- Message from davo
- Oh man, is it getting real?
- You guys aren't very PC...
- Alright, bore me with your history…
- Classes and Class Rules
- Honor System
- Stimilon Banquet?
- Membership? Hells no!
- Ladies…/Hotties/30 Second Girls
- Choosing my number
- Different riders, same bike
- Day of Sign Up Times
- Race Format
- Team Challenge
- Back to Back Motos?
- Sound Test?
- Riding in pits?
- NASCAR Speech
- Under 18 – VERY IMPORTANT
- Questions on race day
- Is this Real?
Message from davo
Friends,Oh man, is it getting real?
The Masters of Mini Series turns 10 years old this year. This is an enormous milestone for us as Stimilon has never had a Event Series that lasted 10 years. We are very proud and very humbled, and thank each and every rider, sponsor, staff member, volunteer and friend that have helped us reach this important achievement. Everyone helped to make this happen - THANK YOU!!!
We remember when it was just 10 inch bikes out there – oh how times have changed. And with the changing times comes this year’s updated MoM Rules! (our “rule” book) Now, we realize that there is quite a bit of reading here, but we encourage you to not only read through it all, but know it well. We make modest changes every year to tweak things that we felt needed improvement over past years. We take the feedback we recieve from the riders very seriously and try to implement them where and when we can. Many things are similar to year’s past because it worked. Yet others have been tweaked to make room for improvements. So sit down and take some time to go through everything here a couple of times so you can get the most out of your racing and riding experience with us this year. Let’s face it, it has been a year since you read this anyway - so refresh your memory - even if you think it sounds familiar. It is your job as a racer to know these guidelines and rules. (stupid questions will cost $10 a piece this year, $20 if the answer was in here and you didn’t even bother to read thru this). Times are tuff, so we might actually do this this year - haha
Consider this our “rule book” even though we hate that idea because rules seem contrary to what we set out to do in the first place – just get everyone together to have a good time. But in the end – YOU made a solid case that better structure will make things more fun so we listened. Not all your ideas could be put in place this year – beer tents (working on it), Swedish massage girls (one of our 30 second girls was from Brooklyn – does that count) and $10,000 purses in each class (ha! Not happening) are all “excellent” ideas but just couldn’t come together for us this year. However, many ideas were implemented and we think these will really help our series to continue to grow.
2011 was an excellent year of MoM. 2012 looks to be amazing with an all new schedule, more races, new sponsors, the throw away race, the End of the year party, the GPNY invite ride, and even more! So, let me take a minute to explain to all of you all the opportunities that have become available to us this year because of our numbers. MoM’s growth, especially in a declining economy, market and almost non existent pit bike scene has drawn a lot of attention from the right people and companies. We have more opportunities simply because we are stronger as a group then we could ever be as individuals. Why am I saying this? Because the more people that continue to attend MoM events, the more opportunities there are for all of us. So when I say bring friends at the end of each email it is not just a saying – it must become our mission statement for growth. Because of the growth and new riders you all brought to the races last year we have new tracks, better scheduling, kept prices down, brought in better sponsors in, etc. etc. etc. And remember bringing friends doesn’t just mean racers, but spectators as well. The more you bring, the better the party! We have shown that FUN will always be in demand and therefore supported – no matter what the economy. So as always BRING FRIENDS – OFTEN!
For some of you it has been real for a while now (be honest) yet for others it will never be real – and that is what makes the Masters of Mini Series different than any other pit bike series out there – we truly have something for everyone. Look, bottom line: we are still the same idiots running the show. We do not answer to any sanctioning body, the government or even your parents (mini dads be forewarned!) – We answer to you, our riders! However, we appreciate that we have championships, prizes, cash and yes, even egos, on the line so we make a few adjustments each year. Everything we do is to insure better racing and parity (big word, we know, look it up!). We try to make sure there is no reason to cheat , and if you are going to (be that gay) and try to cheat we give everyone a chance to call you out. That way we can settle it and all get on with our lives. (See below)You guys aren’t very PC…
Look, at the end of the day you are all still racing little kid’s bikes. I mean seriously, have you seen a picture of yourself – you look ridiculous! But, we all do it because it is so much fun and racing pit bikes doesn’t seem to have all the pressure of big bike racing. It was in that spirit that the Masters of Mini Series was born. Fun is the reoccurring theme here and you will hear us stress that over and over again. We have no idea how long this ride will last, so we might as well get everyone on board while we can and have a great time!
Nope. We cuss, drink and make fun of each other as much as we possibly can. Deal with it!Alright, bore me with your history…
It is important to know where you came from and to recognize that this did not all happen overnight. Can you believe MoM held our first event at Rocky Hill in Connecticut in 2003. MoM has grown from holding races on the kid’s track, with just 16 entries to now getting entire MX facilities, major sponsors, hundreds of friends showing up to bang bars, and even hundreds more coming out to watch and party with us after the race.Wow I’m super impressed – how much money can I give you today?
The Masters of Mini Series is one of the longest running, best attended Pit Bike Race Series in all of North America! And we are very proud of that, as should you be. We all did this, together! This once backyard event has grown into a nationally recognized race series that draws riders of all ages, abilities and backgrounds. MoM challenges everyone, spectators and riders alike, to remember why we started in this sport in the first place – to have a good time! So let’s not forget it…
Haha. We did a little research out there among some of the other well known pit bike races and series and found that the Masters of Mini series is still more affordable on a class per class basis than most. We hope that you agree with the value of what you are getting by riding, racing and partying with us. Look, as with most things in life, you get what you pay for and this is no different.I’m in - what are the race dates?
You see, as much as the MoM staff makes everything look easy, its not, and the series costs have increased over the years. So in order to keep up with what you expect from us, we have a responsibility to make sure the series is profitable or else it will cease to exist.
However, due to our large numbers, we are able to keep costs down as we have not raced our prices in years. So bring friends so we can all enjoy this party!
Cost Classes Racing $65 2 regular classes Pre Entry $75 2 regular classes Post Entry $10 Extra Class (3rd or 4th class)
MoM continues to be one of the most affordable forms of racing anywhere. And as always, you can save money by pre registering. Don’t contribute to the idiot tax – pre register! And just like every year if you think you have the Rocks, we have the Rockstar class … Lastly, we have continued the policy that if two classes just ain’t enough, we have made your 3rd (and 4th) class a nominal fee of only $10 each.
So let’s talk about that a minute: Each year we have more riders racing a third class. We want you to get the most out of your racing day, so think about it-it's only $10. You came to ride your pit bike and Lord knows you’ve got enough into that piece of junk that you need to ride it – a lot. So why not ride all day instead of sitting around watching everyone else ride. Think about it – if you pre register, a 3rd class is basically free. So you can get more out of your day by adding a third class. Again, we don’t want your money (yes we do) – we just want you to go home tired and happy.
*Support the tracks that support the Masters of Mini Series – bring friends with you to race and hang out. Buy hot dogs, souvenirs, and make sure you wipe the seat after you pee! Please note MoM never charges for spectators, however some venues will for obvious reasons. Don’t bitch, instead show support for the tracks that even let your sorry asses on the property in the first place. So please be advised and bring as many friends as you can to cheer you on. Life is more fun with an entourage.
2012 Race Schedule: Round 1 Milford Riders, CT 6/23What bikes are allowed to race MoM?
Round 2 Charlton, Ma 7/21
Round 3 Marshfield Fair, MA 8/23
Round 4 Raceway Park, NJ 9/8
Round 5 Milford Riders, CT 10/06
Round 6 Oakland Valley Race Park, NY* 10/27
Round 7 Cycles 128, MA 11/17
***Bonus - End of Year Invite Race*** Saturday Dec 8th we will be at GPNY where we will have a big end of year celebration. The Top 10 in each of our 14 classes will be invited to compete in a one off race at an indoor Go Kart Track! Everyone can attend and party, but it will be a limited invitation regarding who can race due to the time restrictions. However, they will have a full bar, restaurant and bowling for everyone else. It will be our 10th Birthday party. Come celebrate with us! Details at Round 1 June 23rd at Milford.
All Rain Dates are the next day (usually Sunday) except Marshfield (just pray it doesnt rain there ever again!)
New for 2012 - We will allow you to throw away your lowest score in the 7 round series. So if you have a wedding, birthday, gay pride parade, or what ever you can go and still be in the championship. Or if you go to every round but have that one race you would like to forget, now we will drop that score. So you are still in the hunt! Your requests do not go unnoticed.
Please read through each class for details on allowable bikes. As always - All bikes must be air cooled 4 strokes. xr80/100s, ttr/drz 125s, and crf150f are allowed in limited classes (CRF150Rs are not allowed - they are water cooled and are therefore evil).MoM Honor System
Your Masters of Mini Classes
Yoots...................ages 13-17, 8”, 10”, 12" or 14” rear wheel
College Boy............ages 18-24, 8”, 10”, 12" or 14” rear wheel
Middle Age.............ages 25-34, 8”, 10”, 12" or 14” rear wheel
Seniors.................ages 35-99, 8”, 10”, 12" or 14” rear wheel
Fat Boy.................anyone 185lbs +, 8”, 10”, 12" or 14” rear wheel
Poor Boy...............BONE STOCK 49cc, 8” or 10” rear wheel (see below)
Super Stock...........49-75cc, some mods, 8”, 10” or 12" rear wheel (see below)
Modified...............49-89cc, all mods, 8”, 10” or 12" rear wheel (see below)
Limited................BONE STOCK 90-111cc, 12” rear wheel (see below)
Kamikaze..............49-135cc, some mods, 8”, 10”, or 12” rear wheel (see below)
Women.................Think about it…, up to a 14” rear wheel
Unlimited..............136cc+, 8”, 10”, 12”, 14” or 16” rear wheel
10/12 Rockstar.........all mods, 8”, 10” or 12” rear wheel,
Playbike.................Maximum 150cc, up to 16” rear wheel
Detailed Class Breakdown – MoM Rules!
Yoots, College Boy, Middle Age, Senior RULES:
These are all open engine size classes with up to a 14” rear wheel Each class represents an age division, usually used as a second class
Fat Boy RULES:
This too is an open engine size class up to a 14” rear wheel All riders must weigh a minimum of 185lbs. Weigh ins will be required at sign ups – bring your own donuts, Fatty!
Modified (50-89cc) RULES:
This class is basically the 88cc class – same as always, all mods allowed, up to 12” rear wheel to allow xr70s.
Women Rule (get used to it)
Female riders, Open engine size up to a 14” rear wheel
Poor Boy (Stock 49cc) RULES:
XR/CRF50, Z50, TTR-50 Motorcycles only
The following items must remain "Bone Stock": Engine cases, Engine head and cylinder, piston and rings (No AFTERMARKET aluminum heads allowed, no cylinder spacers allowed), Stock carburetor (re-jetting is allowed. Choke must remain on carb), carburetor manifold, engine appearance (do not paint or coat cases), stock frame, swing arm, forks, wheels hubs (Up to 10" Rear Wheel), Auto Clutch only (No manual clutches allowed) brakes, fuel tank. (ONLY stock cylinders allowed!) stock bore and stroke (49cc). Stock 3 speed transmission. Stock Exhaust Only!
Bikes can be modified by changing or adding the following parts: Upper triple clamps, handlebars, grips, brake cable, throttle cable, kill-switch, throttle assembly, graphics, tires, shifter, brake lever, clutch springs and plates, Auto Clutch only (No manual clutches allowed) CDI box, air filter, fork springs, rear shock, chain, sprockets, rims and spokes, foot pegs/mounts, skid plates, seat covers and foam, plastic
We are trying to keep this class fun so this class will require a Self Policing Policy where you tech inspect each other to insure no one is cheating. Basically if you guys have an issue work it out amongst yourselves. If it cant be worked out bring it to a MoM official and we will work it out for you - but you may not like our decision :) You are all adults (or at least you should be) try and play nice...
Super Stock (49-75cc) RULES:
Recommended Bikes: XR/CRF50/70, TT-R50, DRZ 70, and similar Chinese Machines
The following items must remain "Bone Stock": Engine cases, Engine head (No AFTERMARKET aluminum Cylinders allowed, no cylinder spacers allowed), engine appearance (do not paint or coat cases), wheels hubs (up to 10" rear), fuel tank. Stock cylinder can be bored (ONLY steel cylinders allowed) to obtain up to 75cc
Bikes can be modified by changing or adding the following parts: Upper triple clamps, handlebars, grips, brake cable, throttle cable, kill-switch, throttle assembly, carburetor, graphics, tires, piston, rings, exhaust system, carburetor manifold, clutch springs and plates, manual clutches allowed, CDI box, air filter, Frames, swing arms, fork springs, +1 fork legs, 70 style forks, rear shock, chain, sprockets, foot pegs/mounts, skid plates, rims and spokes, brakes, shifter and brake lever, seat covers and foam, plastic.
Limited Class (90-111cc) RULES:
This Class is for KLX/DRZ110, and TT-R90 /110, Motorcycles Only
The following items must remain "Bone Stock": Engine cases, Engine head and cylinder, piston and rings (No AFTERMARKET aluminum heads allowed, no cylinder spacers allowed), Stock carburetor (re-jetting is allowed. Choke must remain on carb), carburetor manifold, engine appearance (do not paint or coat cases), stock frame, swing arm, forks, Stock wheels hubs, (12" Rear Wheel), brakes, fuel tank. ONLY stock cylinders allowed! Stock bore and stroke 90-111cc, Stock Exhaust!
Bikes can be modified by changing or adding the following parts: Upper triple clamps, handlebars, grips, brake cable, throttle cable, kill-switch, throttle assembly, graphics, tires, shifter, brake lever, clutch springs and plates, Auto Clutch only (No manual clutches allowed) CDI box, air filter, fork springs, rear shock, rims, spokes, chain, sprockets, foot pegs/mounts, skid plates, seat covers and foam, plastic
We are trying to keep this class fun so this class will require a Self Policing Policy where you tech inspect each other to insure no one is cheating. Basically if you guys have an issue work it out amongst yourselves. If it cant be worked out bring it to a MoM official and we will work it out for you - but you may not like our decision :) You are all adults (or at least you should be) try and play nice...
Kamikaze Class 49-135cc RULES:
Recommended Bikes: KLX/DRZ110, CRF/XR 50/70, Z50, TT-R50/90/110, and similar Chinese Machines
The following items must remain "Bone Stock": Engine cases, Engine head and cylinder (No AFTERMARKET cylinders or aluminum heads allowed on 12 inch bikes, Aftermarket cylinders and/or heads allowed on 10” Honda based bikes only) no cylinder spacers allowed, engine appearance (do not paint or coat cases), stock frame, maximum 12" Rear Wheel, motors can be bored to obtain up to 135cc.
Bikes can be modified by changing or adding the following parts: Upper triple clamps, handlebars, grips, brake cable, throttle cable, kill-switch, throttle assembly, graphics, tires, piston, rings, exhaust system, carburetor, carburetor manifold, clutch springs and plates (manual clutches allowed) CDI box, air filter, swing arm, brakes, forks, fork springs, rear shock, chain, sprockets, foot pegs/mounts, skid plates, hubs, rims, spokes, shifter, brake lever, seat covers and foam, plastic
The most common bikes in this class are stock 110's with clutches, exhaust or both. Over half the bikes in this class have (unmodified) 110cc motors. So dont be scared...
Unlimited Class RULES (136cc and up) up to 16 inch wheel
This is an open class (136+ engine for 10” or 12” bikes) and is for all bikes and riders who think they have what it takes. We allowed 16” bikes in here with a 150cc max engine size because we researched it and found it truly wont make a difference. We know our unlimited riders on the 12” bikes and they can hold their own. Plus – this will make it interesting… Used as a second class for all 16 inch bikes.
This class is unlimited engine mods with a maximum 12 inch rear wheel.
Playbike RULES (max 150cc)
Recommended Bikes: XR/CRF 80/100/150f, TT-R/DRZ125 and KLX 110, TTR 110, etc
We added this class a couple of years ago and has become by far our most popular class due to the fact that many 110s run in it. We have put a 150cc max on the class in order to try and keep it fair and fun. With the 150cc cap, many 138 race heads and 143 kit 110s's run this class with good results. This class is used as an additional class for all Limited and Kamikaze class bikes. Riders started to run this class just to get some extra laps, however they quickly found out that they could be competitive.
We designed this series so that everyone can race a minimum of two classes with one bike, each year we have a few brave soles racing up to 4 classes. Remember, your 3rd and 4th class are just $10 more per class – so if you want to race more, we made it affordable, please take advantage of our generosity (it wont last)…
Remember – you can always race down a class – meaning if you have a 75cc Honda, you can race the modified (88cc) class, if you have a stock 110 bike and want to race the kamakazi class, etc – you can. Who would do this? A lot of times friends show up to race each other but have different size bikes but still want to race together. So there you go – it’s all you buddy!
If you ever have a question as to what class you can race or if you have a bike that you feel doesn’t quite fit in – just email us! We will get you dialed. firstname.lastname@example.org
***MoM staff has the right to interpret these rules as they see fit on race day. We know these rules are not going to be perfect, however we hope you will all understand that we are trying to make racing more fair and fun.
**** Most important! MoM is based on the honor system. 99% of you out there are either honest about what you are riding, or you just suck so it wont matter anyway. We pride ourselves on having fun and that you want that as well. We will check on bikes if we have to – but that will waste time and cost EVERYONE laps – so please don’t make us do it. We have a policy that will ALWAYS allow anyone to ride. So if you show up with an “illegal” bike for a class (We realize you are not trying to cheat, this is just the bike you own)-just let us know (before we find out) and we will disqualify you but still allow you to ride – ie you can race with us, you just cant take any prizes or points away from those who have a “legal” bike. Thank you for keeping MoM fun and respecting the code.What about cheaters?
Here we go… There are always going to be cheaters in life because people are afraid of a challenge, they want the easy way out. Well nothing worth having ever comes easy. If you haven’t been able to figure it out by now, The Masters of Mini is all about having a good time. So if your ego is so fragile that you have to cheat to feel good about yourself then at least have the rocks to admit it before anyone whines about it… And remember, you are all winners (in a Special Olympics sort of way)Whatever, now how do I Pre-Register?
All kidding aside, RESPECT THE MoM HONOR SYSTEM – PLEASE! We bust our asses every year to create a class structure so that you DON’T have to cheat. But some of you will, and as sad as that is, it is a fact of racing. So we have a solution to try and embarrass your lame ass. See Below.
Lastly, just because someone whoops your ass doesn’t necessarily mean he/she is cheating. Maybe that rider is good and you just plain suck – it could happen. Maybe that $400 150cc motor you got from Pep Boys isn’t as fast (or reliable) as you thought. Be careful before you cast someone out as a cheater – they might be 120lbs of fury, or they might just be better than you (your high school football days are over there fat ass.)
Say I want to call someone out?
In year ‘s past we made fun of you for being such a pansy, recently we realized that most of you are in fact pansies and that we shouldn’t discriminate. So we came up with a real way to challenge a "cheater". Here is how you throw down to bring justice to the land:
- Pick your target – a big fat old guy who pulls a holeshot in the poorboy class is a good start.
- Find a MoM Staff member and hand over $100 cash (hey freedom has a price) and make your claim – “I am calling out the fat guy!”
- We will tap out the accused and inform them that they are being called out.
- The accused now has two options:
- Throw down $100 cash of his own and our referee will tear down the bike on the spot to prove once and for all...
- Or plead "No Contest". In this case no money exchanges hands, points are stripped of the accused for the relevant class and the bike is NOT torn down. The embarrassed rider is still allowed to race, yet no points or prizes will be awarded. This saves us all the trouble and we can get on with our day.
- If option A is agreed to, and the bike is found to be a cheater, the accused forfeits his/her money, points are lost for the day (for that class), and everyone will gasp and point
- If option A is agreed to, and the bike is found within compliance, the accuser forfeits his money and honor is restored to the accused. Maidens flock the wrongly accused in sympathy (maidens optional)
There are two ways to pre register for the Masters of Mini Series this year:Hey, what is a Rockstar?
New School Online Registration Secure with Paypal: Finally! We listened to your requests and now you can sign up online and pay securely either with Paypal or with your credit card (yes, one more thing to increase the family debt…) Just goto www.stimilon.com, click on the Masters of Mini logo, and click on the Register Now button.
Tried and True: By going to our web site www.stimilon.com, you can click on the entry form link and open a PDF of the registration form. Fill it out and save it to your desktop, that way you only need to change the race track/date for each race and you are good to go. Don’t forget to include your waiver when you fill out the form. When completed mail it in with your check or money order to the address on the form. If you are under 18 you must include the parental permission form and have all three forms (entry, waiver, and parental permission form NOTARIZED) – no exceptions. Don’t thank us, thank your lawyer.
You may request a number at this time. Numbers given out first come first served, so if you want your number - pre register. It’s quick, painless, cheaper and really helps us out! Pre Registration forms need to be in our hands no later than a week before each event to count as a pre registered price – SO GET ON IT! Please make all checks out to Stimilon International, LLC.
Why should I Pre Register?
Well… Here are 5 reasons why all the cool kids Pre Register:
(1) It saves time - Pre Registering allows us to enter you into the computer in advance instead of the day of. By doing this it saves us time and headache on race day, which means we start practice and racing earlier and you get more laps with a less grumpy staff. “But I am a jerk and really don’t care about you and your staff” – wow, ok…
(2) Special Privileges - Everyone who Pre Registers will get access to a special pre registered line so you can get through signups as quickly as possible – ask anyone who did this last year – you are in and out in about 2 minutes! “But I like standing in lines – it makes me feel important” Odd, but alright…
(3) Gate Pick – pre registered riders get first gate pick in the order we receive your pre registration. “who cares about gate pick – I like eating roost” Man I hope you are in my class…
(4) FREE CLASS - Well, not exactly but you will save $10 so you could enter that third or fourth class you keep telling all the girls about in school. Bascially it will cost you the same to pre register and do 3 classes as it will to sign up the day of and do 2 classes - think about it! You are paying the same money, but getting more time on the track (plus you get an extra practice...)
(5) Pre Register Practice is Back. If you pre register you will get an extra practice during sign ups before regular practice starts. So there you go. Again – we don’t want your money (YES WE DO, stop saying that!), we just want your help.
If you want an inexpensive, hassle free race experience (not to mention plenty of winks from the hotties at registration) pre register! Pre Registered Entries must be in our hands no less than one week prior or they will be considered day of entries. (It doesn’t do us any good to get it only 3 days early genius!)
I’m on it - so what are the Pre Register Deadlines for Each Race?
To qualify for Pre-Registration Entry forms must be in our hands no later than:
2012 MoM Pre Registration Dates
June 15th for Round 1
July 13th for Round 2
August 14th for Round 3
August 31st for Round 4
September 28th for Round 5
October 19th for Round 6
November 9th for Round 7
Pre Registration for the GPNY Invite Race and Year End Party will open up on Monday November 19th after the Cycles 128 race
Originally this was to be the “Pro” class but too many people whined that they were not a “Pro” – So we said, “OK there Rockstar…” Simply put a Rockstar is someone who has more money in their bike than some people have in their retirement account (sad, but true). The Rockstar classes were added several years ago to bring the series to the next level and answer the question – “Who truly is the best of the best?” The Rockstar class also provides us with the perfect class to wildcard MoM riders to other big name events. Since 2006, MoM has had our top riders race all over the country at the biggest events and we are proud to do that. Remember, the rockstar class is open to anyone who thinks they have the rocks. So don’t whine about your engine size or wheels being too small (sounds like a person problem) – its not the size of the dog in the fight, it’s the size of fight in the dog! So have at it.Year End Stimilon Banquet
Each year at the end of the season (beginning of the new year) we have a big celebration at the Hartford/Windsor Marriott where we get together for good food, good drink, and hand out our Awards and special accolades. We host this party during the Opening round of SX at Anaheim since everyone is a bench racer at heart. The date is set for January 5th, 2013 - mark your calendars. So plan to come party with us, eat, drink, cheer for the awards, have a kick ass raffle and then go watch to pros throw down at the Anaheim SX opener live in the bar! More details will follow by Round 7 at Cycles 128 in November.Do I have to do the whole series or can I just jump in the events I want to do?
There is no Membership fee to race the Masters of Mini Series. MoM has always been an open series allowing riders to come for one, some or all events, as they choose. Each event will carry its own prizes and points. Points will go toward the championship awarded at the end of the series. We keep championship points because many of our sponsors, as well as other industry notables, look at our results to judge riders in this region.Are there any Women’s classes?
We are proud to be a series that draws top talent for the industry to observe. But at the same time we are even more stoked on the everyday riders that just come out to have fun with us. We have many riders who have heard about the series and finally come to check it out only to have so much fun that they keep coming back. That is why MoM grows almost every event, every year - Anyone can race with us!
So with that in mind, why wouldn’t you race all of the MoM events? You bought that stupid thing and put half of your poor kid’s college fund into it. So if your kid is going to grow up “slow” because you can only afford community college the least you can do is have some cool stories about your adventures for your grandchildren.
We know there are a lot of other pit bike races out there this year and honestly we hope you support them too, but MoM is BADASS – just ask anyone who has gone before. If you aren’t doing all the MoM events then you don’t love America – there, we said it!
NEW for 2012 - We allow you to throw away your lowest score from one race day. So whether you have a wedding, court date, partied to hard the night before and blew off the race, or you made every round but had a result you would like to forget - now you can have one hall pass and still be in the championship. Happy Chanukah!
Yes! In 2007 we awarded prizes to the women who raced but did not have a dedicated class. The support was strong enough to warrant a dedicated Women’s class in 2008 and it was well attended so we are keeping the dream alive. Stoked to have all you ladies join us and we hope you spread the word and bring friends. We would like to offer multiple women’s classes in the future – so bring your sister, Mom, or girlfriends. The women’s class is an open class, up to 14” rear wheel. So have at it ladies – BRING FRIENDS!How do I choose my racer number?
What if I know someone who wants to be a MoM 30 Second Girl?
Do you or someone you know want to be a MoM 30 Second Girl? Looking for fame, fortune, and a fat contract – well, unfortunately we don’t offer any of those. However it is fun. You will also be featured in our MoM 30 Second Girl Gallery. Click here or goto our website www.stimilon.com to send us your info and which events you are interested in. We will get back to you with information. Space is limited to a maximum of 3 ladies per event – so get on it!
Can I bring my girlfriend?
Yes, please do. Does she have friends and are they good looking? Why isn’t she racing with us?
Numbers are given out by request on a first come first served basis. Pre registered riders will always be given preference. So if you want to run your number, please sign up early. This year we will not hold numbers unless you Pre register – in year’s past we held numbers for guys who never showed up to one race – go figure…What if my brother, sister, mother, father, girlfriend etc wants to use my bike in a different class?
Obviously MoM has gotten big enough that we require that you have legible numbers (i.e. no duct tape you slobs!) on all three plates – front and both sides. We recommend black numbers on white backgrounds – they stand out the best. Silver, black on red, and pink may make you think you are cool but it doesn’t help our scorers (and honestly looks dumb). Basically if we can’t read it you won’t get scored – but before you say “I don’t care about getting scored” please realize that you screw up the scoring for everyone behind you (and that means the leaders too you lapper!) when you don’t have good numbers. Masters of Mini racers can get custom numbers made for only $39 a set (front and both sides) from the following New England companies and Masters of Mini Sponsors. These companies also have the special MoM graphics – so you can look bitchin’. So support the companies that support you:
Numbers will also be available at the track for purchase by Motowear USA. Pre Registered riders will get first choice of number – duplicates will be required to run a different number – “x’s” on 4 inch plates don’t really cut it. All riders will be required to run the Masters of Mini front plate and side panel stickers which we will provide you at tech inspection (it is just for your numbers, so relax)
We had a couple of these situations each year and it is not a problem. All we ask is that you please let us know when you (pre) register so that we know. Also – if you have two bikes with the same number, and someone wants to use one for a different class than you (classic girlfriend scenario) again just give us a heads up so we don’t make you/her change the number. Remember – your number is your identity. It is the only way we know who you are on the track. So take pride in making sure they are clean and legible.What time are sign ups? (also listed on the track pages at www.stimilon.com)
Gate, Sign up, Practice, & Race times for the next event are on the Front Page of the MoM website.How much time will I get to practice?
***all times are subject to change. Please make sure you are on our email list, follow Stimilon on Twitter, or Facebook for last minute announcements
We group you by bike class to insure like riders/equipment are practicing together. Here are the four classes of practice:What is the format for each race?
Poorboy/Super Stock – all 49 – 75cc, 8 and 10 inch bike at least 10 minutes
Modified/Limited – all 88-111cc, 8, 10 and 12 inch bikes at least 10 minutes
Kamakazi/Playbike – all 112 – 150cc, up to 16 inch bikes at least 10 minutes
Rockstar/Unlimited – all 136 and up, 10 and 12 inch bikes at least 10 minutes
Regular Practice: More popular classes may be broken into 2 heats of practice depending on the venue to avoid overcrowding and insure you the best practice experience. Because of how tight we will be on time at each venue and to insure everyone gets plenty of race laps, we ask that you be ready for your practice a minimum of 15 minutes prior to your scheduled time. Better yet – just be ready when we start.
Pre Register Practice! For those that help us out by pre registering you will be rewarded with a special early practice during sign ups before normal practice starts.
Now - some of you might have two different bikes and are wondering if you will get to practice on both bikes, right? We have not been able to do this in the past, due to limited time at each venue – especially Marshfield and Cycles. As you all know, the longer practice takes, the less race time we have which means the less laps for you. So if you want 2 practices (one for each bike) here is your solution – pre register. If not you only get one practice and who’s fault is that?
Remember, you are here to race, not practice.
The goal is to provide everyone with 2 motos per class. Whether that is a traditional 2 moto (outdoor/national format) or a Heat/Consi (supercross) type qualifier, you will get your laps. If you ever feel you are not getting enough riding time you have 2 choices: Pre Register and get an extra practice, or sign up for a 3rd class (only $10) or do both – your call. We want you to get the best possible racing experience with us.What is the MoM Team Challenge? (Complete explanation is at www.stimilon.com)
For classes requiring qualifiers we will use the following format: each class will have a Qualifier (Heat Race), a Consi (LCQ) and a Final (Main). Top riders will qualify out of the Qualifier straight into the finals, while others will have to try again in the Consi. The results in the final will determine your placement for that event and points will be awarded accordingly. This format basically insures everyone gets at least two motos per class. How many qualify depends on the track and how many gate positions there are. You will be informed at the riders meeting.
How is scoring assessed for each class championship?
2 Moto (National) Format
If a class is small enough we will run a standard 2 moto format in order to save time (which equals more laps). Points will be awarded for each moto based on standard AMA scoring to determine your overall standing for the day – 25 pts for 1st, 22 pts for 2nd, 20 pts for 3rd, etc. Both moto scores will be combined and an overall placement for the day will be given. Championship points (for the series) will be given for that event based on overall scoring which will again based on standard AMA scoring– 25 pts for 1st, 22 pts for 2nd, 20 pts for 3rd, etc. For Example – if you got 2nd in your first moto and 4th in your second moto earning you a 3rd overall you would get 20 championship points. (So no more than 25 championship points will be awarded per class per event)
Qualifier (Supercross) Format
Seeing how strong the turnout for some classes has been in the past, we are prepared to insure a quality event by applying an SX format - complete with Qualifiers, Consi, and a Final - for each class that warrants it. Everyone will be given at least two chances to race, (some will get 3 if you wind up qualifying for the Final through the Consi). Championship points will be awarded based on how you finish in the Final (Main) and be based on standard AMA scoring– 25 pts for 1st, 22 pts for 2nd, 20 pts for 3rd, etc.
How many race laps will I get?
Each track is different and it all depends on what format we run per class per venue due to class entry size. We are very conscious that everyone is there to ride as much as possible and we will do everything to give you as many laps as possible – hey, we race too – but please understand that everything has to fit in a set time frame for each event. We ask for your patience in advance, but if you know anyone who has raced our events in the past – you will go home tired! If you are still worried, enter more classes – that is why we made additional classes are only $10.
New This Year-The MoM Team Challenge is an improvement on the former Shop Challenge. Shops will still be allowed to run their teams as before - nothing changes there. But now we have opened it up to everyone. So Team Triangle can now recruit and expand their cult, Mini Me Racing can finally be recognized, as well as others. It is a fun way we can have everyone bench race with each other for bragging rights.What is staging?
Anyone can form a team - it could be your drinking buddies, your local shop, your church group, a family, your riding crew, anyone. Teams must be a minimum of 10 people and you can have a maximum of 50 people. Teams can be formed by submitting an email with your team name and team riders prior to June 1. We will then put your team name on the entry form for people to circle (like the old shop challenge) Team points are not retroactive - meaning you cant add 10 people at Cycles 128 and think we are going to waste our time going back through each round - so if you want points, you must your riders must circle your team on the entry form each round - just like the former shop challenge.
Teams must be formed prior to the season. Each Team may enter as many riders as they want in as many classes as they want but only the top finishers for each team per class will get points. Scoring will be as follows - 10 points for first, 9 points for second, 8 for third, etc. However, each team potentially has the ability to score points in up to 14 classes per event. So make sure you pick a team to ride for and get your buddies to do the same. Riders may only ride for one team! Hutch Motorsports has won this Challenge Four Times, however Chug's has won it the last two years in a row - who will win this year? These teams have won because they get the most riders to each race, not necessarily because their riders won every race – consistency wins championships. So remember, Team Championships are not won by just getting fast riders to race, but by getting riders in as many classes as possible since points are awarded for each class. So support the Teams supporting you – it could help them out more than you know…
This is the key to our events going smoothly. You can only drop gates as fast as you are ready, so having everyone in staging allows us to be more efficient (I know, another big word). The Staging area is made up of lanes which are divided by race class – you line up in the lane marked with your class at least 2 motos before your race. This ensures that everyone is in the gate early and therefore allows us to drop gate after gate with minimum down time between races. What does this mean to you? The more efficiently we run the race – the more laps you get to ride – simple. So please help us to help you – be in your staging area a minimum of 2 races before yours. If you have any questions on the schedule or format just ask any of the MoM staff.What if I have back to back motos?
As with year’s past, we always allow our last year’s champions in each class to have the first gate pick. Champions are allowed to run a red number plate with white numbers and black outlines. However, just as with any gate pick order, if you are not there when you are called into staging, you forfeit your gate pick. Sorry boys and girls but if your gate pick is important to you then you need to be ready and in the staging area early like everyone else.
As much as we do everything to prevent this from happening, it does happen. Not to worry, as long as you tell the MoM staff member running staging that you are in back to back motos when you line up for your first moto they will hold the gate for you on the second race. If you don’t let us know – then who’s fault is that?Do you Sound Test the bikes?
No we do not sound test the bikes and if we did half of you wouldn’t be allowed to race. You guys really need to police yourselves on this one! Seriously. We all know you are so good that you need more power (or maybe it is just that extra tire you are carrying around) but please make sure your muffler is packed correctly. Some of the bikes out there are louder than 450s and that is ridiculous! Do us all a favor and be responsible.Can I ride in the pits?
No and we should slap you for asking. Honestly, please don’t be that guy. Walk your bike (yes the whole way) until you are on the track. If everyone was cool when they used to let us ride in the pits back in the day we wouldn’t have this issue but someone had to be a jerk (maybe the same guy who didn’t want to Pre Register) and now we all suffer for it. Help us out - we need to police ourselves or we won’t be asked back. Thanks for your cooperation on this.Can my friends/family flag at the event?
MoM is always looking for flagger help at our events. The pay is lousy but the appreciation level couldn’t be higher. Our riders need your help. Please volunteer to flag at MoM events. Please click here or goto our website www.stimilon.com for the events you are willing to flag and we will send you start times and instructions. We cant thank you enough for your support!Are there any prizes?
What are you 12? Does that really matter? Yes of course there are prizes, and we hook you up! Make sure to thank our many supporters when you see them at the races and go to our shop sponsors to buy sponsor products when you don’t win them. Support those who are supporting East Coast Pit Bike Racing! Seriously – it makes a difference – many of the MoM supporters come back year after year because they have told us that they SEE an increase in their business – so thank you for being smart with your purchasing power.What is this NASCAR speech I keep hearing about?
The “NASCAR” speech has become the MoM war cry at each rider’s meeting. Simply put it is our way of saying “Support those who support you!” You have control over the success of our sport by spending your dollars wisely. You may think you are saving $15 buying something online, but does that help the shop sponsor who is making the MoM series possible? No, it doesn’t. Look, almost every one of our shops will match online pricing, but you will never know until you call them. And even if it costs a few dollars more, buy MoM sponsor products from MoM Shop Sponsors. Without them this series would not exist and you would be watching baseball and football this weekend – seriously! Remember, it is not our right to have sponsors, but it is their right to decide whether or not to support us – so we have to take the first step!What type of gear do I have to run?
At this point in the game I honestly have to say that if you have to ask you shouldn’t even bother showing up. Dress for the crash – period! Even racing minis can be potentially dangerous and you as the rider must accept that responsibility and come prepared. But in case you are actually that new, here you go - helmet, goggles, gloves, long pants, long shirt and over the ankle boots (not necessarily mx boots), but I would highly suggest elbow guards, knee/shin guards, a mouth piece, neck protection, chest protector and, after seeing some of you ride, a suit of armor probably wouldn’t hurt…If I am under 18 do I need to bring my parents to the event?
We were sick of hearing all the whining in year’s past about how your mommy doesn’t love you and that she didn’t want to come to the track. Last year we did the parental permission (link) form and it worked so we are doing that again. It allows your parents to appoint someone to love you for the day at the track (over 18 of course) – it must be signed by both of your parents and notarized. All this MUST be mailed in with pre entry. Again, don’t blame us, blame your lawyer!What if I have a question at the track on race day?
All of the MoM staff is empowered to help you and make sure your experience with us is better than expected. As long as you act like an adult and remain calm, we can probably help you out. Remember, as scatter brained as you might be, we are all running around trying to pull this charade off. Be patient, be calm, and let us know what we can help you with. Also, we are proud to have some of the coolest people racing with us – pretty much everybody gets it. So if you have a question, need a part, or just need a friend for the day, just ask the guy pitting next to you. Everybody is pretty cool and most have raced with us before so they know the drill. The Masters of Mini Series can be as fun as you want it to be – think about it!Is this Real?
Well like we said before, it’s getting there, but if we all uphold the honor system and realize no one is going to get a million dollar deal to be McGrath’s new teammate by racing the Masters of Mini (he wont return our calls), this can be a fun day of racing. In the end – it is still pit bike racing. Most of you are grown adults riding little kids bikes – get over yourselves! Leave your agent, your lawyer and your mini dad at home please – this is for fun!If you are high maintenance and have even more questions just email us – email@example.com