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AMA Supermoto Race @ Daytona Bike Week
New Smyrna Speedway – Ricky Carmichael’s home stock car track – will host AMA “Supermoto Madness” March 5th to open the popular Florida “Bike Week” destination

We are going to run ATV’s at this new Pro/Am Daytona Supermoto! Pro class will have at least a $2500 purse.

New Smyrna SpeedwayNEW SMYRNA, Fla., (Feb. 2, 2007) – Fans of AMA Supermoto racing action will be pleased to hear that the New Smyrna Speedway will play host to AMA “Supermoto Madness” to open the popular Bike Week festivities in March.

The March 5th AMA sanctioned Pro/Am race, featuring a $10,000 pro purse, will showcase three classes, including the premier Open Pro class, Pro Lites (250) and a Pro ATV class. The AMA Supermoto Madness event will mark the first time ever that this new form of motorcycle racing, combining motocross, dirt track and road racing, will be held during Daytona Beach’s Bike Week festivities. The newly established Pro/Am event and will likely draw several top pro’s as they attempt to keep their skills sharp in the off-season of the AMA Supermoto Championship, slated to get under way in early summer.

“We’re confident the legions of motorcycle enthusiasts that attend Bike Week will put their bike allegiances aside and join in the fun of this first-time event in Daytona,” said Joel Grover, director of supermoto for the AMA. “From the fun-loving big, bearded Harley guys and tattooed chopper aces, to Japanese and European road bike riders, AMA Supermoto clears the gap between road and dirt racing and makes for a great afternoon/evening of entertainment for everybody.”

Beginning with the Florida State Supermoto Amateur Championships on Monday (March 5th) morning, New Smyrna Speedway will be abuzz with action from sun up through sundown on the popular ½ mile asphalt oval. Track officials will then flick on the lights and the pros will take to the track, beginning at 7 p.m., for a battle under the stars that’ll take racers at speeds in excess of 100 miles per hour on the 23 degree high-banks, then have them diving precariously into the dirt infield where a host of jumps, whoops and berms will try to rattle them off their game!

“This is certainly a new event for us and we’re really looking forward to the hybrid concept of motocross, dirt track and road racing,” said the Speedway’s Terry Roberts. “I think AMA Supermoto is just out there enough that it might peak the curiosity of even our most core car racing enthusiasts.”

WHO: possible Top pro and amateur AMA Supermoto racers, including motocross legend Doug Henry of the Graves Motorsports Yamaha team, KTM’s top prospect, dirt tracker turned Supermoto pro, Johnny Lewis, as well as international MX star and KTM Team Boss, Kurt Nicoll!

WHAT: AMA Supermoto Madness (combination motocross, dirt track and road racing)

WHEN: Monday, March 5th

WHERE: New Smyrna Speedway, New Smyrna Beach, Fla.

TIME: Sign up is at 8 a.m., practice begins at 10 a.m., amateur racing all afternoon and the pros hit the track at 7 p.m.

PURSE: $5,000 for the premier Open Pro class, $2,000 to win!

DIRECTIONS: www.newsmyrnaspeedway.org

BONUS: On Sunday, March 4th, the track will be open for an open practice session for all levels. The cost is $60.

For more information on the event contact the New Smyrna Speedway at (386) 547-6030 or contact track representative Terry Robert via email at terryroberts@fascar.org.


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