I raced WERA and loved it. If you race, you will have to a riders course approved for your race license. Back in 99 I did Ed Bargy's school which allowed me to get license to race in WERA. Then you will have to wear a jersey for the first two races so everyone is aware you are a new racer. If all goes well, they will issue a novice license. You will love it and you are not too old. I am thinking about coming back out at 46 and racing in the crusty old racer group and whoop up on the boys. I have more fun doing track days because you get much more time. I raced a 996 Ducati and a Yamaha R6 so I could do more races. If you want to race, find the organization want to race with and everyone is very helpful. You will meet great friends and have a blast. I went expert after my first year and petitioned to stay novice for a second. Then they moved me to expert. Looking back it was a great time. If you decide to do it, keep us all posted. In the meantime, do as many track days as you can.