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Read member updates (10/5/05) on MARRC members and injured riders.

January 17, 2006 - Our email system hiccupped and some banquet RSVPs were not received. If you RSVP'd saying you would be at the banquet, you should have received a reply. If you did not receive a reply, or if you just wish to check your RSVP status, please visit the temporary link, If you are not on the list and plan on attending the MARRC banquet, please RSVP by emailing your banquet reservation to immediately. Thanks for your patience!

November 22, 2005 - The 25th Annual Cycle World International Motorcycle Show rolls into Washington, D.C. on January 13-15, 2006 at the Washington Convention Center and the Timonium Bike Show rolls into Timonium, MD on February 10–12, 2006. is organizing the MARRC booth at these events and is looking for shift volunteers. Anyone working the show will earn credit toward your 2006 MARRC year-end awards.

November 20, 2005 - The MARRC Annual Meeting and Awards Banquet has been set for Saturday, January 21, 2006. And this year the banquet is FREE to all MARRC members in good standing!

November 11, 2005 - During the first CCS event on the Shenandoah Circuit, expert racer Ryan Patterson set the new circuit's first official motorcycle track record at 1:33.253, on August 28, 2005. The October event was shaping up to be a repeat in more ways than one--Saturday was cool and rainy and people taking it easy, but by Sunday it was drying out and the lap times started to pick up. On October 9, 2005, the previous track record was history. And it fell not just once, but four times! The first new time was logged by Ryan again, with a 1:32.856. Then amateur racer Charles Walsh ran a 1:32.529. Shortly thereafter, expert David Hockenberry hit a 1:32.067. But the fastest time of the weekend brought the Shenandoah experience full circle, as Ryan Patterson ended the season with a 1:32.027. Way to go, Ryan!

October 12, 2005 - It's time to vote for your favorite MARRC racers and volunteers of the 2005 season! You may vote online or download the ballot and either bring it to Video and Game Night or mail it in. All ballots must be received no later than November 6, 2005. Please submit only one ballot. Awards will be presented at the MARRC Annual Meeting and Awards Banquet on January 21, 2006.

October 11, 2005 - MARRC your calendar... Video and Game Night is set for Saturday, November 5, 2005 and it's FREE to all MARRC members! Pizza, munchies and non-alcoholic beverages will be provided (*BYOB*). Please bring your DVDs, Mini-DVs and VHS tapes! Poker, hearts and other card games will be played. Want to teach a game? Bring it along!

August 30, 2005 - Four seats on the Executive Committee (EC) are up for election in 2006. The 9-member committee oversees the administrative operations of the club, which currently includes 8 operating groups, 25 general committees and 5 executive level committees. Any MARRC member in good standing may be nominated to run for a seat on the EC, provided that five fellow MARRC members in good standing nominate the person in writing to the MARRC Secretary by October 31, 2005. Contact for more information.

August 25, 2005 - Attention MARRC Cornerworkers! If you are planning on working the CCS event on the Shenandoah Circuit scheduled for August 27-28, please read for more info...

August 7, 2005 - Tray Batey sets another track record at Summit Point, riding his Suzuki GSXR750 to an amazing 1:14.085 in Formula 1 Expert during the WERA National weekend. Batey ran almost every lap in the 1:14s, riding several laps under the old track record. Congratulation go out to Tray Batey, and for refusing to slow down.

August 5, 2005 - The WERA Regional Sprints scheduled for September 24-25 on the Shenandoah Circuit has been moved to the Summit Point Main Circuit and rescheduled for September 17-18.

August 4, 2005 - MARRC workers... Friday's WERA practice day schedule shows bikes on course at 9:00am. MARRC worker signups will begin at 8:00am in the café area and the flag meeting will be held at 8:15am. On Saturday and Sunday, signups will begin at 7:00am and the flag meeting at 7:15am as usual.

July 8, 2005 - Sam Backus, MARRC Member #1, has passed away...

June 23, 2005 - The MARRC Executive Committee announces that the Track Day scheduled for Friday, July 8, 2005 on the Shenandoah Circuit at Summit Point Raceway has been CANCELED.

May 9, 2005 - MARRC cornerworker Robert Black has passed away.

April 7, 2005 - Are you a licensed racer looking for track time? Check out the MARRC Practice Day at Summit Point! Come out on Friday May 27th to get tons of practice time before the Formula USA National and CCS Regional races that weekend.

March 23, 2005 - See the photos and read about the annual MARRC Annual Meeting and Awards Banquet on Saturday, January 22nd in McLean, Virginia.

February 27, 2005 - MARRC seeks to purchase an enclosed trailer (approx. 17') to store our equipment for feeding our volunteers on race weekends. If you're selling a trailer, please consider selling to MARRC. Contact

January 31, 2005 - A lively crowd braved the Mid-Atlantic's first serious winter storm to attend the MARRC Annual Meeting and Awards Banquet on Saturday, January 22nd in McLean, Virginia. Many of our hardworking volunteers were present to receive their earned awards, and our members who were voted as the Best of 2004 also received their plaques and trophies. It was a great evening, and a good time was had by all. Photos and lists of award winners will be posted soon...

January 28, 2005 - Brian Summers stepped down as Director of the MARRC Roadracing School operating group at the MARRC Annual Meeting and Awards Banquet held on Saturday, January 22, 2005. "It is with mixed emotions that I announce that I am stepping down as Director of the MARRC Roadracing School, effective immediately. The reasons for this decision are personal in nature and do not come easy. I have accomplished almost every goal I had when I started leading the RRS in 1997 and now it is time for me to move on and concentrate on personal objectives. It has been an honor and a privilege to serve this fine organization and the racing community and I depart with fond memories of people I have help get started racing, the friendships I have made and a feeling of accomplishment over the positive things our team has done with the school. I will now look for other ways to stay involved in the sport we all love and promote the advancement of motorcycle roadracing." MARRC President Wendy Leland thanked Brian Summers for his years of dedicated service and welcomed Rick Beggs as the new Director of the MARRC Roadracing School operating group. Brian Summers can be reached at or by phone at 703-502-0000.

January 28, 2005 - MARRC announces its officers and board members for 2005.

January 28, 2005 - The 2005 Mid-Atlantic International Motorcycle Show rolls into Timonium, MD on February 11-13, 2005. is organizing the MARRC booth at this event and is looking for shift volunteers. Anyone working the show will earn credit toward your 2005 MARRC year-end awards.

January 17, 2005 - There is still time to register for the MARRC Annual Meeting and Awards Banquet. The banquet is being held this Saturday, January 22, 2005 and it's FREE to all MARRC members in good standing! You can RSVP to through noon on Wednesday the 19th. Admission for nonmembers is $30 per person. Not sure if your membership is current? Check your status online! You may purchase or renew a membership by paying $20 when you sign in at the banquet; please indicate this when you RSVP.

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