WITH THE SALE OF CMRC TO JETWORKS AND THE NEWLY FORMED NATIONAL SANCTIONING BODY MRC, MCQMX IS PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE IT WILL BE SOLE MRC SANCTIONING BODY IN BC 2018!
The Sport of Motocross is an expensive endeavor. From the purchase of a race bike, a rig to haul it, hotel, foot gear, parts, fuel, entry expenses - and we haven't covered it all! - motocross racing is a financially taxing pursuit. A common question may be, "Why should I race a licensed series? The extra cash saved on a one year license could pay a weekends race fees..." With the costs involved in motocross racing this is a legitimate consideration.
To be good stewards of our financial resources, we need to count the cost, weigh the facts and make educated decisions. We hope the following information will equip you with knowledge as you set out to join thousands of others racing motocross races this MX season!
There are two major national motocross sanctioning bodies in North America. In Canada, the Canadian Motosport Racing Corporation (CMRC) and the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) in the United States. These corporations have created consistent structure and conformity that give a sport or event a National Standard in which to operate. The sanctioning body of a race provides insurance to track events, and a licensing system by which racers apply and receive nationally recognized race numbers. The CMRC and AMA are professional platforms for racer results recognized by manufactures, dealers, race teams, racers and employers through established standards of racing, officiating and rule books. A portion of the licensing fees is put back into the sanctioned race regions and contributes to the operation and financial stability of that entity.
Reputable, recognized sanctioning bodies have extensive experience at both professional and amateur events giving them a tremendous advantage to be equipped to respond to situation as they arise. They have created rules and procedures by which clubs and promoters are able to run consistent professional events. In motocross racing, it doesn’t matter if it’s a small bike beginner or a big bike pro, there are always concerns, complaints and protests that arise. The ability to have a clear, concise, consistent decision making process is the key to fair and professional racing.
We see then that the benefits to racing sanctioned motocross races are two-fold. The individual riders gain access to the professionalism, benefits and standards and their participation at sanctioned events supports the long term health and growth of the sport of motocross. Riders are directly involved in contributing to the health and sustainability of Regional and National Motocross.
Is it worth the cost??? From all those who have chased the checkered flag you will hear a resounding YES!!
Motocross racing is an exciting, adrenaline filled, emotionally charged sport. For everyone who has stood on the start line with their young 50cc rider or those who hold the pit board for their national pro, that moment before the gate drops is electrifying! Hearts are pounding, skin is tingling as excited pats on the back and yells of encouragement can be heard over the revving of the engines...the 30 second board drops sideways, riders heads & elbows find their position as the throttle is pinned...for a millisecond everyone hold their breathe! BANG! ...the gate drops, the tires spin and the cheering begins!
Let's go racing British Columbia!
MCQMX, Moto for BC
Providing CMRC Sanctioned Events in BC for 2016.