Coming up in a couple weeks, Jan. 25, 2014 is the 2nd Annual Day in the Dirt with Ken Hill. As I've said many times before, in the last couple years since I started dirt tracking at Prairie City Dirt Track and working with Brok McAllister and his team of great instructors, I have dropped over 5 seconds in my lap times and moved from about 20th in the field to well inside the Top 10 in the 600 classes (at the AFM with some pretty stout competition).
I have also been working with Ken Hill since I started racing and the fundamental skills he taught me have allowed this added speed to come without crashing, plus he has helped me apply what I learned on the dirt track to the asphalt. The KH Dirt School last year was a huge success and I am proud to be a part of it.
There are a lot of dirt schools popping up lately as more people are hearing of the benefits. This provides you with the opportunity to try it for yourself, but it does not get any better than the KH Dirt School. Ken's resume speaks for itself, and him teamed up with Brok is like the dynamic duo. They are both qualified, experienced instructors who not only know how to ride fast, but they also know how to teach others to go fast. This is an opportunity not to be missed, sign up by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
One of the three well-known California road racing clubs; AFM offers a place where you can participate in races, watch as a spectator, or even take part as a turn-worker on the course. There are competition classes for almost all motorcycles; you can race what you own, build a bike specifically for racing, or maybe even pick up a pre-set-up bike through member want ads. Competing in expert club racing can be used to qualify for a pro racing license. Explore the website for further information.
Women race with the men?
Yes, races are structured by bike size. Women race in the same classes as men that have the same sized bike. However, there is a growing interest among women in racing , so many racing clubs have added a women’s class to encourage the ladies to give it a try.
Formed in 2001, SMUSA is now the premier Pro/Am supermoto series in the country. Many of the well known American road racers such as Bobby Fong, Joey Pascarella, Cameron Beaubier, Elena Myers, Tyler O'Hara, Garrett Willis and others all competed in Supermoto USA's Nor Cal Championship where they developed their skills.
PC Dirt Track in Sacramento, Ca holds a series of the oldest and most traditional type of motorcycle racing, flat track - sometimes referred to as “dirt track” racing. A uniquely American type of motorcycle racing. Riders finesse their machines sideways through the turns, just inches apart from each other.
Since 1924, the AMA has protected the future of motorcycling and promoted the motorcycle lifestyle. AMA members come from all walks of life, and they navigate many different routes on their journey to the same destination: freedom on two wheels. The AMA sanctions more motorsports competition and motorcycle recreational events than any other organization in the world. No one who has ever seen an AMA Pro motorcycle race ever forgets it.