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Feb 6, 2014

CMRA's 2014 Race Season Starts February 14-16 At MSR Houston

Danny Kelsey (34) will run the CMRA #1 plate in 2014. Photo by Blair Hartsfield/www.hart-photography.com, courtesy of CMRA.

The Central Motorcycle Roadracing Association 2014 Season Starts at MSR Houston Next Weekend


Next weekend, February 14 - 16, 2014, the Central Motorcycle Roadracing Association (CMRA) kicks off its 2014 season at MSR Houston in Angleton, Texas. The three-day event marks the first event of the 2014 race season, and brings new classes, new purses and new excitement.

The weekend's schedule gets rolling on Friday with an all day CMRA-sanctioned racer practice and CMRA license school.

Saturday's schedule includes a full slate of sprint races for smaller bikes, including our one-of-a-kind, Junior Motard class for racers 8-12 years old. New classes for 2014 include the Grom Challenge, a class specifically for the 125cc Honda Grom and run with rules to keep the bikes close to stock, will debut on Saturday. The 500 Supersport class designed for the Honda CBR500R and 300 Supersport class (Kawasaki EX300) will also grid up for the first time at MSR Houston. Round One of the CMRA Endurance Series follows the sprint races with a 2-Hour Lightweight Endurance and a 4-Hour CMRA Challenge Endurance. Saturday's racing concludes with a trophy presentation and free trackside racer/spectator meet and greet party.

Sunday's schedule is jam-packed with a full day's worth of exciting and competitive Big Bike sprint races. The CMRA is thrilled to announce the return of the Breast Cancer Research Foundation / P1 Racing Formula 1 Expert class. The Breast Cancer Research Foundation and P1 Racing have teamed up to help promote Breast Cancer awareness by offering an $11,000 cash purse to be paid out to the top Formula 1 Expert finishers over the course of the 2014 season. The CMRA kicks in another $400 per weekend when the grid reaches 20 or more racers. A portion of each entry fee is donated to Breast Cancer Research.

Sunday also brings a group bike ride to the track for a chili cook-off and silent auction to benefit Capt. Bill Dowling, a Houston fire captain seriously injured in a building fire and collapse. For more information and how to participate, go to: www.dowlingride.com.


There is live timing and scoring available for all the races via the Race Monitor App on mobile devices and online at www.cmraracing.com/timing.html Keep up with the action if you can't make it out to the track!

Gates open each day at 6:00 a.m. and we race rain or shine! Weekend entry into the event is only $20 on Thursday or Friday, Saturday is $15, and just $10 on Sunday. Tickets are good for the entire weekend. Ride your street bike to the event and you'll pay just $5 for entry on both Saturday and Sunday! Kids 12 and under are free. A spectator lap of the track will be conducted during the lunch break on Sunday, schedule and weather permitting. Bring a cooler or visit the on-site concession at the base of the Control Tower.

Please note that no pets are allowed at any of the CMRA race events.

On behalf of our racers, the CMRA would like thank our 2014 Class Sponsors including: 212Decals.com, Altus Lawton Motorsports, Breast Cancer Research Foundation/P1 Racing, Davis Rod & Cycle, Fastline Motorcycle School, HighPerformanceCrew.com, Houston Superbikes, Island Racing Services, Lone Star Track Days, Moto Liberty, MotoMassage.com, North Texas Superbikes, OnRoad OffRoad Suspension, RaceworX, Rainbow Sox Racing, Road & Track Suspension, South Central Race Center and Texas Motorcycle Academy@H2Raceway. Please remember to support the products and services of the companies who support you!

For more information about this event and a detailed event schedule, please visit our website at www.cmraracing.com or call the CMRA office at 817-570-9779