy "DEKDEF Photos" and Dirty Mike
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Dissecting the emom: How and Why You Should Be Using Them in Your Training I
n this article I’m going to explain the purpose, structure, and some variations of the ever so popular EMOM style workout. EMOM stands for Every Minute On the Minute and is a form of training that sometimes will provide a consistent but variable rest interval for one or many exercises. There are many ways to set up and structure different EMOMs to get the most impact out of them. In this article, I want to dissect the different ways you can use this workout structure to add a little variety into your training that can produce awesome results! My first introduction to the “on the minute” style of performing an exercise was by Louie Simmons. Simmons is a famous powerlifter and strength coach who created Westside Barbell and the popular Conjugate Method of training. Within that system there is a “speed” day dedicated to moving the barbell fast often with accommodating resistance and with abbreviated rest periods. 2 to 3 reps every minute is how I used to program these days and found them to be challenging and a fun variation to training. Flash forward a few years to Rob Orlando’s strong man style training blog and I was introduced into a variety of different versions of the EMOMs that used multiple exercises. This is a hybrid superset, or circuit. The basic structure is simple and effective and keeps you mentally involved in your training. With a running clock, you perform the exercise or exercises you chose to incorporate into your EMOM. Perform one set on the first minute. When you are finished, you rest into the next minute and go again. Rinse and repeat. Your creativity is the only limiting factor in these workouts, but I will outline how I program EMOMs and give you a few downloadable examples you can use. I favor 3 styles of EMOMs: single minutes, alternating minutes, and mono-structural. Here is how I break them down. Single Minutes: Rather than labeling these single exercises, I use the term single minute because you can actually do a series of movements every minute. This is the traditional version of the EMOM and it’s pretty straight forward. I like these for warm ups and finishers to get some added volume in. I usually set these up for shorter durations like 10 to 12 minutes. After that, most people tend to get bored. Alternating Minutes: By alternating minutes, you can add some length to the workout because you are going every other minute or every 3 minutes or whatever you pick. Here is how it works: select several exercises and perform some on even minutes and others on odd minutes. You can even go up the chain and do something different every minute, but you might get confused at what is next. I prefer the even minute/odd minute approach, and sometimes I’ll program 3 or 4. I’ll have an example for you, don’t worry. Mono-Structural: Mono-structural exercise typically involves some steady state exercise like running, biking, rowing, etc. It’s aerobic in nature and typically longer duration than weight training. You can sneak in some lifting into your aerobic training by using EMOMs. This will challenge your ability to stabilize, recover, between minutes. Imagine crashing, picking up the bike, starting it and then returning to racing pace. Here is how they work: pick an exercise such as 30 minutes of rowing (feet not strapped in) and do 3-5 burpees every minute. You’ll accumulate about 30 seconds of rowing per minute and 90 plus burpees. I “score” these
By Coach Tyler Coody
workouts by distance on the aerobic work. This will keep you from sandbagging the mono-structural piece. This leads me to my next and last topic of discussion on EMOMs. When do you use them and how do you structure them? You can see by my last example that the accumulation of training volume can put you in the weeds very quickly. It’s easier to manage in the first two methods. Start slow and remember that as you get fatigued, the work duration might take longer which means your rest duration is shortened. The main goal is to get a lot of work done in such a way that you can recover and keep your movement standards high. If you being forced to rush through your work before the minute ends, you need to back off a bit. If you cannot finish within the minute, you are done. A simple rule of thumb is to add up your reps for each movement before you start. This will be an eye opener and allow you to reconsider your choices. For example, if you program 25 burpees on the even minutes and 25 squats on the odd minutes for 20 minutes you’ll end up with 250 reps of both exercises. That could take you to a dark place. By the way that was an exaggerated example and not a challenge. Try to explore this method for yourself and see how it works. There a lot of advantages to using EMOMs as a training tool. If you are running short on time, you can ease into an EMOM for your warm up or movement prep work with time to stretch and warm up between minutes. They can be structured to be an easy day or the most miserable thing you’ve ever done in your entire life. Or somewhere between. I will have a free downloadable PDF of a few of my favorite EMOM’s at www. grenadefitness.com. You can follow them exactly or change out the exercises and use the structure as you see fit. As always, let me know if you have any questions or topics for future articles. You can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Get Better. Tyler Coody, MS, CSCS email@example.com
FLORIDA TRAIL RIDERS OFFICIAL BUSINESS Please send bid proposals to: Randy Faul 1254 NW Brownville St. Arcadia, Florida 34266 Deadline for bids proposals is May 31, 2018. Electronic Scorekeeping Bid Proposal This bid proposal is for the Independent Contractor position of Electronic Scorekeeper. The Contractor is responsible for providing scorekeeping maintenance for FTR as specified in the contract. The services provided by the Contractor shall be performed for the exclusive benefit of FTR. The Contractor’s official contact with FTR will be the FTR Executive Committee, with the Hare Scramble Committee Chairman as the primary point of contact. Responsibilities and duties include: 1. Maintain FTR trailer, all sign up and scoring equipment, including hardware and software, radios, and any other equipment entrusted to your care. Assure that all equipment is fully operational before each event. Arrange for repairs and/ or replacement equipment, as necessary (as indicated in paragraph 8 above). 2. Keep trailer supplied with all materials needed to sign up and score participants at the Hare Scramble events. 3. Arrive at all Hare Scramble event sites no later than 11:59 PM on Friday night to set up for sign-up and scoring. Provider must remain on-site until all scoring is been completed, all protests settled, and all FTR equipment and supplies have been returned to the FTR trailer. 4. Deliver the radios, fully charged, to the club for their use. 5. Assure that all participants in the Hare Scramble events are scored. In the event of an unseen equipment failure, the hosting club will provide personnel to score the riders, commonly known as backup scoring. Scorekeeper maintenance service will provide own backup scorekeeper to be trained and present at all Hare Scramble events. Provide coordination and personnel for sign-up crew. 6. Work with the Hare Scrambles Chairman, Referees, and Scorekeeper to resolve protests and make the appropriate corrections and revisions to the scores of the series. 7. Collect all FTR equipment before leaving the hare scramble event. 8. Provide all Hare Scramble scores for posting at the Hare Scramble event. Post all scores, including overall scores and promotion points to the website. Provide scores to the FTR magazine editor after each event. 9. Provide to business manager each race statistics for billing and documentation. 10. Generate the advancement letters to all riders in all competition series as advancement criteria are reached. 11. Strive to improve efficiencies and minimize costs. 12. Check membership for riders who have demoted themselves without proper authorization or attempting to ride in an incorrect class. Coordinate with appointed Hare Scramble Scorekeeper on promotion letters. FTR will provide the following: • • • • • • •
FTR Scoring trailer Computers and related scoring system, with software, to score event Printer to print results Tables, generators, and canopies for scoring chicane Handheld and base station radios and repeater with antenna Membership forms and insurance waivers (only events with the FTR provided insurance) Wrist bands
Business Manager Bid Proposal This bid proposal is for the Independent Contractor position of Business Manager. The Contractor is responsible for providing business management and support services for FTR as specified in the contract. The services provided by the Contractor shall be performed for the exclusive benefit of FTR. The Contractor’s official contact with FTR will be the FTR Executive Committee, with the FTR President as the primary point of contact. Responsibilities and duties include: 1. All accounting duties will be performed in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP). Accounting records shall be maintained using Quickbooks Online software in accordance with GAAP. 2. Perform all purchases and disbursements as directed by the FTR Executive Committee or FTR Treasurer, or directed and approved by the FTR President. 3. Deposit and record all monies (including, but not limited to, paypal and credit card payments) received by FTR. Invoice all charges and fees imposed by FTR and all sales by FTR. 4. Record and maintain accounting records of all financial transactions entered into by FTR. 5. Maintain a current list of accounts receivable and utilize reasonable efforts to promptly collect all receivables. 6. Provide monthly reports and any additional reports and/or analysis to the Executive Committee as requested. 7. Assist the Executive Committee in preparation of the annual budget. 8. Insure that the IRS Form 990 is completed each year, signed and submitted to the IRS by the deadline. 9. File the annual Florida Corporation Report. 10. File all applicable sales tax quarterly. 11. Administer Membership Records – Process new and renewal memberships. Send out membership packets including the membership cards. Provide the sponsors of all FTR sanctioned events with a current membership list and supplies with which to sign-up new members and any pertinent insurance information as directed by insurance provider. 12. Coordinate with the FTR Executive Committee, the FTR Magazine Editor and other FTR Committees to publicize and market the FTR, its programs, and services to appropriate audiences. Work with other organizations, as appropriate, to establish partnerships that benefit the FTR and its members. Complete sponsorship applications and assist in providing necessary scores for sponsors. 13. General Administrative Tasks – Provide phone support for membership questions and complaints. Update rulebook for all rule and constitutional changes properly approved by the applicable Committee, Board, or General Membership. Publish updated rulebook annually or as directed by the Executive Committee. Maintain records of all correspondence. Check post office box on a regular basis, preferably daily, but not less than twice a week. Arrange for insurance for all sanctioned competition events for which the promoter/club elects to use FTR insurance. Ascertain that all sanctioned events have adequate insurance as specified in the rulebook, with FTR listed as an additional insured, in sufficient time to cancel sanction should proof of insurance not be provided. Maintain adequate supplies of FTR stickers, laminating cards, letterhead, envelopes, FTR arrows and scorecards. Keep the information on the FTR web site up-to-date. 14. For FTR events utilizing the FTR AMA Charter, arrange for insurance and provide the necessary forms for the event. Following the event, ensure that the AMA memberships, Referee report, Injury reports, and all releases are sent in within the timelines established by the AMA. Ensure the scores are sent to AMA from the Electronic Scorekeeper within the AMA timeline. 15. Event invoices and any reimbursements will be reconciled and sent to clubs within two weeks of their event by both email and the U.S.Postal Service. 16. Support the Banquet Committee and other volunteers, as needed. This can include assisting in determining a site for the Banquet, negotiating the contract, ordering trophies and awards, and printing the program. 17. Provide suitable office space to conduct the above services (home office is acceptable). 18. Assist with any duties that are within the scope of any positions of the Executive Committee members per the FTR rulebook as requested by the Executive Committee. 19. Attend all Board of Directors meetings unless directed otherwise by the Executive Committee or President. FTR will provide the following: • Postage meter and postage Wireless • 2 Credit card machines • Computer • External Hard Drive for backup • Laser printer and copier • QuickBooks Online for maintaining general fund accounting • Current version of Microsoft Word, Excel, Adobe Acrobat or any software program needed to perform the office duties per EC approval. Membership database • FTR Cell phone and account for 1 line – currently 352-538-6291 • Storage facility rental – size and location subject to EC approval • PO Box rental – size and location subject to EC approval • Laminator • FTR decals for new and renewal memberships • Membership card blanks and laminator sheets • Reimbursement for specific office consumables such as copy paper, letterhead, envelopes, toner and ink, labels, storage boxes, etc… • Website and off-site hosting
Magazine Editor/Advertising Manager Bid Proposal This bid proposal is for the Independent Contractor position of Magazine Editor/Advertising Manager. The Contractor is responsible for providing support services for FTR as specified in the contract. The services provided by the Contractor shall be performed for the exclusive benefit of FTR. Responsibilities and duties include: 1. Provide formatting and layout of the FTR magazine, in a format and fashion acceptable to a commercial printer without intervention or charges for formatting and layout by such commercial printer/publisher to print said publication and/or the webmaster for online publishing. 2. Provide camera ready copy to printer in sufficient time for printing and mailing of the magazine by the 1st of each month being published. 3. Meet with printer each month to go over upcoming magazine. 4. Provide typesetter with copy, check for obvious typos, and ensure the proper ads, race flyers, and articles for that issue are included. 5. Cooperate with the Business Manager, clubs, and committees for timely publication of required items, such as committee minutes, event flyers, election ballots, etc. 6. Provide email reminders to those providing regular columns or pictures to the magazine of upcoming submission deadlines. 7. Review race schedule on a regular basis and provide email reminders to clubs about deadlines for submitting flyers for their events. 8. Work with clubs on updating and/or modifying flyers for upcoming events. 9. Work with Banquet Committee on advertising for the Annual Awards Banquet. 10. Maintain correct contact information in the magazine. 11. Work with advertisers adding, correcting, and changing or canceling ads. Solicit advertising from appropriate businesses and individuals. 12. Marketing the events of FTR to potential clients 13. Creating pricing strategies and deals for advertisers 14. Forming sales contacts and negotiating with clients 15. Provide the Business Manager with a monthly report for ads in each issue. 16. Creating and managing ad contracts, in-bound and outbound advertising correspondence 17. Creating, editing and updating custom ads built in InDesign paid for by the client 18. Managing client relationships and sending follow-up notices/renewals 19. Working with business manager to collect invoices; tracking down contracts 20. Supporting advertising partnerships; creating, editing and updating house ads in InDesign 21. Communicating with clients to assure that ads and editorial content is executed according to contract 22. Soliciting new advertisers; calling upon traditional motorcycle shops, retail shops, dealers, clubs, online vendors and additional special markets 23. Inspect layouts and advertising copy and other promotional material for adherence to specifications prior to publication 24. Coordinating publicity and promotion of online advertising; graphic design of online ads 25. Establishing promotional plans for special events; concept and design of promotional programs with editor 26. Developing sales content, managing copywriting and production of advertisements 27. Pushing content to social media, maintain and grow organizations presence on sites: Facebook, Twitter; enhancing interaction with the community 28. Develop organizations presence on Google+ and maintaining FTR blog 29. Responsible for shipping magazines to new members, back issues, storage issues 30. Research other organizations in the industry to find new ways in which to promote the organizations brand 31. Representing FTR Magazine at events 32. Placing and monitoring pay-per-click advertising 33. Preparing monthly Google Analytics report reflecting statistics of website reviews and site performance, including identify trends, audience profiles
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