The following is an industry press release ...
PICKERINGTON, Ohio — The American Motorcyclist Association and the Florida Motorcycle Road Racing Association have partnered to advance the sport of motorcycle road racing in America, and particularly in the Southeast.
Beginning with FMRRA's 2018 season, all FMRRA events will be co-sanctioned with the AMA.
"The Florida Motorcycle Road Racing Association has quickly demonstrated its prowess in organizing and operating club racing, and through its ladder system has actively been recruiting new racers from track day riders,” said AMA Track Racing Manager Ken Saillant. "The organization’s professionalism and efforts to respond to racers’ concerns and quickly implement changes impressed us from our first conversations. The AMA is excited to welcome FMRRA as an important new partner as we work together to grow both amateur and professional road racing in this country."
With this partnership, FMRRA gains access to AMA ratification and recognition of results and a clear path to professional licensing for those riders who aspire to race with MotoAmerica.
Through the series partnership with Florida Track Days, there is a clearly defined ladder system in the region to take riders from the street, to the track, race schools, club racing and now to professional racing with MotoAmerica, all through one provider.
“We are excited to add the AMA partnership to our growing list of distinctive features in the series,” said FMRRA Racing Director Jordan Marra. “As the only club racing series that incorporates live-qualifying a la MotoAmerica, it was a logical step.”
Tony West, Florida Track Days and FMRRA Operations Director, said: “Many of our racers are running select races on the MotoAmerica calendar, and our hope is that this partnership provides another step in the ladder that will further elevate the level of competition for both organizations.”
Marra and West formed FMRRA in 2015 to bring a new level of club racing to the Southeast. Because the series rules and classes are modeled after FIM and MotoAmerica, the AMA partnership and sanctioning only adds to the mission of bringing professional-grade formatting and qualifying, along with modern technology—with a strong focus on social media integration—to club racers.
Marra and West are excited to support the AMA's role as the country's premier motorcycling advocate, protecting the rights and freedoms of motorcyclists at the track and beyond.
FMRRA, based in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., is the newest sanctioning body conducting motorcycle races at road courses across the Southeast. In its first two years, FMRRA has become the largest provider of track racing programs in one of the largest racing regions in the country.
Taking advantage of the region’s weather, the 2018 series will start in November 2017, with the season finale in June 2018. While the rest of the country is dealing with cold weather, FMRRA capitalizes on the warmer climates and provides a year-round solution for club racing, filling the typical winter break.
FMRRA offers a racer-licensing school at its events, as well as through Florida Track Days. The series has updated the typical club racing class structure to a professional, modern FIM format.
For more FMRRA racing news visit www.fmrra.com.
For more information, contact:
Florida Motorcycle Road Racing Association
PO Box 291813
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33329