Suzuki wants you to join its mighty (and hopefully fast) RM Army.
Enlistment is now open for the RM Army, Suzuki’s comprehensive amateur motocross development program. Inductees won’t have to sleep in barracks, march in formation or pull KP, but they will get the best equipment and training Suzuki has to offer.
“The RM ARMY is a state of mind, a unifying force, and the umbrella under which our supercross and motocross racing programs will reside,” said Chris Wheeler, Motocross Racing Manager at Suzuki. “The RM Army was developed to create a sense of community for Suzuki racers. So whether you’re a weekend warrior, a rider on our RCH/Yoshimura/Suzuki Factory Racing team, or anywhere else in between, if you race Suzuki, you are part of the RM Army.”
RM Army amateur racers can take advantage of the various benefits offered by the Suzuki Amateur Racing Support program, which includes Contingency, Trackside Support, and Suzuki Camp Carmichael. New troops can take advantage of more than $6 million in available contingency for motocross, supercross, and off-road racing in 2017. The requirements are:
- Own an eligible Suzuki model
- Complete the online registration process at racesuzuki.com
- Race a specified event on the Suzuki Contingency Payout Schedule
- Place in a paying position
- Receive your rewards on your Suzuki Awards Card
- Redeem your rewards at any authorized U.S. Suzuki dealership
Suzuki Trackside Support will also be on hand at key amateur racing events to support RM Army racers. Trackside Support carries a supply of parts available for riders in need at a discounted price, along with a qualified Suzuki technician to help answer technical questions.
Additionally, Suzuki RM Army racers are provided the exclusive opportunity to attend Suzuki Camp Carmichael. This unique program allows Suzuki amateur racers to compete for the chance to train with 15-time MX/SX Champion, Ricky Carmichael, at his private training facility in Cairo, Georgia – The GOAT Farm. Suzuki says attending Camp Carmichael is "a once-in-a life-time, all-expenses-paid opportunity only available to members of the RM Army."
The 2017 RM Army charge will be led by the Suzuki ECSTAR Factory Elite Amateur Racing team. Suzuki's all-new Oil and Chemical brand, ECSTAR, will serve as an essential element in the growth of the Factory Elite Amateur program, and we are pleased to have their title support in 2017.
Regional Elite Amateur Racing
Suzuki is also excited to announce the addition of the Suzuki Regional Elite Amateur Racing team with support from Suzuki dealers.
“The addition of this program for 2017 is really exciting,” added Wheeler.
The RM ARMY front will be further strengthened with the launch of the Chaparral Suzuki Elite Amateur Racing / BarX Motorsports team. The West Coast-based Suzuki support team led by Team Manager, Larry Brooks, will field three riders in 2017.
"I'm privileged to be part of such a first class race effort,” said Brooks. “The Amateur field is so competitive these days, and to be able to share my experience with these three fast racers is extremely rewarding. I feel that I can help them achieve their racing goals and this is what makes this venture very exciting to me.”