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Miller Motorsports Park event cancelled

AMA Pro Racing Portion of FIM HANNspree Superbike World Championship Weekend at Miller Motorsports Park Cancelled TOOELE VALLEY, UTAH (March 20, 2009) -- Officials at Miller Motorsports Park announced today that the AMA Pro Racing portion of...

AMA Pro Racing Portion of FIM HANNspree Superbike World Championship Weekend at Miller Motorsports Park Cancelled

TOOELE VALLEY, UTAH (March 20, 2009) -- Officials at Miller Motorsports Park announced today that the AMA Pro Racing portion of the FIM HANNspree Superbike World Championship weekend, May 29-31, has been cancelled.

Originally, the plan had been for the AMA Pro Daytona SportBike presented by AMSOIL and AMA Pro SuperSport presented by Shoei series to share the bill with the HANNspree Superbike World Championship and FIM Supersport World Championship events. Unfortunately, track officials were unable to come to an agreement with AMA Pro Racing and the decision was made to cancel the AMA Pro portion of the event.

"AMA Pro Racing has been a part of Miller Motorsports Park since the track opened in 2006," said MMP Director of Racing Mitch Wright, "and we have enjoyed a mutually beneficial relationship and some great racing during that time. It is most unfortunate that we were unable to reach an agreement with AMA Pro for this year's event, but it was a business decision that had to be made. We hope to be able to have the AMA Pro teams, riders and officials back at Miller Motorsports Park in the years to come."

"It is regrettable that we were not able to agree on terms with AMA Pro Racing for this year's event," said MMP CEO/President Dan Davis. "Roger Edmondson and his group have been great to work with and both sides negotiated in good faith, but we were unable to bridge the gap between what they felt they needed and what we felt was equitable. Hopefully we can work together again in the future."

"We worked closely with our friends at Miller Motorsports Park in attempting to conclude a business relationship but in the end we were unsuccessful," said AMA Pro Racing President Roger Edmondson. "Although we are disappointed about this turn of events, we hope to return to the Miller facility in the coming years and look forward to their 2009 FIM World Superbike race that marks the return of reigning AMA Pro Road Racing Champion Ben Spies to his home country."

MMP officials will have an announcement regarding a replacement event for the AMA Pro classes in the very near future.

For tickets or information regarding Miller Motorsports Park, call 435-277-RACE (7223) or visit the track's website at www.MillerMotorsportsPark.com.

-credit: mmp

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