What to Expect in 2018
American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) Sanctioned
Organizing competitive and safe motorcycle road racing weekends in Florida and the Southeast United States with a focus on providing a racer-focused and fan-centric atmosphere.
Born from the creative minds at Florida Track Days and partner motorsports facilities, FMRRA is the culmination of years of customer feedback. This is a series created by motorcycle racers for motorcycle racers. We have collaborated with the largest local race shops and racers in creating a new rulebook focused on the racers’ interest. This is a series built WITH the racer FOR the racer.
- Reduce Actual Race Costs
- Reducing the Cost of Entry
- Spec Racing Fuel
- Social Culture
- AMA Sanctioned
Our actual race costs (race price / cost per lap) are at an industry low. We think our schedule gives a better value and gives the potential for increased fan attention that will benefit racers cost wise and with sponsor potential. Longer races for less money with increased opportunity to build race craft, race strategy and better preparation to move to higher levels of racing.
Many clubs allow the Lowest level of race classes liberal engine building rules. To be truly on equal footing one can expect to spend $15,000 – $20,000 on top of the purchase price to build a competitive motorcycle. Then include the cost of expensive race fuel and this equals a very expensive introduction to the sport. And for many clubs you get only one race at this level. In order to participate in additional racing often requires “racing up” against even higher spec motorcycles.
We’ve established two racing class specs. Superbike and SuperStock. Superbike spec for those with built motorcycles engines and SuperStock which includes motorcycles with no engine modification (stock engines). We’ve offered plenty of opportunities for both specs to race in multiple classes to ensure fairness and less temptation to break rules
We believe our SuperStock rules are the future of club racing. With no engine modification riders can purchase new and used street bikes and with minimal modifications come to the track and know they have a competitive platform to race with. The $15,000 – $20,000 you saved in SuperStock can buy you lots of fresh tires. It’s almost like racing for free
Modern inexpensive classes such as the 250 / 300 SuperStreet ensure low cost high fun excitement.
The venerable SV 650 – mostly decimated from the ranks in Florida unless raced in a highly spec’d form. We’ve created the class called “Production Twins” to bring the back the SV. $1000 -$2000 SV650’s with reliable stock engines that are easy on tires and a ton of fun.
Ever want to the opportunity to chase down a high dollar high horsepower Italian machine? We’re trying to help there also with the introduction of “Formula Twins”. Pick up an inexpensive SuperStock form RC51, SV1000 or maybe a Ducati 916 and give it a try.
Why do racers and teams spend over $500 in a weekend on expensive race gas? Because the racers next to them are using it. We thought saving thousands per year over everyone dropping a few horsepower is a pretty good tradeoff. That was another great suggestion from the racer community which came true with the sponsorship with Sunoco Race Fuels. Sunoco RMR for the Superbikes (the same stuff used by the factories in AMA MotoAmerica) and 93 pump gas for SuperStock.
Ever wonder what it would be like to be gridded more on your skill and less on other factors? Join the only motorcycle race series in the United States outside of MotoAmerica that provides qualifying. More fun and better safety concerns.
FMRRA has partnered with MYLAPS to utilize the MYLAPS AMB transponders for all racers at FMRRA events. Not only is this the industry-standard, state of the art timing technology, but it will provide for live-streaming of on track race activity both on-line and via mobile phones in the pit lanes!
PICKERINGTON, Ohio — The American Motorcyclist Association and the Florida Motorcycle Road Racing Association have agreed to a partnership to advance the sport of motorcycle road racing in America, particularly in the Southeast.
Beginning with FMRRA’s 2018 season-which kicks off in November 2017-all FMRRA events will be co-sanctioned with the AMA.
“The Florida Motorcycle Road Racing Association 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.”
Through the partnership, FMRRA gains access to AMA ratification and recognition of results and a clear path to professional licensing for riders who aspire to race MotoAmerica events.
The AMA, along with FIM North America, is the sanctioning body for MotoAmerica, home of the AMA Superbike Championship, and the sole representative and affiliate in the United States for the Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme, the world sanctioning body for motorcycle sports.
Through the FMRRA series partnership with Florida Track Days, there is a clearly defined ladder system in the Southeast to take riders from the street to the track to race schools and club racing and, now, to professional racing with MotoAmerica.
“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. FMRRA series rules and classes are modeled after the structure found at the FIM and MotoAmerica.
AMA partnership and sanctioning adds to the FMRRA mission of bringing professional-grade formatting and qualifying, along with modern technology to club racers.
Marra and West said they 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.
Florida Motorcycle Road Racing Association (FMRRA) & Florida Trackdays (FTD) along with financial support from anonymous donors have come together to form the Florida Motorcycle Safety Fund. Never before has the State of Florida been a part of a grass roots effort to increase rider safety.
Florida Motorcycle racers and track enthusiasts may already know of the work this past year finalizing the purchase of motorcycle safety barrier. Already many of you have been contributing to the grassroots effort either with financial donations or contributing with recycled bottles.
Many of you attended the 2016 FMRRA championship party at K1 Speed in Miami where the new motorcycle safety barriers were presented at the awards ceremony along with the news of the $5000 order of motorcycle safety barrier to be deployed in early 2017.
The safety barrier is concept already used in international locales with great success.
The initial $5000 order will cover 800 feet or over two football fields of impact areas.
We’re calling the initiative “Caps On” because the safety barriers will be filled with Recycled plastic bottles. Water, sports drink, 2 liter soda bottles all will be gladly accepted, but remember we need the “Caps On”. Sometime today take an empty sports drink with the “Caps On” and squeeze it. Try an empty 2 liter bottle. Packaged together this will form a green, racer supported, grassroots effort to increase safety for Florida motorcycle riders.
Remember #CapsOn for safety!