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President Randy Faul (863)244-3709



AA/A Don Chriss (407)694-5614

Specialty A/B Peter Magee (352)-472-6932

Vice President James Hill (941) 812-1247 Secretary Kelsey Salter Treasurer Allen Pearce (352)339-5644

Hare Scrambles Randy Rash (954)931-5709 Enduros George Tolson (863)698-3837 Enduros Glenn Hunt (678)-231-4100 Hare Scrambles Dan Aitken (407)461-8595 Associate HS Ref Pete Rose (941)270-1189

Magazine Editor Dave Dekmar (941) 356-7796





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


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


Timothy Campbell


Specialty A/B Danny Kittell (727)244-7299 cell (727)786-8922 home

Specialty C/Women Kerri Chambers (863)956-9140

Saturday Classes Kurt Lucas (786)385-7771

Quads Pete Rose (941)270-1189


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

Enduro CBob House (770)778-9343

Electronic Scoring Maintenance Tim Nordle

@floridatrailriders ftr-floridatrailridersmagazine floridatrailriders magazine

FLORIDA TRAIL RIDERS IN THIS ISSUE Page 4 Page 4 Page 6 Page 7 Page 10 Page 12 Page 16

Executive Committee Contacts Riders Reps Area Reps and Club Contacts The Prez Says CFTR Message From Elesa Berard 8 Tips Peace River Hare Scramble


On The Cover: Barry McCarty and Kyle McAfee battle to a second and third place overall finish behind Clay Llyons at the Peace River Hare Scramble. PC: Morgan Hill


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 Counties: Gilchrist, Alachua, Levy, Marion, Citrus, Sumter, Lake Area #4: Joe Carrasquillo (386)295-8428 Counties: Flagler, Volusia

CLUB Area #10: Luis M Rodriguez (772)871-6385 Counties: Okeechobee, St. Lucie, Martin Area #11 Peter Rose (941)270-1189 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

14 Sarasota Area Dirt Riders Randy Faul (863)244-3709

2 Azalea City Motorcycle Club Gary Wyatt-Interlachan,Fl (386)684-2698

15 Sarasota Area Quad Riders Amanda Fronckowiak-Venice,Fl (941) 223-6974

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 4 Central Florida Trail Riders Elesa Berard (407) 376-7115 5 Columbia Enduro Riders Ricky Dennis-Columbia,SC (803)786-0051 6 Daytona Dirt Riders Shaun Foutch (386)214-4878

Area #5: Troy Stainbrook

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

Counties: Hernando, Pasco. Pinellas, West Hillsborough

8Greenville Enduro Riders Chris Poole-Laurens,SC

17 Sumter Enduro Riders Johnny McCoy-Sumter,SC (803) 481-5169 18 Suncoast Trail Blazers Troy Stainbrook-President (813) 892-0929 19 Sunrunners M/C Dale Ellis-Auburndale,Fl (407)467-1196 20 Tallahassee Trail Riders Mikey Rainey (850)591-5386

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


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

21 Treasure Coast Trail Riders Luis Rodriguez (772)801-9777




The Prez Say’s

FLORIDA TRAIL RIDERS As you read this, we have finally started our season with both our enduros and the hare scrambles series well on the way with a couple of each in the books. It’s pretty obvious that everyone was ready to start as the attendance was exceptional and buzz was off the charts. Friends and family coming together to enjoy the weekend away from all the hustle and bustle is always a good reason to load up all the toys, the kids and the dog to hit the road to go to this thing called ‘Race Weekend”. Things sure has changed from the good ole days when we had to work on the bikes all week, load up Saturday night and head out early Sunday morning in a rundown van that looked like a bunch of gypsies heading to a concert. Riding gear, bikes and gas was squeezed in every inch of the race van along with 3 or 4 of us sitting anywhere there was an opening. Now days we load Thursday, leave early Friday and set up and start cooking steaks by 5 o’clock. Along with our campers comes the trailer with all the toys, race bikes and enough spare parts to open up a small parts dept. Things sure has changed from those days when you had to worry about if you got the points filed and the gap set correctly along. Those were the days when it was a major task just to finish and hope that it wasn’t a wet muddy event as that

meant chain and sprockets, brake shoes and anything else that moved that usually was worn out by the end of the day. Now days we can go almost the whole season on the same parts we started with even with a couple mud runs. I guess the reason I brought all this up on how we used have to do it is the fact that sometimes we forget where we come from and how much our sport has evolved. We are now watching the push to go electric as KTM has already introduced a mini off road race bike that just needs to be charged. Just think how much our sport has changed since the 60’s and 70’s but one thing that hasn’t changed is the fun and the friendship that comes along with all of us circling the wagons. Remember where we come from and make the most out of our sport and our lives as we all know the saying, ‘Life is Short” so live for the weekends with your family and enjoy life. Thanks for listening, Randy Faul




As I was clearing trail for the Daytona Dirt Riders Hare Scramble, I came on an amazing site. There, in the middle of the palmettos, pines and various weeds, briars and face-slappers, was this awesome vine of morning glories. The purple contrasted brightly against the dark greens of the surroundings. I couldn’t control the smile or the quiet “thank you”. Right before the race, Betty and I were on a cruise with our family to the Caribbean. It was our first time down in the “little latitudes”. While there, I got to ride a quad unto a black (volcanic) sand beach and marveled at the mica in the sand making it sparkle like diamonds. The terrain on St. Lucia was mountainous with deep valleys filled with coconut palms, banana trees and lush foliage. Even my son’s video couldn’t capture the incredible colors. And don’t get me started on the waters around the islands! In Psalm 96:11-12 the author wrote, “Let heaven celebrate! Let the earth rejoice! Let the sea and everything in it roar! Let the countryside and everything in it celebrate! Then all the trees of the forest too will shout out joyfully. God loves us so much He created all this for our pleasure. The book of Job puts it this way;

“But ask the beasts, and they will teach you; the birds of the heavens, and they will tell you; or the bushes of the earth, and they will teach you; and the fish of the sea will declare to you. Who among all these does not know that the hand of the Lord has done this? In his hand is the life of every living thing and the breath of all mankind. So this season, while you’re out prepping trail or just cow trailing through your favorite riding area, take the time to realize that our loving Father thinks so much of you He placed the trees, flowers and woods for your enjoyment. Most of all, He gave you the breath and life to thank Him for it! “The Good Race” joy service returns every Saturday night from 7:30 to 7:45 pm. We will 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


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

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


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Central Florida Trail Riders: A Message From Elesa Berard

FTR was proud to host the 1st Hare scramble of the 2019 season. We had the largest turn out in history on that property at 917 entries with approximately 25 returns. Parking was very tight and lots of people piled in, but CFTR wants to thank the FTR community for doing a great job cleaning up behind themselves. Our club members only found a couple of camp sites that left their garbage, everyone else did a tremendous job taking their garbage to our dumpster, of which we ended up needing 2 dumpsters. Our president Dave Nagel was kind enough to stay behind and manage through a lot of disgusting garbage work to get the dumpsters picked up and all the garbage gone. With no serious injuries over the weekend, CFTR always counts that as a successful race! The race track really broke down and was extremely rough and the dry conditions left the ground very unforgiving. Lots of blistered hands an heat exhaustion. Looking at the tough races ahead this was a good one to condition yourself with. There was some debate on whether the club used last year's trail ran backwards, of which the club was extremely proud of the work they had put in to giving the racers a new trail other than the fence choke points that we have to go through. But even doing that the track ended up extremely rough and gave everybody a run for their money. Many thanks to all our Volunteers who come out and help make our event a success, without our members we couldn’t do this! CFTR used new food vendors this year, which was super scary when we weren’t sure if they would show up, but ended up very happy with their participation in our event. Chris at WTF Concessions 863-512-6657, Darien BBQ 863-272-0831, and Sandra at Tony’s Italian Ice 863-272-9497 all showed up with great food and great service. We had a band Saturday night and it really brought a relaxed enjoyable vibes to the event! Lots of people came with their lawn chairs and drinks and listened. We were very lucky to have had Roger Ennis and his Blues and Grass Band come play for us for a few hours. Definitely want to try to do that again at our race. Central Florida Power Sports as always supported our race with water and coolers for our gate workers as well as transportation to help the event run smoothly. Many thanks to Jason Ennis and team! Again processing almost 190 renewal and new FTR memberships challenged the FTR sign up line but this year we handled it and was able to start the races on time both days! Looking forward to the rest of the season and if anyone local to Central Florida would like to come out and join our club here's how to do that; Meetings are every second Tuesday of the month beginning at 7:30pm and held at Ace Café, 100 Livingston St. Orlando, FL 32801 407-996-6686 Central Florida Trail Riders is a charter member of the American Motorcyclist Association and one of the member clubs of the Florida Trail Riders. Our members participate in Enduros, Hare Scrambles, Motocross events and weekend trail rides. We are a family oriented club interested in promoting Off-Road Motorcycling. We organize, promote and host at least one Hare Scramble and the annual Straight Arrow Enduro event each year. During these events we enjoy camping, riding, barbecuing and working


together. Join us! You will have friends to ride with, a pit crew at the races and someone to make sure you get home if you have trouble. Our members come from Orange, Osceola, Seminole, Volusia and Lake counties. Virtually all of Central Florida is represented by our members. You will have fun and an opportunity to promote our sport!! CFTR has been a club for over 40 years. CFTR has strong youth participation. This provides the opportunity for our younger members to be mentored by a variety of experienced members and for them to mentor to the younger members as they age up. Strong character is modeled for them to learn from, and we watch in amazement as they exhibit exceptional citizenship with others they teach along the way. As a non-profit organization we also give the opportunity for community service hours. Lots of hard work for great causes! Dave Nagle is our steady leader always keeping the ship pointed in a good direction. Joe our long standing treasurer is our conservative voice of reason and thank goodness he keeps us from buying too much beer….LOL Without our trusty trail bosses no race would ever happen. Thanks go to Tony Wallace, Brad Clark and Eric Berard We have so many other members that deserve thanks that I could just copy our entire membership list, as so many volunteer their time and resources and share ideas for enjoying our sport. You join by coming to a meeting and filling out an membership application and paying $10 per family, then joining in the fun. President Dave Nagle 407-222-0050 Vice President Elesa Berard 407-376-7115 Treasurer Joe Smith 407-234-7002 Secretary Carl Specht 407-404-3408 Competition Director Dave Munro 407-282-0396





his month the Tech page is going to be a spot for some useful although not all that unheard of tips and advice from the top of my head. I'm not the most seasoned rider but I've been riding bikes of all kinds for many years and have picked the brains of some of the most unique and wise people to swing a leg over a seat. Some of these you might have heard of before but hopefully there will be at least one that will make you say "Why didn't I think of that?" So here it goes... 8 Tips of the top of my head. Tip 1: Goggle Prep! Hopefully everyone takes good care of their goggles as it is their job to take care of you and your eyes. Remove the lens and hand wash with a mild dish soap and water. Let them air dry, throwing them in the dryer is not a smart idea. Treat your lens with Rain-X plastic water repellent to help keep the water and mud to a minimum. Rain-X Anti-Fog applied to the inside of a lens helps them from fogging up in this stupid humidity that we all deal with in Florida.


Tip 2: Hydrate! This is a given. In case you haven't noticed, it's hot in Florida almost all the time. Most people underestimate the importance of hydrating well in advance of your race. Drinking a gallon of water a day, throughout the day not all at once, at least 3-4 days ahead of race weekend will give you the hydration needed in advance to help you compete. Remember, to stay properly hydrated don't wait until your thirsty! Tip 3: Clean and Lube your cables! If you've ever been in the pits at a pro race and snapped the throttle on a race bike it will be silky smooth and the clutch lever will be butter. Chances are the cables are cleaned and lubed before every weekend. Remove the throttle cable from the carburetor before cleaning and lubing to avoid filling the slide with junk. Carefully inspect the inner wire for any broken strands, and replace the cable if it is worn or frayed. Clean with a contact cleaner and a cable-luber. Then use a lube designed specifically for cables. Have a stuck throttle or a heavy clutch will ruin your day over a 10 minute job that you should have done.


Tip 4: Clean your throttle tube! Since Tip 3 was about cables you might as well clean and inspect your throttle tube. Florida sand will do a number on throttle tubes and no matter how protected you think they are with bark busters and hand guards the gritty stuff will find its way in. Take the tube off and clean it your way, soap and water, parts washer or even just an air hose. Give your handle bar a light sanding to ensure it's smooth and replace the tube without using grease or oil. The tube and bar should be dry as not to attract contaminates. A clean throttle should snap open and closed without any hesitation or grit. Tip 5: Drain your gas! I learned this from someone that was obsessed with this and for good reason. When you've finished your last race or ride drain your float bowl (on a normally carbureted machine) Evaporating fuel will leave a residue leaning out the jetting and can also varnish and clog small passages pretty quickly. It doesn't take long to get the gas flowing again and it's worth the peace of mind that you have a clean carb running your ride. Tip 6: Where short socks when you can! If your comfortable in your boots you should where the thinnest and shortest socks that you can stand. Your feet are designed to help release heat and maintain a healthy body temperature. Wearing tall, thick socks prevents heat loss so to stay cool keep them thin and short, If your boots allow it. Tip 7: Heads up! This one is a given and it shouldn't even be a tip but I've seen a lot of racers looking down in front of their bike. Get your head up and enjoy the view. Look as far ahead as you can and where you want to go. This will give you confidence to handle what's coming your way. If you stare down at your front wheel you will not have time to properly respond. The more experienced you get the more comfortable you'll get at looking ahead and picking your lines. Tip 8: Last but not least...Have Fun! You've spent a lot of time and money to be a off-road motorcycle enthusiast you might as well enjoy it. Get out there and ride, do your best and feel sorry for the people in this world that don't know what it's like to ride a dirt bike.

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ere they are ladies and gentlemen, the official 2019 AMA Florida Hare Scramble and Enduro State Champion Number One Plates you can walk away with if you're the one that wins your points class. The Florida Trail Riders is now a AMA sanctioned championship racing series. This means that FTR has finally gotten the recognition its racers deserve. All of our events will be promoted by AMA online and in the AMA Magazine drawing new racers from afar. As FTR continues to grow, the future is looking bright and the competition is going to be stronger than ever.



have been nominated for FTR Vice President. Here is a brief bio on myself. Married to Stacy for 35 years. Two Children. Two grandchildren. Started racing FTR in 2003 or 2004 - should have started sooner. Won Super Senior C Championship in 2007/2008 –

Promoted to B Have raced EVO class and competed in a few FTR Enduros. Currently racing quad Silver Master Class – working back into racing after a few knee surgeries, I do plan on racing a bike class this season as my conditioning improves. Area 11 BOD Representative - held position since 2015. Hare Scramble Associate Referee – held position since 2016. Hare Scramble Committee Quad Rider Representative. Member of FTR Hare Scramble Tech Inspection Team. Member of SADRA and OSDR. OSDR Club Vice President. I attend every Hare Scramble event and by being a member of the Tech Inspection Team, this allows me to understand the current FTR environment and gives access for FTR membership to voice concerns.

My viewpoint for change is that, the change must benefit the majority, not just one person or special group. I believe I am fair, do not make hurried decisions, I gather facts and weigh all the pros & cons before taking a position on a subject. Difficult choices must be made at times, not all will like or agree, but one must stand up for what is best for the future of FTR and its membership. So, I’m throwing my hat into the ring to serve as FTR’s Vice President. My commitment to FTR is long and strong. I doubt you’ll find many, if any, who question my dedication to this organization. My intentions are pure, and my actions demonstrate that I do not serve any special interest groups, but rather make decision I believe are in FTR’s best interests as whole. I will serve the organization well as Vice President and I would appreciate your vote. I make myself available, so contact me with any questions you may have. 941-270-1189 Thanks for your vote Pete Rose

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Hare Scramble #1


2019 THE PEACE RIVER HARE SCRAMBLE Round one of the, now official, AMA Florida Hare Scramble State Championship Series finally got under way after a short delay due to Mother Nature rescheduling the DDR Hare Scramble. The Central Florida Trail Riders welcomed a record crowd of 917 entries to the 2019 Peace River Hare Scramble and they did not disappoint. The track was fast and the racing was hot but for everyone it was just great to back in the saddle. Garrett Edmisten hasn't slowed down as he took another overall win by over two minutes. Ron Commo, Travis Hullfish, Scott Gawler Jr, and Landon Lynn rounded out the top 5. On 4 wheels, Brandon Frazier took a healthy win over Jimmy Tyson, Chuck Piper and the rest of the AA Quad class. Thanks to CFTR and all of the FTR crew for putting on a great first race of the 2019-2020 season. PHOTOS BY MORGAN HILL







CONTACT RANDY FAUL (863)244-3709



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2019 2020


Enduro # 1 GERA Little Brown Jug

Grant Baylor HP


Hare Scramble Committee Meeting -7:00 pm

Bartow, Fl


HS #1

Central Florida Trail Riders

Garrett Edmisten OA


Enduro #2


Garrett Edmisten HP


HS #2

Azalea City Motorcycle Club

Garrett Edmisten OA


HS #3

Sarasota Area Dirt Riders

Homeland, Fl


Enduro #3 Perry Mountain

Maplesville, Alabama


Enduro #4

Big Scrub Trail Riders

Tavares, Fl


HS #4

Big Scrub Trail Riders

Tavares, Fl


Hare Scramble Committee Meeting -7:00 pm

Punta Gorda, Fl


HS #5

Old School Dirt Riders

Punta Gorda, Fl


HS #6

Daytona Dirt Riders

Ormond Beach, Fl


Board of Directors Meeting

Brooksville, Fl


HS #7

Brooksville, Fl


Enduro #5 River City Dirt Riders

Seville, Fl


HS #8

Palm Beach Tracks and Trails



HS #9

Treasure Coast Trail Riders

Indiantown, Fl


Hare Scramble Committee Meeting -7:00 pm

Indiantown ,Fl


Enduro #6

Central Florida Trail Riders

Richloam, Fl


HS #10

Big O

Okeechobee, Fl


Enduro #7

CERA Sandlapper

Salley, SC


Enduro #8 Apollo Motorcycle Club



HS #11

Dade City, Fl


Enduro #9 Daytona Dirt Riders

Ormond Beach, Fl


Apollo Sanction Meeting -7:00pm



HS #12




HS #13


Bartow, Fl


HS #14

River City Dirt Riders



Suncoast Trail Riders

Nature Coast Trail Blazers

Profile for Florida Trail Riders Magazine

FTR Magazine October 2019  

FTR Magazine October 2019