AMA Pro Racing offers incentives to leading WERA riders.
PICKERINGTON, Ohio ? A program has been developed by AMA Pro Racing and WERA Motorcycle Roadracing to give leading WERA riders a better opportunity to compete in the AMA Chevy Trucks U.S. Superbike Championship. Riders finishing in the top three in WERA's 600 and 750 National Challenge classes will be awarded free AMA Pro Racing licenses and a set number of free entries for the 2003 season.
The program will work as follows: First place riders in WERA 600 and 750 National Challenge classes will be provided a free AMA Pro Racing license and seven free entries into AMA Chevy Trucks U.S. Superbike Championship events. Second-place riders will receive the license and five free entries, and third-place riders will get a license and three free entries. Entries may be used for any class in which the rider is licensed to participate in 2003.
"We see WERA as a valuable partner in developing America's road-racing talent," said Scott Hollingsworth, AMA Pro Racing CEO. "We would like to provide WERA's best riders a better opportunity to make a smooth transition into the AMA Chevy Trucks U.S. Superbike Championship and this program will help make that possible."
WERA President Evelyne Clarke sees the AMA Pro Racing/WERA alliance as a great opportunity to give WERA riders much deserved recognition.
"WERA has always been a training ground for riders who have gone on to win national and world championships," said Clarke. "We are happy to see our riders go on to be successful in AMA Pro Racing. This union between WERA and AMA Pro Racing should provide even more of an opportunity to showcase our top riders and to give them help in making the transition to AMA Pro Racing."
For additional information on this program contact AMA Pro Racing at (614) 856-1900 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
WERA Motorcycle Roadracing, Inc, is one of the oldest and largest national sanctioning bodies conducting motorcycle roadraces at road courses across the United States. 1999 marked the 25th Anniversary for WERA Motorcycle Roadracing. There are over 3,000 roadracers holding a competition license and 250 holding a support membership.
About AMA Pro Racing
AMA Pro Racing is the leading sanctioning body for motorcycle sport in the United States. Its properties include the AMA Supercross Championship, the AMA Chevy Trucks U.S. Motocross Championship, the AMA Chevy Trucks U.S Superbike Championship and the AMA Progressive Insurance U.S. Flat Track Championship. Nearly 2 million race fans attended AMA Pro Racing events during the 2002 season. For more information about AMA Pro Racing, visit www.amaproracing.com.