Mid Atlantic Motocross Association (M.A.M.A.) will be hosting the 3rd Annual KEVIN CRINE MEMORIAL RACE at Budds Creek Motocross Park, on September 19 and 20, 2015.
M.A.M.A has announced and extended an invitation to the 3rd Annual KEVIN CRINE MEMORIAL RACE. Kevin was an extremely talented racer from Southern Maryland who started racing in the M.A.M.A. Association at age 14 in 1988. Five years later Kevin made his National Pro debut at Budds Creek in the 125cc class. In 1988 Kevin became the only M.A.M.A. racer to advance from Novice to Expert in one year. Kevin went on to become one of Maryland’s greatest riders ever achieving multiple Supercross and Motocross national numbers for 10 consecutive years, a feat that few ever achieve. Kevin’s work ethic and dedication to the sport of motocross turned many heads in the industry; our local motocross family is very proud to have Kevin as part of our community. Kevin was not only an outstanding racer, off the track he was a true blessing to be around. Kevin was always a very positive person and was always willing to help anyone. He was a true inspiration to his fellow racers and their families.
Kevin’s death in 2006 from an automobile accident is still fresh in the minds of his family and friends. Kevin is still very well-known and remembered in the motocross community and we want to honor his life and legacy by hosting a memorial race in his memory.
Saturday’s race day will also include the sure to be hotly contested inaugural KEVIN CRINE DASH FOR CASH. The 5 lap sprint awards the winner $574 dollars representing Kevin’s first racing number. 2nd and 3rd place will win $60 and $47 which represent two of Kevin’s national numbers. Entry for the race will be $25. Last year’s winner for the DASH FOR CASH was Tony Archer.
The post-race evening events include a desert contest, pot luck dinner, pig roast and ice cream for everyone; shared good times and reminiscing over some great pictures and stories of Kevin shared by his fellow racers, friends, and family.
A local band MX-51, which has two former M.A.M.A members, will perform from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. for all to enjoy!
On Sunday, Ty Wallace, former teammate, pro-rider and friend will be riding Kevin’s last bike in a parade lap before the Moto starts.
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The 2015 Kevin Crine Privateer Awards at the Geico Motorcycle Budd’s Creek Pro National went to Zack Williams from Elko MN for the 250 Class and John Short from Pilot Piont TX in the 450 Class. Congrats Guys!!!! We’ll be following your success!!!! Click on photo below ….
Presented by Southern Maryland Dirt Riders at #BuddsCreekMX this past weekend! Keep working hard guys! http://bit.ly/SMDRPrivateer
I just wanted to take a minute and thank you for this weekend. The emotions and mind did not quit all weekend. We could not shut it down.
I tried to shake hands and thank every club member I came in contact with and spend even a few minutes with them.
There were 2 moments, among manly, that stood out.
1. A man by the name of John Barto, from PA, he was parked just past us in the field, came over to the motorhome Sunday Morning and introduced himself. The 1st words out of his month were, ” Mr. Crine, I have been watching you since Friday, walking the dogs, talking to everyone, walking the pits, shaking hands, how do you do it? He had tears in his eyes. I knew this was a troubled young man and I reached out and shook his hand and we started to talk. I switched the conversation from me to him and what was bringing on this emotion and tears. He lost his son, Wyatt 10 yrs old during a race in NC 2-4-08. 2 YRS after we lost Kevin and almost to the day. There were some folks starting to come over and I said to John, let`s go into the motorhome, there is someone I would like you to meet. We went in and the 3 of us sat, talked, listened to each other for over an hour.
2. The plaque. THANK YOU ALL., Jean loved it. When we got home, Jean was looking at the walls and asked me to move a picture over and had me place it in a sacred spot.
We had a great Pig Roast and Campout weekend and would like to recognize the following people that made it happen:
- Mike Cornwell Jr., SMDR member and owner of Pure Motor Sports ( https://www.facebook.com/Puremotorsportsxc ) for organizing the Kids Riders Clinic, and taking care of the track and the riders on it,
- Chip Jowett and Miriam Snyder for running the Women’s Clinic,
- Chip Jowett for overnight cooking duties and general responsibility and leadership,
- Rita Fox for taking care of all the logistics, memberships, and picnic coordination,
- and without Ray Gamache I don’t know if it would have all been possible!
We had such a good time this weekend that we would like to do it again in the fall and in order to do so we’re looking for any members that might have a lead on an old oil tank and a used trailer for donation so that we can make our own cooker. If anyone has any info let Ray know! email@example.com
Other SMDR News:
- This Wednesday the monthly SMDR Club Meeting will be cancelled since the Pig Roast Served as our May meeting.
- June 26th is the Budd’s Creek Pro National ( http://www.buddscreek.com ) we will be requesting Flaggers to volunteer for the race, a sign up sheet will be announced by the end of the week!
- This Saturday May 16th is the 7th Annual Touch a Truck Festival at the Blue Crab Stadium in White Plains, MD. Touch a Truck is an event for kids to come out and get a close look at some cool big trucks, tractors, AND dirt bikes and quads!!! SMDR will have a booth with local sponsor Atlantic Cycle to introduce kids and families to the dirt life!