Diamond Don’s 17th Annual AHRMA
Riverport Vintage International Motocross
April 10-14, 2019
Last Revised 4-2-19
Contact: Melissa Moit, Manager, or Francene DePrez Rainey, Race Director
Phone: Office 866-398-2038 x705 or Cell – Melissa: 903-742-2041; Francene: 903-445-9796 Fax No. 903-665-8249
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 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. Showers with toilets, dump station and water are offered at the track. Plenty of camping sites available first come, first served. RV pump-out services for accessible RV’s, $25. 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 apply.
Be sure to get your BulliBone Dog Chew at registration when you check in. Creating happy dogs with
To pre-register for AHRMA events and for class/tech information, go to www.AHRMA.org. Post-entry is available onsite. PLEASE NOTE – OUR INSURANCE WILL ALLOW MINORS TO RACE ACCORDING TO AHRMA RULES. HOWEVER, MINORS CANNOT RIDE IN THE PIT BIKE RACE.
Monday, April 8: Gates open at 10:00 am, locked at 10:00 pm
Tuesday, April 9: Gates open at 10:00 am, locked at 10:00 pm
Wednesday, April 10: Gates open at 8:00 am, locked at midnight
Thursday, April 11: Gates open at 8:00 am, locked at midnight
Pit Bike Short Track Challenge – any bike under 100cc qualifies — new this year!
Registration opens at 2:00 pm, Practice starts at 3:00 pm. Separate fee of $35. Proof of medical insurance, boots & helmet required. NOTE: no riders under 18 permitted for this event only. Net proceeds benefit Jefferson Railway & Wetlands Foundation and support youth activities in Jefferson. Trophy presentation 60 minutes after finish of final moto, in pavilion.
Charity Golf Skills Shootout – overlooking the Big Cypress Bayou – with Legends of Motocross.
John Gott – Golf Chairman. Sponsored by 2Brothers Racing and BulliBone Dog Chews. Registration 10:00 am; Tee-off 11:00 am; beverages provided (beer and water). Bucket of Balls $20. Net proceeds benefit Jefferson Railway & Wetlands Foundation and support youth activities in Jefferson. Trophy presentation in pavilion after Pit Bike Challenge.
Cross Country Sign-up, approx. 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Media Press Party – Invitation only – for local media, legends, sponsors, volunteers, golfers, pit bike riders and invited guests, 4:00 pm at the Pavilion. Beverages and light appetizers will be served.
Friday, April 12: Gates open 6:00 am; Gates locked at midnight
Sign-up at 8:00 am; start time 9:00 am (over at noon-this is a timed event)
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.
Sign-up 9 am till 11:00; 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, and Badco Racing Team
Saturday VMX Sign-up approx. 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm.
Evening approx. 6:00 – Meet & Greet Fiesta, food and beverages. Sponsored by Joe Alsop, Alsop Plumbing and 2Brothers Racing. Private party for racers and family only)
Saturday, April 13: 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
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. (No 125’s)
(This is not an AHRMA race) This is a post entry race only. Moto 1 during half-time break; Moto 2 last race, Moto 3 on Sunday. Trophy Presentation 30 minutes after Sunday’s final PVMX results are posted. Registration Fee $75 for both days. You must participate in all three motos for trophy.
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, April 14: 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.
Moto 3 during half-time break. You must race all three motos to be eligible for trophy. Trophy Presentation 30 minutes after final PVMX results are posted.
Raffle drawing for Scott Sears restored vintage trials bike; gun provided by Jay Estes, Jay’s Floors, and other
great prizes from our vendors and sponsors. (You don’t have to be present to win but will need to make your own arrangements for transportation)
Wine-down Party after trophy presentation
Food, WINE, fantastic fireworks show and five authentic cannons firing dramatic dragon’s breath – stay the night and relax before the trek home. Sponsored by Jay Patrick, The Sound Man; Buddy Lavin, mYcorecontrol; and Auntie Skinner’s. Landry & Company will be playing as back-up band for anyone who wants to come to the stage – open mike. Sean Fuller, Saxophonist, will also be on stage. (Private party for racers and family only)
Other activities and information
Trophies: We payout 1/3 of finishers for each race. (If three finishers, 1 trophy. If six finishers, 2 trophies, etc.). Our trophy distribution is more generous than in our AHRMA contract which only requires us to award 1/3 of pre-entry. Trophy metal designed by Chad Novey and sponsored by JN Fence and James Novey from Dallas. Trophy skin designed by Jeff Clark, Badbrush. Event decals designed by Franco Rippa, El Diablo.
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.
Raffle: There is a raffle for a vintage trials bike built by Scott Sears, XYZ X-treme Vintage YZ, and gun donated by Jay Estes, Jays Floors. Thank you, Scott and Jay, for your continued generosity in supporting DDMX and our charity. Drawing will be April 14, 2019 during Sunday’s Trophy Presentation. Tickets are $10 each and can be purchased during the event. You do not have to be present to win, but you must arrange your own transportation. 50% of proceeds will underwrite entertainment expenses; 50% of proceeds benefit Jefferson Railway and Wetlands Foundation, a 501(c) 3 charity.
Pit Bike Short Track Challenge Thursday, April 11. Any bike under 100cc qualifies. Proof of Medical Insurance, boots and helmet required. Net proceeds benefit Jefferson Railway & Wetlands Foundation. Trophy presentation 60 minutes after finish of final moto, in pavilion. NOTE: no riders under 18 permitted.
Charity Golf Skills Shootout, Thursday, April 11. Proceeds benefit Jefferson Railway and Wetlands Foundation. There will be a short chipping shot, a mid-iron and a long drive, from the banks of the river into hula hoops in the water. Trophies will be given for each category and then one overall champion trophy. Clubs will be provided – or bring your own. Sponsored by 2Brothers Racing and BulliBone Dog Chews.
Media Press Party: Invitation only – for local media, legends, sponsors, volunteers, golfer, pit bike racers and invited guests, 4:00 pm at the Pavilion. Beverages and light appetizers will be served.
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.
“Battle on the Bayou” 100cc. Due to popular demand, the Battle on the Bayou races on Saturday and Sunday will only race 100cc bikes. Vintage and Post-Vintage only – no modern. 200cc WILL NOT RACE THIS EVENT. This is a post entry race only. You cannot pre-register through AHRMA. Two motos on Saturday and one on Sunday. Must race all three to receive a trophy. Trophy presentation at end of day on Sunday. Sponsored by BA Motorsports and Northwest Maico CZ.
Next Gen & Modern Classes will NOT be running AHRMA Next Gen or Modern motocross at this event.
Inn of Jefferson 903-665-3983; Executive Inn 903-665-3700. Excelsior Hotel 903-665-2513. For B&B’s, contact Jefferson Tourism Department, 903-665-3733, www.VisitJeffersonTexas.com; or Marion County Chamber of Commerce, www.marioncountycoc.org. 903-665-2672.
General info and Rules of the Road. Violation of any rules may cause you to be ejected from the track.
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.
Spectators or vehicles are not allowed within 30 feet of the racing action. Please observe all posted signs. Enter at your own risk.
We are not responsible for injury or property damage.
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.
Diamond Dons Motorsports reserves the right to refuse service to anyone for any reason. No rain checks. No refunds.
Golf Cart rentals – reservations are required by March 19, 2019. ADVANCE REGISTRATION ONLY. Pre-register to guarantee your cart, $325 for the weekend. Contact Melissa for reservations.
Ice for Sale at the track – provided by Ice Express
Groceries and Liquor: Brookshire’s Grocery is a full-serve store located in Jefferson, on Broadway. The liquor store is a short ½ mile from the track.
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.
Professional announcing provided by JP Parsons, BlueSky Cycle Supply, and Shand Garcia, Shock Sox.
MX Photography will be on-site with same day photos; Kenny Lau with Awesome Shots will be onsite, too.
Lot of Vendors and Press Coverage onsite. Concessions available.
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
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.
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!
NOTE: Non-ethanol gasoline is no longer for sale in Jefferson. Nearest town would be Marshall, 12 miles away.
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 sober 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.
There is a private road from the RV Park to the Historic Jefferson Train depot in downtown Jefferson. Street legal motorcycles and golf carts are allowed on the streets in Jefferson. Ask at the registration office for directions.
NOTE: Insurance coverage does 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.
NOISE CURFEW: 11:00 pm (Music, Loud Talking, Engines, etc.)