Florida Trail Riders To Host ‘FTR MX Series’ At Florida’s Best Motocross Tracks
Most likely, anyone in the state of Florida who rides a dirt bike, has heard of the Florida Trail Riders Association (FTR). As a matter of fact, many dirt bike enthusiasts across the country have at one point or another probably heard about FTR. The Florida Trail Riders Association happens to be one of the largest and most active off road motorcycle clubs in the nation. Founded in 1971, FTR sponsors enduros, hare scrambles and motocross races. Behind the hundreds of events and thousands of loyal members, lies the main purpose of the club…to promote fun off-road racing, with a strong family atmosphere. Few off-road motorcycle clubs represent the ‘family spirit’ of off-road dirt bike racing better than FTR. Don’t let that ‘fun, family atmosphere’ fool you though. The competitive nature of FTR has remained legendary for years, as some of the country’s fastest professional enduro and motocross champions have battled in FTR races. The massive attendance at some of the club’s enduro and hare scramble events is truly impressive.
Rick Dreggors knows FTR well and is currently the Motocross Chairman of FTR. Rick and his three boys have been racing dirt bikes since 1997. They have competed all over the country, from California, to Vegas, to the Loretta Lynn National Championships in Tennessee. As a Florida resident, Rick became attracted to the FTR MX series when he learned of the healthy payouts and race contingencies, along with the rock solid organization and family events focus. His family has now been racing in the FTR association for the last six years. In 2011, Rick’s oldest son, David, was the FTR MX Champion. Tucker Rocky contingencies, plus individual payouts made that MX title even more rewarding. “People just keep coming back to FTR” said Rick. “I want more people to know how great a series it really is, and I’d like that to create even more competition for our future series”.
The new FTR MX series kicks off at Bostwick MX, near Jacksonville, on Sunday, August 12th. The ‘FTR MX series’ consists of ten total motocross races, all hosted at infamous Florida MX tracks. The series is purposely extended over a longer period of time (almost 10 months), so as not to interfere with any other events within Florida’s busy amateur motocross schedule. The longer time-frame also allows families on tighter budgets to afford running an entire MX series. Kyle Goerke, brother of pro motocross champion Matt Goerke, will be one of dozens of very fast riders on the starting gate at Boswick’s round one. Tristan Lane, winner of the 250B class at the 2012 Loretta S.E Regionals at MillCreek, is another up and coming motocross champion to attend the upcoming series. Other fast racres include Taylor McDonald, Barry McCarty and dozens more up and comers hoping to gain speed and earn some cash.
Seven awesome motocross tracks, spread throughout the state of Florida, will host the ten race series. An awards banquet will be held afterwards, to celebrate the winning racers. Team Racing will also be part of the FTR MX series this year, with incentives going towards teams who finish with top overall points. Chronic MX will be reporting all ten motocross races at this years FTR MX series. Stay tuned to this site and to http://www.facebook.com/ChronicMotoX for event photos, results and race recaps. Rick Dreggors can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about the series. Get out there and see if you can earn a championship title racing at some of the best MX tracks Florida has to offer! Cheers, Chronic MX.
2012-2013 FTR MX Series:
Round 1: Sunday August 12th, Bostwick MX
Round 2: Sunday October 20th, Mesa Park MX
Round 3: Sunday November 4th, Dade City MX
Round 4: Sunday December 9th, Bithlo MX
Round 5: Sunday February 10th, Reddick MX
Round 6: Sunday March 17th, Sunshine MX
Round 7: Sunday March 31st, Dade City MX
Round 8: Sunday May 5th, Sunshine MX
Round 9: Sunday May 19th, Waldo MX
Round 10: Sunday June 2nd, Mesa Park MX
Awards Banquet: (TBA)