Sandia Motorcycle Roadracing, Inc.
SMRI Members and Supporters,
We're sure you're all aware of the extreme effects the COVID-19 pandemic has had on events throughout the world, and that those effects have included not only our day-to-day activities, but our extracurricular activities, like motorcycle roadracing, as well. SMRI leadership cancelled events in May and June due to the pandemic to ensure the safety of SMRI members and staff.
However, we also understand that racers are people, too, and that we all want to return to some form of normalcy. Our extended racing family have made it plain that when the opportunity presents itself they're eager to return to the track as long as it is safe to do so. We've been evaluating opportunities and want to balance our desire to return to the track with members' safety, the long term financial stability of the club.
SMRI's leadership team now believes that we can run an event safely in July with an eye toward evaluating our ability to do so for the remainder of the year. To that end we are pleased to announce that SMRI will host its first track day of the 2020 season on Sunday, July 19th.
Please be aware that this event will demand that ALL PARTICIPANTS follow a rigid structure in order to meet New Mexico and Bernalillo County health orders and restrictions, so we're asking each of you to read this message fully and commit to comply with all requirements.
First, all participants MUST register and pay for the track day online. There will be no exceptions to this requirement. If you don't register and pay online you will not be allowed onto the facility. If you're having trouble with online registration, please contact SMRI's leadership team for assistance.
Second, all participants MUST fill out the Sandia Speedway COVID-19 Waiver (available for download here) and submit the form to SMRI as part of registration. These forms allow one rider and up to five crew. Please limit your pit to these six people. Registration, including these forms, must be submitted by 6:00 pm on Thursday, July 16th. All riders and all crew who are attending MUST BE ON THE FORM! Any persons not listed on the form will not be allowed through the gate on the 19th. No additional crew will be added at the gate, so get them on the form before you submit it! This form will be used to trace an outbreak if one occurs. The information on the forms will not be provided to tracing authorities in any circumstance other than an outbreak.
Third, all participants must agree to abide by the following regulations:
-Take your temperature before you leave home in the morning. If your temperature is higher than 100.4, please stay home.-If you've been in contact with anyone who has tested positive for COVID-19 during the 14 days prior to the event, please stay home.
-If you feel sick with a fever or cough the morning of the event, please stay home.
-If you begin to feel sick during the day please go home. Help ensure the safety of other riders by acting responsibly!
-Bring a pen to sign the waiver forms at the gate. We will not have a pen for you to use, so please bring your own!
-No spectators are allowed, only registered riders and crew.
-Absolutely no unaccompanied pets or children. No exceptions. If you are a rider using children on your pit crew you must ensure they are supervised while you are on track.
-Please do not roam in the pits to visit neighbors. When not on the track please stay in your pit. Please ensure your pit crew understand this request.
-Riders and crew must not gather in groups larger than six.
-Riders and crew will ensure social distancing guidelines are followed by remaining 6' apart.
-Riders and crew will wear masks except while on track, where helmets must be worn. (No need to wear both masks and helmets)
-Pit areas are to be separated by ten unoccupied feet.
-No concessions will be available at the track, so riders and crew will need to bring their own refreshments. Bring lots of water!!!
-No outdoor grilling (or other cooking) will be allowed.
Finally, this event will be used as a template for events to be held throughout the remainder of 2020. These policies will likely remain in effect for the remainder of the season, but might be modified if things simply don't work, or might work better a different way. We are also continuously held to government mandates and will continue to uphold regulations that fall in line with those official orders.
Please let us know how things go from your perspective either during or after the event, as we are striving to bring you racing in 2020 while keeping everyone healthy and happy.
Thank you for your continued support and patience during these unprecedented times,
SMRI Executive Officers and Board Members
SMRI and Law Tigers are proud to announce the schedule for our 2020 track days and the
Law Tigers' Sandia Motorcycle Roadracing Inc. Shootouts.
*Please note: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, restrictions on spectators and crew, mask requirements, and social distancing requirements will be met and enforced at all times until further notice. Please refer to the REGISTRATION CHECKLIST for instructions on how to register in advance and prepare to meet all COVID-19 regulation requirements before arriving at the track. Non-compliance will result in immediate removal from the facility or you will be turned away at the gate, no exceptions.
All 2020 events will be held in the “standard configuration.”
July 18: New Racer School - Classroom
July 19: Triumph Albuquerque Track Day and Race School
August 15: Team R&S Track Day
August 16: Law Tigers' SMRI Shootout 1 - Race Day
September 19: Santa Fe Harley-Davidson and KTM Track Day
September 20: Law Tigers' SMRI Shootout 2 - Race Day
October 17: Kings of Speed Track Day
October 18: Law Tigers' SMRI Shootout 3 - Race Day
Download the current SMRI rulebook by clicking here: Rule Book
Ride, Learn, or Watch with SMRI!
Sandia Motorcycle Roadracing, Inc. is an organization whose purpose is to promote motorcycling and motorcycle road racing through operation of a club that hosts Rider Education events, Track Days, and Roadracing events throughout the year for the benefit of its members and the public at large. SMRI operates primarily at Sandia Motorsports Park (Directions) just west of Albuquerque, NM and typically hosts events beginning in April and ending in October each year. You may register as an SMRI member on the Join us page, or see Events to see what's coming up and to register to actively participate in any of our upcoming events! Admission to SMRI events costs only $5 at the gate for spectators, including Pit Access, so bring the whole family to see what's happening in fabulous, sunny New Mexico!
Kimberly Prichard, SMRI #930, tips it in with a little company. SMRI welcomes racers of every shape, size, age, and gender.