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AEIRA AND ELECTION MEEETING

The next AGM and election meeting will be held on December 14 @ 18:00 hrs (6:00 pm) at Southgate Buick GMC

AEIRA MEETING

The next AEIRA meeting will be held Wednesday, November 30, 2011 at Southgate Buick GMC at 7:00 pm.

AEIRA AWARDS NIGHT BANQUET & SOCIAL

Leduc Best Western Denham Inn & Suites
5207 - 50th Ave. Leduc
Saturday, April 9, 2011

Cocktails - 5:30 pm
Dinner - 6:00 pm
Awards to follow

Tickets - $40
Contact Jim Burrows at jburrows@jvdriver.com or Debora Vandeligt dvandeligt@st-albert.net

Lots of giveaways and door prizes!

6 HOUR ICE RACE AT MOOSE LAKE

In place of the cancelled 2011 Numb Bum, there will be a 6 Hour Ice Race, which will be held on February 20th at Moose Lake (Bonnyville).

2011 NUMB BUM 24 HOUR RACE CANCELLED

To whom it may concern,

I have the regret to inform you that the "Pembina Dirt Riders 2010 Association" will be cancelling the 2011 Numb Bum 24 hr Ice Race that was scheduled for Feb. 19-20th at Sandy Lake due to poor/dangerous ice conditions and excessive flood water. We are very disappointed at the outcome here, but are forced to cancel in the interest of public safety.

Looking forward to again host next year's Numb Bum for the 2012 season.

Sincerely,

Dan Cheron "PDRA 2010" Numb Bum Event Manager

FEBRUARY 6th ICE RACE CANCELLED

Just informing everyone that the Fairview Motocross Association will be cancelling the 6hr Ice race that was scheduled for Feb. 6th at George Lake due to extremely dangerous ice conditions. We are very dissapointed at the outcome here but are forced to cancell in the interest of public safety. I hope that we can keep in touch and get this going again for next year. We were very excited with the local sponsorship and volunteer power that was drum up for the event. I look forward to seeing everyone at the G.P. race.

Thanks,

Darian Armstrong
Cycle West Ltd.
780-835-4202

AEIRA ICE RACING VIDEO - 2010

Check out this ice racing video of Sandy Beach 24 HR Numb Bum 2010 by Chadwick 008 - The Ice Viking
Click Here

NUMB BUM 24 ARTICLE IN WWW.DIRECTMOTOCROSS.COM

Check out Jarret King's article on Numb Bum 24 on www.directmotocross.com
Click Here

AEIRA ARTICLE IN WWW.DIRECTMOTOCROSS.COM

Check out Jarret King's article on The Alberta Endurance Ice Racing Association on www.directmotocross.com
Click Here

NEW BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Click here to view the new Board of Directors, elected 2010.

#2 DNF RULE

For safety reasons, the AEIRA board of directors have amended the #2 DNF rule for bonus points to finishers, as it is full of loopholes! This new rule will not be applied to the updated rule book for the following reasons:

  1. A team may voluntary claim having a false break down, just to salvage more points by finishing the race.

  2. This rule will allow the same team to get away from the initial DNF rules about receiving points only if they have completed 50% of the winners laps, since they will be finishing (any teams that finish are entitled to received points, regardless the amount of laps completed).

  3. There is no way a ref can verify the claimed break down (we as refs will not take a potentially damage machine on the track, just to verify if it is cripple).

  4. Mainly, and it is a safety issue, we may end up with one or many teams that will take until the end of the race to complete the initial lap that the break down occurred, so they can then push their machine across the finish line on the final lap. That would mean they would received their bonus points, on top their respectable points, making the 50% rule ineffective.

  5. If 4 teams were to push their machines on the track, 4 refs would have to follow them with yellow flags, leaving only 1 or 2 refs to pay attention to the finish line, and other issues in the race (we just don't have that many refs).

  6. It is unfair for the quad guys that are racing in the metal class, as it is lot harder to push a quad then a bike.

At AEIRA, your safety is our first concern!!!

Sorry for any inconveniences.

Sincerely,

AEIRA board of directors

RULE CHANGE

The following rule change was adopted at the AGM to reward a team after fixing and finishing the race on a cripple machine.

  1. New at the 24 hrs only - teams that make the decision to make a "bike swap " will be penalized 2 HRS (instead of 1 hr) after the dead machine has been pushed/pulled back to the pits and the referee has performed an inspection.


QUAD CLASS CHANGE PASSED AT AGM!

New Class to be Quad Pro: Top seven teams from previous year and any top performers that did not race entire series.

Quad : 8th place team and down, rookie teams, iron man teams.

Note: Any team may approach the board members to be moved from one class or another at the beginning of the season and any team is subject to being moved up by the board during the season if required. If a team is moved between classes all points are lost.

PRACTICE TRACK

A practice track will be plowed by the Leduc Motorsports Club as soon as it's safe to go on the ice, and will be available to all members.

NEW WEBSITE

Leduc Motorsports Club, a major ice racing promotor, has a new website - www.leducride.com, which is now online.

AEIRA Meeting

The next meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, November 24, 2010 at Southgate GM at 7:00 pm.

Anyone interested in assisting at the motorcycle show should attend this meeting.

AEIRA AGM

The AGM will NOT take place on Wednesday, October 20, 2010. Instead, it has been scheduled for Wednesday, October 27, 2010.

The pre-AGM is still scheduled for Wednesday, September 22, 2010.

AEIRA AGM

A pre-AGM meeting has been scheduled for Wednesday, September 22, 2010 at Southgate.

All promoters should plan on coming, since there is interest in another venue for a race.

The AGM has been tentatively scheduled for Wednesday, October 20, 2010.

EDMONTON MOTORCYCLE SHOW

AEIRA will be attending the Edmonton Motorcycle Show. Come see us at booths 644 & 646 on January 15-17!

JANUARY 11, 2010 MEETING

There will be a meeting at Southgate Pontiac on January 11, 2010 at 7:00 PM to discuss the Motorcycle Show.

NUMB BUM 2009 VIDEO

Check out this killer video of Numb Bum 2009!
Click here to view it.

AEIRA FIRST MEETING OF THE SEASON

AEIRA first meeting of the season on October 21, 2009 at Southgate Pontiac 7:00 pm.

All promoters should attend to help with setting up this year's schedule.

2009 SERIES SUMMARY

2009 Series Summary (2009 LMC Race Results - Telford 1 and Telford 2) now available.

Click here to download.

NEW FORUM

We have a new Forum. Check it out by clicking HERE.

Frog Lake Photos

Click here for a large selection of images from Frog Lake

Here is the actual link:
http://www.lensdude.com/photocart/index.php?do=photocart&viewGallery=1629

2007  AEIRA AWARDS BANQUET

WHEN: SATURDAY MARCH 31, 2007
WHERE:
BEST WESTERN DENHAM INN & SUITES
5207 - 50 AVENUE  LEDUC, ALBERTA T9E-6V3
PH:
1-780-986-2241

COCKTAILS @ 5:30 pm
DINNER @ 6:30 pm (Buffet meal)

JOIN US FOR AWARDS, DOOR PRIZES, GIVEAWAYS AND SOME GOOD FUN!!

TICKETS: $35.00 AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR
CASH BAR
DISCOUNTED ROOM RATES APPLY

FOR MORE INFO. PHONE: JIM BURROWS @ 980-5386 OR 619-4839

DOWNLOAD THE POSTER

Coal Lake Race - Feb. 11, 2007

Feb.11/07 in Coal Lake is a GO and we are looking forward to putting on a great event just like Telford Lake.
Directions to Coal lake is south of Beaumont on 50st (hwy 814) to hwy 616, go east on 616 2-3 km’s and turn south onto lake. Coming from Leduc, go south on hwy 2A to hwy 616 and then proceed east on hwy 616 to the entrance of the lake and turn right.

Any questions contact Jim Burrows 980-5386 or 619-4839

Booth Rented at Motorcycle Show

We have rented a booth at the Edmonton Motorcycle Show for Jan. 12,13,14 2007 and we are looking for volunteers to help promote our club and the sport. They can contact Jim Burrows by e-mail @icerace@telus.net or contact Jim at 619-4839

AGM MEETING & ELECTIONS November 29, 2006

November 29 @ 7:00 PM is the next AEIRA Meeting at
South Gate Pontiac. All are welcome!

NEXT MEETING May 9, 2007

May 9 @ 7:00 PM, the next AEIRA Meeting will be held at
South Gate Pontiac.

NEXT MEETING October 25, 2006

October 25 @ 7:00 PM is the next AEIRA Meeting at
South Gate Pontiac.


Click the image for a larger view.

NEXT MEETING MARCH 15

Wednesday March 15 is the next AEIRA Meeting.

2006 YEAR END BANQUET

Download the poster with all the information here!

TELFORD LAKE CANCELLED!

Thunder Lake Race, Feb 12, 2006

See the information below in the schedule and posters.

Register on the AEIRA Forum

The AEIRA Forum is ready for use.

Tool Time Offroad Update

www.tooltimeoffroad.com has a new look and new content. Check it out!

IMPORTANT SCHEDUAL NOTE!

No Sylvan Lake 6 hr on Feb. 5, 2006!

NEXT MEETING

Our next meeting is Feb. 8/06 at Southgate, all are welcome.

2006 ICE RACE AGM

We are going to be holding our annual AGM meeting in Leduc this year.
The meeting will be Sat. November 12, 2005 in the back room at the Smitty's restaurant at 5004-50 street Leduc. Doors open at 5pm.
If anyone has any questions or concerns, please contact Jim Burrows at 980-5386.
We would encourage all race promoters and members to be present.

Hope to see everyone there!!

Lots of thanks
Jim Burrows

AEIRA Secretary

Ice Holes

February 27 Buck Lake 2 Cancelled

With the cancellation of the first Buck Lake race the second date was in jeopardy. When the weather did not offer any colder temperatures the fate of Buck Lake 2 was sealed. Please pass this information on to those whom it may concern.

Numb Bum Track Update - Feb. 14

On Feb. 13, we had 20 plus riders who came to practice at Sandy Beach, a 1.2km section was plowed in the early morning. (with a 14000 lbs tractor) Every thing went really well with no problems and very little water (only got 2" under the old snow bank )

New Class at Numb Bum for the 6 hour teams!

Due to the cancellation of several 6hr races, the PDRA will introduce a new class for those that do not have lights and the setup to run a full 24 hour race. "THE RED EYE CLASS" will ride from the start till dusk, then the marshals will pull them out at the same time (lap). Then in the morning when the sun comes up, they will enter the race again till the end of the 24 hour race!!! The entry fee will be $80.00 which is the same as 2x 6hrs. The competing teams will still need a transponder and a CMRC license. (as they did for the 6hrs) These teams will get a free t-shirt and finishing plaque. AME MAGAZINE will be sponsoring trophies for the top 3 teams as well. Please Note, this Red Eye Class is not for points in the AEIRA series, this is just an opportunity for those who want to race but were unable due to the cancellation of Buck Lake and Telford Lake.
                            Dan Cheron PDRA Prez.

For all the information about this class to go www.pdramx.com

February 13 Buck Lake Cancelled

The February 13th Buck Lake ice race has been cancelled due to thin ice. Please spread the word to whom this may concern. Ice holes had been drilled throughout the week to ensure ice thickness, but on Saturday a Bobcat broke through the ice near the lap count area.

At this time, the Numb Bum is still a go! Ice tests will be done on Monday and reports will be available on aeira.com

A Message From Jim Burrows. Re: Telford Lake Cancellation

Hello Riders:

I have had to make a decision on the Leduc Telford 6hr and the race, unfortunately, will not go as planned for Feb. 13/05.

The NASCC (Northern Alberta Sports Car Club) and the AEIRA were to hold a joint event and this shall be the first year in 16 years that they or the AEIRA have been unable to hold an event because of numerous unforeseen circumstances.

The AEIRA has become a large club and the turnout at all of our events proves that. I would like to see this trend continue as this season continues and hope for the best for all other races in the schedule.

Thanks to all the sponsors and the riders and good luck this season everyone!!!

If there are any questions or concerns please feel free to contact me @ 780-980-5386

Regards
Jim Burrows

Rule Changes!

-No Street Bikes allowed in the AEIRA Ice Racing Series.
-It is mandatory to put up a sign in front of each pit that contains that pits:

  • Team Number
  • Team Name
  • Class of machine

You could be a PDRA Member!

All racers who enter the Numb Bum 24 automatically become "enthusiast" level members of the Pembina Dirt Riders Association. This means you will be able to vote on issues regarding the Numb Bum and Pembina Dirt Riders. For more information see www.pdramx.com

 
 

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