Parts Unlimited Superbikers by KTM - News - Dirt Rider

Del Mar Fairgrounds - Saturday, October 4thFort Worth, Texas (June 24, 2003) Clear Channel Entertainment - Motor Sports is proud to announce the addition of the Parts Unlimited Superbikers sponsored by KTM during the K&N; Del Mar Mile Weekend on Saturday, October 4th.The Parts Unlimited Superbikers sponsored by KTM will be unique, in that the format will be very similar to the original ABC Superbikers ran at Carlsbad Raceway from 1979-1983. Riders in each category of Motocross, Dirt Track, Road Race and Off-Road will compete head-to-head on a track of both pavement and dirt. The racing will be a mixture of speed, sliding, roosting, grinding and jumping on each and every lap.Fans will witness racing that will be competitive, accessible and fan-friendly at the beautiful Del Mar Fairgrounds in Del Mar, California. The track will be constructed along the main grandstands and other portions of the fairgrounds giving fans comfort and top-rated amenities.Invites will be sent to 12 riders in each category (MX, DT, RR, OR) for a total of 48 of the nations top-level professional riders. Heat races and semis will be ran in each category qualifying only the top 20 riders, setting up an epic main event showdown of motocross, dirt track, road race and off-road riders to find out who was the best athlete aboard a motorcycle."It's been long enough and we have the venue," says Mike Kidd of Clear Channel Motor Sports. "With the recent surge of SuperMotard type racing, it is now time for the return of the Superbikers. As a former competitor of the original ABC Superbikers I can remember the excitement and challenge of that single event. Our intent is to bring back that excitement to a wide variety of spectators."The motorcycle of choice will be a lightweight, single cylinder 4-stroke usually designed from a high-performance motocross bike. Add big oversize brakes, lowered suspension, 17" wheels and sticky road race style tires and you have one ultra-trick motorcycle designed to take on the challenge.