AMA partners with DRT Racing for 2017 season
PICKERINGTON, OH – February 24, 2017 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – The 2017 AMA Supermoto National Championship Series features five rounds of racing in five states, sanctioned by the American Motorcyclist Association.
The series includes the return of many popular venues, plus one new venue at Five Flags Speedway in Pensacola, Fla.
“The 2017 series promises to be exciting,” said AMA Track Racing Manager Ken Saillant. “The AMA Supermoto National Championship Series showcases North America’s top Supermoto talent and provides amateur racers the opportunity to compete at premier racing facilities alongside some of the top Supermoto teams in the industry.”
The 2017 season begins with DRT Racing as the new series promoter.
“We welcome DRT Racing for the 2017 Supermoto season,” Saillant said. “Working with an organization that has strong industry ties creates opportunities for our members to really feel connected with the Supermoto community.”
The AMA Supermoto National Championship Series includes novice, youth, intermediate and age- and displacement-based classes, as well as classes that feature some of the best Supermoto talent in the country. Supermoto combines exciting elements of motocross, dirt track and road racing into one dynamic discipline. It features jumps, high-speed straights and both dirt and asphalt surfaces. Track variations and venues can vary considerably. Supermoto events have taken place at purpose-built facilities, in sports stadiums, on casino properties and on closed-course cityscape street layouts.
The discipline originated in the United States in the late 1970s and was initially popularized by the ABC Wide World of Sports “Superbikers” show that featured the best dirt trackers, motocrossers and road racers of the time.
2017 AMA Supermoto National Championship Series Schedule
Round 1 – April 8
Kern County Raceway – Bakersfield, Calif.
Round 2 – May 6
Musselman Honda Circuit – Tucson, Ariz.
Round 3 – Aug. 5-6
GP3R Trois Rivières – Quebec, Canada
Round 4 – Sept. 16
Downtown Sturgis – Sturgis, S.D.
Round 5 – Oct. 7
Five Flags Speedway – Pensacola, Fla.
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 www.americanmotorcyclist.com.
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Source: American Motorcyclist Association