After a slow start, we have started making changes to this website! Changes thus far include:
Updating the contact information for all club officers with links to their emails
Posting of 2017 riding rules with updates from 2016 noted
Adding a description to each class level
Posting the 2017 schedule
Adding links to the schedules of regional clubs that support STRA
Archiving the championship results from 2014 to present
Our next round of changes on the website will focus on on-line registration and payment options for both STRA membership and event sign-up. After that is completed, during the season our ambition is to post individual event results along with ongoing standings in the championship series for each class.
On a related note, the goal of the STRA Facebook page continues to be to facilitate near-real-time communication and drive readers to this site for additional or detailed information which is more static in nature. We have additional work to do to make the Facebook page less about items for sale and more about communication.
If you have ideas or comments, please do not hesitate to contact me,
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This is Douglas. We are off to a slow start getting this information out to you from last week’s business meeting. The plan is to have all information like the schedule available to members on the STRA website, which will be updated as soon as we get all the appropriate administrative privileges. Our plan is to use the website as the primary source for posting ongoing information such as schedule, completion standings, rules, etc.
The STRA Facebook page will remain as a means for direct member to member interaction. We would like to move away from it being dominated by buy and sell items to a club communication page. Recognizing the need for the club members to have a way to advertise relevant sale items, this change will not be made until we can establish a means to accomplish both via the Facebook page.
Following is the 2017 STRA schedule:
March 11 – 12 Florida
March 18 – 19 Track Rock, GA
April 22 – 23 Papa Joe’s, TN
May 27 – 28 TTC, TN
September 16 – 17 Alabama
October 7 – 8 Cornella, GA
October 21 – 22 TTC, TN
November 11 – 12 Ringgold, GA
Please do not forget about Kevin Browning’s event in Prattville, AL Saturday the 21st. The flyer is posted here on the Facebook page.
Please look over the results and notify myself with any mistakes that may be in the results. I want to thank everyone for a great 2016 season. a big thanks to Ashley and dawn for a wonderful job at the events. I hope to see everyone at the stra business meeting and banquet Jan 7th more details to come
Thanks to all that joined us for the 2014 STRA business meeting and awards banquet we had a great time watching old videos from past world rounds as well as personal videos from past members The night was capped off with some great door prizes and fellowship .
Looking forward to a great 2015 season hope to see everyone on the loop.
MotoTrials: NATC Announces Changes To National Mototrials Series
By Shan Moore | 10/29/2014 7:06 AM
Pat Smage will be going for an eighth national title in 2015. PHOTOGRAPHY BY SHAN MOORE
The North American Trials Council met this past weekend in Columbus, Ohio, where it set the schedule for the 2015 and 2016 US National MotoTrials Series, as well as made a few structure changes to a couple of the national classes. In a effort to keep travel costs down for riders travelling to the national events, the NATC has split the Support class championships into East and West divisions, while the Pro, Expert and 125 Expert classes will contest the entire schedule. Starting in 2015, the series will be divided into the AMA/NATC Eastern National Championship Series and the AMA/NATC Western National Championship Series for the following classes:
Women Expert Sportsman
Senior Expert Sportsman (40+)
Senior Clubman (40+)
Check out full story Here http://www.cyclenews.com/304/26214/Racing-Article/MotoTrials–NATC-Announces-Changes-To-National-Mototrials-Series.aspx