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CRA IS HERE TO STAY

Discussion in 'MX/SX General' started by Skyview Raceway, Nov 27, 2015.

  1. Skyview Raceway

    Skyview Raceway PR Member

    Location:
    Mattix Road, Lisbon, Ohio off of Rt. 164
    Racing Number:
    651
    I have been reading alot of the posts that have been going on. There are many different views and different ideas. It is not easy to get 13 different promoters together and to agree on doing this or that. Yog has been president of the CRA for many years and as being president at these meetings is not an easy job. He can not say to much because his job is to run the meetings.

    As for rumors that CRA is closing up, WE ARE NOT. As promoters of the CRA we should stick together and try to fix things. Having clubs and single promoters within the CRA causes tension at these meetings. You have clubs deciding to go to OMA thinking they will get better turnouts, you have promoters quitting to go on there own. Tracks need to step up to the plate and make their tracks so people want to come ride at them, to make them presentable, fun, challenging and safe. They need to take pride in what they are doing and presenting themselves and their track to the riders.

    Yog, Peggy and I put alot of time into the CRA behind the scenes that alot of people do not realize. We want to make the CRA what it was, but I believe those days are gone. We have to make the best of it now, and the promoters need to step up to keep the CRA going instead of backstabbing each other. There are many practice tracks out there now as to where there were not years ago. It is not about seeing who can have the most members, CRA, OMA, or AMA, it is about giving the riders a place to ride, to take their families for a day or weekend and enjoying themselves.

    We have 3 girls, 24, 20 and 3 1/2 and we have given up alot in our lives to be at the race tracks whether it be setting up the track, mowing, trimming setting up for the banquet, or even working at our track or helping out at some other tracks. Our family puts our heart and soul into it.

    As far as going in and changing class structure and all of the other ideas, we may have to start back at taking baby steps again to rebuild CRA to what it once was. I think this has been a real eye opener to everyone, I hope that you guys do not give up on the CRA and will continue to support us and trust that we are going to try to fix things. Like I said, it maybe taking baby steps, but please bare with us.

    The CRA banquet is January 9th this year which is a couple of weeks earlier that it has been. The prices have not gone up, and what other banquets can you go to and receive the stuff that CRA hands out. This is what you have been riding for all year. The CRA is a sanctioning body of these promoters and the funds that are taken in all year are put into the banquet to give back to the riders.

    EVERYONE IS INVITED TO THE CRA BANQUET, NOT JUST THE WINNERS. TICKETS WILL BE AVAILABLE STARTING MONDAY, NOVEMBER 30TH. PEGGY HAS SENT OUT MX, FLAT TRACK, SERIES RACES AND 3 WHEELER SERIES CERTIFICATES.

    Sorry that I have taken up so much of your time to read this, but CRA IS HERE TO STAY.
     
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  2. william james smithers

    william james smithers Noob

    Location:
    masfield ohio
    Racing Number:
    67x
    Maybe if the all mighty CRA hadn't been so arrogant for so many years. Maybe if your promoters didn't have such big egos. Maybe if every rider didn't complain about every little thing like running a track is so easy. You all, the whole motocross community are your own worst enemy! You all beat track owners to death! You all act like you know everything! Yes this is a rant but all of you need to look in the mirror. When motocross dies in the northeast you all are to blame. As for tracks needing to step up I don't agree totally. How about how you kept horrible low turnout tracks in for years because those guys were on your board. How about letting certain tracks run every week over and over. What has the CRA and its board members done for the tracks to help? You don't let new tracks in, you kept one of the best tracks out because the old promoter has an ego the size of Texas! You thought you could never lose and now you are! Its your own fault, time to realize it gang!
     
  3. pasimp57

    pasimp57 PR Addict

    Location:
    Here
    Anything constructive?
     
  4. motomonkey729

    motomonkey729 PR Member

    Racing Number:
    729
    When I first raced CRA in 1987 there was only one place that held open practice. Last time I raced CRA was Malvern in 1998. I never raced OMA or D12. I became a "Pro Practicer" for a few years. Now I race a few vintage races each year and hit the practice tracks a few more times. I stopped racing CRA because of too little time in the saddle and tired of lining up against guys who raced pro classes at some point.
     
  5. Skyview Raceway

    Skyview Raceway PR Member

    Location:
    Mattix Road, Lisbon, Ohio off of Rt. 164
    Racing Number:
    651
    Well, possibly less will be better. Like I said, I guess some of our CRA tracks that are left will have to step it up a notch. Skyview Raceway just started running moto-x this year and if you haven't been to our place to see what we have, you are missing out. Talk to the riders that has been there. Like I said, CRA is not going anywhere. Moto-x is not what it used to be in this area. I guess we have to make the best of what we have and move on.
     
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  6. MX315

    MX315 PR Addict

    I think that first post was the longest CRA POST I ever seen posted on here! Funny it's a post on how the CRA is not dead......Malvern gone...Oir gone...summit indoor gone...WRMC gone....TV land gone....Just sayin..
     
  7. MX099

    MX099 PR Addict

    Location:
    Oil City, PA
    Racing Number:
    7
    The CRA is not dead, nor will it be. Remember Harescramble's are a large part of the CRA and I don't believe anyone is competing to steal that demographic away from them.
    I will continue to race at Skyview if it continues to improve. And I will also continue to race at Big Game if it's a Hand Promotion.
     
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  8. GeorgiePorgie

    GeorgiePorgie PR Founding Father

    Location:
    Ohio the 440
    Racing Number:
    740
    image.jpeg image.jpeg The cra has given me and my family priceless, cherishable memories. I haven't lost all faith in the organization yet. But times necessitate change. And willing to change an organization must be.

    Thanks for the memories CRA. I hope my child will experience similar memories.
     
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  9. C Hudak

    C Hudak PR Addict

    Location:
    Lordstown, OH
    Racing Number:
    2
    Maybe the CRA could focus on the best hare scramble races in the north east, they deffinately know how to do that. I for one would hate to see CRA fall apart. My family grew up racing hare scrambles, and I hope my son gets his chance!
     
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  10. sturd

    sturd PR Addict

    Perhaps CRA would be interested in getting more dirt track races? WR is still on board I think.
    Can Big Game get their stuff together enough to run a couple races? Can Triangle and Sunset
    be added somehow? The Goodhope track in Springfield has potential. Wouldn't it be great to
    see some fairgrounds half miles?
     
  11. jrminiquad

    jrminiquad PR Member

    Location:
    Salem, OH
    Pretty sure Big Game/Crump is out. WRMC is the only area FT right now.
     
  12. sturd

    sturd PR Addict

    Triangle and Sunset Ramblers ran a full dirt track season. So did Goodhope but karts only, except for one race
    where bikes came out and tried their track.
     
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  13. adam63

    adam63 PR Addict

    I don't see the big deal about having a track or function that is sanctioned by one organization one week/month then the next event/function sanctioned by a different organization. I know it is more work for the promoter but, if you want to remain true to your roots and expand to a different market I don't see a reason why you can't.
    EX: run a few CRA sanctioned races, a few AMA, and a few OMA if you so desire at the same track.
     
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  14. jrminiquad

    jrminiquad PR Member

    Location:
    Salem, OH
    Apparently it was a big deal to the CRA.
     
  15. Bill480

    Bill480 PR Addict

    Location:
    Cleveland
    Racing Number:
    480
    I doubt OMA or CRA would allow one of 'their' tracks run races under another sanctioning body. Seems to me like it would be an all or nothing kind of deal.
     
  16. GeorgiePorgie

    GeorgiePorgie PR Founding Father

    Location:
    Ohio the 440
    Racing Number:
    740
    Oma should handle Mx. Cra should handle harescrambles and gp
     
  17. Bill480

    Bill480 PR Addict

    Location:
    Cleveland
    Racing Number:
    480
    Seems like that's the way its going whether they like it or not
     
  18. Vet261

    Vet261 PR Addict

    Location:
    Valley City, Ohio
    CRA --- have a GP series again in 2016!
     
  19. KX514

    KX514 PR Member

    Location:
    Newton Falls, OH
    Racing Number:
    514
    I'll second that....I raced a J-Day up in Mass. this year. Great format to go off of. Seems to be working pretty well up there. If you don't know what Jday is, take a look. Two 30 minute motos per class. Runs flawlessly, tons of seat time, huge turnouts and good pro payouts (I'm not a pro...).
     
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  20. Kcoffee512

    Kcoffee512 Noob

    Racing Number:
    512
    Erocseries.com answer to the harescramble side..
     

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