2022 Annual Meeting
The 2022 NYOA annual meeting was held on Sunday, November 13th. Below is a summary of that meeting.
Elections were held, the 2023 NYOA board is:
President, Chip Mann
VP Bikes, Greg Calkins
VP Quads,Mark Potter
Secretary, Cindy Davis
Treasurer, Billie Jo Carnes
Series Referee Jim Steiner
Promoter Reps, Chuck Reed and Shelby Brink
Rider Rep, Brett Ward (this board position is decided after the banquet, when the 2023 Rider reps are elected by the rider base)
Also elected was Brian Kinney as the Series Associate Referee
The competition committee looked at our rules, procedures, and classes. This is done at the end of every season. They presented recommendations at the meeting which were discussed and modified. There are changes LINE with NUMBER CHANGES in the Adult Bike classes, Adult Quad classes, and Pee Wee Quad Lines. We are working with scoring to allow rows that have changed to keep the last 2 digits of their current race number. (If you were in say row 9 as 912 and you are moved to row 11 you would be assigned 1112). Once 2023 registration opens if you wish to change your race number, our normal procedures will apply. There is also a change to the 400 Mini Quad line. Clarification for tie breakers and track etiquette has been added. Please see rules changes that are highlighted.
Race Format changes:
Please know this was its very own meeting for over 4 hours the week before the annual meeting. We also spent hours in the annual meeting on this. There is a huge amount of data that was looked at and considered. We do not take lightly the concerns brought to us especially about the Adult Bike race.
As we looked through the data what we found is that speed differential from front line racers to the back line doesn’t go away even when skill levels are split, and lappers are never going away. Also, across all events we do not feel we are doing all of the events as best as they can possibly be done. In order to improve there is a shared responsibility. The promoters and track building, as well our racers showing each other respect on the course, and with NYOA holding each group accountable. If you have further questions please contact your Bike Rider reps.
Summary of changes to Races:
-Lap time targets are 27-28 minutes
(Target time is based in the top 10 riders not just the leader)
-Slowing racers speeds down by way of track design
-Multiple lines to avoid bottlenecks
-Bike race will be suggested 4 laps maximum
-Quad race will be suggested 3 laps maximum
We had great participation in the 2022 season breaking records for racers at events! With the increase in numbers and costs we had less money at the end of the 2022 season than in 2021. Inflation has caused everything to cost more. The last time race fees were increased was 2014. For 2023 we are making a $5/$10 increase. We are increasing fees by $5 race entry (except AA up $10) $5 gate increase and $5 memberships fee increase.
Adult Classes: $35
Mini Classes: $25
PeeWee Classes: $20
Gate fee for over 10 years: $20
Will increase $5 per rider.
$25 From when registration opens until February 14th.
$35 February 14th to April 15th.
$45 at an event.
We are still working on finalizing our 2023 schedule. Once done, we will post it as soon as possible.
2022 NYOA AWARDS BANQUET TICKETS
The 2022 NYOA Awards Banquet will be held at The Kalahari Resort and Conference Center in Pocono Manner, PA on Saturday, January 28th, 2023.
This year the Youth Program will start at 10:00am, we will have a Bar-B-Q themed buffet from 1:30-3:00 and then the Adult Program will begin at 4:00pm.
We will have some events on Friday night as well and more details will follow on the timeline for the day as we get closer.
Ticket Prices are:
11years and older - $50
4years-10years - $25
3years and under - Free
A reservation will be required to be in the banquet room. The ticket price includes all of the events on Saturday.
Tickets are on sale now. An online link is available at NYOA.net. A downloadable mail in form is also available at the website.
***PLEASE READ THE RESERVATION DETAILS CAREFULLY BEFORE SUBMITTING/SENDING YOUR FORM***
*Reservations must be received together to sit together.
*Tables are set for 10. It will be assigned seating.
*If you have a party of more than 10 you will be seated at separate tables.
*If you have a party of less than 10 you will be seated with other attendees.
*If you are interested in coming to pick up your award only, the times and process for that will be announced at a later date.
We will be back with more updates as the committee continues to meet and confirm details for the weekend. We are looking forward to celebration with you all in January.
2022 NYOA BANQUET MAIL IN TICKET FORM
As we announced in July, this year's awards banquet will be held Saturday, January 28th at Kalahari Resort and Conference Center in the Poconos.
The room block link is live! Please do not wait as the rooms at our discounted rate went quickly last year.
Rooms DO include passes to the water park. We encourage you to check out the Kalahari website if you've never been! There are some great amenities.
We will be back with a schedule of banquet events as the committee continues to meet and finalize some details. We look forward to celebrating with you in January!
Below is the link to book a room under our group discount. The room block is filling up fast, so we recommend you book sooner than later. When they are gone, they are gone. More details to follow.
This is the official notice that the NYOA Associate Leadership Team (ALT) will meet on Sunday, November 13, 2022. This notice must be provided no less than 30 days prior to the meeting.
ALL elected NYOA Board positions are up for a vote. These positions are strictly volunteer and include:
If you would like to have your name included on any ballot, please send your name and contact information, including which position you would like to run for, to BOTH the following contacts, no later than Saturday, November 12, 2022:
The people voting in this election will be your ALT. This includes the current people holding these positions for 2022, your current rider reps, and the promoters. If you have an opinion you would like to convey, please reach out to any one of these people listed on our Contact Us page to speak to them prior to the meeting OR submit your thoughts in writing to their email.
This meeting will also include agenda items from the rules committee, the competition committee, the banquet committee: reports will be provided by the Registrar and CGR Scoring. Financials will be reviewed by the Treasurer and a budget for 2023 will be set....and of course the 2023 schedule will be mapped out.
If you have any questions about this process, please reach out and we will do our best to answer you quickly.
2022 RULES AND CLASS STRUCTURE CHANGES
CLARIFICATION OF HOW PENALTIESS ARE TO BE APPLIED WHEN GIVEN:
9. Any Racer to whom is assessed an off-track penalty/penalty, said penalty/penalties will be applied in every class they compete in.
Violations of Rules can fall into Safety or Non-Safety issue as well as Flagrant or non-flagrant violation and this will impact the actions taken in addressing violation.
TO PROVIDE A SAFE AND APPROPRIATE PLACE FOR THESE MACHINES AND NEW RIDERS TO COME AND RACE WITH US, A TRAIL RIDER CLASS WILL BE ADDED TO THE PEE WEE BIKE RACE
Trail Rider (8-9) 70cc-90cc AIR COOLED ONLY 900-985 9
DUE TO THE GROWTH AND NUMBER OF RIDERS WE HAVE IN THE LINES ON PEE WEE QUADS:
90cc Stock (8-9) 90cc 4 Stroke. 500-585. 5
See Stock Rules in Definitions for details page 20
90cc Stock (6-7) 90cc 4 Stroke. 600-685. 6
See Stock Rules in Definitions for details page 20
ALLOWING ADULT QUAD CLASSES, THE SAME FLEXIBILITY THE BIKE CLASSES HAVE-
OPEN ADULT ATV CLASSES – Hybrids allowed in all Classes unless the class specifically states they are not allowed
HYBRIDS UP TO 150CC HYBRIDS WILL BE ALLOWED IN THE 1800 LINE
Teen Novice (13-15) 91cc-200cc 2-stroke Open 1800-1885 18
91cc-300cc 4-stroke Open
No Apex allowed (up to 150cc liquid cooled)
Teen Novice (14-15). 91-300cc 2-stroke Open 1900-1985. 19
91-400cc 4-stroke Open
NO HYBRIDS ALLOWED
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