2007 D-14 Enduro / Harescramble Banquet

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I am a Newbie. I am looking to take Second or First in my class, but I need one more race to see if I am invited? I am in the family enduro and it says that the top 3 riders will be invited?
 

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Kzoo, which class in the FES?

I plan to notify everyone from the FES series who is invited to the banquet, but you will need to pay.

The enduro riders either need to convince the hare scramble group to have the banquet later in the year or have our own banquet. Having a deadline before the final race of the year makes no sense to me.

Mike
 

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fatherandson said:
The enduro riders either need to convince the hare scramble group to have the banquet later in the year or have our own banquet. Having a deadline before the final race of the year makes no sense to me.

Mike
I second that
 

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I don't know who was consulted, if anyone, within the enduro division regarding a banquet date, but I get the sense that informing us of the date was an afterthought.

The same thing happened last year.
 
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Ok, I am lost a little. So this is not the same banquet, that the Family enduro will be attending?
I run the family enduro class k 30-39 class.
We have two more races left, Oct 13 and the 20.
 

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Sorry for the confusion..the deadline is October 15th (after the Upland FES). I expect that with MotoTalley in operation, the updated point standing may be available on Saturday evening. It is the same banquet.
In your class, you need to finish in the top three positions. We have some classes that have a number of regular attendees and some competitive points races. I am considering extra invitations to the banquet in these classes. I will make the final decision after Roselawn FES II.
 

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We share the banquet date because when enduros had our own banquet, it wasn't very well attended. Maybe as the FES series grows we will have enough people to hold our own. As a conference planner my wife has learned that a better deal can be negotiated for a larger group. We didn't used to have a doubleheader the first weekend of Nov, so less was up in the air. Unfortunately, Nov 10 is the ideal date: later in Nov conflicts with deer season and Dec dates conflict with Christmas office parties, etc.
 

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I found out a little more as to why it is November 10th and the enduro division was not consulted.

A 3-year contract was signed with Valley Plaza, with the November 10th date as part of the contract. I spoke with Jenny Tomanek, wife of the HS Chairman and helping to coordinate the banquet, and she had no idea that we still have a number of events left in the season, and 2 events the weekend before the banquet and AFTER the final deadline. FWIW, the HS season ends October 7th.

While it's too late to do anything about the date this year, I suggested to Jenny that for next year, even though 11/10 is in the contact, with plenty of notice (like 1 year), Valley Plaza may have some flexibility in changing the date to one that is better suited for all divisions involved.
 

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24mph said:
... Unfortunately, Nov 10 is the ideal date: later in Nov conflicts with deer season and Dec dates conflict with Christmas office parties, etc.
...Ya, but November 10th conflicts with my wife's birthday! ;)

... And her idea of celebrating is NOT at Valley Plaza Resort!
 

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I attended two other District banquets last year in January. You are able to celebrate the accomplishments of the prior year and start planning for the new racing season. I agree with 24mph that later in November and December do not work.
 

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I would support a January banquet, along with a January sanctioning meeting.... But I suspect that we'd have to have the ability to host an event separate from the HS guys. But those that ride both series really benefit from a single, combined event.
 

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fatherandson said:
We have some classes that have a number of regular attendees and some competitive points races. I am considering extra invitations to the banquet in these classes. I will make the final decision after Roselawn FES II.
Any heads up on the classes you are considering?

How about the woman's 16+ class?

I tried to get the date of the Banquet earlier in the year with no luck, because my oldest daughter is getting married on Nov 10. Someone was to get back to me but didn't. Thankfully for the dirt bikers in the family she decided to have it early enough in the day for us to still attend the banquet.
 

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Hey, bring the whole wedding party over, roll that beer keg down the road and partee! :yeehaw: