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  • in reply to: NBL NJBMX Official "Younger Riders Open" Thread #55495

    Why do we need to add an additional younger open when there is already an open incorporated into the day’s event? Let’s build on what is already in place rather than add more.

    The open structure that is already in place is…
    7 & under

    I believe that this structure is fair and can include everyone. 7 y/o’s don’t have to race 15 y/o’s and be discouraged in doing so. We can definately suggest that prizes be given in the opens. We certainly need to build on what is already in place.


    Thank you for all of the kind statements. It is all very flattering. Glen & I do what we do because we love the sport, enjoy meeting new friends and traveling. And best of all we do it all together as a family.

    As I have siaid before, I am always willing to lend a helping hand whenever it is needed. But, points keeper, I don’t know. I am sure that there are better qualified people out there.

    Again, thanks for all of the kind words. We are happy to be a part of such a great BMX community.


    in reply to: state bylaws ? #53442

    Personally, I believe that there should be representation from each track on each committee. So start recruiting. I know for a fact that there are a lot of great ideas out there waiting to be heard. Let’s make 2008 GREAT!

    in reply to: 2008 Pro/Am Sponsors #51956

    Look behind the door……..

    in reply to: 2008 Pro/Am Sponsors #51913

    Is there even going to be an open series next year? ❓ ❓
    It was such a baaaaaaadddddddddddd idea to begin with. 🙁 🙁
    Are the same people going to be running it? 🙄 🙄

    It was a great ASSET to the series. It would be a great pleasure that everyone believes this and stop the negativity!

    in reply to: Maximum amount of qualifiers, locals and points for state #51646

    @CrazyCraig wrote:

    Have a proficiency freeze?? No one is allowed to move up from rookie to novice, etc., at the state championship unless actual NBL move-up points dictate.

    HMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM! Just another one to make us go hmmmmmmmmmmmmm. I guess maybe it was done the day before then. I know that the riders were not on the point standing sheet on the wall at HC in the particular class, but show up on the moto sheet in another class. Hmmm, makes us wondder???

    So yes, there should be a proficiency freeze!!!

    in reply to: Maximum amount of qualifiers, locals and points for state #51639

    What are the qualifications of being New Jersey #1??

    Is it about abillity and skill or points?
    Is there any honor of being #1?
    Does it mean anything to anyone?
    Is it a plate that you paid for?
    The point thing really sucks…. for instance a young rider was excited to see that he was in 1st place in points, then at the state championship 2 other riders wre registered to race, his thought was how can he race when they didn’t qualify? To make a long story short, he was told that thye voluntarily move up to novice. Duh…………. anyone can look at the standings and see points. Thinking I have more than him, so if i move up then I can be state #1. WRONG!!!!! There is just something wrong with this. Talk about being screwed and disapointed. That child was. Well some really know how to play the system and not earn it. We should also think about a proficiency frreze.

    Yes, everyone does have a bad day, but there is always next year. Work on those skills and see you next year. It is human nature to be plagued with bad luck, we just don’t ever know when it will happen. It’s a thing called life.

    this is a topic that has many different views and not everyone will be happy aout whatever is decided. We just need to think of everyone and be FAIR about it.

    in reply to: Maximum amount of qualifiers, locals and points for state #51616

    hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm, what do we all think of this idea?????

    Have one qualifier at all tracks (4 total). You must race 3 of them to qualify for the championship ranking.


    Clean the slate at the championship. Everyone starts again at zero. They qualified to race the race, now they race for the #1 plate. Everyone has the chance to win it. talk about exciting racing. Everyone would want to be #1. You will have a true race champion and NOT a points champion.

    Ok, people go ahead and beat me now………………….

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    in reply to: Young rider open series #51565

    We still have to remember that…….

    you must race class to race open.

    in reply to: Young rider open series #51561

    There really needs to be a lot of sincere thought about the ages for the “Young Gun Open”
    1. I personally believe that there is too much of an age span between 5 & under through 15.
    2. Maybe, we should consider running an open series for all of the younger open classes (5 classes total)? 7 & UNDER, 8-9, 10-11, 12-13, and 14-15. I know it soulds like a lot of prizes, but at least every child who chooses to participate has the opportunity to succeed especially when they are racing others their same age. It would be devistating to to a 6 year old to have to race a 14 y/o. And yes, I knpow that some one is saying that 16 – 29 open is also a big span, but by the time any rider is 16, he/she has developed the skill to compete at that level.
    3. The money charged for the open, or at least a portion of, should be used for the prizes for each class. Even though the opens will generate more motos at the race, it is no money lost, so why not throw the fees collected back to the riders in the way of prizes.
    4. Again, this is only a WIN WIN situation for everyone!

    I say lets give it a try! Can’t say it won’t work if it is not tried!!!!

    in reply to: Ideas on helping grow NJ State series #51511

    Is there any idea when the next meeting is??? I will be happy to attend and support the new innovations!!!!

    in reply to: Ideas on helping grow NJ State series #51509

    Is there a person, who is willing to take all of these ideas, good or bad, and present them at the next meeting?

    We can talk and talk, but if the ideas never leave this sight, what good is it?

    in reply to: Ideas on helping grow NJ State series #51508

    maybe have a select group of volunteers (again representatives from ALL tracks) be regulars at all State Qualifiers. Then all events will be the same with all benefits and equipment being used equally. This all can be done with a little planning and volunteer commitment.

    in reply to: Ideas on helping grow NJ State series #51506
    tpbmxtd wrote:
    Also make the State flyer’s more appealing. Brighter colors and make it stand out more.


    You don’t need bright colors to be appealing. Just change the flyers and make the content more bold like it wants to be read and not thrown away. Make it exciting!!!

    Also, I know that other states offer the state championship FREE of charge if the rider races all of the qualifiers. This may entice more to race more qualifiers.

    MAKE EVERY QUALIFIER AN EVENT. If this can’t be done by the tracks, then maybe there should be a select committe (representatives from each track) to plan and schedule the qualifiers. Not having tracks compete against each other. Therefore all tracks will be hosting a NJ State qualifier and not a “Track Name” NJ Qualifier. Regardless of where it is held, it is a NJ Qualifier and all should be of equal caliber.

    Just some thoughts and suggestions.
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    in reply to: State jerseys #51238
    CrazyCraig wrote:
    I will ask Nancy to get the form up on, and maybe get a link

    Thank You

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