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SBK: Pro Road Racing news 2011-01-25

AMA Pro Racing Announces Divisional Breakdowns and Additional Information Regarding AMA Pro SuperSport for 2011

East /West Doubleheader at Daytona International Speedway Will Open Season

DAYTONA BEACH, FL (January 25, 2011) - AMA Pro officials announce more details on the reconfigured SuperSport class for 2011 including the divisional breakdowns and event configuration. It was earlier released that the class will undergo some subtle changes for the 2011 season including the elimination of the segregated Top Gun and Young Gun classes within the overall class structure. The class will continue to feature two divisions, East and West, but the overall champion will be the highest scoring divisional champion.

The actual number of divisional races has now been established with an equal number of points scoring opportunities in each division. There will be combination events with East and West Divisions competing together, beginning with Daytona International Speedway (March 10-12).

Each Division will comprise six events with the East Division visiting Daytona, Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, Virginia International Raceway, New Jersey Motorsports Park and two additional events TBD.

The West Division will also include six events that will include Daytona, Infineon Raceway, Miller Motorsports Park, Road America, Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca and the season finale at a location to be named.

Each weekend will feature the standard two race format, except two West Division races that are designated single events. Divisional points will be awarded for qualifying, in addition to the points available in the actual race, thereby providing competitors the ability to score points on two separate occasions as in a standard two race weekend. Points will be awarded in the normal manner with points scored from 1st down to 20th position. The bonus point for pole position will also be awarded.

With this allowance in place, each division will have twelve points scoring opportunities during the 2011 AMA Pro SuperSport season.

Upon confirmation of the final 2011 AMA Pro Road Racing schedule, the exact event breakdown will be provided, but this basic template of six scoring opportunities for each division is now in place.

A special award highlighting the younger SuperSport riders will also be awarded to the highest scoring 16-21 year old rider.

-source: ama

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