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TWO EVENTS ADDED TO AMA FORD QUALITY CHECKED FLAT TRACK CHAMPIONSHIP SCHEDULE PICKERINGTON, Ohio (Jan. 12, 2007) -- AMA Pro Racing announced today that two new events have been added to the 2007 AMA Ford Quality Checked Flat Track Championship...

TWO EVENTS ADDED TO AMA FORD QUALITY CHECKED FLAT TRACK CHAMPIONSHIP SCHEDULE

PICKERINGTON, Ohio (Jan. 12, 2007) -- AMA Pro Racing announced today that two new events have been added to the 2007 AMA Ford Quality Checked Flat Track Championship schedule. The two races are planned for June 2, at Volunteer Speedway in Bulls Gap, Tenn., and Sept. 15, at Monticello Raceway in Monticello, N.Y. Both events will be half-mile GNC Twins races, bringing the total number of events in the two-championship series to 21.

AMA officials Bruce Bober and Steve Morehead were at Volunteer Speedway, a high-banked (32 degrees) 4/10-mile dirt oval on Dec. 12, for a test session. They and owner Joe Loven were encouraged by the results.

"With around 50 motorcycles the series will bring for a show, I believe the fans will really enjoy seeing a different type of racing here at 'The Gap.' No matter how you look at it ... racing is racing ... whether it be cars or motorcycles," Loven said.

At Monticello, Buddy Ford Productions will be producing its first ever AMA Grand National event this year at the half-mile pea-gravel track.

"We've been promoting dirt track events in Canada for 20 years -- more than 75 races in that span," said ex-racer Buddy Ford. "We're motivated more than ever to make this a huge event with the support of Moroney's Harley-Davidson and Lombardi Harley-Davidson in New York. We want to get all the New York state Harley-Davidson dealers on board and make this into an annual happening."

<pre> 2007 AMA FORD QUALITY CHECKED FLAT TRACK CHAMPIONSHIP SCHEDULE

Date     Location Type Series
March 7  Municipal Stadium              Daytona Beach, FL       Short Track     GNC Singles
March 8  Municipal Stadium              Daytona Beach, FL       Short Track     GNC Singles
May 26   Illinois State Fairgrounds     Springfield, IL         Tourist Trophy  GNC Singles
May 27   Illinois State Fairgrounds     Springfield, IL         Mile            GNC Twins
June 2   Volunteer Speedway             Bulls Gap, TN           Half-mile       GNC Twins
June 16  Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds Davenport, IA           Half-mile       GNC Twins
June 23  Route 66 Raceway               Joliet, IL              Half-mile       GNC Twins
June 30  Allen County Fairgrounds       Lima, OH                Half-mile       GNC Twins
July 7   West Virginia Motor Speedway   Mineral Wells, WV       Half-mile       GNC Twins
July 14  Virginia Motor Speedway        Saluda, VA              Half-mile       GNC Twins
July 21  Darke County Fairgrounds       Greenville, OH          Half-mile       GNC Twins
July 28  Hagerstown Speedway            Hagerstown, MD          Half-mile       GNC Twins
Aug. 7   Jackpine Gypsies Clubgrounds   Sturgis, SD             Short Track     GNC Singles
Aug. 10  Castle Rock Race Park          Castle Rock, WA         Tourist Trophy  GNC Singles
Aug. 11  Castle Rock Race Park          Castle Rock, WA         Short Track     GNC Singles
Aug. 19  Peoria Race Park               Peoria, IL              Tourist Trophy  GNC Singles
Aug. 25  I-96 Speedway                  Lake Odessa, MI         Half-mile       GNC Twins
Sept. 1  Illinois State Fairgrounds     Springfield, IL         Short Track     GNC Singles
Sept. 2  Illinois State Fairgrounds     Springfield, IL         Mile            GNC Twins
Sept. 15 Monticello Raceway             Monticello, NY          Half-mile       GNC Twins
Oct. 6   Scioto Downs                   Columbus, OH            Half-mile       GNC Twins

*Dates and locations subject to change

-credit: ama

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