More information on the event, which will take place at the start of Laconia Motorcycle Week, can be found at www.race-uscra.com.
“Mike Baldwin represents the heart and soul of international motorcycle racing,” said Bob Coy, founder and executive director of the USCRA. “With a successful and storied career in the U.S. and abroad in the 1970s and 1980s piloting a variety of machines including Kawasaki, Yamaha, Ducati, Laverda and Moto Guzzi – we’re honored to have him part of the only North American vintage road racing event sanctioned by the FIM-North America.”
Baldwin’s achievements also include international Grand Prix road racing. He campaigned a series of factory efforts beginning in 1979 with Suzuki, before moving to Honda and Yamaha. In 1986, Mike finished fourth overall in the 500cc Grand Prix World Championships riding for the Kenny Roberts/Lucky Strike Yamaha factory team.
He was inducted into the AMA Hall of Fame in 2001.
About The United States Classic Racing Association (USCRA) www.race-uscra.com
The USCRA is the oldest vintage motorcycle road racing organization in the United States and
includes over 400 active members. The club promotes four general types of events: Road racing on both proprietary built roadrace circuits and real roads courses (Gunstock® and the Streets of Laconia®), as well as Observed Trials, Motogiro USA® and Pewter Run® touring events held on open public roads.
The mission of the USCRA is:
• The preservation and racing use of historic racing motorcycles
• To foster close and competitive racing in a spirit of sportsmanship and camaraderie
• To provide accessibility of classic motorcycle racing to interested enthusiasts
• Most importantly, to have FUN
About The Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme (FIM) www.fim-live.com
Founded in 1904, the FIM is the governing body for motorcycle sport and the global advocate for
motorcycling. It is an independent association formed by 113 National Federations throughout he world that are divided into six regional continental unions. The FIM North America Federation comprised of the United States and Canada is the supervising body for North America vintage road racing. The FIM is recognized as the sole competent authority in motorcycle sport by the International Olympic Committee (IOC). Among its 50 FIM World Championships the main events are MotoGP, Superbike, Endurance, Motocross, Supercross, Trial, Enduro, Cross-Country Rallies and Speedway.