New Track Protocols for July Racing at PIR

OMRRA Membership,

Attached here is a list of highly impactful changes in norms, behaviors, and expectations that we are required to communicate to you all based upon the conditions of PIR’s re-opening. It is imperative that every single person entering PIR next weekend read and follow every word of the attachment.

While we were not the authors of these requirements, we do support them 100% as only by following them will we be allowed to return to road racing at PIR. For any of you that don’t already know, PIR is different than any other track in that it falls under the control of the City of Portland—it is not a privately-owned track, and as such, the rules, and the accountability for following those rules, are substantially different.

We have spelled out everything we can think of in an effort to maximize your preparation for the Friday track day (sign up here)and the two-day race event. For the sake of maintaining our opportunity to return to racing at PIR for our September round, OMRRA general membership, all racers, all volunteers, all staff, and all of those that support our club and our sport are asking you to please comply with these requirements 100%. The changes are substantial. The requirements may feel uncomfortable for some. We are hoping that everyone will, at least while they are here with us at PIR, conform to the rules, practices and protocols spelled out in this attachment, and we ask that you do it kindly, acceptingly, and without resistance.

It has been a lot of work to get us to this point, and with our new changes and limited staff attendance, it is going to be a lot of work for us at the event. It would be amazing if everyone would play by the rules 100%, understand that this is not going to be perfect, and help us get through the race weekend as cleanly and safely as possible—on and off track.

As always, you may reach me directly at [email protected] or at my cell at (360) 907-1792 if you have any questions or comments. Thank you all in advance, and we’ll see you next weekend!

Mark Wilson and your OMRRA BOD

Novice Program Update

Novice Program

In addition to the on-track portion of NRS, novice racers must complete a classroom session. Classroom sessions have typically been held in-person, but this year it will be held virtually. The classroom session can be attended by anyone who are curious about racing for no cost (tell your friends!). Please register for the online classroom session at the link below:

OMRRA/WMRRA New Racer School Classroom June 14, 2020 10am-2pm

We previously announced three options for completing the on-track portion of NRS, and have now added a fourth. The OMRRA July NRS has been on the schedule, but we are still waiting for PIR to open and allow track days before we can provide certainty that this event will run.

  1. MotoVixens New Racer School on May 19, 2020 at the Ridge. – COMPLETED

  2. 2Fast New Racer School on May 28, 2020 at the Ridge. – COMPLETED

  3. 2Fast New Racer School on July 10, 2020 at Pacific Raceway

  4. OMRRA New Racer School on July 17, 2020 at PIR (pending PIR opening)

Here’s how to get signed up to become a licensed OMRRA novice racer:

  1. Submit forms to OMRRA

    1. New Racer Registration (If you plan to do NRS with 2Fast, do not pay OMRRA the $99 fee)

    2. Medical Form

    3. Membership Application

  2. Sign up for the on-track portion of New Racer School from the list above

    1. Pay fees directly to track day provider (if you plan to do on-track NRS with 2Fast)

    2. Pay $99 fee to OMRRA if you plan to do on-track NRS with OMRRA

  3. Attend the virtual NRS classroom session on June 14, 10am-2pm.

    1. Register here for NRS classroom session

Here are some answers to questions that you may have. Additional questions relating to the novice program can be sent to [email protected].

Q: If the July race round is cancelled will there be another on-track session for NRS?

A: Likely. OMRRA’s goal is to provide novice racers an opportunity to become licenced prior to our first race. Given the current uncertainty with the opening of PIR, we will be nimble and adapt.

Q: If I am unable to attend the classroom session on June 14, will there be additional dates?

A: This is the only classroom session scheduled at this time. Please make every effort to attend. Due to the short notice, another classroom session may be added closer to the first race round.

Q: How do I attend the classroom session? Can I call in from a phone?

A: The classroom will be held using Zoom, and the visual content will be presented using slides and videos. You need to access the meeting on a device that allows you to see the content (preferably a computer or tablet for the larger screen size, but a smartphone may also work for you ). Simply calling in via phone and listening is not adequate.

Q: Can I attend the classroom session while driving or mowing my lawn?

A: No, your full attention and interaction is required to earn credit for attending the classroom session. Please treat this time as if you were attending in person.

Existing OMRRA racers: remember, you can get free races if you refer a new racer. If they list you on their new racer school registration form, you get one free race for each weekend they race, within the same calendar year they do NRS (up to 3 free races).