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The American Motorcyclist Association and USA Supermoto are pleased to announce the AMA Supermoto National Championship Series. The six-round series will kick off at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, Nev., on March 7.
"Supermoto is an amazing sport to watch and an even more amazing sport to compete in," said AMA Vice President of Operations Jeff Massey. "Since the beginning, supermoto has needed a true grass-roots network U.S. to help sustain the top level of competition. This series will help accomplish that goal by giving today's amateur and sportsman-level competitors a place to race, feeding the sport with expert-level talent going forward, and providing a showcase for sponsors and teams active in the discipline."
The AMA Supermoto National Championship Series will include novice, youth, intermediate, age- and displacement-based classes as well as classes that will feature some of the best supermoto talent in the country. Online registration will be available soon at www.amanationalsupermoto.com.
"We had a great inaugural season in 2013, and we're excited to step up our program for the new season as an AMA National Championship Series," said Matt Stewart, president of USA Supermoto, the AMA's promoting partner for the series. "We have been working with the AMA for some time to strengthen supermoto racing in the United States, and everything has been positive. We're looking forward to watching our racers compete for AMA national No. 1 plates in 2014."
Supermoto combines exciting elements of motocross, dirt track and road racing into one dynamic discipline. It features jumps, high-speed straights and both dirt and asphalt surfaces. Track variations and venues can vary considerably. Supermoto events have taken place at purpose-built facilities, in sports stadiums, on casino properties and on closed-course cityscape street layouts.
The discipline originated in the United States in the late 1970s and was initially popularized by the "Superbikers" show that featured the best dirt trackers, motocrossers and road racers of the time.
2014 AMA Supermoto National Championship Series
March 7: Las Vegas, Nev. Caesars Palace, in conjunction with Stadium Super Trucks*
April 19-20: Lake Havasu City, Ariz., SARA Park
May 30-June 1: Elkhart Lake, Wis., in conjunction with AMA Pro Racing Road Race Championship Series
July 5-6: Denver, Colo., in conjunction with NASCAR event
July 26-27: Salt Lake City, Utah, during Bike Jam at Miller Motorsports Park
Sept. 13-14: Sturgis, S.D., downtown street race
* Open and 250 class only.