AFM: Registration For Oct. 8-9 Laguna Seca Doubleheader Opens At present – Roadracing World Journal


AFM Laguna Registration opens tonight 8PM for AFM license holders (9-26 for reciprocity). It’s gonna be a GASSER!

Notice: if buying a license whereas registering, you WILL have the ability to register in the course of the AFM license holder interval (at present).

On behalf of the AFM BOD:

Lastly. FINALLY, it’s right here…AFM Registration opens at present for the ultimate spherical of our 2022 season at none different, than historic Laguna Seca Raceway in Monterey! Ever since becoming a member of the AFM on my first race weekend, March 2002, I’ve heard the whispers, quips, pleadings, rumors, needs, “what-ifs”, and conspiracies in regards to the AFM and Laguna Seca Raceway. Why we gained’t return, why we haven’t gone again, and why we left. The quips had been okay although…we had Sonoma and we had LOTS of Sonoma again then. Regularly, we moved to much less Sonoma rounds and finally made the choice to chop Sonoma till the monitor floor was upgraded. That call was arduous. Very arduous. Shedding a world class facility robbed the membership of its heritage. Throughout that interval of scaling again @ Sonoma, we reached out to Laguna each single 12 months, asking for a date. We by no means acquired a lot as a name again. Nothing, simply useless air. In 2022, beneath new administration, we lastly acquired a name again with the unique assist of one in all our long-standing occasion distributors. As soon as a connection was made, we pushed aggressively for dates and bugged and bugged and bugged. The (new) determination makers at Laguna Seca lastly replied …and after nearly 40 years of hiatus, The AFM shall be returning to race at Laguna Seca as soon as once more. This occasion is actually historic. The quantity of labor, effort, thought, and fear that’s gone into our remaining spherical has been immeasurable. At our BOD assembly, we solidified remaining particulars. All of us left the assembly with the “beginning line” butterflies.

1961 Seems to be one of many earliest races the AFM held at Laguna Seca along side the SCCA. The historical past of the place and the AFM is lengthy based. The June 10th, 1961, e-newsletter nonetheless speaks to us at present. “Must be a ‘gasser’ for motorycles”. “Please ship within the entry type for this one as SOON as this article arrives…” Again then (and even till round mid 2000’s), entry types had been mailed and later, faxed. A racer famous their first, second and third race selections; a homage to entries so aplenty that getting two races in a weekend in itself was a “win”.



The AFM board, nook staff, race management, tech, timing, registration, and licensing are all very proud and really excited to current the AFM’s return to Laguna Seca to the membership. AFM members, at the beginning, can have an unique entry earlier than entry for the occasion is opened to reciprocity licensed racers. Unique AFM licensed riders can start registering September twenty secondh. On September twenty sixth, we’ll open registration to non-AFM racing members as properly. Registrations shall be prioritized on a primary come, first served foundation and high 10 in factors for all courses shall be assured a grid spot if registered earlier than registration is opened to reciprocity riders . Whereas we haven’t an thought on what complete attendance shall be, there’s a finite restrict to what number of racers might be on monitor at one time and our complete racers shall be restricted as a result of that constraint. That is the one time we’ve needed to work via a restrict of riders-on-track in fashionable AFM occasions. The board labored arduous on pricing for the occasion over the course of a number of months arriving upon a minimal occasion cost of $700 for 3 courses with two full days of racing. Three courses end in 6 races over two days. Our occasion is a 3-day occasion with observe going down on Friday, October seventh and racing on each days, October 8th and 9th. The concentrate on our return to Laguna Seca is observe, racing, racing. With that in thoughts, a two-day racing schedule was constructed with a small quantity of morning warmup every weekend race day and a full day of 105db free observe on Friday and 105db restrict racing. We’ll have qualifying for all formulation courses on Friday. Components races will all run on the finish of the day, each days and could also be scheduled for extra laps than dash races if we don’t have any giant undue delays The trophies look to be a neat effort for Eagle Awards. These uncommon AFM Laguna Seca trophies are going to make this a battle for these historic podiums in all courses and I can think about the sensation in achievement of placing an AFM Laguna Seca trophy on show just like the founders of the membership did when Laguna opened its doorways to them within the late 50’s .

Pricing for the 105db Friday observe is $450 per rider. We WILL have AFM T&S energetic and timing throughout Friday and formulation courses qualifying Friday. Saturday / Sunday races are priced at $700 for 3 race courses. Extra courses are $150. We haven’t a lot perception into what number of racers will enter, however we suspect this shall be probably be the fullest AFM occasion of the season. Those that buy garages might want to load in Thursday PM/ Friday AM. Those that select to observe on Friday will get precedence pit alternative over those that are usually not training Friday.

Bullet factors

  • First 3 entries (minimal): $700. Two days of racing, Saturday/ Sunday.
  • ALL days are 105db days.
  • Each race days ARE FULL POINTS DAYS
  • Friday Apply is $450. Precedence pit entry for individuals who are training Friday
  • No Pets allowed per Laguna’s coverage besides these allowed by regulation
  • We’re hoping to have a podium celebration for all races on each days
  • We’ve got 18 garages accessible for lease. Like Sonoma’s garages, a number of bikes can match and sharing garages is inspired
  • AFM present license holders can have unique precedence registration from 8pm 9-22 to 8pm 9-26. Licenses CAN be bought to enter throughout this time interval.
  • Non-AFM license holders (reciprocity) will have the ability to register from 8pm 9-26 to shut of registration, 10-6.
  • Prime 10 in school factors are assured spots in school if entered in the course of the AFM precedence interval
  • Components courses will maintain qualifying throughout Friday observe. Friday observe should be entered to take part in qualifying
  • There may be NO KFG rule. Lessons shall be gridded by factors until in any other case famous
  • Paddock quiet hours are 10pm – 6am

The American Federation of Motorcyclists BOD, Employees, Race Management, Timing & Scoring, Tech, Registration, Licensing, Trophies, and all your competitors thanks you for attending The AFM’s return to Laguna Seca!  The return to Laguna Seca shall be historic, memorable, and triumphant!  Thanks a lot for popping out and racing with the American Federation of Motorcyclists!

Thanks all, sit up for seeing all of you at our historic AFM occasion!

Berto Wooldridge

AFM #15

President 2022



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