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Where do I begin?

Posted: Wed Oct 18, 2006 1:06 pm
by biker06
Ever sense I can remember, Superbike racing has always been a fascination of mine, but like many, only a few get to become professional racers. How does someone become a professional racer without having millions of dollars or rich parents?. Is their salary anything like that in NASCAR?

Re: Where do I begin?

Posted: Thu Oct 19, 2006 6:10 pm
by silentx
biker06 wrote:Ever sense I can remember, Superbike racing has always been a fascination of mine, but like many, only a few get to become professional racers. How does someone become a professional racer without having millions of dollars or rich parents?. Is their salary anything like that in NASCAR?
I think you can go in ur self as a privateer/freelancer... not sure exactly what its called... I am also interested... in racing in the future.. ( not in world cup championships but.. local races..


As far as how to begin...? I am watching this forum :laughing:

Posted: Thu Oct 19, 2006 6:44 pm
by CNF2002
Get a bike, get some skills, and try to get a sponsor. Then you win races, and get better sponsors. And so forth.

Posted: Thu Oct 19, 2006 10:23 pm
by High_Side
Go live the broke life of a privateer. Find out how much you really want it. Demonstrate above average skills, balls and determination. Get enough sponsership to buy tires, repeat, improve, go pro, beat Duhammel.....

Posted: Fri Oct 20, 2006 4:31 pm
by TheOtis
I myself have kind of wonderd this. See I'm new to motorcycles, but not automobiles. I've been into the SCCA for awhile now, mostly GT racing. With that(from what i've came to understand), you have to get go through a driving school, and get your regional competition license and you go from there.

I'd imagine with bikes its pretty much the same thing?


EDIT: alot of people that club race work on the cars themselves and get smaller machine shops to sponsor them. but when you get into the big leagues, like the ameircan le mans tour and whatnot, then its allllll about how much money you have backing you, which im guessing is the same way with bikes.

Posted: Sun Oct 22, 2006 7:40 am
by kabob983
Pretty much you've gotta start out as a privateer. If you're good enough eventually someone is going to notice you and sponsor you. If you keep improving and winning eventually someone like Yoshimura Suzuki might say "hrm, we'll give him a 1 years shot." Now remember, there are thousands and thousands of club racers who will never have even 1 sponsor, it's not an easy task. But if you've got what it takes...enjoy the ride!

Posted: Thu Nov 09, 2006 10:47 pm
by Stacey Racing
Here is a link to WERA. This is a motorcycle roadracing association. You can go through them if you want to start racing. You will have to go to a riders school for a day or two and then will be eligible to get your racing license.

You will start as a novice racer and then advance to an expert racer. Once you are an expert and you earn so many points you can try to qualify to race AMA.

Some motorcycle shops and companies such as Lockhart Phillips have programs for racers and you can get stuff at dealer cost

http://www.wera.com

Posted: Tue Jan 23, 2007 3:37 pm
by norcal
Stacey Racing wrote:Here is a link to WERA. This is a motorcycle roadracing association. You can go through them if you want to start racing. You will have to go to a riders school for a day or two and then will be eligible to get your racing license.

You will start as a novice racer and then advance to an expert racer. Once you are an expert and you earn so many points you can try to qualify to race AMA.

Some motorcycle shops and companies such as Lockhart Phillips have programs for racers and you can get stuff at dealer cost

http://www.wera.com
You are correct sir.

The points amount you will have to accumalate at the amatuer level to race Superbike in AMA will be more than the other AMA classes.

I like the other suggestions like... Demonstrate above average skills, balls and determination. Get enough sponsership to buy tires, repeat, improve, go pro, beat Duhammel...


however don't forget to pull a second line on your house so you can afford this endeavor....the amatuer level is expensive enough...but once you go pro...imagine tires every sesion not every weekend and so forth and so on.

norcal