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CRA: The New Race Series Coming to the West Coast in 2021

(Buttonwillow, CA) In Spring 2021, Buttonwillow Raceway Park in California will be opening an additional course, adding to their already impressive facility. A few months later, the new track will play host to a new motorcycle race series: California Roadrace Association.

“I’m super excited. 18 years ago, I talked to Les Phillips about starting a series at Buttonwillow but his answer was a hard ‘No.’ His track weekends were already all booked up and there was no room for a new series. When I heard he was breaking ground on a new circuit, I didn't waste any time and asked again. This time, he said,’Maybe.’ And ‘Maybe’ means ‘Yes.’ right? After that, things started coming together pretty quickly. Gigi and Daniel came onboard and together we are going to build something great. I can feel it. I’ve been involved in running New Racer Schools and building other clubs for well over 10 years. I am an entrepreneur at heart. I’m proud of what I've done with my TrackDaz program and I'm excited to put that energy to building a racer series,” said Co-Founder, Dustin Coyner.

The central location of Buttonwillow Raceway makes it convenient to racers in both Northern and Southern California as well as Oregon, Nevada, Washington, and Arizona. CRA will be running a Spring/Summer series in 2021 with 5 rounds. Racing will happen on both the new track as well as the existing track. The schedule will be finalized in the coming weeks.

“U.S. Roadracing is in a period of regrowth. At the top, MotoAmerica is working very hard to repopularize the sport, rebuild a fanbase and bring in sponsors. From the bottom, we need street riders to become track riders and track riders to become racers. This can’t be a passive process. For our sport to survive and thrive, racing organizations need to be actively helping it grow. CRA is going to do this,” said Co-Founder, Daniel Mole.

CRA is racer-focused and not looking to reinvent the wheel. The class structure will be simple and will match up with other clubs. This will allow competitors the ability to show up and race without the need for a decoder ring to understand where their machine fits. There will be Open, Middleweight, Twins and Ultra-Lightweight classes. A few interesting additions will be the GT races on Saturday and the American Iron class. The GT races will be longer format: 20 laps for the 1000s and 600s, and 16 laps for the Twins and 400s. American Iron will bring the baggers to Buttonwillow.

“I’ve been involved in the motorcycle and roadracing community for 8 years and, aside from the initial MotoAmerica announcement, I can’t remember the last time racers on the West Coast were this excited. I am really encouraged by the responses we are getting. Every racer I talk to says the same thing: ‘Count me in! When does it start?’ Bridging the gap of converting track day riders into racers is what CRA is all about; cultivating the motorsport roadrace community. It’s an amazing feeling to know people are this excited,” said Co-Founder, Gigi Chow.

For more information, visit: www.race-cra.com
 

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hmmmm............ there is already a CRA in Minnesota



But I am always happy to hear about things in my industry expanding and growing and another race organization and new track/addition/features...... is always a plus!
 
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CRA: The New Race Series Coming to the West Coast in 2021

(Buttonwillow, CA) In Spring 2021, Buttonwillow Raceway Park in California will be opening an additional course, adding to their already impressive facility. A few months later, the new track will play host to a new motorcycle race series: California Roadrace Association.

“I’m super excited. 18 years ago, I talked to Les Phillips about starting a series at Buttonwillow but his answer was a hard ‘No.’ His track weekends were already all booked up and there was no room for a new series. When I heard he was breaking ground on a new circuit, I didn't waste any time and asked again. This time, he said,’Maybe.’ And ‘Maybe’ means ‘Yes.’ right? After that, things started coming together pretty quickly. Gigi and Daniel came onboard and together we are going to build something great. I can feel it. I’ve been involved in running New Racer Schools and building other clubs for well over 10 years. I am an entrepreneur at heart. I’m proud of what I've done with my TrackDaz program and I'm excited to put that energy to building a racer series,” said Co-Founder, Dustin Coyner.

The central location of Buttonwillow Raceway makes it convenient to racers in both Northern and Southern California as well as Oregon, Nevada, Washington, and Arizona. CRA will be running a Spring/Summer series in 2021 with 5 rounds. Racing will happen on both the new track as well as the existing track. The schedule will be finalized in the coming weeks.

“U.S. Roadracing is in a period of regrowth. At the top, MotoAmerica is working very hard to repopularize the sport, rebuild a fanbase and bring in sponsors. From the bottom, we need street riders to become track riders and track riders to become racers. This can’t be a passive process. For our sport to survive and thrive, racing organizations need to be actively helping it grow. CRA is going to do this,” said Co-Founder, Daniel Mole.

CRA is racer-focused and not looking to reinvent the wheel. The class structure will be simple and will match up with other clubs. This will allow competitors the ability to show up and race without the need for a decoder ring to understand where their machine fits. There will be Open, Middleweight, Twins and Ultra-Lightweight classes. A few interesting additions will be the GT races on Saturday and the American Iron class. The GT races will be longer format: 20 laps for the 1000s and 600s, and 16 laps for the Twins and 400s. American Iron will bring the baggers to Buttonwillow.

“I’ve been involved in the motorcycle and roadracing community for 8 years and, aside from the initial MotoAmerica announcement, I can’t remember the last time racers on the West Coast were this excited. I am really encouraged by the responses we are getting. Every racer I talk to says the same thing: ‘Count me in! When does it start?’ Bridging the gap of converting track day riders into racers is what CRA is all about; cultivating the motorsport roadrace community. It’s an amazing feeling to know people are this excited,” said Co-Founder, Gigi Chow.

For more information, visit: www.race-cra.com
I don’t understand why they couldn’t have thought of a different name. Now there is 4 CRAs. The stock car one, the motocross one, and now 2 short circuit motorcycle racing ones.


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I don’t understand why they couldn’t have thought of a different name. Now there is 4 CRAs. The stock car one, the motocross one, and now 2 short circuit motorcycle racing ones.


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I'm thinking of starting a track day org. I'm calling it CRA as well. ;)
 

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hmmmm............ there is already a CRA in Minnesota



But I am always happy to hear about things in my industry expanding and growing and another race organization and new track/addition/features...... is always a plus!
That was my first thought when I heard about this. Out of all the letters in the alphabet, they couldn't come up with another acronym that's not the same as an already existing one??
 

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How many members on here live near Bakersfield, CA ?

California Superbike School already has planned dates at this new track for 2021!! they also added PittRace to their tracks they will teach at for 2021.....
 
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How many members on here live near Bakersfield, CA ?

California Superbike School already has planned dates at this new track for 2021!! they also added PittRace to their tracks they will teach at for 2021.....
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Good to hear. I've watched WERA for years and think they are a good series. They took a big hit in 2008 and 2009 and haven't gotten back to the same numbers as before. Worked corners at a track day Saturday - lots of bikes so obviously there are a lot of folks interested in riding fast on a track. Exciting to see racing grow.
 

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What do you consider "near"? You're like 3 hours away lol
Its not too bad. I usually get to Buttonwillow in under 3 hours. Willow Springs is about a 4 hour drive. Sonoma Raceway is about a 2 1/2. Thunderhill is about 3 1/2 hours. A lot of tracks around here.
 

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Do you really care is probably the better question.
It actually is a legitimate question........ regardless where you live, would you go use the new track facilities ?
 

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It actually is a legitimate question........ regardless where you live, would you go use the new track facilities ?
I would pending COVID travel restrictions and what events they have going on. 3-4hrs is not bad considering it take me 45min to an hour to get anywhere with a decent population size.
 

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I would pending COVID travel restrictions and what events they have going on. 3-4hrs is not bad considering it take me 45min to an hour to get anywhere with a decent population size.
fucking covid...............

Well it can't last forever can it............ of course in dumbocrap society it will and lock downs and restriction will be forever (or until everyone is conditioned to be dependent)....... they want everyone dependent on the government, look at their plan to lock everything down for 6 weeks and everyone is paid via government dependency for those 6 weeks....... yeah because that ever works! steal more from taxpayers to give back crumbs to taxpayers and act like they are doing you a favor...fucking thieves

Tons more business will end up closed forever as a result of the assholes in gubmint.....

While I am very surprised to see a new track built, especially in commifornia........ it could be good for motorcycling as whole?!?!
 
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Buttonwillow didn't have "covid" restrictions last time I went. Neither did thunderhill. Only laguna and Sonoma.
 

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No I mean I have restrictions - Military. Our Post CG has a tight grip on our balls right now.
 

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^^for anyone to travel from my base to any other, for any reason..... that takes written permission from an Admiral.
 

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No I mean I have restrictions - Military. Our Post CG has a tight grip on our balls right now.
Do you enjoy that sort of grip? I mean maybe if it was a female and she was hot........... but otherwise nope..... not for me...
 
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