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2006 Daytona news 2005-06-17

2006 DAYTONA 200 TO AGAIN FEATURE FORMULA XTREME EQUIPMENT 2006 Class Structure Unchanged PICKERINGTON, Ohio (June 17, 2005) -- AMA Pro Racing confirmed today that the 2006 Daytona 200 will again feature Formula Xtreme motorcycles and that the...

2006 DAYTONA 200 TO AGAIN FEATURE FORMULA XTREME EQUIPMENT

2006 Class Structure Unchanged

PICKERINGTON, Ohio (June 17, 2005) -- AMA Pro Racing confirmed today that the 2006 Daytona 200 will again feature Formula Xtreme motorcycles and that the class structure for the AMA Superbike Championship remains unchanged.

The class structure for 2006 is as follows:
Superbike: 901-1000cc four-stroke, two or more cylinders
Supersport: 0-600cc four-stroke, multi-cylinder
Formula Xtreme: 450cc-600cc four-stroke, multi-cylinder; 595cc-750cc four-stroke, liquid-cooled, twin-cylinder; 850cc-1350cc four-stroke, air-cooled, twin-cylinder
Superstock: 745cc-1000cc four-stroke, multi-cylinder

AMA Pro Racing announced on May 26 that 1000cc motorcycles will remain in AMA Superbike through the 2008 racing season. Rules adding 1000cc motorcycles to the class were announced in 2002 for the 2003 racing season. As noted above, current AMA Superbike rules feature 901-1000cc four-stroke engines with two or more cylinders, exclusively.

"The feedback over our announcement regarding 1000cc machines remaining through 2008 has been very positive," said Scott Hollingsworth, AMA Pro Racing CEO. "This stability as well as that in the support classes is designed to encourage greater rider and team participation across the board."

Formula Xtreme machines are used for the Daytona 200 because of the unique demands placed on equipment specifically at the Daytona International Speedway course. As part of a major infield renovation completed at the facility prior to the beginning of the 2005 racing season, the infield road course was also reconfigured. These changes, coupled with switching the 200 to Formula Xtreme equipment, were made in the interest of improving safety at the track.

AMA Superbike remains the premier class within the championship with AMA Supersport, AMA Formula Xtreme and AMA Superstock serving as support classes.

Technical rules for each class will be announced at a later date

About AMA Pro Racing

AMA Pro Racing is the leading sanctioning body for motorcycle sport in the United States. Its properties include the THQ AMA Supercross Series, the AMA Motocross Championship, the AMA Superbike Championship, the AMA Ford Quality Checked Flat Track Championship and the AMA Supermoto Championship. For more information about AMA Pro Racing, visit www.amaproracing.com.

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