Camp Carmichael


2017 Camp Carmichael 

Camp Carmichael has returned in 2017 for the 6th straight year in a row!  This unique and exclusive opportunity provides amateur racers the chance to train with 15-time MX / SX Champion, Ricky Carmichael, at his private training facility in Cairo, GA – The Carmichael Goat Farm.  Camp Carmichael provides a once in a lifetime opportunity for amateur racers and it is only available to Suzuki riders.

Suzuki racers who register for the 2017 Amateur MX Contingency Program will compete throughout the year for the opportunity to attend the two-day Camp Carmichael rider school.  During camp, Ricky will help riders improve their corner speed, perfect their hole-shots, blitz through the whoops and improve their speed and style through rhythm sections.  Ricky will also cover topics such as fitness, training and bike set up.  Riders will receive a cash bonus from Suzuki following their attendance at Camp Carmichael.


So you want to train with RC? Here’s how YOU can compete to earn your spot!

  1. Own a 2016 or newer Suzuki RM-Z250 or RM-Z450 or any model year RM85/L
  2. Register for the 2017 Suzuki Amateur MX Contingency Program HERE
  3. Race at events listed on the Suzuki Contingency Payout Schedule and place in the top 5
  4. Earn points based on your finishing position using the points system below

2017 Points System:

  • 1st place - 100 Points
  • 2nd place - 70 Points
  • 3rd place - 50 Points
  • 4th Place - 30 Points
  • 5th Place - 10 Point
  1. Points will be tallied from November 2016 thru September 30, 2017. 
  2. Finalists will be announced mid-October.
  3. Camp will be divided into two groups:  RM85 minis and RMZ-250/450.
  4. RM85 mini racers:  The top 12 finalists will be invited to attend Camp.
  5. RM-Z250/450 racers:  The top 12 finalists will be divided into 3 classes:
    •  A Expert
    •  B Intermediate
    •  C  Novice
  6. Four racers from each class will be invited to attend Camp. 
  7. Camp Carmichael will be held the third week in November, preceding Mini O’s

Visit to see the latest Camp Carmichael leader boards!