About Vintage Racing
Vintage racing is competing with your 25+ year-old motorcycle on a closed track. There are specific racing divisions based on brand and displacement and also a sidecar division which is immensely fun to watch. The vintage racing community is welcoming to new racers, but it should be noted that it is helpful to get some assistance and orientation to facilitate a smoothy entry into this discipline.
Bikes: Any brand and displacement. Bikes must be 25 years old or older.
Passengers: Passengers are not allowed. Competitors in sidecars are welcome, but are required to have a racing license.
When/Where it Happens: Vintage races are held throughout the year all over the US. In the northeast, events are held from May through September at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. (See more info section for link to schedule.)
Governing Body: United States Classic Racing Association (USCRA) is the governing body for the northeast and mid-atlantic states. All events are AMA sanctioned. Note that a USCRA racing license is required to compete and is issued only after the competitor has completed a race school. Other parts of the country have their own sanctioning bodies, but MAX BMW racers compete within USCRA and are most familiar with their rules and regulations.
Cost and Entry Fees: Entry fees vary by event and location. Figure on about $150 for your primary class of registration per race and an additional $50 or so to compete in additional classes. USCRA ($60) and AMA ($50) memberships are required. Bike preparation, fuel and safety equipment are additional costs.
Preparation: You’ll need to start with a qualifying motorcycle that is in good running order and that has been race-prepped. Race prep is important for safety’s sake and your bike will be scrutinized to make sure that it is compliant. It is best to get help with race prep to make sure that everything is covered. Race leathers are required.
If you are curious about vintage racing, the best thing to do is to get in touch with Max or Joe at MAX BMW. We will be glad to help!
This event is organized by the US Classic Racing Association. It is being published for the attention of MAX BMW Motorcycles customers. MAX BMW Motorcycles bears no responsibility for this event.