“To date, $1,014,450 has been posted and we expect more companies to come on board with additional support,” said Eagan. “Honda, Husqvarna, KTM and Yamaha lead the way among the OEMs and Brembo, Leo Vince, Marchesini, Maxxis, Michelin and Shoei are leaders among aftermarket companies.”
Per event contingency as well as championship bonus money is available in all three classes of AMA Supermoto competition including the premier Supermoto (450cc) class as well as support classes Supermoto Unlimited (490cc+) and Supermoto Lites (250cc).”Interest in AMA Supermoto continues to gain momentum in the United States,” said Eagan. “Due to strong demand we added the Supermoto Lites class for four-stroke 250cc machines this year and we’re beginning to see more production supermoto motorcycles coming to market. Initially, it seemed that only the European brands were interested in this category but with Suzuki’s introduction of its DR-Z400SM supermoto model it’s clear that the Japanese manufacturers have taken note, too. This bodes well for the future of supermoto racing in the United States.”The 2005 AMA Supermoto Championship season began at Road America on June 4. Thierry van den Bosch and Doug Henry split wins in the dual Supermoto finals with David Baffeleuf and Mark Burkhart winning the Supermoto Unlimited and Supermoto Lites classes, respectively. Travis Frassetto was the winner of the Honda Red Riders Jr. Supermoto Challenge.Round two of the championship is scheduled for July 30 at USA International Raceway in Shawano, Wisc.