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Junior Supermoto title sponsor announced

PICKERINGTON, Ohio (July 2, 2003) - American Honda Motor Company has signed an agreement to sponsor a junior supermoto class in support of the AMA Red Bull Supermoto Championship. The Honda Red Riders Jr. Supermoto Challenge presented by the HRCA...

PICKERINGTON, Ohio (July 2, 2003) - American Honda Motor Company has signed an agreement to sponsor a junior supermoto class in support of the AMA Red Bull Supermoto Championship. The Honda Red Riders Jr. Supermoto Challenge presented by the HRCA will feature riders between the ages of 12 and 15 competing on identically-prepped 2003 Honda CRF150F motorcycles.

Bill Savino, assistant manager, HRCA says this is another example of Honda's leadership role in motorcycle racing. "Through a regional selection process involving HRCA (Honda Rider's Club of America) and Danny Walker (American Supercamp), youngsters will have the opportunity to earn a ride at a round of the AMA Red Bull Supermoto Championship," said Savino. "From there, top finishers from each of the series' six rounds will be invited to the final event to compete in the championship finale."

Additionally, AMA Pro Racing will award a U.S. Savings Bond to the top three finishers in the Jr. Supermoto Challenge providing they hold a "B" average in school.

"Encouraging young racers to succeed in school while they pursue success on the racetrack is something everyone can support," said Kerry Graeber, Vice President, Director of Communications at AMA Pro Racing. "We're proud to provide this opportunity to youngsters participating in this series."

Savino went on to say that competitors in the Honda Red Riders Jr. Supermoto Challenge presented by the HRCA will receive the full "factory rider" treatment on race day. "In addition to racing a professionally-prepared CRF150F, each rider will be provided the use of a complete set of Alpinestars gear and will be pitted out of a Honda support rig," said Savino. "All the rider has to do on race day is show up with their helmet and ride. Honda will take care of everything else."

The AMA Red Bull Supermoto Championship kicks off at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca as part of the AMA Chevy Trucks U.S. Superbike Championship presented by Parts Unlimited on July 11. The six-race series will conclude in Las Vegas on Nov. 21, 2003. The championship finale will be held in conjunction with the annual AMA Pro Racing Awards Banquet. For more information about the AMA Red Bull Supermoto Championship, visit www.amaproracing.com.

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