As far as track conditions go, they are coming along really well. It has been very windy and sunny lately. I don't think we got any rain at the property Friday. The weather outlook is getting better every time I check it.
The Alligator will be held on Thursday, March 12th this year. We are FTR and SETRA cosanctioned.
Here is a link to the flyer: http://www.floridatrailriders.org/uploads/flyer/15_season/2015-Alligator-enduro-flyer.pdf
The meetings are back on track. They are the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month at Louie's Pizza in South Daytona (on the corner of Clyde Morris and Beville). They officially start at 7ish. If you want to eat, make sure you get there early. The Alligator layout started the weekend of the 10th, so make sure you attend to get all caught up.
We are scheduled to have our only December meeting this week, on December 3rd. It will be a work meeting, so please come on out. It is at Louie's Pizza on the corner of Beville and Clyde Morris at 7pm.
The Daytona Dirt Riders are proud to present another Strickland Ranch Showdown, which is scheduled for October 11th and 12th.
Link to the flyer: http://www.floridatrailriders.org/up...R-HS-Flyer.pdf
Link to Holeshot's sign up page: http://goo.gl/tDrHiI
Before I get to the event details, we have some awesome sponsors that are really going to chip in. Fly and WPS are going to contribute $3000 in Fly Bucks. These are great, because not only can you get awesome gear, you can get it locally from your Fly dealer or online. You can find their new gear lineup at: http://www.flyracing.com/ and http://www.wps-inc.com/
Mika Metals and DT1 are supplying us with $500 in gift certificates AND a ton of 40% off discount cards. It’s obvious there are going to be a few mudders this year, so get your top of the line equipment cheap. Mika Metals makes some of the best chains and sprockets on the market. They also offer brake pads, handlebars, gloves, and filters. Check them out at http://www.mikametals.com/ and http://www.mxfilters.com/
HBD Motografx, Rekluse and Enduro Engineering are also going to be sponsoring the 2014 Strickland Ranch Showdown. We have so many contingencies, prizes, discounts, etc., that almost every rider should be able to go home with something.
We have made some serious changes from previous years. The big one is that the quads are getting their own course. There are only a few tenths of overlap between the quad and bike courses, and that is just to get through scoring. They will come out into the field at least 3 different times to offer some awesome spectating.
The Saturday bikes will be on the same course that the Sunday bikes will be riding, with the exception of around 3 miles. That means those 3 miles will ONLY be ridden by Sunday bikes. We tried to cut out our roughest sections, and are using land that we haven't had access to since the 2012 Alligator. We have gained access to this land because both DDR and FTR have proven how responsible we are as motorcyclists. We have kept Mr. Strickland’s land clean, his woods mostly unburnt, and honored his requests for header wrap on 4-strokes, which still stands for this event. As far as that issue goes, quads are exempt, YZ450s and 250s with backwards cylinders are exempt, and so are bikes with ceramic heat coated headers. Any other questions, PM me.
The peewees are being moved back to the patch of woods in the middle of the campground. They will only be riding the open portions and have a huge grass track. This should allow the peewee parents to keep an eye on their youngsters for almost their entire race. No bikes larger than 50CCs are allowed on this track.
Layout has started for this year's harescramble. We need all the help we can get. To be considered an active club member, you are required to work a minimum of 4 days. Volunteers will be in the woods Thursday nights, Saturdays, and Sundays. If you need more info, feel free to email me at email@example.com.
The meetings are back on track and scheduled for every second and fourth Wednesday of the month at Louie's Pizza on Beville and Clyde Morris in South Daytona. They officially start at 7ish, but a lot of people arrive shortly after 6pm to order food and talk about who's the fastest.
The Alligator has been moved to MONDAY MARCH 10th.
This year's Alligator Enduro is scheduled for MONDAY March 10th. It will be located on the Strickland Ranch Property on US-1, just north of Destination Daytona in Ormond Beach, FL.
The race has been rescheduled for 10/26-10/27.
Here is a link to the flyer:
Any questions, feel free to email Brooks Jr at firstname.lastname@example.org
This weekend will be the first real weekend of harescramble layout at Strickland Ranch. If you want to be considered an active members with riding privileges and supercross tickets, you need to work this event as well as the Alligator. If you do not know where to go or who to work with, send an email to: email@example.com
On Saturday the 24th, the Daytona Dirt Riders are having a social event out at Strickland Ranch. Any members, old, new, active, or inactive are more than welcome to come out and bring their families as well. This is going to be the first weekend of lay out, and we want everyone to be familiar with each other, the section heads, and the property. We will be grilling hamburgers, hot dogs, ribs, and anything else you can put on a smoker. It will be served around 7pm. Our only request is that you bring a side dish, and if you have one, an Easy Up. A few extra chairs wouldn't hurt either, but that is up to you. Please RSVP with how many people and what side you are bringing by Thursday, the 22nd so we can figure out how much food to buy.
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If you weren't sure whether you really want to race it or not, this should point you in the right direction.
There are still good rows available for anyone interested in racing the Alligator this year. Don't hesitate to enter because they are going faster than a AA rider with the points lead.
It's time to stuff some envelopes for the Alligator. Due to some errors on the flyer, everyone gets the additional opportunity to eat some pizza and fold some paper.
The race is almost here. Preview videos have been posted, and the final touches are being added.
Sunday course preview by Steve Pettenger:
Pewee course preview by Brad Pettenger:
There is only one meeting in July, and it was held on July 11, 2012.
The next meeting is scheduled for the second Wednesday in August, and the usual every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month routine will then come back into effect.
Header wrap is required on four stroke bikes, but not quads. It needs to be wrapped all the way around the bend, until the header straightens out.
Must have spark arrestors on any race bike/quad participating.
96db sound limit.
NOTE: Any rumors going around saying this race is going to be cancelled or not are not true. If you hear a possibility about anything like this, then please contact one of the club leaders to confirm it before spreading it on to anyone else.
4-22-12: Rained almost all night, and some during the day. Track conditions should be great the day of the race!