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Supermoto: Waterford Hills preview

WATERFORD HILLS ROAD COURSE WELCOMES BACK AMA SUPERMOTO CHAMPIONSHIP Local Rider Chris Fillmore Hopes to Continue his Success PICKERINGTON, Ohio (July 2, 2007) - AMA Supermoto invades the Waterford Hills Road Course, located in Clarkston, Mich.,...

WATERFORD HILLS ROAD COURSE WELCOMES BACK AMA SUPERMOTO CHAMPIONSHIP
Local Rider Chris Fillmore Hopes to Continue his Success

PICKERINGTON, Ohio (July 2, 2007) - AMA Supermoto invades the Waterford Hills Road Course, located in Clarkston, Mich., on July 7-8 for the fourth round of the 10-round AMA Supermoto Championship.

This year's event marks second year the AMA Supermoto Championship has visited the Waterford Hills Road Coarse. In 2006 Troy Lee Designs Honda's Jeff Ward and Graves Yamaha's Doug Henry split race wins in the AMA Supermoto class doubleheader, while KTM's Micky Dymond came though with the victory in the Supermoto Unlimited class. Honda's Cassidy Anderson held off the competition to capture the Supermoto Lites win.

Fillmore, who resides in nearby Oxford, is currently sitting in 4th place in the AMA Red Bull Supermoto class standings. Last weekend, Fillmore raced to his best finish of the season, earning third place.

Fillmore hopes to carry his momentum into his hometown race.

"Utah was a great race for me," said Fillmore. "So far this season I have had some tough luck, but making the podium last (race) just made it seem like everything is all coming together. The plan for Waterford Hills is to just give it my all, and keep moving up into the top spot".

Ward and Graves Yamaha's Mark Burkhart are only separated by one point in the AMA Red Bull Supermoto point standings. Ward held on to earn the victory at the first round, however, Burkhart has caught fire the last two rounds and is on a two-race winning streak.

Factory Aprilia Rip It Energy Racing's Ben Carlson has been dominating competition in the AMA PPG Supermoto Unlimited class presented by M&R Products. Carlson, the 2006 class champion, has a 20-point lead over Josh Chisum, of Bakersfield, Calif., as he looks to capture the top spot for his fourth straight time.

Round three of AMA Hot Wheels Supermoto Lites racing saw Troy Lee Designs Honda rider David Pingree win his first race of the season, which was only the second Supermoto Lites win of his career. Graves Yamaha's Brandon Currie team holds a slim three-point lead over Pingree in the AMA Hot Wheels Supermoto Lites class Championship.

The AMA Supermoto Championship has become the fastest growing form of professional motorcycle racing. Racers who battle for victory use a combination of skills from a variety of racing styles. Track layouts are unique, as the track consists of both paved and dirt surfaces, with right and left hand turns. Tracks also include technical metal ramps more commonly referred to as the Parts Unlimited Urbancross. Riders from all racing backgrounds will line up on Sunday braving these elements, which makes this sport one of the most thrilling disciplines of motorcycle racing for both spectators and racers around the world.

For more racing information and ticket information please visit the website www.detroitsupermoto.com.

WHAT: Round Four of the AMA Supermoto Championship

WHERE: Waterford Hills Road Course is located at 4770 Waterford Road in Clarkston, Michigan, 48346.

WHEN: Sunday, July 8, 2007.

2006 WINNERS: AMA Supermoto: Jeff Ward (Honda) and Doug Henry (Yamaha). AMA Supermoto Unlimited: Micky Dymond (KTM). AMA Supermoto Lites: Cassidy Anderson (Honda).

SCHEDULE: Friday - Amateur Promoter Practice, Saturday - Pro Promoter Practice 3:00pm until 6:00pm. Sunday - Timed Practice begins at 10:00 am. Heats and Last Chance Qualifiers go from 1:00pm until 2:15 pm. Opening Ceremonies begin at 3:15 pm with final events beginning at 4:55 pm.

-credit: ama

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Series AMA
Drivers Jeff Ward , Chris Fillmore , Micky Dymond , Doug Henry