Texas Winter Series Schedule is UP!

November 18, 2015 (Wortham, Texas) – One thing is true in Texas and we like to think “BIG” when it’s time.  With just over one month until the Honda of Houston/FMF AMA Texas Winter Series starts its 15th year of fierce competition, it could not be more exciting.  Billed as the Largest, Richest, Roughest, Toughest ……Funniest motocross series in the state of Texas, it’s provides riders of every skill and age to participate in a tradition that dates back with riders like Trey Canard, Blake Wharton and others who participated over the last decade and one-half.

The AMA Texas Winter  Series also gives the Texas riders a gauge of how they stack up against some of the up-and-comers in the amateur ranks.  Riders from over 30 different states participated and will again be coming to Texas to try their luck before the James Stewart AMA Freestone Spring Championship comes to the Lone Star state.  As an example, with SIX different 50/51cc classes and NINE different Vet classes, everyone has someone to race against.  Beginner are not left out either.  Every round of the Texas Winter Series will also serve as the kick-off for the AMA Pro-Am qualifiers to showcase the best amateur Experts bidding to acquire their professional licenses.

Below is the complete weekend schedule and information for Round 1, January 3rd and 4th at Freestone Raceway.  As with many years in the past, small bikes will race their two-motos on Saturday with big bikes racing on Sunday.  Early registration will begin on Monday, December 15, 2014 (https://secure.tracksideonlineresults.com/freestone/).  For complete series information, go to http://67.205.147.236/racing/events-2/texas-winter-series/.

Friday (January 2, 2015)
 7:00am – 11:00pm Gates Hours
 8:00am Practice Registration
 10:00am – 4:00pm Practice (Organized – All Classes)
 5:00pm – 7:00pm Race Registration Hours (All Classes)

Saturday (January 3, 2015)
 6:00am – 11:00pm Gate Hours
 6:30am – 8:00am Registration Hours (Tower)
 8:00am Practice (Sat Classes only)
 Riders meeting at conclusion of Practice
Note: (1st three classes report to Staging with Rider & Bike)
 Opening Ceremonies
 Racing Begins

Classes include (all classes are Mod unless Specified):
50cc Limited AC 4-8 (CRF,KDX,KTM,JR,PW,TTR – see Class Structure)
51cc Limited 4-5; 51cc Limited 4-6; 51cc Limited 6-7; 51cc Limited 7-8; 51cc Limited 4-8
65cc 7-9; 65cc 10-11; 65cc 7-11
Beginner 65-85cc 7-11
85cc 9-11; 85cc 12-14; 85cc 9-14
Beginner Mini Sr 12-15
Mini Sr 12-15
Supermini 1 12-16
Supermini 2 13-16
Girls Open
 5:00pm – 7:00pm Registration for Sunday Classes

Sunday (January 4, 2015)
 6:00am Gate Opens
 6:30am – 8:00am Registration Hours (Tower)
 8:00am Practice
 Riders Meeting at conclusion of Practice
Note: (1st three classes report to Staging with Rider & Bike)
 Opening Ceremonies
 Racing Begins
Classes include (all classes are Mod unless Specified):
Schoolgirl 12-16; Womens Open
Schoolboy 1 12-16; Schoolboy 2 13-16
Collegeboy 16-24;
Beginner 125-450;
125-450 Amateur Open;
Two-Stroke Am 16+
250 C 12-16; 250 C 17+; 250 B; 250 A/Pro Sport
450 C; 450 B; 450 A/Pro Sport
Vet 25+ Amateur; Vet 25+ A
Vet 30+ C/D; Vet 30+
Vet 35+
Vet 40+ C/D; Vet 40+
Vet 45+
Vet 50+

Fees: (Gate Fee $10 after 3pm Saturday)
 $10 Gate Passes/person/day ($20 Weekend Pass)
a. Under 6 Free (Cash Only)
 $35 Pre Entry Amateurs – $55 250/450 A Pro Sport
 $40 Post Entry Amateurs – $60 250/450 A Pro Sport
 $25 Friday Practice Fee
*$20 Weekend Pass per person payable in full upon entering Friday and Saturday. If you are not staying for Sunday’s race Uwristband & gate receipt required for gate refund at the front gate upon leaving. You must exit Saturday to receive a refund. WRISTBANDS must be worn at all times. You will need your wristband to register, practice, race and while on the property. If your band becomes tattered and worn, you may exchange it at the front gate with your receipt. Loss of armband will require the purchase of another.

All minors attending this event without parents must come with a notarized statement from parents or legal guardian giving permission for another adult to act as guardian to sign releases. See website for example under Minors Consent Tab.
Online Sign Up & Registration at Track:
1. Online Sign Up is open from Monday, December 15th through Tuesday, December 30, 2014 (11:00pm).
Link: https://secure.tracksideonlineresults.com/freestone/
2. Online Pre-Registration gives you the option to pay by Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express.
3. Registration (race weekend) accepts Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express or cash only. NO CHECKS.
4. To “finalize” race entry, Pre-Entry riders (to include parent/guardian/authorized adult if rider is a minor) MUST check in at Registration (Scoring Tower) to sign releases and get practice sticker before you will be allowed to practice or race.
5. 2 notarized parental consent statements are needed for guardian/authorized adult to sign releases for minor.
6. ALL RIDERS must be present at registration wearing wristband to register, sign releases and get practice sticker before you will be allowed on track to practice or race.
7. Riders “MUST” bring last 4 digits of VIN of every bike competing on when registering.

Other Information:
 Age Effective: January 1, 2015
 No RV Hook-Ups – Camping Fee $10/night
 Bike Wash Available
 Freestone Radio Broadcast 88.3 FM
 LIVE Webcast at HUwww.FreestoneMX.com
 No Pit Bike riding.
 Must hold a valid drivers license to drive Golf Karts or Utility Vehicles. No Pit Bikes allowed.
 Permitted Pit Vehicles include:
o Golf Carts – MUST have Valid Drivers License (DL) to operate vehicle.
o Side x Side – MUST have Valid DL to operate vehicle.
o Scooter & Bicycles with Helmet.
o All Permitted Pit Vehicles must be parked for the night by 10:00pm.

Event Information:
Factory Contingency: Cob, Hon, Kaw, KTM, Suz, & Yam.
 AMA Membership Required. No other membership is required.
 AMA membership available at track or online at: http://www.amajoin.com/TEMOGR
 Must compete in 4 of 5 Rounds to qualify for Overall Series Awards and Contingency.
 Rider MUST attend last round to receive Overall Series Contingency and Awards.
 Overall Series Awards for Amateur Classes 1st-10th
 Up to $4000 Purse Total: 250/450 A Pro Sport
 Payback: 100% – Vet 25+ A
 Event Awards for Amateur Classes 1st-5th
 No Trophies to Expert/Pro Classes
 2 Moto Format (Divisions if necessary)
 Points Paid per Moto.
 Points Scale: 1st 25, 2nd 22, 3rd 20, 4th 18, 5th 16 and one point scale from 6th through 20th.

Series & Track Info:
Track: (713) 962-3386
Series Info: www.FreestoneMX.com

Directions:
From I-45, Exit #213. Go West 6 miles and look for CR995. Follow the MX signs.

Hotel Headquarters: Promo Code: FreestoneMX
Best Western: Mexia (254) 562-0200 (Call or Web)
Best Western: Corsicana (903) 872-0020 (Call Only)

Series Schedule:
Round 2 – January 10-11  Swan Raceway Park
Round 3 – January 24-25  Oakhill Raceway
Round 4 – February 7-8  Village Creek MX Park
Round 5 – February 28-Mar 1  Freestone Raceway

** Rain Dates: Jan 17-18; Jan 31-Feb 1; Feb 21-22; Mar 7-8

TWS 2014