AFM: Registration for 8-9 October Laguna Seca Doubleheader Opens Immediately – Roadracing World Journal


AFM Laguna registration opens tonight at 8 p.m. for AFM license holders (9-26 for reciprocity). THIS IS GOING TO BE A GASSER!

Word: For those who purchase a license whereas registering, it is possible for you to to register in the course of the AFM license holder interval (immediately).

From AFM BOD:

ultimately. Lastly, it is right hereā€¦ AFM registration opens immediately for the ultimate spherical of our 2022 season at none apart from the historic Laguna Seca Raceway in Monterey! Since becoming a member of AFM in my first race weekend, March 2002, I’ve heard whispers, quips, solicitations, rumours, needs, “what-ifs”, and conspiracies about AFM and Laguna Seca Raceway. Why we can’t return, why do not we return and why we left. The pinch was effective although… we had Sonomas and we had quite a lot of Sonomas. Step by step, we moved to the much less Sonoma spherical and ultimately determined to chop Sonoma till the observe floor was upgraded. That call was tough. Very tough. Dropping a world-class facility robbed the membership of its legacy. @Sonoma Again throughout that interval of scaling again, we drove to Laguna yearly, asking for a date. Now we have by no means acquired a lot as a name again. Nothing, simply useless air. In 2022, underneath new administration, we lastly acquired a name again with unique assist from one in every of our long-standing occasion distributors. As soon as the connection was made, we aggressively pushed for dates and bugged and bugged and bugged. The (new) choice makers at Laguna Seca lastly responded… and after a hiatus of almost 40 years, AFM will as soon as once more return to racing in Laguna Seca. This occasion is actually historic. The quantity of labor, effort, thought and concern that has gone into our final section is immeasurable. At our BOD assembly, we solidified the ultimate particulars. All of us left the assembly with the “beginning line” butterflies.

The 1961 seems to be one of many AFM’s earliest races, held at Laguna Seca together with the SCCA. The place and the historical past of AFM are lengthy established. June 10th, 1961, The e-newsletter nonetheless talks to us immediately. “Bikes should be ‘gassers'”. “As quickly as this text arrives, please ship the admission kind for…” At the moment (and even till the mid-2000s), admission kinds have been mailed and, later, have been faxed. A racer notes his first, second and third race alternative; A tribute to the entries a lot that getting two races in a single weekend was a “win” in itself.

The AFM Board, Nook Employees, Race Management, Tech, Timing, Registration and Licensing are all very proud and really excited to return to Laguna Seca to subscribe to AFM. AFM members will, at first, have a particular entry previous to entry for the occasion, which is opened to reciprocal licensed racers. Unique AFM licensed riders can begin registration from twenty second Septemberh, On September 26, we will even open registrations for non-AFM Racing members. Registration might be prioritized on a primary come, first served foundation and the highest 10 factors for all courses might be assured a grid spot if registration is finished for reciprocity riders previous to registration. Whereas we don’t know what the entire attendance might be, there’s a restrict to what number of racers may be on the observe at one time and that constraint will restrict our whole racers. It is the one time we have needed to work via a variety of riders-on-track in trendy AFM occasions. The board labored onerous on pricing for the occasion over the course of a number of months arriving at a minimal occasion price of $700 for 3 courses with two full days of racing. The three courses end in 6 races over two days. Our schedule is a 3-day occasion with follow on Friday, 7 October and racing on each days, 8 Octoberth and 9th, The concentrate on our return to Laguna Seca is train, racing, racing. With this in thoughts, a two-day racing schedule was created, with a small quantity of morning warmup on race day every weekend and a full day of 105db free follow and 105db restrict racing on Fridays. We’ll qualify for all Formulation courses on Friday. Formulation races will, on the finish of the day, run on each days and could also be scheduled for longer intervals than dash races. These uncommon AFM Laguna Seca Trophies are going to make it a struggle for these historic podiums in all courses and I can think about the sensation of accomplishment just like the membership’s founders put the AFM Laguna Seca Trophy on show when Laguna opened its doorways . them within the late 50s.

Pricing for 105db Friday follow is $450 per rider. We could have AFM T&S lively and timed throughout Fridays and qualifying system courses on Fridays. The worth for the Saturday/Sunday race is $700 for the three race courses. Extra courses are $150. We do not know a lot about what number of racers will enter, however we suspect it will likely be probably the most full AFM occasion of the season. These shopping for garages should load on Thursday afternoon/Friday AM. Those that select to follow on Friday could have the choice of a precedence pit, in comparison with those that don’t follow on Friday.

bullet factors

  • First 3 entries (minimal): $700. Two day run, Saturday/Sunday.
  • All days are 105db day.
  • Each days of the race are full level days.
  • Friday follow is $450. Precedence pit entry for Friday exercisers
  • No pets are allowed as per Laguna’s coverage, besides as permitted by legislation.
  • We predict podium celebrations for all races on each the times
  • Now we have 18 garages obtainable for lease. Like Sonoma’s storage, a number of bikes can match and storage sharing is inspired
  • AFM Current License holders could have particular precedence registration from 8 PM 9-22 PM to eight PM 9-26 PM. Licenses may be bought to enter throughout this time interval.
  • Non-AFM license holders (mutual) will be capable to register from 8 pm to 9-26 pm, with registration closing until 10-6 pm.
  • Prime 10 at school factors are assured a spot within the class when recorded in the course of the AFM precedence interval
  • Formulation courses might be qualifying throughout Friday’s follow. Friday follow should be recorded to take part in qualifying
  • There isn’t any KFG rule. Except in any other case famous, courses might be gridded by marks
  • Paddock Quiet Hours 10pm – 6am . Huh

American Federation of Motorcyclists BOD, Employees, Race Management, Timing & Scoring, Tech, Registration, Licensing, Trophies, and all of your competitions Thanks for collaborating in AFM’s return to Laguna Seca! The return to Laguna Seca might be historic, memorable and triumphant! Thanks a lot for popping out and racing with the American Federation of Motorcyclists!

Thanks everybody, trying ahead to seeing you all at our historic AFM occasion!

burto woolridge

AFM #15

President 2022



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