Monthly meeting of the Bismarck-Mandan Stockcar Association will Thursday, December 12th, 7pm at Midway Lanes.
Bismarck Mandan Stock Car Association
October 10, 2013
The meeting was called to order by Lonny Magstadt in the absence of President Charlie Erickson.
James Lawson read the minutes of the previous meeting.
Motion to approve the minutes as read was made by John Gartner Jr.
and seconded by Brad Kadrmas. Motion carries.
Herb gave the Treasurer’s report – We still have a lot bills outstanding.
Rent for the upcoming season as well as our insurance will be prepaid. Prepaying insurance gives us a 10-15 % discount.
There are plans to purchase a new speaker system, which will run about $15,000 or so.
We are looking into buying another tractor.
Statistics from last season:
Last year there was 15 nights of racing and 2 rainouts for 13 nights total.
We had 2 demo derbies, 1 tractor pull, and 2 monster truck shows.
21 events total.
There was only one racing night where we did not profit.
Total income was
$839,000, which was up $96,000 from last year.
Expenses were up as well.
Payroll was up 16,000 from previous year.
Minimum wage for employees is not an option anymore.
Payouts to drivers was increased around $1500-$2000 a night.
Motion to approve the Treasurer’s Report was made by James and seconded by John Jr.
Elections of officers – President
nominations were Lonny, who declined and Charlie.
Marlys moved nominations cease.
There was no immediate second. John Jr. nominated himself.
Marlys once again moved nominations cease, which was seconded by Brad.
Charlie wins 38-12.
Board seats – Nominations
were Nick Howe, John Gartner Sr., Shawn Volk, Terry Barnes, Jason Meidinger, John Jr.
and James Lawson, who declined.
Motion to cease nominations was made by Shawn Volk and seconded by Tank.
Nick Howe, John Sr, and Shawn Volk have been elected as new board members.
Old business –no old business.
New business – Eugene made a motion to get rid of the rules requiring IMCA Hobby Stocks for the upcoming season, which was seconded by Josh Roehrich.
Under further discussion, Lonny questioned why we are bringing this up.
The feeling from the drivers is the car counts are strong, so there is no need to change.
During discussion it was determined that the rule would have to be reversed by the board members who voted it in.
Motion had to be made by a member that voted for the rules the first time around.
James was the only member that voted against the rule change, which made him ineligible to make the motion.
After further discussion, John Jr.
made a motion to rescind the IMCA Hobby Stock rule change. James seconded.
Meeting was adjourned.