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FT: Proposed 2006 rule changes announced

PROPOSED 2006 AMA FLAT TRACK RULE CHANGES ANNOUNCED PICKERINGTON, Ohio (July 28, 2005) -- AMA Pro Racing has announced the proposed technical rule changes for the 2006 AMA Ford Quality Checked Flat Track Championship. AMA Pro Racing licensed ...

PROPOSED 2006 AMA FLAT TRACK RULE CHANGES ANNOUNCED

PICKERINGTON, Ohio (July 28, 2005) -- AMA Pro Racing has announced the proposed technical rule changes for the 2006 AMA Ford Quality Checked Flat Track Championship. AMA Pro Racing licensed riders and credential holders may comment on proposed rule changes during a 30-day period beginning Friday, July 29 through Monday, Aug. 29. Credential holders with RIDERS ONLY password access may also comment via AMA Pro Racing's RIDERS ONLY website at www.amaproracing.com/ridersonly. At the conclusion of the 30-day period, AMA Pro Racing will review submissions prior to forwarding the package to the AMA Pro Racing Board of Directors for ratification.

Proposed technical rule changes for the 2006 season can be viewed at www.amaflattrack.com.

According to Merrill Vanderslice, AMA Pro Racing Director of Competition, the proposed rules for 2006 are straightforward.

"The recommendation to lower displacement has been discussed for the past couple of racing seasons and it's simply an effort to reduce competitor costs by better aligning the class with readily available, production-based equipment," said Vanderslice. "Ultimately it should also result in increased rider participation and greater involvement in AMA Flat Track racing between the various manufacturers. Similarly, the proposed rule to ensure that only traditional, rear-drive motorcycles remain eligible in AMA Flat Track is to prevent emerging technology from unnecessarily increasing costs and being a detriment to the balance of competition."

For immediate post-race results, points, in-depth series and rider information, regular columnists and much more, log onto www.amaflattrack.com, the official website of the AMA Ford Quality Checked Flat Track Championship.

About AMA Pro Racing
AMA Pro Racing is the leading sanctioning body for motorcycle sport in the United States. Its properties include the THQ AMA Supercross Series, the AMA Motocross Championship, the AMA Superbike Championship, the AMA Ford Quality Checked Flat Track Championship and the AMA Supermoto Championship. For more information about AMA Pro Racing, visit www.amaproracing.com.

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