Apr 12, 2013
© 2013, Roadracing World Publishing, Inc.
From a press release
issued by Raymond Clark on behalf of the UtahSBA
April 12, 2013. Tooele, Utah – Most racers can reflect that taking first step into racing can be a daunting and anxious experience. Despite the probability of feeling that you may possess semi-decent riding skills, and perhaps even having a few trackdays under your belt, the step into racing can be one fraught with intimidation. The RacingExperience Program offered by UtahSBA (Utah SportBike Association) has assisted many riders feel their way into the exciting world of motorcycle club racing with one-on-one coaching at an affordable cost.
The UtahSBA is pleased to announce the continuation of its Racing Experience program for the 2013 season. In 2012, the RacingExperience program introduced numerous riders to the thrill of road racing at America’s premier road racing facility, Miller Motorsports Park, in Tooele, UT.
For 2013 the UtahSBA is continuing the tradition of helping new racers by growing the Racing Experience program and offering a unique opportunity that no other racing organization in the country is providing; a graded and educational approach to assist new racers get a taste of the thrilling sport of motorcycle roadracing.
Safety: The UtahSBA RacingExperience is held every Saturday of a race weekend in conjunction with the Master of the Mountains race series, and is run exclusively at Miller Motorsports Park. This shall include both track sessions and classroom time. The Racing Experience instructors are veteran racers and are committed to introducing new racers to the sport by gradually preparing them for the adrenalin rush and chaos of real competition.
Mentors: After the successful implementation of the mentoring curriculum in 2012, the UtahSBA Racing Experience shall continue the program - each class graduate is assigned to an experienced racer [within the club] to act as a mentor and guide. The mentors are typically expert level riders with many years of racing experience that graduates can draw upon. This will also help new racers find their place in the local racing community, gain confidence, and help focus their priorities at the track.
My First Sponsor: One of the unique benefits of the UtahSBA RacingExperience program is our new Sponsorship program. Each student that passes the New Racer Certification at the end of the school will be eligible to receive sponsorship contracts from several local vendors. This is a tremendous benefit to the new racers as it will help ease the cost of getting into the sport as well as help them to build relationships with their local shops.
Cost: Possibly the best part of the UtahSBA RacingExperience program is the cost. Just $200 gets you everything mentioned above plus, membership in the Utah Sportbike Association, on-track practice sessions, classroom instruction, entry into a mock race with your fellow students, and when you pass the New Racer Certification, the opportunity to compete in the Masters of the Mountains race series the following day!
Brian Childree, Director of New Racer Development, said Monday, “We’ve made some changes to our RacingExperience program which will really add a lot of value for the students. Everyone who comes through our program is going to be amazed at what they get out of it. Where else are you going to get a club membership, excellent classroom instruction, track time on the best race track in the country, an experienced racing mentor, a mock race and sponsorship offers before your first novice race, all for 200 bucks? Pretty tough to beat.”
Round One of the UtahSBA ‘Masters of the Mountains’ race series kicks off on April 20th.
For more information please visit:
April 20-21: Miller Motorsports Park West Course
May 25-26: Miller Motorsports Park Perimeter Course
June 29-30: Miller Motorsports Park East Course
July 27-28: Miller Motorsports Park Perimeter Course (In conjunction with WERA)
August 24-25: Miller Motorsports Park West Course
October 5-6: Miller Motorsports Park East Course
The Masters of the Mountains is a motorcycle road racing series organized by the Utah Sport Bike Association, held at Miller Motorsports Park, and sanctioned by the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA). The UtahSBA is a member-based, non-profit organization committed to furthering the sport of motorcycle road racing through racing, rider education and safety. For more information on schedule, rulebook, class sponsors, purses and contingency please visit or link to the UtahSBA page on Facebook.