TWO EVENTS ADDED TO AMA FORD QUALITY CHECKED FLAT TRACK CHAMPIONSHIP SCHEDULE PICKERINGTON, Ohio (Jan. 12, 2007) -- AMA Pro Racing announced today that two new events have been added to the 2007 AMA Ford Quality Checked Flat Track Championship...
TWO EVENTS ADDED TO AMA FORD QUALITY CHECKED FLAT TRACK CHAMPIONSHIP SCHEDULE
PICKERINGTON, Ohio (Jan. 12, 2007) -- AMA Pro Racing announced today that two new events have been added to the 2007 AMA Ford Quality Checked Flat Track Championship schedule. The two races are planned for June 2, at Volunteer Speedway in Bulls Gap, Tenn., and Sept. 15, at Monticello Raceway in Monticello, N.Y. Both events will be half-mile GNC Twins races, bringing the total number of events in the two-championship series to 21.
AMA officials Bruce Bober and Steve Morehead were at Volunteer Speedway, a high-banked (32 degrees) 4/10-mile dirt oval on Dec. 12, for a test session. They and owner Joe Loven were encouraged by the results.
"With around 50 motorcycles the series will bring for a show, I believe the fans will really enjoy seeing a different type of racing here at 'The Gap.' No matter how you look at it ... racing is racing ... whether it be cars or motorcycles," Loven said.
At Monticello, Buddy Ford Productions will be producing its first ever AMA Grand National event this year at the half-mile pea-gravel track.
"We've been promoting dirt track events in Canada for 20 years -- more than 75 races in that span," said ex-racer Buddy Ford. "We're motivated more than ever to make this a huge event with the support of Moroney's Harley-Davidson and Lombardi Harley-Davidson in New York. We want to get all the New York state Harley-Davidson dealers on board and make this into an annual happening."
<pre> 2007 AMA FORD QUALITY CHECKED FLAT TRACK CHAMPIONSHIP SCHEDULE
Date Location Type Series March 7 Municipal Stadium Daytona Beach, FL Short Track GNC Singles March 8 Municipal Stadium Daytona Beach, FL Short Track GNC Singles May 26 Illinois State Fairgrounds Springfield, IL Tourist Trophy GNC Singles May 27 Illinois State Fairgrounds Springfield, IL Mile GNC Twins June 2 Volunteer Speedway Bulls Gap, TN Half-mile GNC Twins June 16 Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds Davenport, IA Half-mile GNC Twins June 23 Route 66 Raceway Joliet, IL Half-mile GNC Twins June 30 Allen County Fairgrounds Lima, OH Half-mile GNC Twins July 7 West Virginia Motor Speedway Mineral Wells, WV Half-mile GNC Twins July 14 Virginia Motor Speedway Saluda, VA Half-mile GNC Twins July 21 Darke County Fairgrounds Greenville, OH Half-mile GNC Twins July 28 Hagerstown Speedway Hagerstown, MD Half-mile GNC Twins Aug. 7 Jackpine Gypsies Clubgrounds Sturgis, SD Short Track GNC Singles Aug. 10 Castle Rock Race Park Castle Rock, WA Tourist Trophy GNC Singles Aug. 11 Castle Rock Race Park Castle Rock, WA Short Track GNC Singles Aug. 19 Peoria Race Park Peoria, IL Tourist Trophy GNC Singles Aug. 25 I-96 Speedway Lake Odessa, MI Half-mile GNC Twins Sept. 1 Illinois State Fairgrounds Springfield, IL Short Track GNC Singles Sept. 2 Illinois State Fairgrounds Springfield, IL Mile GNC Twins Sept. 15 Monticello Raceway Monticello, NY Half-mile GNC Twins Oct. 6 Scioto Downs Columbus, OH Half-mile GNC Twins
*Dates and locations subject to change