Become a racer!
2023 NRS Dates:
May 1 (online class) & May 5 (on track)
July 10 (online class) & July 14 (on track)
Classroom + On Track School + License + Gate Pass = $279*
New Racer Info Day: This is a meet-and-greet setting where we will provide a basic overview of what it’s like to race at OMRRA, and provide an open forum for any questions you might have. For 2023, his will be held at MotoCorsa at 6:00pm Wednesday March 1.
OMRRA NRS is designed for experienced track riders who are looking to make the step to racing. Our school includes a 3-hour classroom session on OMRRA’s race day procedures, then a full day on-track session to evaluate your ability to ride predictably and safely in a race environment. Each new racer will have an expert racer mentor throughout their novice racing experience to help guide them to expert status. For further details, click the links below.
- Your first race is free, within the same calendar year you passed NRS ($65 value)
- Free transponder rental for your first weekend ($50 value, limited to first 5 people)
- If you are referred by a current OMRRA racer, they will receive one free race for each weekend you race, up to 3 weekends within the same calendar year you passed NRS ($195 value)
Space is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Don’t miss out! Sign up is under the Membership tab (below). Under “membership type” select NEW NOVICE RACER and then under the “fees” section choose “COMPETITION MEMBERSHIP”.
When your forms are processed, the OMRRA office will respond with NRS course materials. Novice racers have numbers 700-799; upon graduation to expert status, racers may choose from any available numbers.
In preparation for NRS, new racers will be expected to:
- Read the OMRRA Rule Book. New racers will take a written test as part of the NRS graduation requirements. To have a successful racing experience, it is important that new racers have a strong understanding of general race day information, PIR park rules, what classes they should race, requirements for bike and gear inspection, race organization protocol, appropriate response to displayed flags, and novice program rules.
- Read the content in the NRS welcome packet, with further details about NRS.
- Riders are encouraged to have their machines prepared to meet OMRRA’s requirements for Machine Preparation and Safety Gear. NRS may be taken if track-day level requirements are met, but OMRRA requirements must be met before riders are allowed to enter any OMRRA races.
In general, riders should have at least B/Intermediate Group track day experience prior to signing up for NRS. Alternatively, riders with significant recent supermoto/flat track/motocross/off road racing experience also likely have sufficient experience to be successful in NRS. To further develop your riding skills, we suggest the below resources:
Riders are encouraged to have their machines prepared to meet OMRRA’s requirements for Machine Preparation. NRS may be taken if track day-level requirements are met, but OMRRA requirements must be met before riders are allowed to enter any OMRRA races. Refer to Section F of the OMRRA Rule Book for inspection requirements, and well as the OMRRA-Safety-Wiring-Guide.
To better understand how your machine fits into the class offerings at OMRRA, refer to the Common OMRRA Race Bikes document. We recommend a Lightweight or Middleweight machine, as they are more affordable to race (consuming tires, fuel, brake pads, chains, etc at a slower rate), and tend to develop rider skills more effectively. The vast majority of OMRRA’s successful 600/Open racers started their racing careers on Lightweight/Middleweight machines. Also, riders on Lightweight/Middleweight machines tend to have greater success in returning to race for multiple years. Of course, new racers on 600/Open machines are welcome in NRS if that is their preference.
Riders are encouraged to have their machines prepared to meet OMRRA’s requirements for Safety Gear as described in the Rule Book. NRS may be taken if track day-level requirements are met, but OMRRA requirements must be met before riders are allowed to enter any OMRRA races. Refer to Section F of the OMRRA Rule Book for inspection requirements.
OMRRA uses AMB sports transponders for all race and practice timing and scoring.
Racers are required to mount a properly functioning transponder to the front fork leg of their motorcycle whenever they are on track, and to have that transponder number linked to their OMRRA Track Intelligence account.
A limited number of AMB rechargeable units are available for rent in the second floor of the PIR Pro Pit tower each race weekend for $25 daily or $50 for the weekend.
Reservations may be made in advance by contacting [email protected]. Alternatively, they are also available through the MARKETPLACE tab on the OMRRA website here. Rentals are first come first served, and availability is not guaranteed.
Transponder units are available for sale or subscription through MyLaps.com.
The OMRRA system supports both the Classic (Flex, 260 and 260R) and the new TR2 & X2 transponder for motorcycles.
Successful completion of NRS on Wednesday and Friday will earn you an OMRRA Novice license, so you can race Saturday and Sunday! Requirements include a passing score on a written test, and mentor approval of your riding during the On Track school.
As an OMRRA Novice, you will have the opportunity to gain experience as a racer, under the tutelage of an expert mentor racing similar machinery. Your goal is to establish a clean track record of safe racing, which you document on your OMRRA Novice Graduation Form. Additionally, as a volunteer-driven organization, new racers are asked to contribute to OMRRA’s volunteer efforts. Successful documentation of both of these requirements, and endorsement by your mentor, will earn you an OMRRA Expert race license.