Diamond Don’s 20th Annual AHRMA
Vintage International Motocross
September 7*11, 2022
Last Revised December 23, 2021
Contact: Melissa Moit, Manager, or Francene DePrez Rainey, Race Director
Phone: Office 866-398-2038 x705 or call or text – Melissa: 903-742-2041; Francene: 903-445-9796
Email: info@DiamondDon.com Website: www.DiamondDon.com
Address for track and overnight shipping: Diamond Don RV Park, 1602 State Hwy 49 East; Jefferson, TX 75657. GPS does not always pick up the correct address, although phone maps and Google Maps seem ok. We may also be listed as Cypress Bayou RV Park. We are one mile from downtown Jefferson. See maps on our website. If you have an overnight delivery, call or text Melissa or email us so that we can arrange to have someone sign for the delivery.
Directions: From Hwy 59, take State Hwy 49 East (also known as Broadway) toward Downtown Jefferson. Move to left lane. At stop sign, turn left onto State Hwy 49 East toward Smithland. Track one mile on right. Signs will be posted.
Please note – these directions take you under a railroad trestle that is 13’7” high. If your rig is taller than this, you will have to take an alternate route to the track. Do not turn on State Hwy 49 East (also known as Broadway). Coming south on Hwy 59 before you come into Jefferson, turn left on Whelan (at the Jefferson ISD sign). Coming north on Hwy 59, turn right on Whelan. Turn right on Cass; cross over the railroad track and turn left on Hwy 49 (St. John Street). Racetrack will be less than a mile on the right. There is a map on the website.
Camping allowed: Yes Do you offer concessions at your event: Yes
Gate Fees: $15 per day, per person, for each day of your stay – Children under 16, free. Primitive camping included in gate fee. Two showers with toilets, dump station and water are offered at the track. There are also five flush toilets at the pavilion, plus porta-potties throughout the park. Plenty of camping sites available first come, first served. RV sites with water and electric are offered to our sponsors and repeat customers from prior year at rate of $50 per night, minimum $200. If you would like an RV site, please text Melissa (903-742-2041) and we will add you to standby list in the order in which your request was received. There will be a $25 charge for each off-road 4-wheel vehicle. This includes golf carts, 4-wheelers, side-by-sides, etc. Each off-road vehicle MUST register at front gate and pay the applicable fee. This does not include motorcycles.
RV Park always open for camping. Come early or stay late and vacation in Jefferson. Applicable gate fees and RV site rental applies.
To pre-register for AHRMA events and for class/tech information, go to www.AHRMA.org. Post-entry is available onsite. YOU MUST DISPLAY WRIST BAND AT SIGNUP FOR ALL VENUES.
Wednesday, September 7: Gates open at 8:00 am, locked at midnight
NEW EVENT JUST ADDED: Golf outing to Cypress Hills in Waskom, Texas, on Wednesday afternoon. The course is 1/2 way between Jefferson and Shreveport, off I-20 East, less than 30-minute drive. Meet at RV Office at 12:05 PM, or go directly to golf course and meet there at 1:00 PM, under name of Diamond Don. Four-some scramble. All welcome including local area golfers. Beverages will be provided. Perfect event for that newbie golfer or for more experienced. Bring your clubs or borrow from other golfers. Fundraiser for Jefferson Railway and Wetlands Foundation to support local youth activities. Donations welcome. Want to be included? Reach out to John Gott, Golf Chairman. He is on Facebook, or can be reached via phone or text at 471-860-3051.
Thursday, September 8: Gates open at 8:00 am, locked at midnight
NEW EVENT: Dual Sport Adventure Ride – All street legal modern dual sport bikes are welcome.
8:00 AM — Meet at Pavilion for breakfast; 9:00 AM first bike out. No registration fees. This is a fundraiser for Jefferson Adopt-A-Cop to help law enforcement officers in Marion County pay for required equipment that is not paid for by their employer. Your generous donation is appreciated. If you come into the RV Park for the Thursday ride only, there will be no gate fee charge, but you will be required to sign our standard release forms. Thank you, Bobby Pickard, Billy McWhorter, Mike Haynes & Robert E. Lee, for putting together the Harrison & Marion County course of approx. 100 miles. There will be interesting places to stop to get gas, supplies and even enjoy lunch. There is also an intermediate route of about 60 miles.
Media Press Party – Invitation only – 4:00-6:00 pm, in the Pavilion, for local media, legends, sponsors, volunteers, golfers, and invited guests.
Friday, September 10: Gates open 6:00 am; Gates locked at midnight
Friday, September 9: Gates open at 6am, locked at midnight
Sign-up at 8:00 am; start time 9:00 am (over at noon-this is a timed event)
Sign up is near RV Site #22, which is on the shower side of the property near the road to the back of the pavilion.
Diamond-Huffman Trials Modern Support Class sponsored by Jay Huffman, Huffman Restorations, running concurrently during AHRMA Trials – this is a post entry race only. You cannot pre-register through AHRMA for the modern support class. You can pre-register for the AHRMA Trials
Sign-up 9-11:00 am; Rider meeting at noon. Sighting lap, all riders, at 12:30 pm.
Vintage Race at 1:00 pm; Post Vintage race at 3:00 pm
Join us in the Pavilion for great spectator viewing. Rhumbar sponsored by Ricky Linn, Badco Racing Team and Texas 49 Crossing Liquor Store
Saturday VMX Sign-up approx. 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm.
Evening approx. 6:30 – Meet & Greet Fiesta, food and beverages. Sponsored by Joe Alsop, Alsop Plumbing, and 2Brothers Racing. (Private party for racers and family only)
Saturday, September 11: Gates open 6:00 am; Gates locked at midnight
Sign-up at 7 am; mandatory rider’s meeting, 8:30; practice at 9:00; racing at 10:00
Special 9/11 Commemorative Program, 10:00. Invocation and Commemorative presentation to be led by Steve Wise; National Anthem play by Pat Bailey and three generations of family, followed by a minute of silence. We will also honor those we have lost from the AHRMA family in 2020-2021.
“Battle on the Bayou” 100cc sponsored by BA Motorsports and Northwest Maico CZ.
“Texas Thumper Throwdown” XR200 Challenge sponsored by BA Motorsports
(These are not AHRMA races) These are post entry races only. Registration Fee $40 for both days. Moto 1 during intermission on Saturday; Moto 2 during intermission on Sunday. Trophy Presentation 30 minutes after Sunday’s final PVMX results are posted. You must participate in Saturday and Sunday motos for trophy. 50% of proceeds will benefit Jefferson Railway and Wetlands Foundation to support Jefferson youth activities; 50% of proceeds will benefit Jefferson Adopt-a-Cop to help law enforcement officers in Marion County pay for required equipment that is not paid for by their employer.
PVMX Sign-up after VMX finishes, approx. 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Raffle Drawing for Door Prizes at Trophy Presentation – 30 minutes after final VMX results are posted.
Sunday, September 12: Gates open at 6:00 am
7:30 Church Service: Steve Wise, Steve Wise Ministry
Sign-up at 7:00 am; mandatory rider’s meeting, 8:30; practice at 9:00; racing at 10:00
10:00 Invocation led by Steve Wise; National Anthem sung by Chicago Jerry
Battle on the Bayou” 100cc sponsored by BA Motorsports and Northwest Maico CZ.
“Texas Thumper Throwdown” XR200 Challenge sponsored by BA Motorsports
(These are not AHRMA races) These are post entry races only. Moto 2 during intermission on Sunday. Trophy Presentation 30 minutes after Sunday’s final PVMX results are posted. You must participate in Saturday and Sunday motos for trophy.
Raffle drawing for a race bike and great prizes from our vendors and sponsors at Trophy Presentation
30 minutes after final PVMX results are posted.
Wine-down Party after trophy presentation
Food, WINE, fantastic fireworks show and authentic cannon firing dramatic dragon’s breath – stay the night and relax before the trek home. Sponsored by Jay Patrick, The Sound Man; Buddy Lavin, mYcorecontrol; BTW Racing and Auntie Skinner’s. Landry & Company will be playing as back-up band for anyone who wants to come to the stage – open mic. (Private party for racers and family only)
Other activities and information
v No refund policy: No refunds of race or gate fees.
v 70+ racers: The promoter, Diamond Don Motorsports (DDMX), has the choice of whether to honor AHRMA’s 70+ ride free policy or to charge for the race entries. DDMX has made the decision to charge for all 70+ racers. This is a promotor decision made solely by DDMX and is NOT an AHRMA decision.
v AHRMA Rules and regulations: All AHRMA rules, regulations and guidelines apply. See AHRMA Handbook 2021 Rules & Requirements for more information at www.AHRMA.org
v Trophies: We payout 1/3 of finishers for each race. (If three finishers, 1 trophy. If six finishers, 2 trophies, etc.). Trophy metal designed by Chad Novey and sponsored by JN Fence from Dallas. Trophy skin designed by Jeff Clark, Badbrush.
v Event T-Shirts: Brad Lackey designed the TShirts and provides them for sale on-site. These always sell out quickly so get to the T-shirt stand early to get yours.
v Raffle: Be sure to get your raffle tickets for a 1985 Suzuki RM 125, full floater. This is a solid project bike for Next Gen and comes with additional parts, gift certificates and Dunlop tires. Race bike donated by Jere & Tracey Kellough. One ticket for $5, 5 tickets for $20, and 30 tickets for $100 with sales on site. Teri Felix will be on her beautiful golf cart throughout the park and all events to sell tickets. Proceeds from the raffle sales will benefit Jefferson Railway and Wetlands Foundation to support Jefferson youth activities; Jefferson Adopt-A-Cop to help law enforcement officers in Marion County pay for required equipment that is not paid for by their employer. Drawing for bike will be held during Sunday evening trophy presentation.
v Diamond-Huffman Trials Modern Support Class sponsored by Jay Huffman, Huffman Restorations, running concurrently during Friday AHRMA Trials. This is a post entry race only. You cannot pre-register through AHRMA.
v “Battle on the Bayou” 100cc and “Texas Thumper Throwdown XR 200” – These are post entry races only. You cannot pre-register through AHRMA. One moto on Saturday and one on Sunday. Must race both motos to receive a trophy. Trophy presentation at end of day on Sunday. Sponsored by BA Motorsports and Northwest Maico CZ.
v Next Gen & Modern Classes We will NOT be running AHRMA Next Gen or Modern motocross at this event.
OYO Hotel (formerly Inn of Jefferson) 628-239-4299; Executive Inn 903-665-3700. For B&B’s, contact Jefferson Tourism Department, 903-665-3733, www.VisitJeffersonTexas.com.
General info and Rules of the Road. Violation of any rules may cause you to be ejected from the track.
v Restricted area: The entire RV Park is a restricted area and subject to rules and regulations as posted. Waivers and minor release forms will be required before entry allowed.
v Spectators or vehicles are not allowed within 15 feet of the racing action. Please observe all posted signs. Enter at your own risk.
v We are not responsible for injury, illness or property damage. Racers MUST provide proof of medical insurance when they sign up for their races,
v Dogs and children must be controlled at all times. Parents and dog owners are personally liable for injury or property damage. We don’t allow barking dogs on the property. If your dog is a barker, please leave at home.
v Diamond Dons Motorsports reserves the right to refuse service to anyone for any reason. No rain checks. No refunds.
v Ice for Sale at the track – provided by Ice Express
v Groceries and Liquor: Brookshire’s Grocery is a full-serve store located in Jefferson, on Broadway. Texas Route 49 liquor store is a short ½ mile from the track and is one of our sponsors. Non-ethanol gasoline is available at CEFCO on Hwy 59, Jefferson.
v Walmart Supercenters: Coming south, there is one in Atlanta, TX about 30 miles from the track. Coming north, the Walmart is in Marshall, about 12 miles from the track.
v Kenny Lau with Awesome Shots will be onsite.
v NOTE: If you damage any water or electric unit, you will immediately be charged a $250 damage fee. WATCH WHERE YOU PARK, ESPECIALLY WHEN BACKING UP!
v NOTE: Due to the large attendance at this event, off-road vehicles can create a safety hazard to our patrons and our property, if not properly monitored. We do allow pit riding at the race as long as the vehicles are driven by responsible adults, they stay on designated roads, and drive at a slow speed. UNSAFE BEHAVIOR will not be tolerated. No off-road vehicles will be allowed on the race track or on trails around the property. All off-road vehicles with more than two wheels must be registered at front gate and there is a $25 fee for each vehicle. This ruling does not apply to motorcycles. The fee goes toward the cost of repairing our roads after the event.
v We do not allow unlicensed drivers on off-road vehicles of any kind. If your child does not have a valid driver’s license, do not bring their vehicles to this event as they will not be allowed to drive any form of off-road vehicle on the property.
v There is a private road from the RV Park to the Historic Jefferson Train depot in downtown Jefferson. City of Jefferson has adopted new regulations for off-road vehicles in downtown area: you must carry proof of insurance. Ask at the registration office for directions.
v Lot of Vendors onsite. Concessions available.
v Natural terrain grass track – the course is 40-50 ft wide in many spots to allow passing, Big Air jump, wide-open start; berms, grass track; great spectator viewing
v Historic Jefferson has lots of B&B’s, antiques, specialty shops, restaurants, museums, boat rides, canoes for rent and many other attractions. There is lots of history here so bring the family – everyone will love it and Jefferson is just one mile from the track.
v NOISE CURFEW: 10:00 pm (Music, Loud Talking, Engines, etc.)