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Mid-Ohio hosts two weekends of motorcyles

Mid-Ohio to host two weekends of action packed motorcyle racing. DUBLIN, Ohio (July 17, 2002) - The Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course features two-wheeled racing action as hot as the July sun, hosting the AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days July 19-21 and the...

Mid-Ohio to host two weekends of action packed motorcyle racing.

DUBLIN, Ohio (July 17, 2002) - The Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course features two-wheeled racing action as hot as the July sun, hosting the AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days July 19-21 and the Honda Super Cycle Weekend presented by Dunlop Tire July 26-28. Both weekends feature a combination of racing excitement and off-track fun.

The AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days is an event like no other at Mid-Ohio. Ten classes of American Historic Racing Motorcycle Association (AHRMA) will attack the rolling hills of the 15-turn, 2.4 mile permanent road course at Mid-Ohio. The AHRMA Vintage Motocross and the AHRMA Vintage Trials compete on a natural terrain dirt track built just southeast of the road course. An additional AHRMA class will race on a dirt oval at the Ashland County Fairgrounds, located about 25 minutes from Mid-Ohio.

There are plenty of activities away from the racing to provide entertainment throughout the weekend. Spanish motorcycles are this year's featured marque, becoming the first time an entire country's bikes have been commemorated. Motorcycle enthusiasts are sure to learn something from experts such as Craig Vetter, John Healy, Robin James and others at various seminars held every day. Bike shows allow the rider to show their bike, and view others'. Grand Marshal Jim Pomeroy will be on hand to sign autographs, and the Will Stoner Swap Meet is a chance for owners to find spare parts for their vintage bikes.

Honda rider Nicky Hayden brings a 36-point lead in the Superbike series to Mid-Ohio for the Honda Super Cycle Weekend presented by Dunlop Tire. Two Weisco Superbike 100 races, one on Saturday and one on Sunday, highlight the weekend. Hayden has dominated the last season and a half, winning the final four races in 2001 on his way to a third place series finish and has won seven of twelve races in 2002. The 20-year-old won Sunday's event last year at Mid-Ohio. Supporting races will include SuperSport, 250 Grand Prix, SuperStock, and Formula Xtreme.

The twelfth annual Mid-Ohio Dealer Ride gives fans an opportunity to take a lap of the track and has grown into one of the most anticipated events of the weekend. Riders are able to register in advance for the ride at over 80 dealerships in Ohio, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Pennsylvania and West Virginia. With the dealerships come numerous motorcycles that will be on display in the infield on Sunday, July 28.

Spectators wishing to attend both of these exciting events are able to purchase a combo ticket good for general admission to both the AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days and Honda Super Cycle Weekend presented by Dunlop Tires that would save $28 when purchased in advance. The combo ticket includes a paddock pass for the latter event.

Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course is located approximately halfway between Columbus and Cleveland, Ohio off of Interstate 71. Commonly referred to as the "Most Competitive in the U.S.", Mid-Ohio hosts six events throughout the summer. For event information or tickets, call 1-800-MID-OHIO or visit us on the web at www.midohio.com.

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Series AMA , Other bike , Vintage
Drivers Nicky Hayden