Top Race Teams Participate in Jackpot Challenge North American Fundraiser
Seattle, WA. (January 29, 2013) -
After a successful 2012 fundraising season for MX for Children, in conjunction
with Monster Energy Supercross, we are pleased to announce that we will again
return to five Supercross race cities - St. Louis, Toronto, Houston, Seattle and
Salt Lake City - hosting our Inside Line Experience events while culminating our
fundraising with the 2013 Jackpot Challenge award in Las Vegas where our highest
individual fundraiser and top SX team will be recognized.
"We had such strong support from so many teams in 2012 that we wanted to find a
way to recognize their participation," said Paul Gross, founder of MX for
Children. "The Jackpot Challenge extends our fundraising support past our five
cities to include any fan at any stop on the Supercross circuit."
The Jackpot Challenge allows Supercross fans in the United States and Canada to
donate to MX for Children in honor of participating Supercross teams. Teams
participating out of the gate include Honda Muscle Milk, BTO Sports Butler Bros.
KTM, Monster Energy Kawasaki, Monster Energy Pro Circuit Kawasaki, Rockstar
Energy Racing, and Two Two Motorsports. Now the Jackpot Challenge has a
fundraising winner at the individual level and recognition for the top
Supercross team. Jackpot Challenge team fundraising results will be posted each
Sunday on the MX for Children website.
MX for Children's Inside Line Experience is a Supercross series exclusive with a
unique multi-day behind the scenes look at Supercross. Qualified participants
start with a "Meet and Greet" with top Supercross racers in a private, informal
atmosphere for autographs, pictures and an open Q&A. On race day, participants
tour factory rigs, walk the Supercross track, pit passes (if available) and
enjoy the race with great seats! Our Jackpot Challenge is a season ending grand
prize for our highest fundraiser during the Supercross series. The Jackpot
Challenge winner receives two VIP passes to the finale of Supercross in Las
Vegas including airfare, hotel and meals.
Supercross fans and families interested in the Inside Line Experience and
Jackpot Challenge should visit www.mxforchildren.org and click on the 'Inside
Line' icon to learn more details on our 2013 activities and charitable
opportunities in the United States and Canada. Supercross teams and racers
interested in participating in the Jackpot Challenge for teams should send email
to email@example.com for information on how to participate.
INTERNATIONAL PROJECTS 2013 - ANNOUNCEMENT OF TEAM MANAGERS
The CMA Board of Directors has approved the appointment of the following
individuals as managers for the International Six Days Enduro (ISDE), the
Motocross of Nations and the Trial des Nations.
Michael Kelly continues as head of the management team for the ISDE, while Carl
Bastedo once again takes on the challenge of fielding a healthy team for the
Motocross of Nations. Mr. Bastedo had to abandon his efforts in 2012 due to
injuries suffered during the regular season by the chosen team members.
Meanwhile focus for the ISDE will be on introducing a new generation of young
riders to the experience as well as continuing to build a women's team to
eventual contender status.
The responsibility for the Trial des Nations has been taken on by Jennifer
Johnson of Markdale, On. Jennifer brings considerable organizational and
fundraising skills to the job, along with a 36 year passion for trials.
Trials Des Nations Expression of Interest now on CMA web site
ISDE EXPRESSION OF INTEREST CALL
MEMO TO RIDERS INTERESTED IN PARTICIPATING IN THE INTERNATIONAL SIX DAYS ENDURO
The beautiful island of SARDINIA, Italy, is the site of the Centennial
Celebration of the International Six Days Enduro in 2013. It will take place
from SEPTEMBER 30TH to OCTOBER 5TH.
You can be part of this historical occasion and bring home memories that will
last a lifetime.
Due to the very early closing date for entry requests and accommodation bookings
it is important for the CMA and the ISDE Manager to have accurate information
about the number of riders interested in participating, as well as the rooming
needs of our prospective teams.
This is not a request for a formal application - that will follow soon. Nor is
it a request for a financial commitment yet.
Please send us, as soon as possible and at the latest by Dec. 15th the following
• Your Name
• Email Address
• Team for which application will be made:
( ) Trophy
( ) Junior Trophy
( ) Women
( ) Club
( ) Manufacturers
• How many people will be going with you? *
* riders must provide at least 1 support person and an automobile and will be
required to send deposits for entry fees and accommodation by dates well in
advance of the date.
Your management team is making every effort to provide a higher level of support
for the Junior Trophy and Women's Teams.
Club Team Members are encouraged to rent bikes and a service package as support
personnel will be limited.
August 27, 2012
FIM TEAM WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
TRIAL DES NATIONS MOUTIER,
SWITZERLAND SEPT. 30
Wilson Craig has been forced
to withdraw from the team for medical reasons. He is replaced by Brandon
MOTOCROSS OF NATIONS LOMMEL,
We regret to advice that for
the second year in a row, Canada will not be represented at the Motocross of
The season began with a good
number of potential candidates for the team.
Rider injuries, which can
happen, have eliminated some, despite their enthusiasm for the project.
Unfortunately several others
have a commitment to participate in a major non CMA event taking place here on
the same weekend.
Marilynn Bastedo, CMA/CEO
commented, "While we understand that these riders must honour their
obligations, we are likely the only country in the world where an important
motocross event is scheduled for the same weekend as the FIM World Championship
for National Teams. It certainly emphasizes how much work needs to be done to
put this discipline back on a credible level in Canada.
We thank Team Manager Carl
Bastedo for his efforts in trying to make Team Canada a reality for 2012."
AFFILIATION AGREEMENT BETWEEN CMA AND FQMHR
An agreement has been reached between the Canadian Motorcycle Association (CMA)
and the Federation Quebecoise des Motos Hors Route (FQMHR) for the latter to
affiliate with the CMA.
The CMA is a national non profit association, affiliated to Federation
Internationale de Motocyclisme (FIM) whose mandate includes the implementation
of best practices for motorcycling in Canada in the best interest of Canadian
FQMHR is a non profit organization devoted to the implementation of best
practices in Quebec regarding the respect of provincial laws.
Representatives of both organizations met in November of 2011 during which they
decided to work together on common issues related to the safety of motorcycle
users and racers.
In late March, representatives of the FQMHR participated in an FIM/CMA
environmental seminar where individuals from CMA and AMA were successful in
obtaining their FIM Environmental Licences. The seminar content included sound
level, fuel, protection of the ground, cleaning issues, behaviour of the
spectators, activities of the organizers, circuit/track manager, race
participants and road users.
Benoit-Gilles Depont, Directeur General of FQMHR stated, "there was an
incredibly knowledgeable group of persons around the table during those 2 days
and he is pleased to announce that Jerome Bureau, Stephanie Paquette, Florence
Berard, Lucien Caggiano and himself were certified as Environmental Stewards for
the Quebec region."
CMA CEO Marilynn Bastedo echoed the remarks of Mr. Depont and stated, "we are
extremely pleased that the FQMHR Directors have decided to work with us. We look
forward to the next steps which will include the development of new programmes
and the expansion of those already in existence. Our colleagues in Quebec will
bring an important perspective to the process".
NEWS Feb 2nd 2012
Applications are now open for the 2012 ISDE -
Must be completed and returned by Feb. 15th
Aug 25 & 26 Canadian Motocross Championship announced at Agassiz B.C.
Class change and addition in motocross for 2012.
A Pro class has be added to the existing classes.
Classes for 2012 are:
Pro. (required for AMA Pro or FIM events MX)
Above three classes are Amateur classes)
Agassiz Motocross Schools:
Beginner. Mar 31 85cc/ MX1/ MX2
Racers. 85cc/ MX1/ MX2
50cc / 65cc May 12
Students must register for schools.
Note: Snell M2010 certification or ECE 22-05 (P, NP, or J) is required for
competition in 2012.
Please check for important head injury information included in 2012 licence
TEAM CANADA MX FUNDRAISING
The 66th annual Motocross of Nations takes place in Lommel, Belgium,
September 30, 2012. Canada will field a Team at this prestigious event.
Team Canada MX main goal is to provide funds for the travel expenses of the
Riders and Mechanics as well as the cost of transporting their Motorcycles and
Canada's pit presence. The riders and their mechanics participate in the event
and represent Canada with no remuneration.
Team Canada MX also offers help to other Canadian riders participating in
International Events such as the FIM World Junior Championship, which will be
held in Sevlievo, Bulgaria, August 12, 2012.
TEAM CANADA PATRONS - Patrons of Team Canada provide the major portion of our
funding and insure our success. Patrons pledge $3,000 to $5,000 toward Team
Canada MX's effort to assist Canadian Riders. They raise this money through
donations as well as fundraisers and T shirt sales. Team Canada Patrons receive
50 of our current year T shirts recognizing them as Supporters of Team Canada.
They also receive a special certifcate with an autographed Team Picture from the
current years Team.
THE 300 - Our Team Canada MX 300 Member program is our key fundraising effort
for Motocross Enthusiasts. Individuals and business that contribute a minimum
$100 to the Team will become a member of The 300. As a 300 club they will
receive 2 current Team Canada MX T shirts and a commemorative poster (issued
every 5 years, our current poster is from 2004 thru 2008). Team Canada MX
members will also receive a Team Picture of the current years team.
TEAM CANADA SUPPORTERS - Clubs, Tracks, Dealers and various Associations across
Canada who donate a minimum of $500 are recognized with a special certifcate and
Team Picture. They also receive 2 T shirts for each $100 donated. Clubs either
supply a donation or the proceeds of an MXON fundraiser they promote.
Payments can be made by credit card or cheque made out to MXON Fund and mailed
to Team Canada MX, 622794 Motopark Rd., Chatsworth, Ontario, N0H 1G0. For credit
card payments call Motopark at 519 794-2434 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note: Donations to Team Canada Motocross, Trials, ISDE and Junior
motocross may also be forwarded to CMA Head Office at any time. All donations go
directly into Team Canada fund.
Please identify chosen Team for donation or donation can be spread over all
2012 Team Canada teams for 2012.