2015 REGION POINTS NOW FINAL
The Points for all Regions have been thoroughly scrutinized and were marked Final today, effectively ending the 2015 Season.
Congratulations to all of our Region Champions!
Now is the perfect time for you to make plans to attend the 2015 Awards Ceremonies of your choice. Several have limited space, so we urge you to make your reservations without delay.
Let us take this opportunity to thank each and every one of you for supporting our series this year. It's been our pleasure providing you places to play and compete, and we look forward to more of the same in 2016!
CCS and CRA Join with AMA Road Race Grand Championships at Road America
The Championship Cup Series in conjunction with the Central Roadracing Association is pleased to announce an expansion of our cooperative efforts to promote and strengthen motorcycle road racing in the Mid-West. During the 2015 season, CRA hosted a round of the CCS Mid-West Championship in conjunction with their June Twin Sprint and the response from the racers was overwhelmingly positive. With that information, CRA and CCS started looking at what could be done to expand the program for 2016.
First on schedule will be the CRA event at Brainerd on June 10-12, 2016.
Read the full press release
2016 LICENSE RENEWAL MAILER
Find out what will be New in 2016 by downloading the 2016 License Renewal Mailer from our Forms page!
The mailer contains information that hasn't been announced here or elsewhere thus far.
In addition to entry fees, schedules & the license application itself, examine the very last page "Rules Committee Recommendations for 2016" to see what has changed in your favorite racing Classes.
SIGN-UP FOR NEWSLETTERS BY E-MAIL
Stay up-to-date with CCS and ASRA News by E-Mail! Future content will include Regional and National news, upcoming events, links to schedules, pre-entry deadlines, forms and more.
If you included your email on your 2015 license application then you will be in the regional/national newsletter distribution. If you have a new email, changed email or want to be included and did not have an email/license then please subscribe here..
If you don't want this electronic info, email firstname.lastname@example.org and you will be removed.
FYI these will be newsletters from ASRA/CCS which may or may not include ads within the newsletter but will not put you on an advertising email list.
2016 ADVANCEMENT LIST POSTED
Nov. 18, 2015
The new 2016 CCS Amateur to Expert Advancement List has been posted today to the Forms page.
All riders on this list will be classified as EXPERT for the Championship Cup Series 2016 Season. Congratulations!
Note that this list may be updated after the Florida points are refigured at the conclusion of our December race at Homestead.
CONGRATULATIONS 2015 NATIONAL CHAMPIONS
With the exception of the last Florida race at Homestead in December, our 2015 Race Season concluded at the Race of Champions in Daytona this past weekend.
We congratulate and salute & our 2015 National Champions. Well done!
ASRA SPRINT SERIES
2015 NATIONAL CHAMPIONS
- SuperStock -
- SportBike -
- ThunderBike -
For a recap of the ASRA Sprint and Team Challenge races, Final Results and Points, place visit ASRAracing.com
All CCS riders who finished First Place in the ROC races were also awarded their National Championship trophies at the Awards Ceremony. Click here to view the final CCS results.
2015 ASRA TEAM CHALLENGE CHAMPIONSHIPS FINALIZED
Going into the ASRA Team Challenge final round at the Race of Champions in Daytona, Season Championships in two classes were still up for grabs in neck-to-neck battles for supremacy with only a few points separating them. The results are in the books, and the final points have been tallied.
NEW 2015 ASRA Team Challenge Championships
GREASE MONKEY RACING
Eric Helmbach, Team Captain
GTO National Champion and 1st Place Overall
Joel Lenk, Team Captain
GTU National Champion
Charlie Mavros, Team Captain
GT Lights National Champion
To view the Race Results, click here. For the final TC Points, click here.
AMA ROAD RACE GRAND CHAMPIONSHIP USGPRU CLASS UPDATE
The Championship Cup Series, the American Motorcyclist Association's promoting partner for the AMA Road Race Grand Championship at Virginia International Raceway on Sept. 19-20, is announcing a class change for the amateur championship event.
In light of the United States Grand Prix Riders Union announcement regarding the USGPRU Moto 3 class, new configuration and displacement rules are being put in place for the Moto 3 class at the AMA Road Race Grand Championship. To remain in line with the AMA-sanctioned USGPRU Series, the Moto 3 class is now be open to production-based machines such as the Kawasaki Ninja 300, Yamaha R-3 and the KTM 390.
"Facing the shortage of true 125 two-stroke and 250 four-stroke GP machines available to the U.S. Market, there are very few options to keep this series and class viable for the future," said USGPRU President Stu Aitken-Cade. "This rule change will take effect beginning at the New Jersey Motorsports Park Round on Sept. 5-6 and continue on through the 2016 season."
The Championship Cup Series will be joining the AMA and USGPRU in changing its Moto 3 class to mirror the AMA and USGPRU class rules as of Sept. 1, 2015, at all events promoted from the Fort Worth office and affiliate organizations.
Updated Specifications as follows:
Two stroke, single cylinder, up to 125cc
Four stroke, single cylinder, up to 375cc
Four stroke, twin cylinder, up to 325cc
The AMA Road Race Grand Championships are open to all sportsman road racers who hold a current AMA membership and road racing license from a recognized organization. Riders who hold Moto America professional racing licenses for Superbike, Superstock or SuperSport are excluded from the AMA Road Race Grand Championships unless prior written approval is granted by AMA Racing.
Pre-entry for the AMA Road Race Grand Championships is available until September 4, 2015, forms and updated rules are available on our Forms page.
RACE OF CHAMPIONS PRE-ENTRY OFFICIALLY OPENS
August 19, 2015
Pre-Entry for the 32nd Annual Race of Champions is officially open! This afternoon we posted all the information you'll need for the event.
If you'll look at the schedule, you’ll see that this version of the Race of Champions has two complete AHRMA Racing events as well as the final events for the AMA Sanctioned ASRA Sprint Series presented by Pirelli Tire and the ASRA Team Challenge presented by Michelin Tire.
We have sent the Mailer to our printers and anticipate having them back and ready to send to your mailboxes by about August 25th.
Pre-Entry Closes on October 2nd, so get yours in quickly to secure the best grid spots in your favorite classes!
REMINDER: YOU MUST USE THE OFFICIAL ROC PRE-ENTRY FORM FOR THIS EVENT FOR THE CCS & ASRA SPRINT RACES. Pre-entries on any other forms will be REJECTED.
RED FLAG FUND AUCTION AUGUST 29th
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 9th, 2015
The Red Flag Fund Annual Auction will be held Saturday August 29th at Blackhawk Farms Raceway, South Beloit Illinois. BBQ dinner will begin at 5:30pm with the auction to follow.
The Red Flag Fund is dedicated to helping seriously injured road racers. By raising money through apparel sales, auctions and other events, we are able to bridge financial gaps not covered by insurance. We are a Federal 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organization.
Your support can include donating items for the auction. Items do not have to be motorcycle related. Any item that a racer or their family would purchase is a great auction item. Items can be mailed or dropped off the weekend of the auction. The Fund accepts items throughout the year to auction at the live event or on Ebay. Contact us for more information regarding donations at email@example.com.
If you cannot attend the auction or donate an item, please consider making a monetary donation.
Thank you for supporting the Red Flag Fund. With your support help is on the way.
Brian McLaughlin, Red Flag Fund Inc.
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ALTERNATE ROUTE INTO PADDOCK AT SUMMIT POINT
Today, we received the following letter from Chris White, Summit Point's Motorsports Coordinator. Please be prepared to be re-routed into the paddock for our upcoming events at this facility.
Our paddock bridge was recently inspected. It failed. Due to this we need to make alternate arrangements for paddock access during your weekend here at Summit Point. Any vehicle larger than a pickup or van pulling a single car trailer will need to be diverted to the Baker access road and counter race to Pit Out.
During the day, we will have staff at the intersection by the Gate 1 entrance and the Bridge paddock side to divert traffic to the appropriate route. Please make any adjustments necessary to your schedule to accommodate paddock access by larger vehicles. If adjustments need to be made and more time is needed for your racing, please let us know so we can make the necessary adjustments to our staff and schedule.
We have begun acquiring quotes for a new bridge, but as of now I have no timeline as to when to expect it to be replaced.
We apologize for this inconvenience.
AMA ROADRACE GRAND CHAMPIONSHIP RETURNS TO VIR IN SEPTEMBER
America's top amateur road racers to compete in the American Motorcyclist Association Road Race Grand Championship Sept. 19-20 in Alton, Va.
PICKERINGTON, Ohio -- In hopes of securing American Motorcyclist Association national No. 1 plates, amateur road racers will compete in the 2015 AMA Road Race Grand Championship at Virginia International Raceway in Alton, Va., on Sept. 19-20.
"Virginia International Raceway is an incredible venue," said AMA Track Racing Manager Ken Saillant. "We are glad to once again be working with our event partners at the American Sportbike Racing Association and the Championship Cup Series to provide an outstanding event for amateur racers across a number of skill-, age- and displacement-based classes. The competition among these amateur racers will be something incredible to witness."
The AMA Road Race Grand Championship will run in combination with CCS sprint events and Round 7 of the ASRA Team Challenge. The 2015 AMA Road Race Grand Championship will once again welcome licensed amateur road racers from various clubs and organizations. AMA pro-licensed road racers are not eligible to compete.
"As an organization, it is a great honor to host the AMA Road Race Grand Championships for the fourth year in a row," said ASRA President Kevin Elliott. "This is an outstanding opportunity for all sportsman road racers to display their talent and ability compared to all the other organizations that promote this great discipline.
"Without the AMA, road racing would not be where it is today. With amateur, expert and professional level competition, this is truly the one organization that brings all the levels together giving a clear path to the pinnacle of this sport."
The country's top amateur racers will compete not only for Road Race Grand Championship AMA No. 1 plates, but also for the AMA Road Race Horizon Award, which is awarded to the rider showing the most promise for success in the professional ranks. Past winners of the AMA Road Race Horizon Award have included Anthony Mazziotto III, Jason DiSalvo, Hayden Gillim, Jake Lewis, Ben Spies, Miles Thornton and Blake Young.
Other awards given out at the event include the AMA Road Race Youth Award, the AMA Road Race Top Novice Award and the AMA Road Race Vet/Senior Award presented to a standout rider who is 30 years old or older.
For more information about this event and to sign up to race, see www.ASRAracing.com and www.CCSracing.us.
About the American Motorcyclist Association
Founded in 1924, the AMA is a not-for-profit member-based association whose mission is to promote the motorcycle lifestyle and protect the future of motorcycling. As the world's largest motorcycling rights and event sanctioning organization, the AMA advocates for riders' interests at all levels of government and sanctions thousands of competition and recreational events every year. The AMA also provides money-saving discounts on products and services for its members. Through the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame in Pickerington, Ohio, the AMA honors the heroes and heritage of motorcycling. For more information, visit www.americanmotorcyclist.com.
BRAINERD PRE-ENTRY DATES POSTED
The Central Roadracing Association has posted their 2-week window for accepting Pre-Entries for the CRA/CCS weekend at Brainerd International Raceway June 12-14. They will begin accepting Pre-Entries at 8am (Central Daylight Time) on May 23rd. Your pre-entry opportunity will end at 8pm (CDT) on June 6th.
Dunlop Tire users are required to pre-order their tires from the distributor at Brainerd, Alpha Race Day Sales.
Please review our Brainerd page for the basic procedures and information pertaining to this event as well as how to pre-order from Dunlop.
Öhlins TTX36 Safety Recall
Öhlins Racing AB has requested that we post this alert concerning a Safety Recall for their TTX36 Aftermarket Shock Absorbers
Öhlins Racing AB has determined that a defect which relates to motor vehicle safety exists in certain batches and part numbers of aftermarket TTX36 (TTX GP, TTX RT & TTX36 MKII) MC shock absorbers produced between 11-06-2013 and 02-19-2015.
The company is conducting a campaign to recall all the affected aftermarket TTX36 shock absorbers of certain models and batches to rectify the issue.
PLEASE CLICK HERE to read the Important TTX36 Safety Recall Notice to determine if your shock is affected by the recall and the steps to take if so.
ALL ADDITIONS TO MID-WEST SCHEDULE CONFIRMED
Our Mid-West Region and Nationwide Schedules have been updated today with the confirmation of Autobahn Country Club May 2-3 and GingerMan Raceway Sept. 19-20.
Brainerd with CRA - More Information for CCS Racers
The below informational documents have been uploaded to assist all CCS racers who plan to compete at Brainerd in June. Additionally, our CCS office staff is standing by to assist should other questions arise.
Phone: 817-246-1127 (Mon-Thurs. 9-5 Central time)
Updates will be added on our Brainerd venue page as the event nears.
POSSIBLE ADDITIONS TO MID-WEST SCHEDULE
Mid-West riders should "pencil in" two weekends for possible additions to their schedule this year. However, remember that these are very Tentative since no official contracts have been received as yet.
We will advise when they can be considered confirmed, and will add the information on our venue pages & schedules at that time.
- May 1-2-3: Autobahn CC (Practice Day & Twin Sprints)
- confirmed Sept. 19-20: GingerMan Raceway (Practice Sat. & Racing Sun.)
2015 SCHEDULE CHANGES - USGPRU
USGPRU's 2015 Schedule has been changed. Both Carolina MP & Blackhawk Farms have been deleted, replaced by Miller Motorsports Park, and an additional date at VIR. The New Jersey round will now take place in September. See our Nationwide Schedule and the schedule on ASRAracing.com for the simplified list.
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