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FT: 2008 scheduled announced

2008 AMA FLAT TRACK CHAMPIONSHIP SCHEDULE ANNOUNCED PICKERINGTON, Ohio (December 10, 2007) -- AMA Racing has announced the tentative schedule for the 2008 AMA Flat Track Championship. 2008 season highlights include a return to the Indiana ...

2008 AMA FLAT TRACK CHAMPIONSHIP SCHEDULE ANNOUNCED

PICKERINGTON, Ohio (December 10, 2007) -- AMA Racing has announced the tentative schedule for the 2008 AMA Flat Track Championship.

2008 season highlights include a return to the Indiana State Fairgrounds' legendary Indy Mile on Sept. 13 for an event to be held in conjunction with the 2008 Red Bull Indianapolis GP at the famed Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Additionally, visits to the mile track at Vernon Downs in Vernon, N.Y., on May 31 and Bedford Speedway's half-mile oval in Bedford, Pa., on June 27 are also planned.

The schedule features 23 total events, 14 of which are GNC Twins races and seven GNC Singles events. Two events are classified as TBD at this time and will be announced later.

The 2008 season will kick off during Bike Week at Daytona Beach, Florida's Municipal Stadium for a two-night GNC Singles double header on March 5 and 6. The series then moves out West to USA Race Park in Tucson, Ariz., on Apr. 5 before crisscrossing the United States towards the season finale which will take place on an all-new purpose-built half-mile track at Topeka, Kansas' Heartland Park Topeka on Oct. 4.

Last year Harley-Davidson factory rider Ken Coolbeth became the first to capture both the AMA Grand National Singles and Twins title in the same year. Coolbeth is expected to return to defend his dual championships and be joined by such series standouts as Jake Johnson, Jared Mees, Bryan Smith and Chris Carr, among others.

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