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The World’s Oldest Club Racing Champion Retires

He's 81 Years Old

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A Remarkable Racer Takes His Bow

Tony Serra managed to secure his sixth club level class championship at Willow Springs on November 26th. With this win, he will end his racing career that spans seven decades. He is 81 years old. 

Serra’s career started in 1964 with the Association of American Motorcycle Road Racers. That ended in 1970. He then picked things back up in 2008 at the age of 68 when he rented a 250 Ninja from Race Bike Rentals for track days at Willow Springs Motorcycle Club races.

He then bought that motorcycle and hired Lindemann Engineering’s Ed Sorbo as his Crew Chief & Coach. After some racing, Serra began riding Sorbo’s 1990 TZ 250. He won his first club level championship riding that bike in 2010 and became the oldest motorcycle club level class champion at 71 years old.

Over the course of the next decade, Serra would win five more championships. His latest came when he won the WERA West F Super Sport Expert Championship in 2020. According to, Serra encourages people everywhere to pursue their dreams no matter how old they are.

Remember, his second try at racing happened when he was in his 70s, so there’s plenty of time for you to pursue your dreams whatever they may be.