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M1GP Brings Motorcycle Track Riding & Racing to the Central Coast

Press Release

December 20, 2017

Motorcycle Rider Training, Track Days And Racing Coming To California’s Central Coast.

Santa Maria Karting Association partner with M1GP to offer two-wheeled training, practice days (track days) and racing events to the Santa Maria Kart Track starting in 2018. The SMKA board has selected M1GP as the official motorcycle partner of SMKA due to their successful history together.  

Motorcycle memberships for the Santa Maria kart track will be offered exclusively through M1GP.

“SMKA is excited to partner with M1GP and to provide riders affiliated with M1GP with access to one of California’s best tracks,” said Michael Toke, SMKA’s President.  “We believe that this will be a win-win for both clubs and will stimulate interest in karting and motorcycling in our area.”

“We held our first Santa Maria event in 2013 and were first to bring motorcycles to the track.  Since then, M1GP and our community of racers and families have proven to meet the criteria of the SMKA board members regarding safety and overall compatibility between the organizations. We have a shared vision of growing awareness of one of the best karting tracks and increasing ridership in a responsible way”, said Young Lee, owner of M1GP. “We’re very excited about this partnership with SMKA and the opportunity to open up the track to new and experienced motorcyclists with our rider training program and racing events.”

  • Santa Maria Karting Association and M1GP will host an Open Practice/Arrive & Drive for drivers + Meet & Greet for motorcyclists for those interested in checking out the track and getting more information.  This event will be open to the public.

    When: Saturday, January 13, 2018, 9AM – 2PM+
    Where: 32 S Blosser Rd, Santa Maria, CA 93455

  • Fees:Kart rentals – Members are free (unless they need a kart) and non-members pay a guest fee ($45).  The guest fee can be applied to the membership if the person decides to join.

Founded in 1960, SMKA is one of the oldest karting clubs in North America and one of a few clubs that owns its own track.  Over the years, SKMA’s kart track, which is located on the southwest corner of the Santa Maria Public Airport, has hosted club level, regional and national caliber events.

Established in March 2009, M1GP (M1-GrandPrix) a North American mini motorcycle roadracing association which offers a family-friendly environment for kids and adults with rider training, sprint and endurance races.

Details about the exclusive SMKA partnership and motorcycle membership will be made available at the event on Jan. 13th and posted on the M1GP website after.