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Minimum Age for Participation - 14 Years Old
There has been a movement as of late that has brought several younger riders into the sport of roadracing.  Although we are excited about the influx of younger riders into our sport, there are certain restrictions placed on these riders to ensure that they are to participate in the safest possible environment.  We have seen some very talented youngsters in recent years and look forward to seeing many more. 

Age 16-17 (with drivers license)
Riders that are between 16 and 17 years old are allowed to participate in any class that their parents (or legal guardians) see fit.  However, we strongly advise that these riders start in a lightweight or middleweight class (600cc 4-cylinder) and avoid the larger displacement classes.  Riders who fall in this age category must present their driver's license and have a parent or guardian present (with photo ID).  In addition to normal liability releases, the parent or gaurdian present will be required to sign a release stating that their child is ready and able to participate in motorcycle roadracing.  The Penguin Racing School reserves the right to disallow participation for any student that we feel is obviously not ready for roadracing. 

Age 14-17 (without drivers license)
Riders that are between 14 and 17 years old are allowed to participate on only select types of lightweight motorcycles.  These motorcycles include 125 Grand Prix bikes , 500cc or smaller single cylinder motorcycles (including 450cc supermotard bikes), and 500cc or smaller 4 stroke Twin cylinder motorcycles.  Riders who fall in this age category must present their birth certificate and have a parent or guardian present (with photo ID).  In addition to normal liability releases, the parent or gaurdian present will be required to sign a release stating that their child is ready and able to participate in motorcycle roadracing.  The Penguin Racing School reserves the right to disallow participation for any student that we feel is obviously not ready for roadracing.  We are interested in the long term success of every rider, and need to ensure that any minor that intends to participate is prepared for the rigors of racing (including being passed by a 1000cc sport bike).  We have had many successful young riders of late, but each rider is considered on an individual basis.  We strongly recommend gaining racing experience (dirt track or motocross) before any minor attempts to road race. 

Releases / Parental Presence Required
Insurance regulation are very strict with regards to minor participation.  Both parents must have signed the minor release form, and one parent / legal guardian must be present at all times at the racetrack.  If either parent is not present, the absent parent must have the minor release form both printed in color and notarized and presented to Penguin the morning of the event.  This form is required for each date that the minor participates in.  To download the minor release form CLICK HERE.

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