2015 CNYMRA Schedule
Jan. 11, 2015

The 2015 CNYMRA schedule has been posted HERE.

2015 CNYMRA Memberships - $25
Dec. 8, 2014 $30 after March 1.

2015 CNYMRA memberships are now being processed! New members and minors must obtain a 2015 membership via a paper form avialable on the main navigation bar.

Membership renewals for riders 18 and over can be submitted online below! Be sure to enter Racer Name and Number before clicking the "Buy Now" button!

Racer name & number

$1 online fee will be added.
We want your opinion!
Nov. 6, 2014

Are races better held on Saturdays or Sundays? Give us your feedback HERE.

Final 2014 CNYMRA Points
Oct. 12, 2014

The final 2014 CNYMRA points standings are posted HERE.

Fellow Racer Passes Away

Oct. 3, 2014

Tom Hanson, former CNYMRA racer #103 passed away yesterday morning.

Complete obituary and more information is available HERE.

2012 Banquet Highlights

Jan. 11, 2013

The 2012 CNYMRA Awards Banquest was a great time for 280 District 3 racers, family and friends; where the District both recognized accomplishments and gave back generously to the riders!

Jim King , aka announcer from Royal Mountain, showed up this year as the Master of Ceremonies and did a great job behind the microphone, just as he's done at the races for nearly 20 years!

The District handed out $7500 worth of championship awards in addition to $8000 in cash awards to the top placing experts. Additionally, more than $5000 in door prizes were donated by sponsors, tracks and advertisers such as Mike Loran from Fox Racing, TNT Cycle, Top Dead Center, Northern Powersports, Cycle Shack, Factory Connection, Lewis ATVs, Shockaholic, Broome-Tioga, and the late Guy Fernino's mother donated three $100 certificates in Memory of her son. At the end of the evening everyone went away with something more than the came with; at the very least a good memory of a fun event!

Special award winners were:

Zach Putman - Youth rider of the Year
Mitch Dougherty - No.1 Expert Motorcycle racer
Chris Davis - No. 1 Expert Quad racer

Unadilla - Track of the Year

CNYMRA riders at the Mini O's
Dec. 7, 2012

Hunter Layton, Dawson Driscoll and Sean Ballard each posted top 11 results at the highly competitive Mini-O's in Florida. Hunter placed 11th in the 50cc (7-8) class Dawson finished 9th in the 65cc(10-11) stock class while Sean finished 8th in the Supermini (13-16) class. Congratulations guys!
New Board Members

Nov. 5, 2012

The results of the 2012 rider rep and officer elections are as follows:

Mike Dougherty Sr. - President
Murray Vice - Vice President
Jeff Martin - Treasurer
Mitch Dougherty
Gene Nighman
Jeff Kunzwieler
Scott Grenga
John Lewis - 1st Alternate rep
Chris Davis -2nd Alternate rep

CNYMRA Founder Passes Away
Nov. 5, 2012

CNYMRA's founder, Ted Grabowski, passed away last night after a non-
publicized battle against cancer. He was the recent Donna Dougherty's significant other and played a huge role in Mike Dougherty Sr's introduction to and involvement in the CNYMRA and motocross.

According to Mike, Ted was a true moto enthusiast, stating a few days ago that he "just wishes he was out riding!"

He started the Swamp Fox motorcycle club in 1968. The club officially became the CNYMRA in 1974.

Please express your condolences to all of Ted Grabowski's family and friends.

Broome-Tioga Results & Photos
Oct. 25 - Results from Broome HERE

Check out Jim Sanderson's photos from the Halloween Classic HERE.

Sept. 28, 2012

Eric Hameister was hard at work shooting all of the action at MotoMasters. Check out his gallery of images at: Hameistermoto.com

Friends Injury update from Unadilla

Aug. 23, 2012

Joe Martin D3 #315 crashed in his +25B second moto on Sunday and was taken to St Elizabeth's Hospital and where he was found to have a lacerated right kidney, he was discharged from the hospital a few days ago. Also, Jill Polanczyk #251 was injured during the women's race breaking her left foot. These two Mx friends will be out for the rest of the season. We all wish you well and hope to see you at the track soon!

Loretta Lynn's Results

Aug. 11, 2012

CNYMRA riders had a run of bad luck at Loretta Lynn's this year. Nearly every D3 rider suffered from crashes, flat tires or other problems in at least one race. Perhaps the worst case was for CJ Talarski who won the first and second moto in +30 B/C and was in position to win the championship early in moto 3 when a bad crash destroyed his bike preventing a finish.

Sean Ballard
SuperMini 1
Schoolboy 2
Dawson Driscoll
65cc stock
65cc mod
Anthony Grenga
65cc mod
Dominic Grenga
51cc stock
Gene Nighman
Plus 50
Plus 40
Scott Phelps
Plus 35
Zach Putman
SuperMini 1
SuperMini 2
Madison Seguin
Girls 12-15
Darryl Smith
Plus 40
Plus 35
C.J. Talarski
Vet 30 B/C
Abby Tardelli
Sonya Williams
Ryan Zaveral
Pro Sport

Nov. 19 - CNYMRA loses two of its own.

Guy Fornino #727 past away on Nov. 17. He was just 23 years old.

Dick Church, aka #248, passed away on Saturday Nov.13. He was 74. He suffered from COPD and experienced a breathing attack from which he could not recover.

The CNYMRA extends its condolences to these two rider's family and friends.

Oct. 18 - Trivia Contest

CNYMRA will hold weekly contests throughout the fall/early winter with prizes awarded to winners!

The first contest question is: what was the name of the first race track operated by the founders of CNYMRA??

Oct. 5

Thunder Ridge hosted a superb race on Oct. 3 with great track conditions despite the mid-week tropical storm. The watering crew was actually out watering the track late in the day! See results HERE.

August 9

Results for CNYMRA riders that raced at the Loretta Lynn's National Championship.

Amateur/Vet - National Placing
Cole Fredericks 250C Stock
Shawn Mckenna Plus 30 B/C
Gene Nighman Plus 50
Gene Nighman Plus 40
Sonny Nighman Plus 25
Scott Phelps Plus 35
Kyle Pollak 250 C Stock
Kyle Pollak 250 C Mod.
Daryl Smith Plus 35
Daryl Smith Plus 40
Mike Wilcox Plus 35
Ryan Zaveral 450 ProSport
Youth/Women - National Placing
Sean Ballard Super Mini 1
Sean Ballard Super Mini 2
Dawson Driscoll 65cc (7-9 Stock)
Dawson Driscoll 65cc (7-11 Mod)
Dominic Grenga 51cc (4-6 Stock shaft)
Hunter Layton 51cc (4-6 Stock)
Abbrielle Tardelli Girls (12-15)
Sonia Williams Women (14 plus)

Congratulations to all of the CNYMRA riders who represented the district well!!
Photos to come soon...

May 17

Eric Hameister broke his clavicle (collarbone), six ribs and had a minor torn lung in a crash at Broome-Tioga on May 12. No surgery was necessary and he expects to be back at the track at MotoMasters this Sunday! No, he won't be racing, he'll be doing what he does best, taking great racing photos!

"I want to thank CNYMRA racers and families for all the warm get well wishes. Great feeling to know you all care here in CNY!

Apr. 21

New 2010 CNYMRA members under 16 years of age MUST provide a copy of their birth certificate before their membership card will be mailed.

Birth certificates can be faxed to Mike Dougherty at 315-736-2832 or a copy mailed to the address on the application.

Jan 19 - Michael James Memorial Scholarship winners

For the 19th year, Thunder Ridge Sports with the help of CNYMRA riders and families raised money and awarded scholarship funds in the name of Michael James Simmons.....

As a result of additional donations and participation in fund racing activities this season , Thunder Ridge was able to hand out three scholarship awards for the first time at Saturday's CNYMRA awards banquet....Over $10,000 has been raised and given to CNYMRA college students over the past 19 seasons......This years scholarships went to Michael Bluy of Norwich (Alfred University, Engineering), Tim Dino of Waterloo (University of Buffalo, Engineering) and Jackie Bristol of Central Square (Onondaga Community College, Respiratory Care).....

For 2010, there will be even more team events and family oriented activities at Thunder Ridge to once again fund awards aimed at the educational betterment of CNYMRA riders and their families......

These Scholarship activities came to life during the 1991 season out of the desires of Jim Simmons and his son's friends, who wished to focus on the Family aspects of our sport and our CNYMRA series. The hope continues to be that this focus will result in positive family discussions involving topics which might otherwise be ignored...

Aug. 10

Picture gallery and results of District 3 riders who raced at the 2009 Loretta Lynn's National Championships

May 27

Hameister Photo Fundraiser for Anisha French a huge success!


The fundraiser for Anisha French was a great success!! A large number of riders contributed to the cause. Their support and Eric's generosity resulted in a substantial donation to Anisha and her family!

Visit the Hameister website for information on how and when you can download your photo(s).

Special thanks from Eric and the French family to Bob Kiniry for his support and signing of the Kiniry action photo that was raffled!

March 31

Well the 2009 season is almost upon us and the weather is cooperating much more nicely this year than it has during the past few years. If you're reading this you most certainly have noticed some changes to the CNYMRA web-site. The board of directors has appointed me as the new webmaster and I'm excited to make some changes that will enhance the content and appearance of it. If you have any comments or suggestions for making it more user friendly and/or more informative please send and email with your suggestions.

My email contact info is: gnighman@twcny.rr.com

Of course, if you have some important news you feel all of the CNYMRA members should be made aware of, send me your news as well. I hope to post NEW news at this location on a regular basis!

I hope to see everyone at the races at Broome-Tioga this weekend.


Gene M. Nighman
#26, +25A, +30A, +40A (+50 not very far away)!

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