CMA/FIM Jetwerx series schedule announced

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11/7/2017 12:39 PM

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This should be cool, as a racer I'm excited to be able to compete in the series and hope it's successful
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11/7/2017 1:10 PM

For those wondering "Champion" and the 100k, the payout goes to whomever scores the most points in the 450 class across all 3 series. A rider doesn't have to win all 3 series in order to win the 100k. The same applies to the 250 class.

The outdoor series was originally 8 rounds and is now up to 9. Hopefully in 2019 it can go back to 10 rounds or more. For the privateers competing, the MX series will be the easiest to attend due to the timing in the schedule. It takes part in the summer months when students are off school and families are on vacation.

I still think it will be difficult for privateers and the smaller teams to compete in all 3 series since it criss crosses the country more than once and that is not cheap to do. A lot of people already have difficulty putting a budget and gathering the sponsors needed to compete in the MX series which crosses the country once so securing additional funds to compete in all 3 series will definitely not be easy to accomplish.

Racing will now be moving from Sunday's to Saturday's as well in order to have a fresher and more technical track for the pro's. The races will continue to be streamed online and will be aired on television. The plan is to eventually have the races air live on TV just like in the US.

The Jetwerx team are trying to help the sport in Canada progress and they have great ideas so I'm looking forward to see where things go in the future.

If you're part of a team or a privateer looking for a place to race next year have a look at what they are offering.

For more information go to www.rockstartriplecrown.com

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11/7/2017 1:17 PM

-MAVERICK- wrote:

For those wondering "Champion" and the 100k, the payout goes to whomever scores the most points in the 450 class across all 3 series. A rider doesn't have to win all 3 series in order to win the 100k. The same applies to the 250 class.

The outdoor series was originally 8 rounds and is now up to 9. Hopefully in 2019 it can go back to 10 rounds or more. For the privateers competing, the MX series will be the easiest to attend due to the timing in the schedule. It takes part in the summer months when students are off school and families are on vacation.

I still think it will be difficult for privateers and the smaller teams to compete in all 3 series since it criss crosses the country more than once and that is not cheap to do. A lot of people already have difficulty putting a budget and gathering the sponsors needed to compete in the MX series which crosses the country once so securing additional funds to compete in all 3 series will definitely not be easy to accomplish.

Racing will now be moving from Sunday's to Saturday's as well in order to have a fresher and more technical track for the pro's. The races will continue to be streamed online and will be aired on television. The plan is to eventually have the races air live on TV just like in the US.

The Jetwerx team are trying to help the sport in Canada progress and they have great ideas so I'm looking forward to see where things go in the future.

If you're part of a team or a privateer looking for a place to race next year have a look at what they are offering.

For more information go to www.rockstartriplecrown.com

Good thing about the schedule is like you said time off in the schedule. It'll be nice with AX that you can drive to a round and go home and back to work before the next round. BC is about 30 hours from me, Calgary is 24. Should be good for Canada

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11/7/2017 1:23 PM

Calgary during the May long weekend ???????? Almost 100% snows, or rains the entire month.Would be a WWWAAAAAYYYY better idea to swap Calgary with Prince George date.

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11/7/2017 1:26 PM

Now that's a legit triple crown series right there. Looking forward to Matthes having Newf and Gauldy on for a podcast to discuss now that the official details are out of the bag. I think we'll be seeing a lot more well known US riders without rides in place taking their talents north of the border

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11/7/2017 1:36 PM
Edited Date/Time: 11/7/2017 1:38 PM

F150Motocrosser wrote:

Now that's a legit triple crown series right there. Looking forward to Matthes having Newf and Gauldy on for a podcast to discuss now that the official details are out of the bag. I think we'll be seeing a lot more well known US riders without rides in place taking their talents north of the border

Hey, the more the merrier. It only helps the sport get bigger and better in Canada and I'm all for it. We'll never be on the scale of the US but we might see more teams pop up and people from different countries coming here to compete.

Win-win for everyone involved.

Edit: Just want to mention that the SX series will not be anything close to what it's like in the USA but more like what they have in Australia.

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11/7/2017 2:06 PM
Edited Date/Time: 11/7/2017 2:09 PM

F150Motocrosser wrote:

Now that's a legit triple crown series right there. Looking forward to Matthes having Newf and Gauldy on for a podcast to discuss now that the official details are out of the bag. I think we'll be seeing a lot more well known US riders without rides in place taking their talents north of the border

-MAVERICK- wrote:

Hey, the more the merrier. It only helps the sport get bigger and better in Canada and I'm all for it. We'll never be on the scale of the US but we might see more teams pop up and people from different countries coming here to compete.

Win-win for everyone involved.

Edit: Just want to mention that the SX series will not be anything close to what it's like in the USA but more like what they have in Australia.

For what it's worth, I definitely never meant any of my comments as a "our riders" vs "your riders" thing. Didn't even enter my mind. I could care less about the politics of it all, all I care about is talented riders having more options for making a living in the sport, good, exciting racing for the fans (through rider skills on track, and the series formats), and the just overall health of the sport

I think the new Canadian series nails all 3 of those, and I personally am more stoked than I've ever been to follow Canadian moto moving forward. (and that's not just the dog days of "the off season" talking, I stand by my statement haha :laughsmile

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11/7/2017 2:16 PM

Is there anywhere else in the world doing a "grand national champion" type of format? I know there used to be years ago in the states, but this has got to be a pretty unique formula worldwide.

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11/7/2017 2:21 PM

F150Motocrosser wrote:

Now that's a legit triple crown series right there. Looking forward to Matthes having Newf and Gauldy on for a podcast to discuss now that the official details are out of the bag. I think we'll be seeing a lot more well known US riders without rides in place taking their talents north of the border

-MAVERICK- wrote:

Hey, the more the merrier. It only helps the sport get bigger and better in Canada and I'm all for it. We'll never be on the scale of the US but we might see more teams pop up and people from different countries coming here to compete.

Win-win for everyone involved.

Edit: Just want to mention that the SX series will not be anything close to what it's like in the USA but more like what they have in Australia.

F150Motocrosser wrote:

For what it's worth, I definitely never meant any of my comments as a "our riders" vs "your riders" thing. Didn't even enter my mind. I could care less about the politics of it all, all I care about is talented riders having more options for making a living in the sport, good, exciting racing for the fans (through rider skills on track, and the series formats), and the just overall health of the sport

I think the new Canadian series nails all 3 of those, and I personally am more stoked than I've ever been to follow Canadian moto moving forward. (and that's not just the dog days of "the off season" talking, I stand by my statement haha :laughsmile

I know what you meant. As for me, I just meant that it's a good thing to have more talented people come up and race in Canada. The more talent we have on the line the better the racing will be and it helps our riders step their game up.

Not only that but it helps legitimize our series just that much more especially if bigger name guys start showing up. Having more people tuning in and paying attention tobtge Canadian series is a good thing.

Bring on 2018.

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11/7/2017 2:22 PM

@-MAVERICK- how do the austrailian & american series differ?

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11/7/2017 2:41 PM

mx617 wrote:

Is there anywhere else in the world doing a "grand national champion" type of format? I know there used to be years ago in the states, but this has got to be a pretty unique formula worldwide.

Good question. Specifically in moto? I'm not sure but it's been/still being done in other sports.

For those that will say/think well 100k isn't all that much, I'll just say that not only is it a big improvement in Canadian moto but it's also a first in moto. It's not done anywhere else in the world that I know of. Have to crawl before you can walk...

100k bonus for scoring the most points across 3 disciplines is not a bad paycheck.

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11/7/2017 2:43 PM

Is Jetwerx done with their US Arenacross series?

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11/7/2017 2:48 PM

F150Motocrosser wrote:

Now that's a legit triple crown series right there. Looking forward to Matthes having Newf and Gauldy on for a podcast to discuss now that the official details are out of the bag. I think we'll be seeing a lot more well known US riders without rides in place taking their talents north of the border

-MAVERICK- wrote:

Hey, the more the merrier. It only helps the sport get bigger and better in Canada and I'm all for it. We'll never be on the scale of the US but we might see more teams pop up and people from different countries coming here to compete.

Win-win for everyone involved.

Edit: Just want to mention that the SX series will not be anything close to what it's like in the USA but more like what they have in Australia.

Regarding the SX series, I’m not sure it can compare with Australia. Don’t know about other venues, but the Vidéotron center is just a regular NHL skating rink.

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11/7/2017 2:49 PM

abomination wrote:

@-MAVERICK- how do the austrailian & american series differ?

In regards to Supercross you mean? The Australian SX series is done on a smaller scale/venues.

The Canadian SX series will be similar to that. The tracks will be bigger/longer than the AX series we'll have but not full size like we see in the US. We don't have that many venues that could accomodate that size of tracks and not to mention it would be hard to fill with spectators. The only venues that I know of that could accomodate full size SX tracks are obviously Toronto and then there's Montreal and Vancouver. Other than those 3 I'm not sure.

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11/7/2017 3:03 PM

F150Motocrosser wrote:

Now that's a legit triple crown series right there. Looking forward to Matthes having Newf and Gauldy on for a podcast to discuss now that the official details are out of the bag. I think we'll be seeing a lot more well known US riders without rides in place taking their talents north of the border

-MAVERICK- wrote:

Hey, the more the merrier. It only helps the sport get bigger and better in Canada and I'm all for it. We'll never be on the scale of the US but we might see more teams pop up and people from different countries coming here to compete.

Win-win for everyone involved.

Edit: Just want to mention that the SX series will not be anything close to what it's like in the USA but more like what they have in Australia.

Sheriff245 wrote:

Regarding the SX series, I’m not sure it can compare with Australia. Don’t know about other venues, but the Vidéotron center is just a regular NHL skating rink.

The only one that will compare to the Australian series in my opinion will be the one at Delaware Speedway since it's outdoors. The First Ontario Center in Hamilton is another hockey arena.

Honestly I'm not sure why they decided to call it an SX series. 3 of the 4 AX rounds also take part in hockey arena's. 2 of the 3 SX rounds take part in hockey arena's.

Maybe they named it that because it looks better on paper? In reality it's essentially 2 AX series.

Either way they're trying to change the scene of moto in Canada so you have to at least give them that. Don't forget, it's their first year so maybe in 2019 the SX venues will be bigger.

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11/7/2017 3:10 PM

MX Culture wrote:

Is Jetwerx done with their US Arenacross series?

Pretty sure they help the nitro ax tour or are involved

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11/7/2017 3:14 PM

Really Bold concept to go with the Grand National Champion. I'm hoping they burn the rule book and let 4t and 2t and E bikes go head to head in the "open" class.

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11/7/2017 3:25 PM

Johnny Depp wrote:

Really Bold concept to go with the Grand National Champion. I'm hoping they burn the rule book and let 4t and 2t and E bikes go head to head in the "open" class.

250t and 250f will more than likely be allowed to race in the same class. No idea if they'll boost up the displacement for the 2t in the 450 class. One would hope.

I just hope they don't scrap the 2 strokes. They're great bikes and need to be out there. Still 4 months away from the first AX round so there's still time to change/make new rules.

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11/7/2017 3:30 PM
Edited Date/Time: 11/7/2017 3:31 PM

The buzz they could create would be immense if they give open 2t's and E bikes a place to compete. It would also provide a less expensive proving ground and lay the groundwork for other rule makers.

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11/7/2017 4:19 PM

MX Culture wrote:

Is Jetwerx done with their US Arenacross series?

Talan_Hansen wrote:

Pretty sure they help the nitro ax tour or are involved

Justin sold the axtour to Nitro mid season last year, NitroAX finished the season out for the Thompsons. NitroAX is running the AX series now and expanded it to an east/west with a 3 day finals in Tunica with the awards banquet at the Casino like Jetwerx always did.

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11/7/2017 4:22 PM

Out of the loop here. Where is CMRC in the CDN mx picture now?

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11/7/2017 4:33 PM

With FIM on the flyer, does this mean Cade Clason is subject to suspension from this also? Bummer for him if so.

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11/7/2017 4:33 PM
Edited Date/Time: 11/7/2017 4:34 PM

ns503 wrote:

Out of the loop here. Where is CMRC in the CDN mx picture now?

Thompson's bought the CMRC from Stally......its "Dust in the Wind" now.

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11/7/2017 4:47 PM

ns503 wrote:

Out of the loop here. Where is CMRC in the CDN mx picture now?

Stallybrass sold CMRC to the Jetwerx crew so I suppose he's now retired after 25+ years of running CMRC. I know people talk shit about him but good on him for making a living doing what he loved.

New chapter in Canadian MX starts February 24th 2018.

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11/7/2017 4:57 PM
Edited Date/Time: 11/7/2017 4:59 PM

zb658 wrote:

With FIM on the flyer, does this mean Cade Clason is subject to suspension from this also? Bummer for him if so.

I touched on that subject in the Clason thread since someone asked a similar question. The Jetwerx series will be under the FIM/CMA affiliation which means that he won't be able to compete in Canada or anywhere else where the FIM is involved until things are resolved.

Being an FXR athlete the company has already offered him a part-time job doing rider support stuff so he'll be at some of the SX rounds and I believe some amateur nationals. FXR really care about their athletes so it's awesome that they stepped up to help him out in a different way. There's a chance that he could be suspended for 4 years which is rediculous if you ask me. If that's the case he'd be better off taking some college classes and get a head start in his post racing career.

If he wants to race I think his only option will be down in Australia if it's something that interests him and if he can get a ride. I don't think there's another series big enough that would permit him to make a living riding dirt bikes.

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11/7/2017 6:29 PM

MX Culture wrote:

Is Jetwerx done with their US Arenacross series?

Talan_Hansen wrote:

Pretty sure they help the nitro ax tour or are involved

Dtat720 wrote:

Justin sold the axtour to Nitro mid season last year, NitroAX finished the season out for the Thompsons. NitroAX is running the AX series now and expanded it to an east/west with a 3 day finals in Tunica with the awards banquet at the Casino like Jetwerx always did.

didn't know that.
thanks

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11/7/2017 6:59 PM

Talan_Hansen wrote:

Pretty sure they help the nitro ax tour or are involved

Dtat720 wrote:

Justin sold the axtour to Nitro mid season last year, NitroAX finished the season out for the Thompsons. NitroAX is running the AX series now and expanded it to an east/west with a 3 day finals in Tunica with the awards banquet at the Casino like Jetwerx always did.

MX Culture wrote:

didn't know that.
thanks

they still promote the nitro ax tour on their social media to reach out to those who still follow the series. The whole Thompson crew are amazing people with great intentions for the future of the sport. When they first took over the Xtreme World Arenacross Series, guys like Johnny Marley, Nathan Davenport, even remember Cue and a few other top guys would come and race it. Justin Thompson would be lined up right there with them. As I got to know them, they took me in like family. Trained with them for almost a year, and whenever they would come down in the winter for the series, I had the pleasure to build, flag, and tear down the arena crosses from town to town. Amazing seeing how much time and effort goes into them. Pumped for the future of the triple crown series and what the Thompsons have to bring.

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11/7/2017 10:16 PM

zb658 wrote:

With FIM on the flyer, does this mean Cade Clason is subject to suspension from this also? Bummer for him if so.

-MAVERICK- wrote:

I touched on that subject in the Clason thread since someone asked a similar question. The Jetwerx series will be under the FIM/CMA affiliation which means that he won't be able to compete in Canada or anywhere else where the FIM is involved until things are resolved.

Being an FXR athlete the company has already offered him a part-time job doing rider support stuff so he'll be at some of the SX rounds and I believe some amateur nationals. FXR really care about their athletes so it's awesome that they stepped up to help him out in a different way. There's a chance that he could be suspended for 4 years which is rediculous if you ask me. If that's the case he'd be better off taking some college classes and get a head start in his post racing career.

If he wants to race I think his only option will be down in Australia if it's something that interests him and if he can get a ride. I don't think there's another series big enough that would permit him to make a living riding dirt bikes.

Australia's drug testing deal is an arm of WADA (like USADA is in the USA), so he wouldn't be able to race their sanctioned MX Nationals or Supercross as far as I'm aware. The Moss brothers got pinged by that testing group and they withhold any WADA penalty as well.

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11/8/2017 1:22 AM
Edited Date/Time: 11/8/2017 1:23 AM

zb658 wrote:

With FIM on the flyer, does this mean Cade Clason is subject to suspension from this also? Bummer for him if so.

-MAVERICK- wrote:

I touched on that subject in the Clason thread since someone asked a similar question. The Jetwerx series will be under the FIM/CMA affiliation which means that he won't be able to compete in Canada or anywhere else where the FIM is involved until things are resolved.

Being an FXR athlete the company has already offered him a part-time job doing rider support stuff so he'll be at some of the SX rounds and I believe some amateur nationals. FXR really care about their athletes so it's awesome that they stepped up to help him out in a different way. There's a chance that he could be suspended for 4 years which is rediculous if you ask me. If that's the case he'd be better off taking some college classes and get a head start in his post racing career.

If he wants to race I think his only option will be down in Australia if it's something that interests him and if he can get a ride. I don't think there's another series big enough that would permit him to make a living riding dirt bikes.

ML512 wrote:

Australia's drug testing deal is an arm of WADA (like USADA is in the USA), so he wouldn't be able to race their sanctioned MX Nationals or Supercross as far as I'm aware. The Moss brothers got pinged by that testing group and they withhold any WADA penalty as well.

I thought he was banned from competing in FIM sanctioned events but if what you're saying holds true than he's fucked unless things get sorted out soon. If he gets banned/suspended for 4 years his racing career will pretty much be over.

Hopefully things get sorted out for him. I understand that he broke a rule but them not getting back to him for months after he did everything else by the book is really bad business on their part. If everyone operated like them a lot of people's businesses would have no other choice but to close their doors.

Had the new group of owner's at Jetwerx decided not to have their series be affiliated with the FIM/CMA Cade would of been able to come up and race in 2018 since CMRC wasn't under the FIM banner but sadly for him that is no longer the case. The reason Jetwerx wanted their series to be under the FIM/CMA affiliations has to do with them wanting the sport to be that much more legitimate in Canada and I sort of agree with their thinking.

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11/8/2017 7:55 AM
Edited Date/Time: 11/8/2017 8:29 AM

New change with the Jetwerx series is that the riders will now have career numbers instead of the run what you earn system.

The numbers are slowly being revealed.

First number announced was 45 which will belong to Colton Facciotti. He chose 45 because that's the number he had back in 2014 when he won his 4th Canadian National title.

I'll try to update as they are being revealed and will post the complete list once they are all announced. The Top 100 numbers will be revealed late next week.

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