Red Bull to Sponsor new AMA Supermoto Championship. PICKERINGTON, Ohio -- Energy drink maker Red Bull North America has signed an agreement to be the title sponsor of AMA Pro Racing's new supermoto series. To be called the AMA Red Bull Supermoto...
Red Bull to Sponsor new AMA Supermoto Championship.
PICKERINGTON, Ohio -- Energy drink maker Red Bull North America has signed an agreement to be the title sponsor of AMA Pro Racing's new supermoto series. To be called the AMA Red Bull Supermoto Championship, the series will be the premier national championship for this rapidly expanding form of motorcycle racing.
"We're delighted to partner with Red Bull in presenting our new AMA Supermoto Championship," said Andy Leisner, AMA Pro Racing Vice President. "Our vision for this series is to present motorcycle racing in an all new fashion and the support and commitment by Red Bull will go a long way in allowing us to do that."
Supermoto is unique in that it combines the disciplines of both on- and off-road racing. Slightly-modified motocross machines are primarily used and the action takes places on courses that are approximately 80% pavement and 20% dirt. A long list of top-level riders are committed to participating in this AMA Pro Racing series including former World GP champion Kevin Schwantz, reigning AMA Progressive Insurance U.S. Flat Track Champion Chris Carr, multi-time X-Games gold medalist/freestyle motocross star Mike Metzger and five-time Daytona 200 winner Scott Russell.
The series is scheduled to begin this summer and will culminate at the championship finale run in conjunction with the AMA Pro Racing Awards Banquet in Las Vegas in November. The six-race series will include rounds held at existing AMA Pro Racing Events as well as selected stand-alone events. For more information about the AMA Red Bull Supermoto Championship, visit www.amaproracing.com