Sandia Motorcycle Roadracing, Inc.

New Rider Director: Kenneth Kilness <

School Dates:

  • Classroom (6:30 pm), Friday
  • Riding & Track walk (7am): Saturday
  • Mock Race  (7am): Sunday

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More information will be sent to those who register for the Race Licensing Class.

So you want to race, but you don't know how to start? 


The SMRI Race License School is intended to provide riders who want to learn about racing with useful information & instruction to help make their track experience safer & more enjoyable.  

Race License Schools will generally be available around SMRI track days, pending a minimum of three registrants.

Riders who complete the requirements for the SMRI Race License School are rewarded with a complimentary Super Street Race (that’s two heats!!!) on the next race day scheduled.

The SMRI Race License School is broken into two sessions.  They are the Classroom Theory Session and the On-Track Drills Session. 

The first session is the Classroom Theory Session.  It is generally held the Friday evening before the track day. This session is held to communicate to each student what they might expect on the track during races, and to help them prepare for a safe racing career!  Some of the topics covered include:

  • Safety
  • Flags
  • Track Protocols
  • Race Day Procedure
  • Bike Setup
  • Riding Technique

The second session is the On-Track Drills Session.  It is generally held during an SMRI Track Day (cost of admission is covered by the SMRI Race License School fee, though Students will need to be ready to pay the $5 gate fee and sign a waiver at the gate) and its purpose is to teach riders how to safely maneuver their motorcycles on the racetrack and to insure they can do so safely in a racing situation.  Students will need to arrive at the track by 7:00 a.m. in order to undergo Technical Inspection.  On-track drills will begin at 8:00am sharp!

**Students must attend the classroom portion of the course before attending the Track Drills.  It is recommended that students complete both the in the same weekend.


Who is required to take the Race License School?

Any rider who has never raced but wishes to obtain an SMRI Racer’s License is required to obtain a certificate from an approved Race License School per rule  SMRI’s Race License School fulfills this requirement.

Any individual wishing to race & not currently licensed by another recognized road racing organization.  (See rule book, section 3.2.3 for a list)

What is the total cost for the SMRI Race License School?

The cost for the race school is $250.  This price includes the classroom session, track drills on Saturday, and a Mock Race and a complimentary Super Street race on Sunday.

Are there any additional costs?

Sorry, but Yes.   To participate in racing competition New Racers must complete a club racer membership form cost is $125, along with filling out the club medical form,  Our insurance requires all races to have an AMA membership, the cost of the AMA membership is $49 if purchased online from the AMA, or $55 at SMRI Event Registration. 

What other preparations do I need to make?

To participate in Saturday Track Drills, the Mock Race, and Super Street races, all lights on the bike must be covered with tape (masking tape, duct tape, or electrical tape are suggested).  This includes the headlight, tail light and turn signals.

All riders must have one or two piece leathers, gloves that cover the wrists, leather boots that cover the ankles, back protector, and a full-face helmet.  SMRI rents gear including a leathers, gloves, and boots, available in several sizes, for $25 per day (one fee for as much as one person needs).

Where can I learn more?

Contact the club's New Rider Director for more information.

How do I pre-register for the SMRI Race License Class?

Pre-registration is required by the Thursday prior to the class you plan to attend.  To pre-register sign up is found under the Events page. 

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