AMA Supermoto Championship Finale to be held at Bally's Las Vegas PICKERINGTON, Ohio (Oct. 1, 2004) -- AMA Pro Racing announces that the 2004 AMA Championship finale, the AMA Red Bull Supermoto-A-Go-Go, will be held at Bally's in Las Vegas...
AMA Supermoto Championship Finale to be held at Bally's Las Vegas
PICKERINGTON, Ohio (Oct. 1, 2004) -- AMA Pro Racing announces that the 2004 AMA Championship finale, the AMA Red Bull Supermoto-A-Go-Go, will be held at Bally's in Las Vegas on Saturday, Nov. 13. Additionally, Paris Las Vegas will host the annual AMA Pro Racing Awards Banquet the next day on Sunday, Nov. 14. The two attached hotels are located on the world famous Las Vegas Strip.
"We're thrilled to bring the AMA Red Bull Supermoto A-Go-Go to the Strip in the heart of Las Vegas," said Chris Bradley, AMA Supermoto Series Manager. "Our friends at Red Bull know how to throw a great party and this event will be huge."
Riders expected to compete in the finale include former AMA Motocross champs Jeff Ward, Doug Henry, Jeremy McGrath and Travis Pastrana; three-time AMA Superbike Champion Doug Chandler and former 500cc Grand Prix world champion Kevin Schwantz from road racing; and freestyle motocross legend Mike Metzger. Up-and-coming Supermoto stars such as Chris Fillmore, Ben Carlson and Mark Burkhart and a few prominent regulars from the international ranks, including Jurgen Kunzel, Kurt Nicoll and Alexandre Thiebault are also expected.
Bradley added that the finale is sure to be loaded with even more international stars from around the world, possibly making it the greatest collection of motorcycle racing talent from various disciplines on one track.
"Last year we had interest from several world championship competitors, but they weren't eligible to race based on the qualifying criteria. This year the rules allow FIM world competitors to race in the AMA Supermoto finale. This should lead to a number of additional big name riders competing along side the prominent lineup of riders already slated to race," said Bradley.
Las Vegas resident and AMA Superbike road racer Ben Bostrom, won last year's winner-take-all Supermoto class title at the AMA Red Bull Supermoto-A-Go-Go championship finale in a breathtaking race in what many referred to as the best AMA race of any series last year. Former AMA Motocross Champion, Grant Langston won the Supermoto Unlimited class title. Both are expected to return to Vegas.
The AMA Red Bull Supermoto-a-Go-Go will be pivotal in determining the championship picture as the race pays double points for the first five finishers in both the Supermoto and Supermoto Unlimited classes.
Near the hustle and bustle of the Strip, an entertaining track mixed with high-speed pavement and technical Parts Unlimited UrbanCross and dirt sections will be constructed on the grounds behind Bally's and Paris.
This year's event will be free admission with pit passes available for purchase. Visit www.redbullsupermotoagogo.com and www.amasupermoto.com in coming weeks for detailed event information.
For immediate post-race results, points, live transponder scoring, in-depth series and rider information and much more, log onto www.amasupermoto.com.
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