AMA PRO RACING AND CCS/ASRA COOPERATE TO PROVIDE ADDITIONAL SOFT BARRIERS AT DAYTONA Racing organizations unite to offer unprecedented protection PICKERINGTON, Ohio (March 6, 2006) -- CCS/ASRA (formerly Formula USA) and AMA Pro Racing have ...
AMA PRO RACING AND CCS/ASRA COOPERATE TO PROVIDE ADDITIONAL SOFT BARRIERS AT DAYTONA
Racing organizations unite to offer unprecedented protection
PICKERINGTON, Ohio (March 6, 2006) -- CCS/ASRA (formerly Formula USA) and AMA Pro Racing have joined forces at Daytona International Speedway during Bike Week to provide riders in both events, as well as in the AHRMA Historic races, unprecedented protection by combining the organizations' soft barriers in addition to those owned by the Speedway.
CCS/ASRA will keep its barriers in place during the vintage and AMA Pro Racing segments of Bike Week. In return, AMA Pro Racing deployed its soft barriers several days earlier than normal to help provide extra protection for riders in the CCS/ASRA events. Jointly the organizations will service and maintain all barriers during the deployment period.
"This is a huge deployment and a textbook example of cooperation between organizations for the greater good," said Hugh Fleming, Director of Safety and Logistics for AMA Pro Racing. "Many of the soft barriers owned by each organization were provided by the Roadracing World Action Fund so every fan, business and racer who has contributed to the fund had a part in this."
The combined efforts of AMA Pro Racing and CCS/ASRA, along with those of Daytona International Speedway will result in over 1870 feet of protective barriers being deployed.
Soft barriers cushion the impact of a fallen rider and have proven to be excellent tools in the reduction of rider injury.
Motorcycle racing activities at the Speedway kicked off on March 3 with CCS/ASRA events. AHRMA Classic Days road racing take place on March 6 and 7 and the AMA Pro Racing schedule starts on Wednesday, March 8. This year's events will conclude with the 65th running of the Daytona 200 by Honda, the opening round of the AMA Lockhart Phillips USA Formula Xtreme Series, on Saturday, March 11.
About AMA Pro Racing
AMA Pro Racing is the leading sanctioning body for motorcycle sport in the United States. Its properties include the Amp'd Mobile AMA Supercross Series, the AMA Toyota Motocross Championship presented by FMF, the AMA Superbike Championship presented by Parts Unlimited, the AMA Ford Quality Checked Flat Track Championship and the AMA Supermoto Championship. For more information about AMA Pro Racing, visit www.amaproracing.com.