AMA SUPERMOTO TO RUN IN CONJUNCTION WITH CHAMP CAR EVENT PICKERINGTON, Ohio (May 31, 2006) -- AMA Pro Racing announced today that an additional round of the 2006 AMA Supermoto Championship presented by Parts Unlimited has been added to the ...
AMA SUPERMOTO TO RUN IN CONJUNCTION WITH CHAMP CAR EVENT
PICKERINGTON, Ohio (May 31, 2006) -- AMA Pro Racing announced today that an additional round of the 2006 AMA Supermoto Championship presented by Parts Unlimited has been added to the schedule. The event will be held at Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin's Road America on Sept. 22--24 in conjunction with the Champ Car Grand Prix of Road America. The Rotax Karting Series will also be featured on the same race weekend.
Additional details will be revealed today at a press conference to be held at Road America in advance of this weekend's combined AMA Superbike Championship and AMA Supermoto Championship events.
"We're thrilled to add this event to the AMA Supermoto Championship calendar," said Joel Grover, AMA Director of Supermoto. "We've been working on this event for quite a while now and are happy that is has come together. We're looking forward to showcasing AMA Supermoto competition to fans of Champ Car."
Grover feels the added exposure will be beneficial to the sport. "AMA Supermoto is still relatively young and any opportunity to expand our fan base is welcome. The Champ Car race at Road America is a high profile event so it will certainly benefit our series. Plus, AMA Supermoto adds value to the fans in that it provides them with an additional activity during the race weekend."
Aprilia will be the event sponsor and the race will be called the Aprilia Supermoto Shootout round of the AMA Supermoto Championship presented by Parts Unlimited. The second Road America event will be added to the existing, eight-event schedule. The series kicked off on April 29 at California Speedway and is set to conclude at the Nov. 4 series finale at the historic Queen Mary in Long Beach, Calif.
Multi-time AMA Motocross and AMA Supercross champion Doug Henry holds the early season AMA Supermoto class points lead riding for Graves Motorsports Yamaha. The Hot Wheels Supermoto Lites class lead is held by Cassidy Anderson while Ben Carlson enjoys the 70/30 Racing Supermoto Unlimited class lead.
The new 2006 AMA Supermoto Championship Schedule is as follows:
April 29 -California Speedway - Fontana, CA (AMA Aprilia Supermoto Event)
June 3 -Road America - Elkhart Lake, WI (AMA Supermoto Championship presented by Parts Unlimited)
June 10-USA International Raceway - Shawano, WI (USA International Raceway Pro Supermoto Challenge of Shawano presented by Polaris/R & S Motorsports)
June 17-Miller Motorsports Park - Tooele, UT (The Honda Summit of Speed)
July 8-The Palace of Auburn Hills, Detroit, MI (AMA Supermoto at the Palace presented by Metro Detroit Chevy Dealers)
Aug. 26-27-Invesco Field at Mile High Stadium, Denver, CO (Fay Myers Suzuki Supermoto Classic)
Sept. 22-23-Road America, Elkhart Lake, WI (Aprilia AMA Supermoto Shootout)
Oct. 14-Music City Motorplex - Nashville, TN (Music City Cycle Jam, presented by Sloan's Motorcycles & ATVs)
Nov. 4-Queen Mary, Long Beach, CA (Troy Lee Designs presents the AMA Supermoto Finale)