AFM New Racer $99 Special

The AFM is working hard to increase our membership and provide an opportunity for motorcycle competition enthusiasts to get out to their first race weekend with the AFM.  As a board member, I have worked hard to promote this special and to assist with a significant amount of administrative tasks to get this program started.

Please feel free to review the information below and let me know how I can be of any assistance to you!

afm_logo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6167 Jarvis Avenue #333

Newark, CA  94560

www.afmracing.org

afm@afmracing.org

(510) 796-7005

 

Thank you for showing interest in the AFM’s $99 New Racer Special.  As you can imagine, a tremendous amount of excitement has been generated and the AFM hopes to see a number of new racers at our remaining 2013 rounds.  This email will provide details of the event and specific instructions to streamline the process.  Much information can be found on our website at www.afmracing.org .
Here’s the $99 Deal:
You pay $99 and get the following:

  • An AFM half year competition license
  • Enrollment in the Sonoma or Thunderhill New Race School (NRS)
  • Your first Clubman race!
  • Free weekend rental on AMB scoring transponder

 

A number of companies are offering support for the $99 Deal:

  • Free photographs of your weekend from OxyMoron Photography (stop by his pit area sometime Saturday)
  • $50 coupon from CT Racing for Pirelli tires at the event
  • FREE Suspension tuning from Catalyst Reaction for the event
  • $99 race bike prep at Mach 1 Motorsports in Vallejo, CA

 

 

ELIGIBLE 2013 EVENTS ARE:

 

AFM at Sonoma raceway, August 31 – September 1

AFM at Thunderhill Raceway, October 5-6

 

 

 

WHAT YOU NEED TO DO BEFORE THE EVENT:

 

Go to http://www.afmracing.com/index.php/how-to-join/how-to-join and print the membership application.  Fill it out completely and have it notarized.  On the first page of the application you will see a box that says “New Member” – check that box and write in “$99 Special”.  If you are under 18, print and complete the minor release form and have it notarized also: http://www.afmracing.org/images/downloads/2013_minor_release.pdf. Send in the completed application with your $99 payment (either by check made out to “AFM” or fill out the credit card information.

 

YOU MUST have medical insurance to compete at an AFM event; you will enter the information on page 2 of your racing application.

 

YOU NEED TO MAIL YOUR COMPLETED APPLICATION HERE:

AFM License Committee

$99 NEW RACER SPECIAL

PO Box 4248 

Modesto, CA 95352-4248

 

The application MUST be mailed; the AFM needs your original signature.  The license cannot be faxed or emailed.

 

MOTORCYCLE AND GEAR REQUIREMENTS:

 

The AFM Rulebook contains information about the classes you may enter and other important information.  The rulebook can be downloaded or viewed here:  http://www.afmracing.com/downloads/rulebook/2013_afm_rulebook_web.pdf

 

Your motorcycle and gear must pass a technical inspection, and it is your responsibility to make sure your bike is race prepared BEFORE YOU ARRIVE AT THE TRACK.

 

Your motorcycle must pass technical inspection.  The information needed to complete this process can be found in the rulebook in pages 21, 27, 45, 47, 52.

 

Your gear must also pass a technical inspection.  The information you need for your gear can be found in the rulebook on Page 45 and 46.  You will need a SNELL rated helmet (not just DOT), a leather suit (either one-piece or two-piece zip together), gloves, boots and a back protector.  Your equipment must be free of holes or excessive damage and your helmet cannot be crash damaged.  See the rulebook for more information. Refer to the information in the rulebook if you need to talk to someone about preparing your bike for the track.

 

 

 

WHAT YOU NEED TO DO SATURDAY MORNING:

 

Arrive early to find a location to unload your motorcycle.  Arriving at 6am should be enough time.  There is a gate charge of $12 per person (kids under 12 years old are free). You may also setup and camp overnight on Friday.  Come to the registration building at re-entry to complete your paperwork, just south of the main grandstands. AFM officials will direct you to your classroom location. If you are late you may not be able to race. You’ll also need to get your bike and gear through Tech BEFORE you go the class.

 

You will participate in an AFM conducted “New Racer School” and have an opportunity to ask any questions.  You will be provided time to practice on the track and be evaluated by an AFM racer.  You will have an opportunity to ask that AFM racer any questions about the track.

Upon successful completion of the New Racer School including a simple written test and your riding evaluation, you will be able to race in Saturday’s Clubman race.

 

WHAT CLASSES WILL YOU RACE IN?

 

Page 37 – 42 of the rulebook contains the information you will need to enter the appropriate class.  AFM Tech officials will help you do this on Saturday.
Clubman races have 3 classes, Lightweight, Middleweight and Heavyweight.  Roughly, the class breakdowns as follows:

  • Lightweight – motorcycles up to 600cc for inline 4 cylinder motorcycles and up to 650 twin cylinder motorcycles
  • Middleweight – 600cc – 750cc  inline 4 cylinder motorcycles and up to 1000cc twin cylinder motorcycles.
  • Heavyweight – 1000cc motorcycles and twin cylinder motorcycles over 1000cc.

 

YOU CAN RACE IN SUNDAY’s NOVICE RACES:
If you wish to race in Sunday’s Novice races, you must successfully complete your Saturday Clubman race without crashing, AND meet the lap time minimum for the classes you wish to enter.  AFM officials will help you enter the appropriate class(es) for your motorcycle.

 

If you have any questions, please reply to afm@afmracing.org.  Your email will be answered or referred to the appropriate AFM official.

Thank you for your interest in the AFM and we look forward to seeing you at the event!

IF YOU NEED ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

 

AFM President – Berto Wooldridge,   president@afmracing.org

Licensing – Kathy Tabayoyon,    licensing@afmracing.org

Registration – Lisa Wallace,   afmentry@gmail.com

Race Director – Barbara Smith,   race.director@afmracing.org

Chief Tech Inspector – Terry Cheney,   terryc636@sbcglobnal.net

Rider Rep – Lisa Kinberger,   lisakinberger@hotmail.com

Rider Rep – David Zavatson,   zavatson@gmail.com