An Introduction to Motor Scooter Racing

Motor Scooter Racing helps the motor scooter enthusiast satiate their need for speed. Motor scooter racing has different classes for every rider. For example, their are officially sanctioned racing events for motor scooter riders who have fancy, tricked out modified scooters and you can race scooters if your motor scooter is stock. Also you can race your scooter is your bike is as small as 50cc.

Their are many different types of motor scooter races. Drag Racing motor scooters tends to be popular in Europe, and racing on twisty tracks is popular in the United States.

Every sanctioned racing authority for motor scooter has varied rules. But, all officially sanctioned scooter organizations have certain safety requirements that must be met. For example, motor scooter racers must have a full face helmet and leather set. Additionally, bolts on your scooter have to be wired for safety. You do not want the bolts coming loose when your are racing do you? Also, Nyloc nuts are required on parts of your scooter. Also, you could be required to tape your headlights to your scooter. Overall, be sure to read all the rules and regulations of the organizations that you are racing for.

There are several regional motor scooter sanctioning organizations. Here are some of the major United States ones:

Mid-America Scooter Sports (MASS) – This organization serve the midwest where they organize races in Ohio, Missouri, and Wisconsin.

-The Eastern Scooter Racing Association (ESRA) holds motor scooter races on the eastern coast.

American Scooter Racing Association (ASRA) – is based in California and is the Grand Daddy of motor scooter racing organization in the United States.

For the Brit’s the British Scooter Sport Organization (BSRA) – governs motor scooter racing in the United Kingdom. It runs races ranging from from 50cc scooters and up to 650cc. It costs 27 pounds to participate in their races.

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