AMA SUPERBIKE EVENT CONFIRMED FOR MILLER MOTORSPORTS PARK PICKERINGTON, Ohio (Sept. 7, 2005) -- AMA Pro Racing and officials from Miller Motorsports Park announced today that the AMA Superbike Championship presented by Parts Unlimited will visit...
AMA SUPERBIKE EVENT CONFIRMED FOR MILLER MOTORSPORTS PARK
PICKERINGTON, Ohio (Sept. 7, 2005) -- AMA Pro Racing and officials from Miller Motorsports Park announced today that the AMA Superbike Championship presented by Parts Unlimited will visit the all new racing facility, currently under construction, in 2006. Located near Salt Lake City in Utah, Miller Motorsports Park features a 4.5 mile road course and will host a round of the AMA road race series on June 16-18, 2006.
Scott Hollingsworth, CEO of AMA Pro Racing and Ron Barrick, Series manager for AMA Superbike, were at the track today and participated in the meeting announcing the track's 2006 schedule. "We're thrilled to be part of this exciting new facility's future plans and to be able to bring the AMA Superbike Championship to this part of the country," said Hollingsworth. "The construction of this all new facility will also provide a valuable 'shot in the arm' to the sport of motorcycle road racing in the United States by allowing us to expose the sport to a completely new market."
AMA Pro Racing officials and riders have had the opportunity to offer input during the track's design and construction phases. Proposed facility and track designs were shared with Barrick who in turn shared them with several riders. "Any time a track provides us and our riders the chance to offer our expertise on a layout it's a good thing," said Barrick. "Motorcycle racing has completely different requirements than car racing and we applaud Miller Motorsports Park for listening to us at the time when it can have the most bearing on the track's final design."
The 2005 AMA Superbike Championship concluded last weekend at Road Atlanta. All four class titles were decided at the series finale and fans were treated to some of the most competitive, spirited racing of the season. Mat Mladin captured his record sixth AMA Superbike Championship, Tommy Hayden was crowned champion in AMA Supersport, Miguel Duhamel won the AMA Formula Xtreme title in a nail biter over teammate Jake Zemke and Aaron Yates grabbed the AMA Superstock trophy. The full 2006 AMA Superbike Championship schedule is being finalized and will be announced soon.
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