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President Randy Faul (863)244-3709 president@floridatrailriders.org

RIDER

Enduro

AA/A Don Chriss (407)694-5614

Specialty A/B Peter Magee (352)-472-6932 cr250@bellsouth.net

decorlando@gmail.com

Vice President Pete Rose (941)270-1189 vicepresident@floridatrailriders.org Secretary Kelsey Salter secretary@floridatrailriders.org Treasurer Angel Mendez (407) 234-4987 treasurer@floridatrailriders.org

Hare Scrambles Randy Rash (954)931-5709 hschair@floridatrailriders.org Enduros George Tolson (863)698-3837 endurochair@floridatrailriders.org Enduros Glenn Hunt (678)-231-4100 ghunt350xc@gmail.com Hare Scrambles Dan Aitken (407)461-8595 hsref@floridatrailriders.org Associate HS Ref Pete Rose (941)270-1189 pwrracingktm@gmail.com

Magazine Editor Dave Dekmar (941) 356-7796 ftrmagazine@dekmar3d.com

B/C

REPS

WHO TO

CONTACT

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Specialty C/Women Jimmy Pitts (321)632-3456

VACANT

Hare Scrambles B/C Ryan McCarthy (941)234-5086

AA/A

Timothy Campbell

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Specialty A/B Danny Kittell (727)244-7299 cell (727)786-8922 home kittell@verizon.net

Specialty C/Women Kerri Chambers (863)956-9140 jekchambers@aol.com

Saturday Classes Kurt Lucas (786)385-7771 ktmx16@gmail.com

Quads Pete Rose (941)270-1189

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Scorekeepers

Hare Scramble Brandon St. John (912)729-1089 hsscore@floridatrailriders. org

Enduro CBob House (770)778-9343 cbr46@yahoo.com

Electronic Scoring Maintenance Tim Nordle score.n.it.4.ftr@gmail.com

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FLORIDA TRAIL RIDERS IN THIS ISSUE Page 4 Page 4 Page 6 Page 7 Page 12 Page 14

Executive Committee Contacts Riders Reps Area Reps and Club Contacts The Prez Says Tech Tips OSDR Melon Bash

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On The Cover: Racing gets underway at the OSDR hare Scramble PC: Jamey Purdue "Photoman 386"

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Area #1: Don St.John 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 stillbill@cox.net Counties: Gilchrist, Alachua, Levy, Marion, Citrus, Sumter, Lake Area #4: Joe Carrasquillo (386)295-8428 fdjoec@aol.com Counties: Flagler, Volusia

CLUB Area #10: Luis M Rodriguez (772)871-6385 luisabx@hotmail.com Counties: Okeechobee, St. Lucie, Martin Area #11 Peter Rose (941)270-1189 pwrracingktm@gmail.com pete.rose@marinemax.com 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 markbord115@gmail.com www.apollomotorcycleclub.com

14 Sarasota Area Dirt Riders Randy Faul (863)244-3709 president@floridatrailriders.org www.sarasotadirtriders.com

2 Azalea City Motorcycle Club Gary Wyatt-Interlachan,Fl (386)684-2698 wyattg1@windstream.net

15 Sarasota Area Quad Riders Amanda Fronckowiak-Venice,Fl (941) 223-6974 ajc7191@comcast.net

3 Big Scrub Trail Riders Allen Pearce-Tavares,Fl (352) 339-5644

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

www.bigscrub.com 4 Central Florida Trail Riders Elesa Berard (407) 376-7115 elesa@embarqmail.com 5 Columbia Enduro Riders Ricky Dennis-Columbia,SC (803)786-0051 mastercraft@bellsouth.net 6 Daytona Dirt Riders Shaun Foutch (386)214-4878 eastflorida234@yahoo.com zwww.daytonadirtriders.com

Area #5: Troy Stainbrook

7 Family Riders, Inc. Johnny Thomas-Hanahan,SC (843)553-1463 familyriderssc@bellsouth.net

Counties: Hernando, Pasco. Pinellas, West Hillsborough

8Greenville Enduro Riders Chris Poole-Laurens,SC info@greenvilleenduroriders.com

17 Sumter Enduro Riders Johnny McCoy-Sumter,SC (803) 481-5169 serma@ftc-i.net www.sermaclub.com 18 Suncoast Trail Blazers Troy Stainbrook-President (813) 892-0929 www.suncoasttrailblazers.com 19 Sunrunners M/C Dale Ellis-Auburndale,Fl (407)467-1196 dlellis@laneconstruction.com 20 Tallahassee Trail Riders Mikey Rainey (850)591-5386 www.tallahasseetrailriders.org

Area #6: Mike Belle Counties: East Hillsborough, Polk Area #7: Bill Jenkins, Jr. (407)282-6056 ford3233@aol.com Counties: Seminole, Orange, Osceola Area #8: Mark Bordelon (321)794-0993 mborde01@intersil.com Counties: Brevard, Indian River Area #9: Ron Thomas (941)232-9562 ronthomasftr211@gmail.com Counties: Manatee, Sarasota, Hardee, DeSoto, Highlands

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9 Old School Dirt Riders Ben Kelly-Sarasota,Fl (941)650-1473/(941)650-1474 ftr90racer@yahoo.com 10 Palm Beach Track & Trail Randy Rash (954)931-5709 11 Perry Mountain M/C Glenn Hollingshead-Selma.AL (334)872-0619 hhollingsh@msn.com 12 Nature Coast Trail Blazers Rob Swann (813)731-5552 rswann222@gmail.com www.naturecoasttrailblazers.com 13 River City Dirt Riders Barry Miller-President (904)613-6572 rcdrjax@gmail.com

21 Treasure Coast Trail Riders Luis Rodriguez (772)801-9777 luisabx@hotmail.com

CONTACTS

AREA

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The Prez Say’s

FLORIDA TRAIL RIDERS A

s we move into 2020, I would like to thank all our members that has volunteered and given their time to make FTR the best off road organization in the east. Thank you to Allen Pearce and James Hill for being part of the decision making with many hours of sitting in meetings, conference calls and the weekly emails it takes to keep FTR a solid organization. To all the area directors that gave their time and contribute your expertise to make sound decisions, it is very much appreciated. With this being said, we have some new faces coming on board for the next couple years with Pete Rose and Angel Mendez accepting the duties as vice president and treasurer respectively. Both of these guys are solid and will certainly be an asset to Executive Committee and to the membership of FTR. Also, the BoD voted a long time FTR member/ area director Kyle McAfee to the EC at our BoD meeting which will make a full committee of seven members, welcome aboard Kyle.

Last month I touched on the importance of FTR conducting themselves as Responsible Motorcyclist, Parents being responsible for their children and keeping ourselves in check. It is so very important that WE as the members of FTR protect our organization and our families so that we have a place to go and circle the wagons to enjoy our sport, our families and friends. We have a lot of new members and families trying out our organization and with anything being new, guidance are a priority and our responsibility if we want to enhance and keep our organization the best it can be. Think about how you can make just one contribution and what it could mean to a new family coming out to an event for the first time. Take care of our organization and it will provide for you. Thanks for listening, Randy Faul

16 year old FTR Quad Womens star, Mikayla Hayes, demonstrates how to fly a Honda on her way to a win at the OSDR Hare Scramble.

ARMBANDS MUST BE WORN AT ALL TIMES BY PARTICIPANTS AND SPECTATORS.

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your life instead of stewing in hurt and resentment, and in forgiving, you reflect a forgiving God. Ephesians 4:31-32 – Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice. Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you. Asking for Forgiveness It's easier to recognize the faults, the sin in others, than to see it in ourselves. Pride gets in the way. We make excuses for our actions. But Jesus tells us that unconfessed sin and unforgiveness blocks our relationship with God. "Therefore, if you are offering your gift at the altar and there remember that your brother or sister has something against you, leave your gift there in front of the altar. First go and be reconciled to them; then come and offer your gift" (Matthew 5:23-24NIV). "If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness" (1 John 1:9 To quote Michael Jackson, that includes “the man in the mirror”. God's Forgiveness "In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God's grace" (Ephesians 1:7 NIV). "Therefore, my friends, I want you to know that through Jesus the forgiveness of sins is proclaimed to you" (Acts 13:38) Jesus is waiting to forgive you. He wants to be in your life and your heart. All you have to do is ask Him. See Him out, you will start a new year that will change your life eternally!!!!! Blessings on and off the road, Jim and Betty Edleston CMA Starting Line to Checkered Flag… “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.” 2 Timothy 4:7

The CHAPLAIN'S CORNER

t is a new decade and well as a new year!! Time to make changes, make ourselves the best we can be. Part of that is letting go of old grudges and spite. Forgiveness We all appreciate being forgiven, but forgiving others, especially when they have deeply hurt us, feels like a different thing. Our emotions get involved. In our view, they need to suffer for the hurt they've caused, and we delay offering forgiveness, sometimes for years, decades, or forever. Getting Even Instead of Forgiving When we hurt, we want the person who is the source or that wound to hurt as much as we do. Jesus has a different perspective. "Dear friends, never avenge yourselves. Leave that to God, for he has said that he will repay those who deserve it. Don’t take the law into your own hands" (Romans 12:19 Forgiving Those Who Don't Ask for Forgiveness As Jesus suffered on the cross, he asked God to forgive those who wrongly condemned him to death. Often those who offend us never ask for our forgiveness or admit any wrong-doing. Forgiving these people is the hardest. Jesus is our example for forgiving those who don't appear to be sorry or ask to be forgiven. "Father, forgive them for they do not know what they are doing" (Mark 11:25 NIV). "The one who forgives an offense seeks love, but whoever repeats a matter separates close friends" (Proverbs 17:9 Forgiving Others While it may seem forgiving others is to their advantage, you are really the one who benefits most. Unforgiveness breeds anger, and swallowed anger results in depression. When you choose to forgive others, you give yourself a gift. Once you decide to forgive, you can move on with


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Around The Pits A MESSAGE FROM YOUR NEW VICE PRESIDENT

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irst, Thank you to all that voted in the FTR Elections. Congratulations go out to our new Treasurer, and our Area Directors. I thank everyone who voted for me, and I will do my very best for FTR and our Membership. We have EXCITING things happening, the AMA State Championship, the MOOSE Sponsorship, and race attendance appears to be on the rise so far this Season. I look forward to working “FOR� the FTR Members to Improve our Local Events, Increase our State and National exposure, and to make our Sport, Events, Clubs, and Annual Banquet something to be proud to be a part of. Please feel free to reach out to me via email, phone or even bend my ear at the races, I look forward to the new Challenges. Thank you, Peter Rose Our Elf 's name is Chippy. Since you aren't allowed to touch the Elf, Gunner left a container open at the house the night before the race hoping Chippy would jump in it and go to the races that day. :) :)

Jason, Mindy, and Gunner Croley

Don't forget to update your transponder at the FTR Signup Trailer if you have changed classes and/or numbers.

6. Gate and Race entry wristbands (if issued) must be worn at all times by spectators and riders. Riders must have both wristbands on to pass tech inspection and to compete. Riders entering the start area without both wristbands will be required to leave the start area until such wristbands can be shown on the arm. Any rider or spectator refusing to comply with this rule will be required to leave the property. In addition, any rider not complying with this rule may be considered to have committed conduct unbecoming a member and be subject to expulsion.

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FLORIDA TRAIL RIDERS TEN THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT GASOLINE (1) Demand. The United States consumes about 20 million barrels of oil products per day. Of that, almost half is used for gasoline. The rest is used for distillate fuel oil, jet fuel, residual fuel and other oils. A barrel of oil contains 42 gallons. Those 42 gallons can yield 19 to 20 gallons of gasoline. In the United States, 178 million gallons of gasoline are burned every day. (2) Sameness. Gasoline companies like to pretend that their gasoline is better than the fuel from the station down the street. It isn’t necessarily true. Your local Chevron station may sell gas refined by Shell or Exxon. Suppliers share pipelines, so they all use the same fuel. The only difference between one brand and another is the additives that they put in the refined gas — and these additives are mostly cleaners that reduce engine deposits.

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(3) Gas prices. When you pump gas into your tank, that money is broken up this way: 14 percent federal tax, 10 percent refining costs, 8 percent marketing and 68 percent crude oil costs (and depending on the state you live in another big chunk in states gas taxes— California has the highest state gas taxes, which means they have the stupidest voters because they approved the ridiculous gas taxes at the ballot box). The gas station earns an average of 10 to 15 cents on a gallon of gas. It is important to note that when consumers in England pay $8 U.S. per gallon, they are still paying the exact same for a barrel of crude oil that Americans are paying — thus their higher prices are made up mostly of higher taxes. Brits pay $4.42 a gallon in taxes on every gallon of gas. (4) Measurement. Is a gallon of gas really a gallon? Maybe. The government’s weights-and-measures department is supposed to check pumps for accuracy, but there are only 600 weights-andmeasures employees in the whole country (for approximately 160,000 gas stations). There are 17 states where fuel pumps are only checked once every 18 months. It is estimated that 90 percent of pumps are inaccurate. (5) E10. There are many different blends of gasoline. The typical fuels that people are familiar with are regular, mid-grade and premium, but there are many other different blends—of which E10, E15 and E85 are the most controversial. E10 is a blend of 10 percent ethanol and 90 percent gasoline that is sold in many parts of the country. All auto manufacturers approve the use of blends of 10 percent ethanol or less in their gasoline vehicles. However, vehicles will typically go 3 to 4 percent fewer miles per gallon on E10 than on straight gasoline. E10 can be run in motorcycles.

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(6) E15. E15 is an approved gasoline blend that contains up to 15 percent ethanol. Fewer than 5 percent of cars on the road are approved by their manufacturers to use E15 fuel, and no motorcycle manufacturers approve it. “Flex Fuel” vehicles can run E10, E15 or E85. (7) E85. E85 is a blend of 85 percent ethanol and 15 percent gasoline and can be used in flexible fuel vehicles, which can run on gasoline, E85 or any mixture of the two. The current problem with using the 85 percent ethanol fuel in motorcycle engines is that ethanol tends to corrode the aluminum and rubber components of the fuel system. E85-certified cars have been designed with stainless steel parts and rubber hoses and seals that are not as sensitive to the alcohol’s corrosion. (8) Reid Vapor Pressure. The different grades of gas are measured on a system of RVP, or Reid Vapor Pressure, which is measured in pounds per square inch (psi). The higher the RVP number of a particular gas blend, the easier it is to vaporize, and the worse it is for the environment. All gasoline blends have to be below 14.7 psi, which is average atmospheric pressure. Any number higher and gasoline would become a gas (vapor). (9) Summer blend. During the summer, pollution is a concern due to increased levels of smog and ozone, which can harm the lungs. Summer heat boosts the formation of ozone, while the appearance of an inversion layer, an immobile layer of air, can trap pollutants in the lower atmosphere. Thus, stations have different blends in the summer and winter. (10) Winter blend. Winter-grade gasoline uses more butane as an additive. Butane is inexpensive and plentiful, contributing to lower prices. Summer-grade fuel might still use butane, but in lower quantities (around 2 percent). Gas stations have until June 1st to switch to selling summer-blend gas. Following the summer-driving season, companies switch back to winter blends in late September.


CONTACT RANDY FAUL

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FLORIDA TRAIL RIDERS

Hare Scramble #4 #5

2019

ALL PHOTOS BY

AT Melon Bash The Farm T

he Old School Dirt Riders put on another spectacular weekend at the Farm in Punta Gorda. The club put in all the hard work needed to host a high flying event that left everyone with a huge smile on their face when it was all over. As usual, Garret Edmisten pulled out his 5th straight win of the season with Landon Lynn and Alex Lugar rounding out the top three. Of note was A200 racer Jack Chambers. Jack put his KTM 150 4th overall right in the middle of five very fast AA racers. On 4 weels, Brandon Frazier continued his streak of wins taking his 5th AA and Quad Overall of the year staying unbeaten.

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FLORIDA TRAIL RIDERS OFFICIAL BUSINESS 7PM call to order Roll call Present: Chairman, Referee, Quad rep, BSTR, NCTB, OSDR, PBTTR, RCDR, SADRA, Suncoast, Sunrunners, TCTTR, Big O Old Business: Second vote on A rider advancement rule Motion Randy Rash Second Pete Rose Rule change 2019 #02 Randy Rash presented a rule change to advance the top 10 overall A/AA riders to the AA class every year where as you must earn the right to race AA every year and allowing those that do not earn it to go back to the A class. Second Pete Rose Create an advancement process from A class to AA class and back to A class Current Rule (Copy and paste from rule book – cite chapter, paragraph, etc. of every section that is affected) 6. Any rider who Overall High Points a race prior to the first fifty percent (50%) of the proposed and approved season sanctions, will be promoted to the AA class immediately and will then take 90% of any points awarded in the A class to the AA class. If the rider Overall High Points a race after 50% or more of the scheduled events have been completed, the rider can remain in the lower class for the remainder of the season. The promotion will take effect at the start of the next competition season. However, riders voluntarily advancing themselves to the AA class after 50% of the scheduled events have been completed will carry no points to the AA class. Points earned in the lower division will remain in the lower division. Current Risk (Negative consequences should a change not be made) Low AA class participation Proposed Solution (Write rule in exact detail how it should be incorporate into the rule book. Include every section of the rule book the proposal will affect) AA Class: The top ten A/AA riders from the previous season (as long as they have met the Championship requirements of their respective class), any rider with an over-all win in the previous season, any FTR AA Enduro rider, AA riders from any other organization, any nationally ranked AA hare scramble or Enduro rider, or any current national or professional moto crosser. Any AA FTR Hare Scramble or Enduro past champion may, for his/her lifetime, ride as an AA Rider. Any AA FTR Hare Scramble or Enduro rider that has earned AA status up to 3 years prior to the current season may ride AA class The Competiton Chairman and/or referee may approve riders requesting AA the day of the event. And once a person rides AA, he must ride AA class for the remainder of the season. Steps Involved (What must be done to implement the proposal – other rule changes, capital, manpower, etc.) Benefits (For making the change) Rotate riders out of the A class and enhance the AA class Potential Obstacles (What would cause the change not to be implemented – cost, manpower, etc.) None Vote 13 for 2 against motion passes. Second vote 12/7/19 13 for 0 against motion passes second vote New Business: Proposal #3 Motion Ryan second Ron Thomas FTR Hare Scramble Rule Change Proposal #_______ “Pre-Modern Definition” December 7, 2019, presented by William Toreki Purpose: Change the bike requirement for Pre-Modern class from “20 years old” to “Bikes made in year 2000 or earlier”.

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Reason: This season, current rules will allow bikes made in 2000 to be raced. A “moving” bike age limit is starting to result in “modern” bikes being able to race in this class. There is not as much between difference current bikes and early 2000’s bikes. For example, around 2001, the 450’s starting to be produced. Electric start is also an issue. Changing the definition of Pre-Modern to bike made in year 2000 or earlier would keep things fair. This could be changed back in a few years if needed. Current Evo range is 1975 to 1987 (12 years). Making PM 1988 to 2000 would also give that class a 12-year span. Rule book Changes: Currently, the only reference to PM definition is Chapter III (General Rules), Section D1 (Hare Scrambles). Omit striked-out words and add underlined words: Pre-Modern (A,B) 0-Open cc (Min. 20 years old Year 2000 and earlier) 13/Above Pre-Modern Super Senior 0-Open cc (Min. 20 years old Year 2000 and earlier) 45/above Also Suggested: Add this definition in: Chapter III (General Rules), Section N-3 (new subsection): PreModern technical requirements: “A motorcycle will be considered legal for Pre-Modern class only if it was manufactured in year 2000, or earlier.” Vote 3 for 9 against motion fails Proposal #4 Motion William Toreki SECOND Ryan McCarthy FTR Hare Scramble Rule Change Proposal #________ “Promotion Cutoff for Season” December 7, 2019, presented by William Toreki Purpose/Reason: To prevent/reduce “Sand-Bagging” by moving the current/next season cut-off from 50% of events completed to 60%. Existing rules allow riders to delay their promotion until next season by choosing to intentionally skip events or hold-back during the early part of the season. Extending the period for immediate promotion until after 60% of events will make it harder to Sand-Bag and stall win a championship. This basically amounts to adding one more event to the current-season promotion period. Rulebook Changes: Chapter VII (Hare Scramble Scoring), Section C (Rider Advancement)2. For all lowest division classes (Ex: Specialty and Displacement C Classes, etc), with the exception of the Golden Master, Silver Master, Pre-Modern, Women’s, Evo and Youth Classes, when 25 advancement points are accrued, the rider is promoted to the next higher division. All youth B riders will advance when 30 advancement points are accrued. For all other classes, except youth-C riders, the advancement point is at 45 points. When advancement is earned or the points are accrued, at or prior to the first fifty sixty percent (50-60%) of the proposed and approved season sanctions, the rider is promoted immediately and will then take 90% of the points awarded in the lower class to the higher class. When the points are accrued after 50-60% or more of the scheduled events have been completed, the rider can remain in the lower class for the remainder of the season and the promotion will take effect at the start of the next competition season. However, riders voluntarily advancing themselves to a higher division after 50-60% of the scheduled events have been completed will carry no points to the higher division. 6. Any rider who Overall High Points a race prior to the first fifty sixty percent (560%) of the proposed and approved season sanctions, will be promoted to the AA class immediately and will then take 90% of any points awarded in the A class to the AA class. If the rider Overall High Points a race after 560% or more of the scheduled events have been completed, the rider can remain in the lower class for the remainder of the season. The promotion will take effect at the start of the next competition season. However, riders voluntarily advancing themselves to the AA class after 560% of the scheduled events have been completed will carry no points to the AA class. Points earned in the lower division will remain in the lower division. Vote 7 for 3 against motion passes Proposal # 5 Presented by Greg Davis Create a plus 75 class There was not enough detail in the proposal to bring it forward. No motion to accept Proposal # 6 Motion Ron Thomas second Ryan McCarthy Presented by David Johnson Change the class of 66 to Elite Master + 65 Keep number plate requirements the same. This will align our class with other series. Vote 14 for 0 against motion passes. Moton to adjourn Randy Rash Second Pete Rose Adjourned 7;50 PM

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FLORIDA TRAIL RIDERS GETTING TO KNOW....

LEVIC ALLEN M

eet Levic and Danita Allen, members of our medical team. Levic began racing with FTR when he was seventeen years old (a REALLY, REALLY long time ago). He has worked for Hillsborough County Fire Rescue, serving as a Lieutenant/ Paramedic, for the last 25 years. During Levic's tenure with HCFR he has served as a member of the Urban Search and Rescue Team and as a Hazmat Specialist. Danita has been a registered nurse for thirty eight years and a paramedic for twenty five years. Thirty three of her nursing years have been in emergency medicine, working as an ER nurse, flight nurse and ER administrator. She is currently the manager of the ER at Brandon Hospital. Danita obtained her Doctorate of Business Administration degree four years ago and recently obtained national certification as an emergency nurse, pediatric emergency nurse and trauma nurse. Levic and Danita met twenty eight years ago when they worked together on the flight team with Tampa General Hospital. They were married five years ago, with Andy Dickson from FTR presiding over the ceremony. Both Levic and Danita returned the next morning to the race to help provide medical coverage. They haven't missed a race since, even when Levic crashed his bike and couldn't race for a year. The only thing they enjoy more than providing medical coverage for FTR is rooting on the Tampa Bay Lightning. They never miss a game. Go Bolts!!!!


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2019 2020

8/31

Enduro # 1 GERA Little Brown Jug

9/28

Hare Scramble Committee Meeting -7:00 pm

09/28-09/29

HS #1

Central Florida Trail Riders

Garrett Edmisten OA

10/06

Enduro #2

Croom

Garrett Edmisten HP

10/19-10/20

HS #2

Azalea City Motorcycle Club

Garrett Edmisten OA

10/26-10/27

HS #3

Sarasota Area Dirt Riders

Garrett Edmisten OA

11/03

Enduro #3 Perry Mountain

Ron Commo HP

11/10

Enduro #4

Big Scrub Trail Riders

Alex Lugar HP

11/16-11/17

HS #4

Big Scrub Trail Riders

Garrett Edmisten OA

12/07

Hare Scramble Committee Meeting -7:00 pm

Punta Gorda, Fl

12/07-12/08

HS #5

Old School Dirt Riders

Garrett Edmisten OA

12/14-12/15

HS #6

Daytona Dirt Riders

Garrett Edmisten OA

01/04

Board of Directors Meeting

Brooksville, Fl

1/04-01/05

HS #7

Brooksville, Fl

1/19

Enduro #5 River City Dirt Riders

Seville, Fl

01/25-01/26

HS #8

Palm Beach Tracks and Trails

TBD

02/08-02/09

HS #9

Treasure Coast Trail Riders

Indiantown, Fl

2/08

Hare Scramble Committee Meeting -7:00 pm

Indiantown ,Fl

02/23

Enduro #6

Central Florida Trail Riders

Richloam, Fl

02/29-03/01

HS #10

Big O

Okeechobee, Fl

3/01

Enduro #7

CERA Sandlapper

Salley, SC

03/15

Enduro #8 Apollo Motorcycle Club

TBD

03/21-03/22

HS #11

Dade City, Fl

03/29

Enduro #9 Daytona Dirt Riders

Ormond Beach, Fl

04/04

Apollo Sanction Meeting -7:00pm

TBD

04/04-04/05

HS #12

Apollo

TBD

04/18-04/19

HS #13

Sunrunners

Bartow, Fl

05/02-05/03

HS #14

River City Dirt Riders

Gatorback

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