Rider Requirements

In our effort to keep the Race School accessible, our Race School requirements are very similar to our track day requirements. You should review the CCS rules to ensure that you have the proper equipment for your first race.

 To participate in our race school, you need the following basic set of gear:

    • Full coverage one or two piece protective riding suit made of leather is required. Textile suits are not allowed.If you are using a two-piece suit, the top and bottom must zip together. A back protector is recommended.

You can rent leathers, gloves, helmets and back protectors from Seacoast Sport Cycle.

    • A full face helmet (Snell, DOT or equivalent approval) in good condition. The materials in helmets degrade over time. You should replace your helmets if it is more than five years old.

Helmets are stamped with a date of manufacture inside. If you cannot find a date of manufacture it may be because your helmet is very old! If in doubt, replace it.

  • Gauntlet style gloves are required.
  • Over the ankle footwear, not including sneakers. We strongly recommend motorcycle specific boots.
  • You should bring the basic tools you need to prep your bike for the track. This includes wrenches, screwdrivers, painter's tape (for covering glass and plastics) and other tools. See the section below on bike requirements for more information.

You must be at least 16 years old to participate in any track event at NHMS.  Riders younger than 18 years old must have a waiver from a parent or legal guardian. 

Here are some optional items that can make your day more comfortable:

  • Change of clothes
  • Hat
  • Beach/lawn chair
  • Spare gas can
  • Sun screen
  • Shower gear (NHMS has full shower facilities).

Bike Requirements

All bikes must pass technical inspection before riding. If you bike fails technical inspection you cannot ride it on the track until the failure is corrected. Please make sure that your bike will pass technical inspection before arriving at the track.

  • 50% tire tread remaining
  • 50% brake pads remaining
  • The throttle must operate smoothly with no binding or sticking. Open the throttle 100% and release it. The grip must return full to the original position without sticking.
  • Properly adjusted chain
  • No fluid leaks
  • Coolant drained, flushed and replaced with water
  • All glass and plastic (except tachometer/speedo/faceshield) taped over
  • Mirrors removed or taped over
  • Brake light deactivated

We do not require safety wiring for the Race School, but you will need to safety wire your bike before racing.