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VIR: Rescheduled event schedule

Revised AMA Superbike Finale Schedule PICKERINGTON, Ohio (Sept. 22, 2004) -- AMA Pro Racing announced today the schedule for the AMA Chevrolet Superbike Championship season finale to be held at Virginia International Raceway (VIR) in Alton,...

Revised AMA Superbike Finale Schedule

PICKERINGTON, Ohio (Sept. 22, 2004) -- AMA Pro Racing announced today the schedule for the AMA Chevrolet Superbike Championship season finale to be held at Virginia International Raceway (VIR) in Alton, Va., and confirmed that the event will now be a two-day event instead of three as was originally planned.

The primary reason for making it a two-day event is to help offset the added costs that were incurred due to the original event's postponement.

The event was originally planned for Sept. 17-19 but was rescheduled due to complications arising from Hurricane Ivan. The event will now be held on Oct. 9 & 10.

Ron Barrick, AMA Pro Racing Superbike Series Manager said eliminating one day on the weekend will help save money for everyone involved. "We're still planning on running two Superbike races as well as the Supersport, Superstock and Formula Xtreme classes," said Barrick. "The difference is now we'll do it in two days instead of three, which will help the teams with expenses. Compressing the schedule like this is not something we'd normally like to do but the importance of this race and the need to lower everyone's out-of-pocket costs justifies this approach."

Of the four classes run under the AMA Chevrolet Superbike Championship, only the Formula Xtreme Championship has been determined. Championship titles for Superbike, Supersport and Superstock will be determined at the VIR finale.

<pre> AMA Chevrolet Superbike Championship Presented by Parts Unlimited Suzuki Lightning Nationals Virginia International Raceway -- October 9-10, 2004

Saturday, Oct. 9 8:00-8:30 AMA Repsol Superstock Practice 8:35-9:05 Pro Honda Oils Supersport Championship presented by Shoei Helmets Practice 9:10-9:40 Chevrolet Superbike Championship presented by Parts Unlimited Practice 9:45-10:15 Lockhart Phillips USA Formula Xtreme Practice 10:20-10:50 AMA Repsol Superstock Practice 10:55-11:25 Pro Honda Oils Supersport Championship presented by Shoei Helmets Practice 11:30-12:00 Chevrolet Superbike Championship presented by Parts Unlimited Practice 12:05-12:35 Lockhart Phillips USA Formula Xtreme Practice 1:25-1:50 AMA Repsol Superstock Qualifying Group 1 1:55-2:20 AMA Repsol Superstock Qualifying Group 2 2:25-2:50 Pro Honda Oils Supersport Championship presented by Shoei Helmets Qualifying Group 1 2:55-3:20 Pro Honda Oils Supersport Championship presented by Shoei Helmets Qualifying Group 2 3:25-3:50 Chevrolet Superbike Championship presented by Parts Unlimited Qualifying Group 1 3:55-4:20 Chevrolet Superbike Championship presented by Parts Unlimited Qualifying Group 2 4:35 AMA Repsol Superstock Race (60k - 17 laps)

Sunday, Oct. 10 9:00-9:20 Chevrolet Superbike Championship presented by Parts Unlimited Practice 9:25-9:45 Pro Honda Oils Supersport Championship presented by Shoei Helmets Practice 9:55-10:25 Lockhart Phillips USA Formula Xtreme Qualifying Group 1 10:30-11:00 Lockhart Phillips USA Formula Xtreme Qualifying Group 2 12:00 Chevrolet Superbike Championship presented by Parts Unlimited Race 1 (100K - 28 laps) 1:15 Pro Honda Oils Supersport Championship presented by Shoei Helmets (60k - 17 laps) 2:30 Chevrolet Superbike Championship presented by Parts Unlimited Race 2 (100k - 28 laps) 3:45 Lockhart Phillips USA Formula Xtreme Race (60k - 17 laps)

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