Become a Professional Motorcycle Racer
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Motorcycling happens to be one of the most thrilling spectator sports. The American Motorcycling Association (AMA) is comprises of about 270,000 members, which gives a rough idea about its popularity. The racing arm of AMA is known as AMA Pro Racing. The four major AMA Pro Racing championships are for road racing, motocross, observed trials and speedway racing. Want to know how to become a professional motorcycle racer? Well, here are a few tips for you:
- Get proper motorcycling training from a reputed racing school. Along, acquire any motorcycle operator's licenses and license endorsements that are required by your state. Apart from these, you will also require the right equipment, including gloves, helmet, racing uniform, motorcycle, knee and elbow protection. Do not forget to buy a motorcycle insurance, and other stuff related to some method of transporting your motorcycle to events. Also find a safe place to store your motorcycle.
- First, have proper knowledge of the sport. You can get it from good motorcycle racing trade magazines, such as MX Racer (Motocross), American Motorcyclist and Motocross Journal.
- Join the American Motorcyclist Association, AMA Pro Racing or other motorcycle racing organizations. Of course, there will be some membership expenses, but this should not be a big issue, as long as you are determined about competing professionally in the sport. Therefore, consider it an investment in your future.
- Get involved and participate in locally-sanctioned events. You will get the information regarding various events and their entrance requirements, as well as dates of upcoming events from the AMA.
- Try to participate in as many events as you can. Because, this is the best way to learn about the sport and improve your skills.
- * Get sponsors in order to help you support your continued ability to participate on a national level. This will be the opportunity for you, where most potential sponsors will want to see your competitive skills in action, assessing how well you will be able to promote their product or service before shelling out money to you.