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There are lots of things happening behind the scenes right now to prepare for the 2006 racing season.  MMRA will continue our tradition of not posting anything on this website until it is "signed, sealed, and delivered", but there are several things we can let out of the bag now.

First, the points system will be changing in 2006.  Click here for more info.

Second, MMRA will form a new division called the Junior PRO Division.  This division will bridge the gap for young racers that are moving up from minicup cars to Baby Grand racecars.  Click here for more info.

Third, MMRA is creating a new "Super" License.  Click here for more info.

Fourth, MMRA will require Raceceiver one-way radios in all Future Stars and Junior PRO Division cars at all 2006 MMRA Touring and Grand National events.  Click here for more info.

Fifth, MMRA is introducing a new Local Club Support Package.  Click here for more info.

Sixth, all Touring and Grand National events will now have up to 26 car fields.  Click here for more info.

Seventh, in 2006 MMRA will be upgrading to "hard card" membership cards.  Click here for more info.

Eighth, the 2006 MMRA rulebooks will include more detail and example photos of where to place MMRA decals and driver uniform patches.  In addition, MMRA will strongly encourage clear, plain number decals to assist scorers at our Touring and Grand National events.

Ninth, the 2006 MMRA rulebooks will have a standard set of race procedures and policies that will be in force at all Touring or Grand National events.  These policies will be provided to the track race director in advance, and any necessary changes will be discussed in the drivers meeting.  This way, MMRA racers can learn the policies in advance, and will only have to remember changes as necessary.

Tenth, a new refund policy will go into effect for Touring and Grand National entry fees.  The new policy as written in the rulebook is: "Refund Policy – MMRA membership fees are non-refundable.  Entry fees for Touring Series or Grand National events are partially refundable only under the following conditions – if MMRA is notified in writing at least two weeks prior to the event that a pre-registered driver would like to cancel their entry, MMRA will issue a refund of the entry fee minus a $20 service fee.  Drivers who do not show up for an event, or who do not notify MMRA in writing two weeks or more prior to an event, will not receive a refund of entry fees."

Eleventh, a new testing policy has been developed for Touring and Grand National series racetracks.  The new policy as written in the rulebook is:  "Testing Policy – No testing will be allowed at an MMRA Touring Series or Grand National racetrack in the week prior to the event.  This includes “Open Practice” sessions provided by the track.  If the track has a regularly scheduled racing event in the week prior to the MMRA event, it is okay to run in that race.  Violations of this policy will result in a penalty of 10 points earned in the Touring Series or Grand National event by the offending team."

Twelfth, we are working on a Touring and Grand National schedule that provides more racing with less travel.  How can this be?  We are scheduling multiple races on a single weekend, while racing fewer weekends overall.  While an "official" schedule is not ready for release yet, click here for a sneak peek of what we are working on.  As you can see, an Eastern racer can travel just three weekends and get in 5 Touring Series races and the Grand National race.

As you can see, there has been a lot going on at MMRA as we prepare for an exciting 2006 racing season.  We believe 2006 will be our best year ever, and we hope you agree that these changes will improve our program and help our sport be more successful.  Be sure to keep checking back as there will be new announcements throughout the winter and into next season.  We'll see you at the track next year!