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Supermoto round one in Reno postponed

AMA Supermoto Round One Postponed, Championship Set to Begin August 28 PICKERINGTON, Ohio (July 21, 2004) -- AMA Pro Racing announced today that round one of the 2004 AMA Supermoto Championship scheduled to be held on Aug. 14 in Reno, ...

AMA Supermoto Round One Postponed, Championship Set to Begin August 28

PICKERINGTON, Ohio (July 21, 2004) -- AMA Pro Racing announced today that round one of the 2004 AMA Supermoto Championship scheduled to be held on Aug. 14 in Reno, Nev., has been postponed. The championship will now begin on Aug. 28 at Copper Mountain, Col. The Reno event has been rescheduled for Oct. 2.

AMA Pro Racing Supermoto Series Manager Chris Bradley stated that a number of issues arose between the event organizer, Race Promotion Management (RPM) and the promotional company representing the four Reno-based hotels hosting the race. "We have been informed by RPM that the promoter group would not be able to live up to its agreement for the original scheduled date," said Bradley. "Instead of forcing the matter and moving forward with an event that would most likely have been compromised, we agreed to reschedule the race so RPM and the promotional group could resolve their problems." Both parties have informed AMA Pro Racing that the issues that lead to the postponement could be reconciled by the new date.

Cameron Gray of RPM said his company has offered to help defray cancellation fees incurred by AMA Pro Racing, teams and riders due to this late notice. "At RPM, we feel an obligation to help make up costs caused by this issue," said Gray. "Participants who have incurred fees due to non-refundable airline tickets or hotel rooms should call Adrienne Wright at 303-377-3278 for more information."

"We were hopeful that our problems could be resolved quickly," continued Gray. Unfortunately that proved to be impossible. We appreciate AMA Pro Racing's willingness to work with us. While we recognize that it's an inconvenience for everyone in the short term, we're confident that we'll be able to resolve the situation and stage a first-class event in October."

AMA Pro Racing confirmed that the Copper Mountain event will remain a double header and comprise rounds one and two. The new schedule is as follows:

<pre> 2004 AMA SUPERMOTO CHAMPIONSHIP SCHEDULE Round 1 Aug. 28 Copper Mountain Resort & Village, CO Round 2 Aug. 29 Copper Mountain Resort & Village, CO Round 3 Sept. 11 Music City Motorplex, Nashville, TN Round 4 Sept. 18 South Boston Speedway, South Boston, VA Round 5 Oct. 2 Downtown Reno, NV Round 6 Oct. 17 Del Mar Fairgrounds, Del Mar, CA Round 7 Nov. TBA Las Vegas, NV

For immediate post-race results, points, live transponder scoring, in-depth series and rider information and much more, log onto www.AMASupermoto.com.

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