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Speed Channel expands AMA Road Racing TV coverage in 2003 PICKERINGTON, Ohio -- Fans of the AMA Chevy Trucks U.S. Superbike Championship will enjoy an abundance of television coverage during the 2003 season. Over 100 hours of AMA road racing ...

Speed Channel expands AMA Road Racing TV coverage in 2003

PICKERINGTON, Ohio -- Fans of the AMA Chevy Trucks U.S. Superbike Championship will enjoy an abundance of television coverage during the 2003 season. Over 100 hours of AMA road racing action will be shown on Speed Channel, including over 20 hours live. The AMA Chevy Trucks U.S. Superbike Championship will be the featured series with Pro Honda Oils U.S. Supersport presented by Shoei and Lockhart Phillips USA Formula Xtreme races also being shown. Viewers will also see highlights from the MBNA 250 Grand Prix and Genuine Suzuki Accessories Superstock Series.

"We're pleased with Speed Channel's continued emphasis on our AMA Superbike property," said John Farris, AMA Pro Racing vice president of commercial development. "The championship has become a mainstay for the network and the popularity of the series on television has proven that motorcycle racing delivers a large and loyal audience. In addition to being a great way for fans to follow the championship, our television package provides a strong benefit to participating teams and sponsors."

This year marks the eighth season for the AMA U.S. Superbike Championship on Speed Channel and, like event attendance, the television ratings continue to grow. "Our partnership with Speed Channel is a testament to the power of live TV and its ability to accelerate the growth of a sports property," added Farris.

Ten of the 11 venues on this year's Superbike calendar will feature live coverage. The Superbike race at Barber Motorsports Park will be shown on a same-day, tape-delayed basis. Six of the Supersport Championship events will also be covered live.

For current listings visit Speed Channel's website at www.speedtv.com.

For immediate post-race results, points, live transponder scoring, in-depth series and rider information, regular columnists and much more, log onto www.USSuperbike.com, the official website of the AMA Chevy Trucks U.S. Superbike Championship.

About AMA Pro Racing
AMA Pro Racing is the leading sanctioning body for motorcycle sport in the United States. Its properties include the AMA Supercross Championship, the AMA Chevy Trucks U.S. Motocross Championship, the AMA Chevy Trucks U.S Superbike Championship, the AMA Progressive Insurance U.S. Flat Track Championship and the AMA Red Bull Supermoto Championship. Nearly 2 million race fans attended AMA Pro Racing events during the 2002 season. For more information about AMA Pro Racing, visit www.amaproracing.com.

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