AMA Announces New Series
AMA Pro Racing announces all new U.S.Championship
AMA Pro Racing willdebut an all new motorcycle racing championship in 2003 based on the popularsupermoto format. The series is scheduled to begin in late Spring and AMA ProRacing plans a complete press conference and introduction during Daytona Bike Weekin March.
According to ScottHollingsworth, CEO of AMA Pro Racing, the new series already has the support ofthe major OEMs as well as a number of national sponsors. "It’s apparentthat the marketplace is ready for this championship and AMA Pro Racing ispleased to take the leadership role in its development," saidHollingsworth. "Supermoto, with its combination of road racing, motocrossand flat track elements, is a fantastic platform for manufacturers to showcasenew product and expand their marketing opportunities. Plus, there’s no betterway to demonstrate rider versatility. To succeed in this series competitorswill have to master several racing disciplines."
A cross section ofnational caliber riders has expressed interest in competing in the series includingreigning AMA Progressive Insurance U.S. Flat Track Champion Chris Carr,two-time X-Games gold medallist /freestyle motocross star Mike Metzger,five-time Daytona 200 winner Scott Russell and former World GP Champion, KevinSchwantz. Bringing riders together from differing racing backgrounds willensure not only a good show but broad fan appeal as well.
Races will run inconjunction with already-established AMA professional races or as stand-aloneevents in a number of major markets nationwide. One of the goals of the seriesis to offer as many riders as possible the opportunity to compete.
Complete series details, including class structure and ruleswill be announced in March. In the meantime, anyone interested in obtainingmore information should contact AMA Pro Racing’s Andy Leisner at email@example.com