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X-Games Winner Mark Burhart Looking to Consolidate His SuperMoto Lead In Nashville

Nashville is in for a treat Thursday August 31st through Sunday Sept 2nd when the national racing circus of the AMA Pro Racing and NASMOTO SuperMoto series come to town featuring the nation's fastest motorcycles running on the combine dirt and asphalt track at the Music City Motorplex in Nashville, TN for the 3rd annual 07 Extreme Cycle Jam contest. This is the first time in 2007 where the AMA Pro series and the NASMOTO amateur series has come together to present wall to wall racing designed to thrill the fans and provide heart-pounding entertainment.

Headlining the Saturday Pro event is the AMA Supermoto Championship racers with points leader and Ohio native Mark Burkhart riding the Graves Motorsports Yamaha to a 93-89 points advantage over the defending AMA SuperMoto king Jeff Ward.  Burkhart will be using his speed and consistency to mix it up with Ward and give the fans an excellent show.

Changes in the track for 2007 are designed to increase the fan experience at the fairgrounds raceway. The dirt section has been moved closer to the stadium seating with the Part Unlimited urban jump located right across from the fans.

Music City Motorplex is home to the ATV Championships for SMX ATV Pro-Am and Amateur ATV SuperMoto. In this winner-take-all format, the winning purse is over $3,000. Contenders for the national pro title include Zac Willett, Daryl Rath, and Nick Granlund.

Fans love this form of racing because four wheels on a supermoto track is controlled chaos. A racer may loose and gain control four to five times a lap. Dancing on the knife edge is a way of life for these combatants.

For the amateur racing enthusiast, NASMOTO has created a Sportsman class that encourages newcomers to participate in the sport and requires only a tire modification. NASMOTO will have a tire changing service at the racing facility for all novice SuperMoto riders. The Sportsman class assists local motorcycle dealers in creating a low cost and highly entertaining weekend for their customers. In no other series can a fan say they raced on the same track as the pros.

"After our success last year our goal is to grow a bigger and better event for the future," said Norman W. Partin, General Manager of Music City Motorplex. "We are combining Music City USA with world-class racers and fast race tracks to build an event where fans want to return year after year. Our 3rd annual Extreme Cycle Jam is the most exciting event to date!"

Schedule includes open practice and media day on Friday, Pro racing and Dealer team racing on Saturday and NASMOTO racing on Sunday.

Tickets with pit passes are $30 at the Music City Motorplex  box office or $15 at participating dealers including Castle Powersports, Precision Cycles, Americas Motorsports , Boswell Harley Davidson and at the track.  Children 5 and under free.

NASMOTO was created in 2004, in partnership with the AMA, to grow SuperMoto racing at all levels. Taking a grassroots approach by working with local clubs and promoters across North America, NASMOTO?s goal is to provide premier racing experiences for racers, fans, promoters and sponsors. New SuperMoto clubs are forming everywhere as the sport grows in the amateur ranks. To get involved as a promoter or racer, or for more information about rules, classes and regional and national events, please visit, email or call (416) 907-6817. AMA membership is required for this event.

Save time on race day by making sure you have a current AMA membership card before you come to the track.

Sponsors and supporters include KTM, Kawasaki, Aprilia, Yamaha, Husaberg, Metzeler, Seventy/Thirty, Supermoto Racer Magazine, XBUX, Three Brother Racing, Wheeling Cycle Supply and UmbrellaGirls USA.

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