AHRMA Classic MotoFest™ Returns to Laguna Seca
ELORA, TN, May 16, 2022 – The American Historic Racing Motorcycle Association (AHRMA), will return to the iconic WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca in Monterey County for its second AHRMA Classic MotoFest™ of Monterey. With the mission of restoring and racing on and off-road vintage motorcycles while appealing to a wide array of different audiences, it’s an event that fits in with the historic aura of the original Laguna Seca.
The July 15-17 AHRMA Classic MotoFest™ of Monterey will be the bookend to a motorcycle week of activities that begins July 8-10 with the return of MotoAmerica’s professional racing series.
“We can’t wait to return to WeatherTech Raceway for a second year in a row,” said Brian Larrabure, 2022 Chair of the AHRMA Board of Trustees. “This year, we’re going to have more of everything that makes AHRMA special: more racing on the road course and more off-road racing that really highlights how much fun you can have at AHRMA.”
The fan experience at AHRMA’s Classic MotoFest offers something for everyone whose interests lie in two- and three-wheel competition, whether it be road racing, sidecars, vintage motocross, trials, cross country or flat track racing, this event will fill the need for speed. The fan zone will include a swap meet hosted by Laroque Motorsports on both Saturday and Sunday and a bike show on Saturday. For more info regarding the swap meet and/or bike show contact Maurice at: [email protected]. AHRMA offers a family-friendly environment, and our fan zone will include a bouncy house for our small guests to enjoy!
Road racers will take to the famous Corkscrew with AHRMA featuring classes for motorcycles spanning pre-World War II up to modern single, twin and triple-cylinder, sidecars, and electric-powered racers. It is more common to see some of these bikes in museums, but AHRMA events are a unique opportunity for moto lovers of all ages to watch and enjoy. Our paddock is open providing an interactive racing experience.
Fans of off-road competition will love this year’s event as it includes Vintage Motocross, Observed Trials and Cross-Country racing on courses located around the road racing track. Four-stroke motocross machines from the early 60s, twin-shock air-cooled trials bikes, and the coolest off-road race bikes from the 70s and 80s will all be competing on tracks at one venue.
New for the 2022 AHRMA Classic MotoFest™ experience is flat track racing! “AHRMA dirt track returned to the West Coast in 2021 with great success,” said Richard Brodock, AHRMA Dirt Track Coordinator. “For 2022 we added more rounds in California and we are very excited to work with the Salinas Ramblers to build a great flat-track to showcase the program during the AHRMA Classic MotoFest™ of Monterey at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca.”
“This is an exciting addition to our season calendar,” commented John Narigi, president, and general manager of WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca. “This has all the makings for a weeklong series of events and activities to establish the Monterey and Salinas communities as the place to be for sharing the passion of motorcycles past, present and future.”
A full array of ticket packages is available from camping to single-day admission tickets for the AHRMA Classic MotoFest™ of Monterey. For non-member ticketing, go to weathertechraceway.com. For event information, go to www.ahrma.org. To register to compete go to ahrma.motorsportreg.com.
For general questions contact the AHRMA event coordinator, Lorraine Crussell at [email protected].
American Historic Racing Motorcycle Association (AHRMA) is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to preserving, restoring, and competing on historic motorcycles. With more than 3,300 members, AHRMA is the leading historic motorcycle racing group in North America and one of the largest in the world. The association’s enthusiastic membership reflects this country’s strong interest in classic bikes.