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2005 Supermoto schedule announced

PICKERINGTON, Ohio (March 24, 2005) -- AMA Pro Racing has released its schedule for the 2005 AMA Supermoto Championship. The series will kick off at an all-new event in Southern California in May and conclude in October on the streets of Reno, ...

PICKERINGTON, Ohio (March 24, 2005) -- AMA Pro Racing has released its schedule for the 2005 AMA Supermoto Championship. The series will kick off at an all-new event in Southern California in May and conclude in October on the streets of Reno, Nevada. Highlights will include a return to Copper Mountain for a double-header event as well as a stop at the all-new Supermoto-specific track at Road America.

Kerry Graeber, AMA Pro Racing Vice President, Communications commented on this year's championship. "The 2005 schedule is a mix of proven, existing events as well as a couple of new venues that show great promise," said Graeber. "Additionally, the announcement that we will be adding a 250cc class and feature two Supermoto class finales at each round has been tremendously well received. We're confident that this year's championship will be the best yet."

Commenting on the reasoning behind the season starting earlier than past seasons, AMA Pro Racing Vice President, Commercial Development John Farris said there were significant benefits. "The opportunity to showcase AMA Supermoto in Southern California in conjunction with a major consumer event like the Extreme Motorsports Expo (May 14-15 event) was just too good to pass up," said Farris. "Same can be said for the new round at Road America where AMA Supermoto will be featured on a purpose built track in conjunction with the AMA Superbike weekend." <pre> The 2005 AMA Supermoto Championship is as follows:

DATE            LOCATION
May 14          Orange County Fairgrounds, Costa Mesa, Calif.
June 4          Road America, Elkhart Lake, Wisc.
July 30         USA International Raceway. Shawano, Wisc.
August 20-21    Copper Mountain Ski Resort, Copper Mountain, Colo.
September 24    Music City Motorplex, Nashville, Tenn.
October 1       Downtown Reno, Reno, Nev.

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