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Sep 15, 2011

MRA Cancels Season Finale Scheduled For October 8-9 At High Plains Raceway

Motorcycle Roadracing Association Cancels Round #8 in October

After careful consideration, the MRA Board of Directors announced at the General Membership Meeting last night that Round 8 at High Plains Raceway, October 8 & 9, 2011, has been cancelled. The final race of the season will be this weekend, September 17 & 18 at Pikes Peak International Raceway in Fountain, CO.

Following a continual decline in both race entries, and entry fees per racer throughout the 2011 Season the MRA has chosen to forego the final round of the year. Given the drop in participation and uncertain Colorado weather in October, the risk of another significant event loss is just too great to justify.

MRA President Tony Baker assures members: "The MRA is absolutely solvent and financially stable, even taking into consideration the certain loss we will suffer at Round 7 this weekend. There is no financial crisis at this time; however, it is important that we do not make choices which could put us in crisis or imperil the 2012 Race Season. Taking an additional event loss this late in the season would most certainly jeopardize our ability to properly fund the 2012 series."

He continues: "Colorado continues to suffer from a high jobless rate & slow economic recovery; layoffs, bankruptcies and foreclosures have not yet hit bottom it appears. Unfortunately this is having a direct impact on a significant portion of our membership, as even our 'dyed in the wool, never miss a round' racers have been skipping rounds or are absent altogether in 2011. The MRA appreciates the support and participation of all of our members, racers, visiting racers, and series sponsors during this season. We look forward to an exciting final round this weekend, and will be announcing our 2012 Season Schedule in the very near future."

The MRA is dedicated to promoting safe and competitive motorcycle road racing events for enthusiasts in Colorado and the surrounding area. The MRA is now on Facebook at Motorcycle Roadracing Association. Join our group and stay up to date on the latest racing news. For more information go to www.mra-racing.org or call the MRA hotline at 303-530-5678