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    Youth Rally at Doe Mountain coming June 2016.
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    Racing Dreamz has reach an agreement with Doe Mountain Recreation Area to allow us to host a "Youth Rally" race there next June 18, 2016. This is a publically invited event. All youth that has off road karts/UTVs/buggies with horse powers between 8hp and 20hp, 150cc to 250cc are welcome to compete. This is a single track, timed release, Point A to Point B event. No wheel to wheel, just timed. We encourage all kids to come and race. This is the first of it's kind for kids and we hope to expand on this next year and beyond. This is a charity event with all proceeds(after expenses) going to charity. Spectators are welcome and will be asked to donate a few $$'s for attendance. The course will be between 2-5 miles long so it'll be a pretty good clip for the youngsters.
    Sponsors are invited. For inexpensive packages, contact us. Volunteers are especially welcomed. We need folks to ride behind the participants on the trail(for safety and insurance requirement), course workers, timers, etc. Vendors welcome. If any one is interested to race, attend, help, whatever, please contact me. We want to make this a big event and want to grow with it. Hopefully we can convince Doe Mountain to allow other racing in the park(it took us 4 years to get this far). So please plan to being there. More information(flyer) coming soon. Thank you.
    Ben Jones
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    I would love to bring my son to this event. It's about 6hrs away. Do you have any other rides planned for the weekend or is it a day thing?
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    Other sections of the park will be open. We're just using one trail, probably Trail #11 which will be closed to the public at that time only. After the racing events, the family can ride anywhere.

    Everyone is more than welcome. We'll try to accomodate families that may have a slightly different style kart that what we are recommending(HP). Also ages, if there are enough entrants younger than 8 yrs old, we will create a class for them.

    We want to establish an event for kids to race. Race safely. Hopefully we can spawn others across the country to do the same for the kids also and hopefully, we can continue this series here.
    Ben Jones
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    In order for us to obtain the insurance coverage, when the event is going on and the kids are putting in their times, we are asking volunteers with either ATVs or UTVs to follow(or chase) each participant. The event underwriting is actually requesting a ride in front and behind, but we'll be able to talk them into just a rider behind, following them. If anyone here would like to volunteer, please contact me soon. Thank you.
    Ben Jones
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    Rules and regulations up on our website now:

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    Help us make this event very big. If we can make this a big event, we can continue it every year plus establish our own racing event for the disadvantaged youth racing series. Funding from the event will go toward purchasing two Protodie MXT karts for the Racing Dreamz youth rally program.

    Also, we need volunteers to help on the course, need a racing director and a tech director. If anyone would like to volunteer, please contact me.

    Thank you and looking forward to seeing everyone there.
    Ben Jones
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    Is everyone getting ready for the Rally @ Doe Mountain youth race this June?
    Ben Jones
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    It is with very heavy grief I write this. We at Racing Dreamz had planned a Rally @ Doe Mountain youth event for months. We were really looking forward to hosting this event for the kids across the country to have a venue and a place to race their utvs/karts and buggies. We though by last December, we have event insurance coverage in place. But come last March, the company that assured they would cover us, backed out. They did try to find other companies to cover us, but that just didnt happen. As much as we've scrambled and tried, we just cant do it. Also, in the last 5 months, we've tried to get sponsors to help us host this event, tried to enlist other groups and individuals to help video the event. We did get one group's assurance they would help manage it. The owner of Mountain View Raceway in Boone, NC offered to purchase the trophies for the kids and help us manage the Race Day events. But other than that, I'm afraid to say, no one just gave a shit. Sorry to be so blunt, but that's just the way it is. Mike Farmer with the TN NOHCC and Doe Mountain went out of their way to help Racing Dreamz to get this event going. They have a great vision for Doe Mountain and we are honored that they included us in that. But without sponsors, we just cannot afford to host it and purchase insurance(if it was available) by our selves. Donna and I live on a fixed income and we volunteer our time(and a lot of our own limited money) to make Racing Dreamz work. But we just cant do it alone. So I'd also like to call out the youth utv/kart/buggy companies. They want you to sell and promote their product, but they dont want to spend a dime helping you promote their product. Anytime you see a youth motor sport vehicle, know that the company does not care about kids, just their bottom line.
    Local business here in Mountain City, even the motor sport business, could care less about the youth in our locale. I approached several business's here and all I got was the same thing. Cant help, but if you want to buy something, we're at your service. Excuse me if I sound bitter, but I've put over 6 months of hard work and time into this only to be let down, time and time again. I'm tired of the lies, put off's, promises(TK) and bullshit. Donna and I have tried to help the kids in both Carter County and now Johnson County. But, again, no one gives a shit.
    I apologize for my thoughts and words but it's the truth. We will move on with other programs. The youth program is dead.

    We hope that we can create a new SCCA chapter here in the upper east Tenn region so we can help our veterans racing program.
    Ben Jones
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