May 14, 2003

Just a reminder that the boot camps in PA, KY and WA are just a few weeks away.  Class space is available.  Please reserve your spot asap. Registration is open and extended for all camps.  A $50 deposit is required to secure your spot at the camp. 

 
Many of you have expressed financial concerns at this time.  With respect to your concerns, we are offering you a choice of two options on the dates booked for the camp.  
 
June 6-7     STEEL CITY, DELMONT, PENNSYLVANIA
June 13-14 DANIEL BOONE, LONDON, KENTUCKY
 
July 11-12  EXTREME MOTORSPORTS, SPOKANE, WASHINGTON
 

2 Options:

 
1.    Boot camp-$ 525  Course includes: Lunch and snacks daily,      2 days of training, Seminars.  Massage (Separate Fee Applies)

  a.. Trackside lunch and snacks
  b.. Two days of track training-Starts, Passing, Cornering, Hills,  Jumps, Ruts, Strategy, Line Selection, Whoops, Braking, Starts, Looking ahead, Reading terrain, Mental approach.  Learn proper body positions for cornering, braking, standing, whoops.  Practice drills for stopping, cornering, and flow.   On track application of skills learned.     
 
PLUS seminars which include:

  a.. Bike Maintenance
  b.. Pro training tips
  c.. Fitness and Nutrition with daily workouts
  d.. Suspension set up
  e.. Resumes and Contracts
  
Massage Therapy available by appointment, Donations accepted:
 

2.    Std 2 day class-$400 Course includes: Track Training Only

 
Two days of track training-Starts, Passing, Cornering, Hills, Jumps, Ruts, Strategy, Line Selection, Whoops, Braking, Starts, Llooking ahead, Reading terrain, Mental approach.  Learn proper body positions for cornering, braking, standing, whoops.  Practice drills for stopping, cornering, and flow. On track application of skills learned.     

Class is taught in a rider friendly environment at the riders pace.  We will not proceed to the next obstacle until all riders are comfortable enough to progress to the next level.
 
Please contact us immediately with your preference.  Based on the rider support for option 1 or 2, we will offer that program for the boot camp dates listed above.
 
Please notify us ASAP on the option you perfer.
 
Sincerely,
 
Debbie Matthews

Hi All,

 Here is a letter I received from Noggin, a commercial-free interactive
childrens network. 
 
IF YOU ARE INTERESTED, PLEASE CONTACT ME ASAP, so I can give your information to the producer.  Although they hope to find a spanish rider, all others are welcome to submit their info.
 
Dear Deb,

Thank you for your interest in our show. I thought I would send some more
information about the show and Noggin, in the hopes that you might help us in our search to find a young teen for an upcoming episode.

Briefly, Nickelodeon has created Noggin, a commercial-free interactive
childrens network. In addition to airing programs that explore the arts and sciences, Noggin is producing its fourth season of A Walk In Your Shoes.  This groundbreaking series allows kids from different backgrounds to literally swap lives in order to better understand each other
.

As part of our series, we would like to dedicate a half-hour show to
switching a teen girl who is involved in motocross with a southern girl who participates in cotillions. The two would spend several days in each others lives and hopefully gain a new appreciation for the other, and have some fun too.  Noggin covers all expenses for the teen and a parent, including travel.

If you are interested, the next step would be for me to get a videotape of some good kids.  This gives us a chance to see how comfortable they are on camera and a sense of their personality. We are looking for girls who are enthusiastic, curious, and eager to learn about others. The big caveat is we are looking for a Hispanic girl to do the switching.

I will forward the other appropriate information once you have a chance to find some possible canditates.

Again, thank you for your help and please call if you have any questions. I look forward to speaking with you soon.

Best regards,

Eric Maierson
Producer

 Tuesday, February 25, 2003 
Subject: BOOT CAMP FORMAT REVISED WITH SIGNIFICANT SAVINGS TO STUDENTS !!!

Hi Everyone,
We have revised our boot camp format slightly in an effort to assist you in your ability to attend one of our camps.  We have listened to your comments and suggestions and have come up with the following program revisions, which has resulted in a drop in cost to you of $300 per student.  The original structure had a overhead cost of $10,000 per camp.  By making these changes your cost for a two day camp is now only $525 per person.
 
Here are the following changes:
Students will provide their own housing and food, with the exception of Lunch, which we will provide.
 
Boot Camp is now 2 days
 
More emphasis will be placed on hands on Bike Set up and Maintenance, with less on Paid Seminar Speakers
 
More on-track instruction  
 
More Free ride practice time
 
We hope you like these changes. 
  • Registration for all camps are currently open. 
  • Post entry is welcome, but please notify us if you plan to attend so we can provide you with the same opportunity and materials offered to our pre-registered students. 
  • A $50 fee is sufficient to pre-reserve your spot for the desired camp.  
  • A payment plan has been set up to aid you in spreading out your Boot Camp costs.

ONE DAY SCHOOL INFORMATION

Post entry welcome, but please notify us if you are coming.
Please pack a sack lunch and bring plenty of drinking water

Format as follows:

Learning proper body positions for cornering, braking, standing, whoops,  Practice drills for stopping, cornering, and flow.   On track application of skills learned.  Corners, Jumps, Whoops, Braking, Starts, looking ahead, reading terrain, mental approach.   

Class is taught in a rider friendly environment at the riders pace.  We will not proceed to the next obstacle until all riders are comfortable enough to progress to the next level

November 20, 2002

We have a new look for 2003.  Bold new programs, revisions of your existing favorites, new pictures, new innovative training programs, and a new Championship to go for !  More info available soon !  

October 14, 2002

Due to rising insurance costs, which have quadrupled over the past 2 years, and the policy of all tracks now to charge track rental fees,  we are forced to raise our rates for group instruction.  We have tried to keep these costs as minimal to you as possible, and have only raised the rate by $25 per student.  We are very grateful to you for your continued support, and look forward to seeing you soon !

March 5, 2002

WSMX SIGNS 2 NEW TRAINERS !  ATV-QUAD TRAINING NOW AVAILABLE.  Northern and Southern California.  Trainers are available to travel anywhere in the country for group classes.  WSMX welcomes Jamie Grimes-Southern California-714-773-4755 and Lance Avey-Northern California-408-896-6036 to our staff.

January 4, 2002

***4/1-3-MX BOOT CAMP-Glen Helen Raceway, San Bernardino, CA*** 3 day Pro Style Racing Camp ***  ALL RIDERS WELCOME !!!!!.  All Skill levels, Men, Women and Children ages 10+.  Learn from the best on one of the Nations best Tracks !!  WSMX instructors and special guest Factory pro instructor JEFF EMIG !   Course includes: Hotel Lodging, trackside lunch and snacks, 3 days of on track training PLUS seminars which include: Bike Maintenance, Pro training tips, Fitness training, Nutrition, Sports Psychology-Getting the mental edge, media training, how to gain and keep sponsors, developing a resume and Contract Negotiations.  Get Tuned up for the race season just in time for the Nationals, and stay for the California State Championships that weekend!  Contact: Trainer-Debbie Matthews 949-837-2206 or [email protected]  

 This letter was received by us and requested by the sender to put on the website:

Sunday, October 14, 2001 1:14 PM
Hey Debbie,
I was thinking you might like to put this little story of mine up on your website to show people how serious they should take your advice. I took your September 8th class at Argylle Park, Dixon. Well while we were doing the braking drill where you try to stop as quickly as possible, you and Chrystal told me that I needed to improve my braking skills. You said
something like they didn't match how aggressive I was with the throttle.  When I rode the following week I did practice my braking skills a little but not nearly as much as I should have. Later on in the day I went too fast into a turn and went over the berm which resulted in me breaking my ankle.  I now have a metal plate and seven screws holding all the bits of bone
together. Now I feel so stupid because if I had worked on my braking like you had said I would be riding right now. I deserve what I got for not paying enough attention to what you and Chrystal told me. But anyway I had a great time during the class and I have written down everything I remember so I know what to work on once I am riding again.
Thanks,
Lucy

Hi Lucy,

Sorry to hear about your accident.  I know it's hard, but take the time to heal right, and when you come back, expect a little fear.  It may take some time to get your physical strength and confidence back, but you can do it.

Injuries suck, but they can really help you learn about yourself and teach you valuable lessons that will make you a better rider.  The trick is to learn from your mistakes.

Get better !!! When you come back,  set realistic goals, don't focus on the fear, focus on your riding.  The more you can do that, the quicker you will be back, confident, focused and having fun!

All the best.

Deb

August 24, 2001

Be sure to check the website for the 2001 final point standings for the DM Sports Women's World MX Championships.  Congratulations to Pro Champion Kirsten Raemisch, and double Champion Kimberly Kocher winner of the Open Amateur and 60-105 cc classes.

As of today we have 11 schools booked nationwide over the next 8 weeks !  Be sure to check the Calendar listing for a school near you !!!

For 2002, our main focus will be primarily on making schools more readily available to you.  We will also host a few "Special events" to be disclosed at a later date.  

Also we have been invited to be on the AMA advisory and planning committee for the 2002 AMA Women in Motorcycling conference which will be held June 30-July 3, 2002 at Weslyan College in West Virginia.  During the 2002 conference, we will again host a Motocross School and bikes will also be available to demo from the manufacturers.  You should reserve your spot early for the conference and WSMX activities as over 1000 women will attend the conference.  Last year the school sold out in just one week !   We will have a full support staff of trainers at the school and events to provide a good learning environment for all students.  We are also looking to host a special event during the conference, so stay tuned !

March 27, 2001

Motion Pro has established the Motion Pro Womens Motocross Pacesetter Points Fund.  This award is the first points fund in the history of Womens Motocross, and will apply to the DM Sports Womens World MX Series Championships for Amateur and Pro class.  

VP Fuels has renewed it's support for the AMA Sanctioned 2001 DM Sports Women's World MX Championship Series as a Contingency Money Sponsor paying all three classes 125 Pro, Open Amateur and
the 60-105cc (7-15) class.

Alpinestar, a long time supporter of Debbie Matthews during her race career and start up of WSMX, has signed as a product sponsor of the series.

The series now worth over $75,000 has an impressive array of industry sponsors which include:
Contingency: -Kawasaki, Suzuki, Honda, VP Fuels
Title Sponsor-Maxima Lubricants
Holeshot Sponsor-Engine Ice
Product Sponsors: Mothers Polish, Answer Products, Ceet, BRP, Alpinestar, MR 2 Helmets, Boyesen, CTi, FMF, RK-Excell, Oneal, Maxima, Scott,
Uni, White Brothers, Sprocket Specialists, Wiseco and Dirt Kids.

Don't miss the opening of the series beginning March 4th at Hardrock Cycle Park in Ocala, Florida !!!

2001 Women's World MX Championship Series-SCHEDULE
3/4           HARDROCK, OCALA, FLA http://hardrockmx.com
3/15-18   GNC, MOSIER VALLEY, TX http://GNCMX.Com
4/1           BADLANDS MX, CELESTE,TX http://badlandsmx.com
6/3           JOLLY ROGER MOTORSPORTS, LEMPSTER, NH                    http://jrmoto.com
6/10         DANIEL BOONE MX, LONDON, KY
http://mxunlimited.com/dbmx/dbmx.htm
6/22         MAMMOTH MTN, MAMMOTH, CA (POINTS ONLY) http://mammothmotocross.com

 

March 15, 2001

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact;  Debbie Matthews (949) 837-2206

Motocross meets "Discovery Jones" TV  Discovery Jones a show geared for kids ages 7-17, dedicated to teaching values and offering positive role models, recently filmed a segment with DM Sports-WSMX in January at Glen Helen Raceway in San Bernardino, CA.  The show is set to air Friday March 30 and again April 6th, at 4:00pm eastern time on the INSP network on your cable system.  You may also view the show on I LIFE DIGITAL cable, on Monday's and Wednesday's both in the morning and at 1:00pm in the afternoon. If you have a satelite dish, you can see the show on SKYANGEL NETWORK ...check satellite listings for those times.

Highlighted in the show were Team Green riders Andrew Short, Angie Keuntjes and Justin Keeney along with Tayler Lacey and Team Suzuki's Ben Riddle.  WSMX (Women's School of Motocross) was also highlighted.  With the camera's rolling the riders put on quite a show, exiting a few freestyle moves, whips, moto action and interviews.    

March 10, 2001  

The Series date for the Daniel Boone round of the DM Sports Women's World Mx Series Championships has been rescheduled back to it's origional date of April 28-29. 

 
The promoters have graciously agreed to allow us to run on our origional dates after it was discovered that the new date they requested would conflict with Loretta Lynn Women Regional qualifiers in 3 regions.
 
We wish to thank the Mega Series promoters Sam Gammon of Muddy Creek and Jerry Hebel of Daniel Boone for their assistance in this matter, which will allow women riders to support both the AMA/DM Sports Series and the AMA Amatuer National Championships.
 
WSMX-will host as planned MX schools at Daniel Boone on April 27th and June 8th.  All riders are welcome !  Men, Women, Mini's and Pee Wees !
 
We apologise for any confusion with may arise.  Please contact us if you have any questions. 
 
Sincerely,
 
Debbie Matthews
 
DM Sports-Wsmx, Inc.
Phone/Fax-949-837-2206
www.dmsports-wsmx.com
[email protected]

February 19, 2001

VP Fuels has renewed it's support for the AMA
Sanctioned 2001 DM Sports Women's World MX
Championship Series as a Contingency Money Sponsor
paying all three classes 125 Pro, Open Amateur and
the 60-105cc (7-15) class.

Alpinestar, a long time supporter of Debbie Matthews
during her race career and start up of WSMX, has
signed as a product sponsor of the series.

The series now worth over $75,000 has an impressive
array of industry sponsors which include:
Contingency: -Kawasaki, Suzuki, Honda, VP Fuels
Title Sponsor-Maxima Lubricants
Holeshot Sponsor-Engine Ice

Motion Pro Pacesetter Award-Riders will accrue cash points at each event, culminating at the final round with the Pro class top-three splitting a $1000.00 cash reward.  The top-three in the amateur class will split $500.00 in product certificates.   To be eligible for the Pacesetter award, riders must ride in the Pro or Amateur class, Finish inside the top 3 riders overall in their class for the series and display 2 Motion Pro decals on their bike at each round of the series.   

Product Sponsors: Mothers Polish, Answer Products,
Ceet, BRP, Alpinestar, MR 2 Helmets, Boyesen, CTi,
FMF, RK-Excell, Oneal, Maxima, Scott,
Uni, White Brothers, Sprocket Specialists, Wiseco
and Dirt Kids, with more committing every day !!!

Don't miss the opening of the series beginning March
4th at Hardrock Cycle Park in Ocala, Florida !!!

2001 Women's World MX Championship Series-SCHEDULE
3/4                   HARDROCK, OCALA, FLA http://hardrockmx.com
3/15-18           GNC, MOSIER VALLEY, TX http://GNCMX.Com
4/1                   BADLANDS MX, CELESTE,TX http://badlandsmx.com

4/28-29           DANIEL BOONE MX, LONDON, KY 
                       http://www.mxaction.com
6/3                   JOLLY ROGER MOTORSPORTS, LEMPSTER, NH                          http://jrmoto.com
6/22                 MAMMOTH MTN, MAMMOTH, CA (POINTS ONLY)               http://mammothmotocross.com

February 15, 2001

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 Contact: Debbie Matthews-Race Director- (949) 837-2206

Motion Pro has established the Motion Pro Womens Motocross Pacesetter Points Fund.  This award is the first points fund in the history of Womens Motocross, and will apply to the DM Sports Womens World MX Series Championships.

 Motion Pro, a long time supporter of the Womens motocross movement, is proud to provide programs that support and encourage women to ride motorcycles. 

Riders will accrue cash points at each event, culminating at the final round with the Pro class top-three splitting a $1000.00 cash reward.  The top-three in the amateur class will split $500.00 in product certificates.   To be eligible for the Pacesetter award, riders must ride in the Pro or Amateur class, Finish inside the top 3 riders overall in their class for the series and display 2 Motion Pro decals on their bike at each round of the series.   

January 26, 2001

Scott USA signs as sponsor of Womens World MX Championship Series, making Series  now valued at over $75,000 

DM Sports, continues to rack up an impressive list of sponsors for the upcoming AMA Sanctioned Womens World MX Championship Series, inking over $7,000 in product support from Scott USA, available to all classes in the series.  Scott USA has always strongly believed in and supported Womens Motocross and is proud to be a part of the tremendous growth of the womens market. 

With the signing of Scott, the Series is now worth over $75,000 in Contingency and Prizes, making it the largest supported Womens Series in the history of the sport.

January 22, 2001

Engine Ice- Maker of Hottest cooling sensation in Motorcycling, is the proud sponsor of the Engine Ice Holeshot Award,  available to 125 Pro, Amateur and 60-105cc (7-15) classes during the DM Sports Women's World MX Championship Series beginning March 4th at Hardrock in Ocala, FL.  Engine Ice has donated over $ 2,000 to the Holeshot fund in cash and product for this prestigious series. 

KAWASAKI, SUZUKI, HONDA PAY FACTORY CONTINGENCY FOR  DM SPORTS WOMEN'S WORLD MX CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES AFTERMARKET CONTINGENCY, FACTORY CONTINGENCY, BONUSES AND PRIZES TOTALING OVER $60,000  Click here for info Outdoor Race Series

January 19, 2001

2001WOMEN'S WORLD MX CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES- SPONSORS:

American Suzuki, Kawasaki Motors, American Honda, Maxima, Scott confirm Contingency sponsorship for series.   Boyesen, CTi, FMF, RK, Excell, Mothers, Answer, MR2 Helmets, Ceet, Maxima, Motion Pro, Uni Filter, White Brothers  have confirmed product support .  More arriving daily !

January 19, 2001

This information is hot off the press, courtesy of Barbara Wesotski of NY.  For all you women racing in the D-34 region, here's the latest scoop on women's racing in the area.  Women's MX racing this year in D-34 will be at Walden, Diamondback, and Claverack:

Diamondback has added a women's class!  This is a major
breakthrough event as this is a great track and a place that hasn't had a
women's class in about a decade, and the owner John Coen has generously
agreed to add an open women's class this year.

Walden will have 2 classes:  Women's Open which is any age and any bike
80cc's and up.  And a 60cc class for little girls.  All motos will be on the
mini track, 2 motos per class, trophies, and our own practice in the
morning.  Neither our motos nor our practice will be combined with any other
class.  Women who want to race the main track can sign up for one of the
novice classes and you can also run the "club special" class on the mini
track if you have a 4stroke bike.  Turnout last year was pretty good at
Walden and we hope it will be even better in 2001!

Diamondback John Coen was also concerned about the women's safety and he
was still undecided about which class we would be combined with but was
determined that he decide the safest one.  He was leaning towards combining
us with the +35 class.  We have left this judgement to him.  The women class
will be combined with another class but will have a staggered start and
women can practice in the morning with the 80s instead of having to go out
there with the novices.  John asks that women run red backgrounds with white
numbers which I know alot of you have already.  This is a great track and I hope you all come check it out.  Of course if we don't have a lot of women race this year he won't give us the class again next year.

Claverack This track is a little further upstate and turnout was minimal
last year.  But if you make the trip this is the best track of all,
old-school mx with not a lot of jumps and a beautiful setting.  Women will
be combined with another class (probably +40) and I don't think they will
give us a staggered start though I will continue to ask.  They also will
allow you to practice with the 80s.  And I have asked that this year they
give women trophies instead of plaques.  They groaned, but hopefully they
will come through.

Racing starts March 11 at Diamondback and continues through November 4.
To get the race schedule for the year go to http://www.waldenmx.com/2001cal.htm
This is the complete district 34 schedule for the year.

You may notice "Waldencross" on the race schedule.  These are occasional
Saturday races on the Walden mini track and they are run in a supercross
format with qualifiers and one main, starting later in the day on Saturday
and only lasting for a few hours, with nonstop practice allowed on the main
track at the same time.  I did one once and it was a lot of fun.  Most of us
qualify for the novice class and since we're racing that mini track a whole
lot more than the guys we could actually do pretty good out there.  Its
worth checking out.

Finally, I hope to see alot if not all of you at the track this year!  
So please email me any questions or if you need more information.

See you at the races!
- Barbara

[email protected]

January 18, 2001

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
 
Contact: Debbie Matthews-Race Director- (949) 837-2206
 

Maxima Racing Oils signed as the Title sponsor of the DM Sports 2001 Women's World MX Championship Series today with over $4,000 in product and Championship bonuses available to women participants of the prestigious series. 

 
Maxima will present the Overall Pro Champion of the DM Sports Series with a Championship Bonus Check of $ 1,000.  Another bonus of $1,000 will be added to the first female rider using Maxima Oil and displaying Maxima decals to qualify for an Outdoor Motocross National.  Maxima will also award a free Maxima 10' x 15' EZ-Up Tent to the highest overall placing Amateur rider in the series using Maxima Oil and displaying Maxima decals.  
 

Maxima representative Chuck Ramage had this to say about the women's series: 

 
The Maxima Company, owners and employees, have their roots in Motocross, and we are always willing to do whatever we can to promote the sport of motocross.  The women's motocross movement is a fairly new phenomenon and we are happy to see the women out there having as much fun racing motocross as the men have had for countless years.  Maxima is proud to be a part of the Women's World Motocross Championship Series.  

January 17, 2001

Motocross meets "Discovery Jones" TV  Discovery Jones a show geared for kids ages 7-17, dedicated to teaching values and offering positive role models contacted us to film a show on Jan 9,10th at Glen Helen Raceway in San Bernardino, CA.  The show will air 3times and reach over 20 million viewers per airing!  Included in the shoot were Team Green riders Andrew Short, Angie Keuntjes and Justin Keeney along with Tayler Lacey and Team Suzuki's Ben Riddle.  Team Yamaha's Freestyle King Treveor Vines was scheduled to appear, but a broken arm a few days prior sidelined the newest sensation to the freestyle tour.  WSMX (Women's School of Motocross) was also highlighted.  With the camera's rolling the riders put on quite a show, exiting a few freestyle moves, whips, moto action and interviews.  Look for the show to air in March or April on the INSP network on Cable.

January 15,2001

The 2001 Race Schedule is up !  6 rounds, starting in Ocala, Fl on March 4th.  MX schools prior to each round.  Receive a $25 discount on school when entered for race.  Factory and Aftermarket Contingency offered.  Special award to Overall Series winners in each class.  Product drawings at each round to all entrants, regardless of finish, 50/50 drawings held when permissible at event. Outdoor Race Series

September 13, 2000

Motorcycle World.com attended the AMA Women's Conference and DMSports-WSMX Motocross School and demo.  Click here to read about their experience ! http://www.motorcycleworld.com/riding/women/womenmx.cfm

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