Laguna Seca Added to 2014 AMA Superbike Schedule

Dennis Chung
by Dennis Chung

AMA Superbike will be racing at Laguna Seca this year after all, with AMA Pro Racing announced the addition of the Monterey, Calif., circuit to its 2014 schedule, joining the World Superbike Championship on July 11-13.

Laguna Seca was not included in AMA Pro Racing’s calendar, but its addition now increases the number of rounds in the series to six. That’s still down from the nine rounds held in 2013, but the absence of Laguna Seca and its famed Corkscrew would have been an especially tough loss.

“Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca is a legendary circuit rich in motorcycle racing history and we’re proud to be returning in 2014,” says Michael Gentry, chief operating officer of AMA Pro Racing. “The racing is always spectacular and our teams and riders look forward to heading West in July to entertain the fans once again.”

AMA Pro Racing will have three classes competing at Laguna Seca: AMA Pro Superbike, Daytona Sportbike and the Vance & Hines Harley-Davidson series, meaning the Supersport class will not be in action that weekend. It’s not yet clear if the Superbike or Sportbike classes will race doubleheaders or just single races at Laguna Seca.

Updated 2014 AMA Pro Racing Calendar:

March 13-15Daytona 200 WeekDaytona International SpeedwayDaytona Beach, Fla.
May 30 – June 1Subway SuperBike
Road AmericaElkhart Lake, Wis.
June 21-22Triumph SuperBike ClassicBarber Motorsports ParkBirmingham, Ala.
July 11-13Mid-OhioMid-Ohio Sports Car CourseLexington, Ohio
July 19-20WSBK GEICO Motorcycle
U.S. Round
Laguna SecaMonterey, Calif.
Sept. 13-14New JerseyNew Jersey Motorsports ParkMillville, N.J.

[Source: AMA Pro Racing]

Dennis Chung
Dennis Chung

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