Florida Motorcycle Racing Association Has Brought the Roar to Palm Beach County
10 Dec, 2018
The Palm Beach County Sports Commission will partner with Palm Beach International Raceway to sponsor and present Florida Motorcycle Road Racing Association on November 17, 2018 to February 10, 2019. The two mile course is located in Jupiter, Florida and has a 10 turn with some of the fastest and challenging straightaways and corners offered by any track in North America.
The course is approved as an Indy Car testing facility and showcases a seamless table-top smooth finish, S.A.V.E. soft barriers, full lighting, run-off areas and is home to the Palm Beach Driving Club.
The FMRRA series is an 8-race regional championship with five events held at the Palm Beach International Raceway. These events are sanctioned by the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA), with points used as qualifiers for the national Moto America series. There are various divisions which are determined by skill level, motorcycle style and engine size.
“The Florida Motorcycle Road Racing Association quickly demonstrated its prowess in organizing and operating club racing, and through its ladder system has actively been recruiting new racers from track day riders,” said AMA Track Racing Manager Ken Saillant. “The organization’s professionalism and efforts to respond to racers’ concerns and quickly implement changes impressed us from our first conversations. The AMA is excited to welcome FMRRA as an important new partner as we work together to grow both amateur and professional road racing in this country.”
FMRRA is becoming one of the state’s most competitive circuits in motorsports. The season began November 17th, 2018 and finishes at the end of June 2019. Racers from all over Florida and the southeast region of the nation compete until the end of the season. Over 100 racers participate during each weekend of the racing.
Partnerships lead to numerous tournaments, championships and opportunities for all parties involved. Palm Beach County Sports Commission Executive Director George Linley stated, “Palm Beach County Sports Commission enjoys the partnership with FMRRA and is looking forward to continuing support of the series and racers into 2019 and beyond. We are excited to join the racers in the celebration of the finalists.”
The race is expected to bring an estimated economic impact of $320,000 and 800 room nights to The Palm Beaches. For more information about the event or schedule, visit https://www.fmrra.com/.