North American Supermoto (NASMOTO) Formed in Partnership with the AMA and Announces 2005 Pro-Am Grand Prix - News - Dirt Rider Magazine

NASMOTO (North American Supermoto) Announces 2005 Pro-Am Grand PrixNASMOTO, a new organization designed to greatly expand the sport of Supermoto in North America, has launched the NASMOTO Grand Prix for all levels of Supermoto riders, kicking off June 18-19, 2005 at the USA International Raceway in Shawano, WI. NASMOTO, formed in partnership with AMA Sports, has received the offi cial blessing of the AMA and Supermoto Canada along with inscriptions from the FIM and NAMU.

"The NASMOTO Grand Prix will be a terrifi c grass-roots program to help build riders for the AMA Pro Supermoto Championship," noted AMA Sports Senior Director Douglas Neubauer. "The AMA is excited about the evolving opportunities for Supermoto in North America, and NASMOTO is a great way to grow the sport at all levels, benefi ting everyone from promising beginners to the AMA Pro Racing Supermoto Series."The first event in Shawano, dubbed the NASMOTO Grand Prix of Green Bay, will be followed by races in Cleveland, Toronto, Southern California, the Northwest and Southeast regions, and at October's Red Bull Supermoto-A-Go-Go on the streets of Reno, NV. NASMOTO will also produce the 2005 AMA Supermoto Grand Championship for riders who qualify at 2005 NASMOTO Grand Prix events.Inspired by recognized international competition standards, the premier class for the Grand Prix will be the SM1 450 Open class format, enabling the best of the best to pull out all the stops. Additionally, to fulfi ll NASMOTO's goal of creating "Supermoto pros of the future," the Grand Prix will feature a full range of classes, from the youngsters of 85cc Mini-Moto to the Sport Moto class that encourages the use of stock equipment and DOT tires."We are excited about this year's slate of events," said Ted Baker, VP of NASMOTO and President of Supermoto Canada, "and we are actively seeking out promoters and participants locally and regionally throughout North America so they can be included in the AMA-sanctioned NASMOTO program."Even the legendary creator of Supermoto, Gavin Trippe, gives NASMOTO the nod."Little did I know back in 1979 that this sport would take off as it has, and I'm thrilled to see this new organization come along to ensure that there will be great Supermoto riders from North America for years to come," commented Trippe.Extensive information about NASMOTO and the sport of Supermoto can be found at www.nasmoto.com or by contacting Resource Marketing in Encinitas, CA at 760-436-9937.2005 NASMOTO Grand Prix Schedule*

June 18-19 NASMOTO Grand Prix of Green Bay USA
International Raceway Shawano, WI
Aug. 6-7 NASMOTO Grand Prix of Cleveland
Northcoast Harbor Cleveland, OH
Aug. 27-28 NASMOTO Grand Prix of Toronto
The Docks Entertainment Center Toronto, Canada
Sept. 17-18 NASMOTO Grand Prix of California
Southern California location TBA
October 1 NASMOTO Grand Prix of Reno
Red Bull Supermoto-A-Go-Go Streets of Reno, NV

* Dates subject to change; visit www.nasmoto.com for most current information.