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Brainerd now secured on 2003 schedule

AMA Pro Racing secures Brainerd round for 2003 AMA Chevy Trucks U.S. Superbike Championship. PICKERINGTON, Ohio -- The AMA Chevy Trucks U.S. Superbike Championship round at Brainerd (Minn.) International Raceway slated for June 27-29, is now ...

AMA Pro Racing secures Brainerd round for 2003 AMA Chevy Trucks U.S. Superbike Championship.

PICKERINGTON, Ohio -- The AMA Chevy Trucks U.S. Superbike Championship round at Brainerd (Minn.) International Raceway slated for June 27-29, is now confirmed on the 2003 schedule. This year will mark the 20th anniversary of the first AMA Superbike National held at Brainerd in 1983. Wayne Rainey rode a Kawasaki to victory on the three-mile circuit in that inaugural event.

"We are glad to be back at Brainerd for 2003," said John Farris Jr., Vice President, Commercial Development, AMA Pro Racing. "This track has a great history of close, exciting racing that has been enjoyed by both fans and riders for many years. It also fills a key slot in our schedule and produces a great TV program for fans and sponsors."

Since the inaugural AMA national in 1983, Brainerd has earned a rich history in both AMA and world championship races. From 1989 to 1991 the circuit hosted the U.S. round of the World Superbike Championship. Three-time AMA Superbike Champion Doug Chandler won his first World Superbike race there in 1990 on a Muzzy Kawasaki. Texan Doug Polen rode a Ferracci Ducati to a double victory at Brainerd in 1991 en route to winning that year's World Superbike Championship.

Riders and fans alike enjoy the three-mile circuit for its famous nearly mile long high-speed straight and the infamous turn one, the fastest turn one in the AMA series. The race is renowned for the laid-back atmosphere, the great camping and the scenic surrounding lake country.

For immediate post-race results, points, and live transponder scoring from each race in the championship, log on to amaproracing.com's Superbike Mediacenter, the official home of the AMA Chevy Trucks U.S. Superbike Championship.

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.

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