American Motorcyclist Association and American Sportbike Racing Association expand partnership to select Championship Cup Series events

PICKERINGTON, OH – February 6, 2017 – (Motor Sports Newswire) –   The American Motorcyclist Association has expanded its partnership with the American Sportbike Racing Association to sanction Championship Cup Series races that run in conjunction with ASRA events beginning with the 2017 season.

The 2017 season kicks off at Daytona Beach Bike Week, which includes the AMA-sanctioned Daytona 200.

“ASRA is an important partner in growing both amateur and professional road racing in the United States,” said AMA Track Racing Manager Ken Saillant. “We welcome the CCS riders to the ranks of AMA membership and their support as the AMA promotes the motorcycle lifestyle and protects the future of motorcycling in America.”

ASRA President Kevin Elliott said his organization is looking forward to working closer with the AMA in 2017.

“The American Sportbike Racing Association is pleased to continue its partnership with the American Motorcyclist Association for 2017,” Elliott said. “ASRA is proudly expanding its relationship with the AMA by bringing select Championship Cup Series races into the agreement, allowing the CCS rider an easier path to professional racing as well as access to all the other benefits of AMA membership.”

With this partnership, ASRA has expanded access to AMA-approved insurance, AMA ratification and recognition of results, and the opportunity to develop a clear path to professional licensing for those riders who aspire to race with MotoAmerica, the home of the AMA Superbike Championship.

“This is a natural progression of the ASRA/AMA relationship, giving more benefits and opportunities to the CCS competitor along with making these events open to international racers who would like to test the waters in the United States,” Elliott said.

For information about the 2017 ASRA/CCS season, including the 2017 AMA-sanctioned Daytona 200, see

About the American Motorcyclist Association

Founded in 1924, the AMA is a not-for-profit member-based association whose mission is to promote the motorcycle lifestyle and protect the future of motorcycling. As the world’s largest motorcycling rights and event sanctioning organization, the AMA advocates for riders’ interests at all levels of government and sanctions thousands of competition and recreational events every year. The AMA also provides money-saving discounts on products and services for its members. Through the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame in Pickerington, Ohio, the AMA honors the heroes and heritage of motorcycling. For more information, visit

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Source: American Motorcyclist Association