New Racer Instruction
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.
- 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 descirbed 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.
Successful completion of NRS on Thursday 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.
OMRRA welcomes licensed racers from clubs throughout the country to participate in racing events. Please complete the necessary forms and register for an event!
How to Claim Contingency
Before you get to the track
Review the 2021 contingency programs linked above and their rules required for entry. Stickers required for compliance are available at Tech. W9 forms are available here and should be mailed to the sponsor, not OMRRA. Add the desired Contingency Sponsors to your OMRRA TrackIntel profile. Please ensure that your contingency sponsors are listed within your first three.
Contingency Currently available:
At the track before your race
When you pick up your registration, you’ll get a Contingency Tech sheet for each registered Motorcycle. Verify that the sponsors are correct. If there are issues, they can be corrected in the tower where you can get a new sheet. Sign the sheet and bring it, along with your contingency compliant motorcycle, to Tech. Give the sheet to a contingency inspector who will collect, check and sign the sheet when your bike is compliant.
After the race weekend
Preliminary contingency qualifications will be posted here during the week following the race weekend. Please verify that the results are as you expect. If there are any discrepancies or questions, please email [email protected] before the Sunday following the race weekend. The official results will be posted below once they are submitted.
Submitted Final Results:
April 2021: TBD
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