So is Tommy Hahn riding the factory Honda?
Can't believe Elsinore is going to host a national... feel like we're regressing. Glen Helen -> Pala -> and now Elsinore
Moto: How about if we wait until at least one Nat passes through the gates before judging? Sound good?
Have you seen Elsinore lately, that place is amazing!
AMA NATIONALS: The entry fee for the AMA Nationals has traditionally been $200 also, but because the riders have to get the IMpact concussion test before they can get their license, the delays have made many AMA National riders miss the license deadline. For late entries, MX Sports is charging Hangtown entries a $50 late fee on top of the $200 entry fee. With the riders having to pay for the $275 license, then the concussion test (around $30), then the $200 entry fee and then the $50 late fee, the start-up cost for Hangtown is around $550. To rub salt in the wounds, MX Sports tacks on a $7.25 convenience fee (making it $562.25). For the convenience of who? Perhaps MX Sports could have waived the late fee, given that this is the first series that the concussion test has been mandated.
When the 80 riders in each class pay their entries the total take to MX Sports is $32,000 a week (not counting the $1160 in convenience fees). Perhaps, as many local promoters do, MX Sports should put all of the Pro rider’s entry fee money into the purse (on top of the posted purse) for that day’s race...they can keep the convenience fee.
Additionally, when a rider gets his AMA National license and entry forms he agrees to “grant to MX Sports and its related or affiliated entities and their respective employees, agents, licensees, successors and assigns (collectively, “Grantees”), permission to photograph, film, videotape or otherwise record my voice, image, or likeness in connection with any Event (collectively, “Appearance”), and to use the Appearance in advertising, publicity, promotional, merchandising and/or other commercial activities of Grantees, and agree that Grantees shall be the exclusive owner of all copyright and other rights in and to all works incorporating any or all of the Appearance, and all allied, ancillary and subsidiary rights relating thereto, and will be able to perpetually use and license to third parties such works in all media currently existing or hereafter created, including, but not limited to, printed materials, television and all electronic media, for any use to which the same or any material therein may hereafter be put, applied or adapted.”
Isn’t this the kind of image licensing that Jeremy McGrath quit Team Honda over?
WOW MX Sports is really screwing the riders!!
why cant the riders form some type of union and have a standout of lockout?? its rediculous how much money the promoters make while the riders race purses are garbage! im all for the riders holding out for a season in order to get some leverage! the riders deserve a much larger piece of the pie!
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