The Racing Of Motor Scooters
Racing motor scooters helps the motor scooter enthusiast meet their goal of speed and competition. Every race has a different class for different riders. Some, officially sanctioned, racing organization allow the motor scooter rider to ride their crazy, tricked out modified motor scooters. Also, their are races that are restricted to the riding of a stock scooter. Additionally, you can race a scooter that 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 motor scooter sanctioned racing authority has different rules. However, all officially sanctioned scooter organizations require the rider to meet certain safety requirements. For example, all riders must have a full face motor scooter helmet and a set of leathers. Additionally, your bolts on the scooter need to be wired safe so they do not come loose when the rider is racing. Also, Nyloc nuts are ofte required to be placed on parts of your scooter and you likely will be required to tape your headlights on your scooter. Overall, when compared to supercross racing and/or NASCAR, motor scooter racing is not that costly of a hobby.
Several regional and international motor scooter sanctioning bodies are active. Here are the main ones:
Mid-America Scooter Sports (MASS) – This organization serve the midwest where they organize races in Ohio, Missouri, and Wisconsin.
As the name implies , the Eastern Scooter Racing Association (ESRA) holds motor scooter races on the eastern coast of the United States.
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.