This Sunday, Southwick re-opens!
Are you ready for the 2015 NESC season to start at the world famous Wick 338? This will be a big one, lots of pro riders have been waiting ride at Southwick the old way (right hand first turn) so the racing in those classes will be epic.
The competition should be fierce in all the other classes as well. Come to watch or come to race, either way it will be a great day of racing.
If you're not pre-entered fill out your forms on your computer and print them out before you get to the track, that'll save you some time on Sunday morning and will keep the lines moving faster.
All the forms can be found on the forms page.
New in 2015 we will be running our Pro/Expert motos at fixed times during the race day.
Please Check the Posting Board on Race Day(4/5/15) for any changes. Qualifiers if necessary will be run before Moto 1.
2. Open Novice
3. 40+ A/B
4. 55+ Open/Female BC
5. 450 MX Pro/A – Fixed time at 1st moto approx. 10:45am 2nd moto 2:50
6. 250 Lites B
9. 45+ Open
10. 450 MX B
11. 250 Lites C
12. 250 Lites Pro/A/YA - Fixed time at 1st moto approx. 12:30 pm 2nd moto 4:35pm
13. Youth B
14. Youth C
15. 30+ A/B
16. 50+ Open / 30+C
17. 85 ABC
18. Open Expert
19. Open Amateur
Avoid the long lines on Sunday
SATURDAY SIGN UPS FROM 3 P.M. TO 7 P.M. AND AGAIN ON SUNDAY FROM 7 A.M TO 8:45 A.M
You need a My Laps Flex Transponder to race.
Is your transponder active with a valid subscription?? If it is charged and then displays a fast blinking lights this indicates that the transponder is either not active, or does not have a valid subscription.
You need to connect your transponder's charging cradle to your computer via USB, then download the Flex Manager software to view its status, you will need an internet connection to complete this activation/renewal. - Software can be found here - http://www.mylaps.com/en/software-firmware This software is Windows compatible only.
We have a very small number of transponders available for rental, this requires a CASH $200 refundable deposit and a $10 rental fee. I strongly recommend that you do not rely on the rental option as if they are gone, they are gone. You need to have a transponder to race.
Print your forms at home and bring them filled out.
50's and 65's are racing at The Wick 338 this Sunday
Get your little kids bike ready, they're racing at Southwick this Sunday.
The NESC runs them as Open classes and sometimes as a combined moto but they're always scored seperately.
New info for Southwick
The Wick 338 is back on the NESC schedule for the 2015 season, Keith and Dana Johnson will be the promoters at the track which is now called The Wick 338.
Here's the new contact info.
When entering a race at Southwick make checks payable to the Wick 338
The Wick 338
PO Box 1318
Southwick, MA 01077
no phone at The Wick
Gates open 4PM on Saturdays
Check in times:
Rider’s Meeting: 8:45AM
Mylaps has announced a new transponder called X2 MX, direct power and has them available for sale on their site.
These units are permanently mounted to the bike and run off the bikes battery power (MX bikes of course do not typically have batteries) so these units will not work for bikes without batteries. The NESC just talked to Mylaps and they are saying that for our events, we should keep on using and renewing our Flex units.
Riders with the Flex transponders should connect their units through their computers to the Mylaps Flex Manager software to check their expiration date and if expired, renew their subscriptions to them.
The NESC Scholarship program.
This fund awards $2,000.00 annually to college students meeting NESC requirements.
Eligibility requirements: Must be a NESC member for at least two years in good standing and a full time student at a fully accredited college, university, or technical school. Rider must have attended at least 10 NESC races in the current year.
Compose a cover letter to NESC requesting consideration for the NESC Scholarship program; naming the college/course of study you plan on attending.
A copy of your final grades from the most recent term.
A letter from your college registrar’s office confirming acceptance to the school.
Please send the above requirements by November 1st; we will make the decisions for awards just prior to the annual banquet.
Deadline to apply is November 1st of the current racing year.
Please send your information to
P.O. Box 1680
Wells, ME 04090
NESC on Facebook
Like the NESC page on Facebook to see last minute updates and other important info.
Huge points fund for the Pro/Expert classes
Last year $25,000.00 was paid out at the Awards banquet to the Expert and Pro riders in the top 15 and this year with bigger turn outs it could be even more.
100% plus payback ten spots in the 250 & 450 expert/pro motos
Not 3, not 5, but all the way back to tenth place*! No New England series pays out what the NESC races pay out. *Riders must place in the top ten of a moto (combined expert and pro to win cash). Expert class riders are also eligible for trophies in their class.
Notes about transponders
All transponders need to be charged before the first race race, 12-16 hours for a full charge.
Riders with Flex transponders (Pay by the year) should make sure their subscriptions are up to date before the first race. They should connect then to the Mylaps Flex Manager Program to verify the expiration date. We cannot activate them at NESC events because we have no internet connections. We cannot score riders without charged transponders.
If you have changed your address this year, please notify the NESC by email ASAP.