SACRAMENTO, CA – February 12, 2016 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – Amateur Flat Track racers will get the unique opportunity to race on the Sacramento Mile on Sunday, May 22, 2016, the day after the AMA Pro Grand National event on the famous mile dirt oval at Cal Expo in Sacramento, California. The amateur races will be organized by the famous Lodi Motorcycle Club. The Lodi club is famous worldwide for producing some of the biggest names in American racing such as Kenny Roberts, Chris Carr, Fred Merkel, Jimmy Filice and Doug Chandler to name just a few.
“We’re excited to be able to give our riders the opportunity to race on the legendary Sacramento Mile,” said Lodi Motorcycle Club president Randy Gabhart. “Getting experience on a mile track is rare in itself, and to be able for our riders to compete on the track as it was prepared for the stars of the AMA Pro Grand National Championships is a rare opportunity and an experience of a lifetime. We expect many riders from around the country will come and join our Lodi regulars for this unique event.”
Riders who would like to race in Sunday’s amateur event can visit www.lodicyclebowl.com for additional info.
Sunday’s Lodi Motorcycle Club amateur event will follow on the heels of the renowned Sacramento Mile, which runs this year on Saturday, May 21, 2016. This will be the 51st running of the historic Sacramento Mile. Bryan Smith will try to extend his record winning streak at the race to six, while the rest of the talented field will be shooting to end Smith’s impressive string of victories. The event will also feature the Clash of the Titans III, a special exhibition race featuring Motorcycle Hall of Fame and Harley-Davidson factory racing legends Scott Parker and Jay Springsteen.
The AMA Pro Grand National Championship series is one of the longest running motorcycle racing championships in the world. On the long straights of the Sacramento Mile top speeds can reach 130 miles per hour. Flat track racing has produced many of America’s Motorcycle Grand Prix Champions such as Kenny Roberts, Eddie Lawson, Wayne Rainey, Kenny Roberts, Jr. and Nicky Hayden. Visit www.sactomile.com to keep up with all the latest on the event.