Wednesday, May 9, 2007

AMA: 2007 Supermoto Schedule Revised

AMA Racing news release

AMA Racing announced today that the 2007 AMA Supermoto Championship schedule has been revised, adding events in Oklahoma City, Okla. (Sept. 9) and Galveston, Texas (Nov. 3) and moving the Hartford, Conn., event to a new date (Aug. 25) and location.

Each venue will welcome their inaugural AMA Supermoto Championship race. Stafford Motor Speedway near Hartford, Conn., will now host Round 5 of the series, Oklahoma Motorsports Complex in Oklahoma City, Okla., will host Round 7 and one of the largest motorcycle rallies in the nation, the Lone Star Rally in Galveston will host Round 9. Both the Denver stop at Invesco Field and Connecticut’s round at MotoTown USA have been removed from the schedule due to local ordinance issues.

The AMA Supermoto Championship is one of the most exciting series in two-wheel racing, with both dirt and pavement sections that form a race course combining the attributes of supercross, flat track and road racing.

The series kicks off on May 19, with a first-time visit to the Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre in St. Louis, and culminates on Nov. 11 at Troy Lee Design’s Duel at the Docks in Long Beach.

“We are very excited about the addition of the latest events to the national schedule,” said AMA Supermoto Director, Joel Grover. “We are working hard with each event promoter to ensure the most successful series so far.”

Combing the United States, the AMA Supermoto Championship will showcase some of the most talented motorcycle racers in the world, including racing legend and current AMA Supermoto Champion, Jeff Ward, as well as two young-gun support class Champions in Cassidy Anderson (AMA Supermoto Lites) and Ben Carlson (AMA Supermoto Unlimited).

Last year, Ward, who has also enjoyed success in AMA Supercross/Motocross and IRL Racing, claimed his second AMA Supermoto title. Ward, who has a combined nine AMA National championships, won his first Supermoto title in 2004.

Below is a listing of the entire 2007 AMA Supermoto Championship schedule:

2007 AMA SUPERMOTO CHAMPIONSHIP SCHEDULE

ROUND DATE VENUE LOCATION
1 May 19 Verizon Wireless Amphitheater St. Louis, MO
2 June 3 Raceway Park Englishtown, NJ
3 June 23 Miller Motorsports Park Salt Lake City, UT
4 July 8 Waterford Hills Road Course Detroit, MI
5 Aug. 25 Stafford Motor Speedway Hartford, CT
6 Sept. 1 Music City Motorplex Nashville, TN
7 Sept. 9 Oklahoma Motorsports Complex Oklahoma City, OK
8 Sept. 15 Pacific Grand Prix Seattle, WA
9 Nov. 3 Lone Star Rally Galveston, TX
10 Nov. 11 TLD’s Duel at the Docks Long Beach, CA

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