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Mar 18, 2017

WMRRA Offering Over $20,000 In Purse Money During 2017 Season

WMRRA racers in action during the 2016 season. Photo courtesy of WMRRA.

WMRRA is Offering Over $20k in Purse Money for 2017 Season

Road Racing in the Northwest is on the rise and WMRRA is excited to offer cold, hard cash to reward local racers, and entice other competitors to come join the Pacific Northwest club in its growth. With the growing economy, sponsors are once again open to marketing opportunities within the sport. This is helping the club in an effort to achieve its goals of becoming the best and most attractive West Coast organization to race with.

WMRRA is focusing on their three big bike classes with green up for grabs. WMRRA's premier 16 lap, 2Wheel Dyno Works sponsored Formula Ultra Class, offers a winner take-all purse of $1,000 per race. A season worth of $6,000 is a substantial boost to the pocket book of any NW racer, and to visitors willing to do battle with the best of the best.

The Hinshaw's Motorcycle Store isjumping in the mix by sponsoring the Open SuperBike class putting up $500 per race, winner-take-all total of $3,000 for the 2017 season. Now, because more is never enough… WMRRA’s Open Super-Sport class, sponsored by MotoVixens, is offering the same winner-take-all approach, with the top of the-box taking $200 home, for a season total of $1,200.

Not to exclude the ladies; Brittany Dickson & Sixth Gear Publishing, has offered $100 per win in Formula Female; a new class open to female riders on a variety of bikes. WMRRA hopes to encourage more growth in female ridership with this new class.

All racers, inclusive of visitors, are eligible to win class-purse payouts. WMMRA offers license reciprocity with OMRRA, AFM, & WMRC as well as weekend race licensing available to riders with other recognized clubs. Remember, purse money is in addition to all available contingency monies offered by the manufacturers & vendors. By now the available $$$ grab is probably running through your head.

As you may have assessed to this point. WMRRA has set its bar pretty high for the new season. The club decided that if we were going to ask our sponsors to take a calculated risk on us we should take our own step forward and walk our talk. Time to throw in the kicker, the trump card, the game changer. $10,000 in Overall Season Championship purse monies.

This Seasons-Overall #1 Plate-winner will receive a purse of $7,000. $2,000 for the 2nd Overall winner, and $1,000 for the 3rd place plate holder.

Our only stipulation is that the overall championship winnings are proprietary to WMRRA race-license holders. WMRRA race licenses must be in hand, by June 26th, to be eligible.

WMRRA offers expert licenses to racers with current recognized organizations licenses of other clubs for $150, available at registration, or by visiting www.wmrra.com/forms . WMRRA's overall championship is structured uniquely, in that it rewards overall riding in your 3 best classes. Combining your class points totals from those three classes, determines you accumulative championship points. All classes are weighted evenly, with Formula Ultra being the exception as a 2x multiplier. Please read the 2017 WMRRA rulebook for more details.

When asked about the motivation behind the $20,800 in total purse monies, WMRRA President Mark DeGross explained "Last fall, a new executive board was elected in to lead the club. We have set big goals to accomplish, looked at many factors locally and nationwide, wondering why certain things couldn't be done. Outright purse monies was one of them and our 2nd VP in charge of Marketing, Cliff Griffin, has spearheaded and pulled off what some said couldn't be done in club racing and secured the $20.8K in purse money. We feel this will help grow our ridership as well as create energy around our series for 2017, taking advantage of the upswing in the sport." Nothing like putting your money where your mouth is, and WMRRA has done just that. For those interested in attending a WMRRA round and competing for some, or all, of the pot of gold, WMRRA's 2017 schedule is:

April 22/23 Pacific Raceways - Kent, WA

May 13/14 Pacific Raceways - Kent, WA

May 27/28/29 The Ridge Motorsports Park - Shelton, WA - Endurance Racing on the 29th

June 24/25 The Ridge Motorsports Park - Shelton, WA

July 22/23 The Ridge Motorsports Park - Shelton, WA

Sep 2/3/4 Pacific Raceways - Kent, WA - Endurance Racing on the 4th

WMRRA is a not-for-profit race organization founded in 1974. For more information regarding them, please visit their website at www.wmrra.com