Motorcycle racing at North Star Raceway in Strathmore, AB with The Alberta Mini RoadRacing Association (AMRA)

thumbnail_VEL IMG_2972Photo by Dan Frederickson Alberta Mini RoadRacing Association (AMRA) at North Star Raceway in Strathmore, AB

The Alberta Mini RoadRacing Association (AMRA) is a non-profit amateur roadracing organization that races at North Star Raceway in Strathmore, AB. The AMRA provides an introduction to the sport of motorcycle road racing to riders of all ages, gender and abilities in a closed environment with a focus on safety.

The club has many classes to fit the needs and skills of all riders. Starting with 50cc bikes for beginners and the youth class (ages 7 to 10), expanding up to formula 80 bikes for the seasoned vets. They promote amateur miniature motorcycle racing (up to 105 cc) in Alberta, for the purposes of recreation and fun.

AMRA provides an introduction to the amateur sport of motorcycling and motorcycle racing in a safe, closed environment without the greater speeds of full-sized motorcycle racing.

Rules allow for two-stroke engine displacements up to 105cc (new this year), and four-stroke engine displacements up to 150cc. Common two stroke machines include Yamaha YSR50s and 80s, Honda NSR50RRs and the Metrakit 50 and 80’s and 80cc motocross (dirt) bikes fitted with street tires as well as GP 125’s with 80cc 2 stroke liquid cooled engines transplanted in them.

AMRA Classes:

Spec Thunder
Formula Thunder
Thunder ‘extreme’ (Includes a dirt course section)
Spec Supersport
Formula Supersport
Women’s class
Youth (6-9)
Spec under 21
Spec over 21

For more information on racing contact:


The best way to watch a race is to be in it on a bike, the 2nd best way to watch, is to volunteer & be involved in the race. So if you are not racing come-out & volunteer.

It takes many positions to run a race: Corner Marshalling, Start-Finish, Registration, and Pre-grid, Lap Scoring and Race Control, Tech and Inspections, First-aid and Medical,
Typically, our volunteers will commit to the full race day event from 9am to 5pm. That means lunch is on us! No experience is required for any of these positions- we’ll orient you on race day as required. For our committed volunteers, we are more than happy to provide a reference letter for your support of the AMRA.

The AMRA is currently looking for a committed First-aid volunteer.

For more information on volunteering:

To inquire about volunteering with the AMRA please contact us.

The Alberta Mini RoadRacing Association 2016 Race Schedule

April 16 AMRA Spring Thaw Endurance
April 20 Test & Tune (Practice)
May 4 Test & Tune (Practice)
May 7 AMRA Race (Round 1)
June 1 Test & Tune (Practice)
June 12 Regina National (PSRA)
June 15 Test & Tune (Practice)
June 29 Test & Tune (Practice)
July 2 Canadian Mini Nationals (AMRA Round 2)
July 3 Canadian Mini Nationals (AMRA Round 3)
July 13 Test & Tune (Practice)
July 27 Test & Tune (Practice)
August 10 Test & Tune (Practice)
August 20 AMRA Race (Round 4)
August 21 AMRA Race (Round 5)
August 31 Test & Tune (Practice)
September 14 Test & Tune (Practice)
September 24 AMRA Race (Round 6)
October 1 John Ross Macrae Fall Endurance
October 15 AMRA Rain Date

Race Schedule Subject to change

Typical race day

8:00-8:45 AM – Gates open/sign-in/register etc.

8:45-9:00 AM – Rider safety meeting (Mandatory Attendance)

9:00-10:00 AM – Practice laps

10:00-12:00 AM Qualifying

12:00-1:00 PM – Lunch/Test rides

1:00-4:45PM – RACING!!!!!

4:45-5:00PM – Track cleanup

April 16 AMRA Spring Thaw Endurance Schedule
7:30 am – 8:30 am: Sign In & Tech
8:45 am – 8:55 am Riders Meeting
8:55 am – 9:05 am Volunteer Meeting
9:15 am – 9:45 am Practice
10:00 AM RACE STARTS: Endurance – 3 hours
LUNCH BREAK: 1:00 pm – 1:50 pm
1:30 pm – 1:50 pm: Super Motard sign in – late arrival
2:00 pm RACE STARTS: Super Motard – 2 hours
4:15 pm Track Clean up & Trophies

The Alberta Mini RoadRacing Association (AMRA)

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