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04 AMA Superbike Schedule

By George Obradovich, Oct. 27, 2003
Press release is from AMA Pro Racing...

AMA Pro Racing has released its schedule for the 2004 AMA Chevy Trucks U.S. Superbike Championship. The upcoming road racing season will begin with the 63rd running of the Daytona 200 during Bike Week in March and conclude with a doubleheader event at Virginia International Raceway in September.

AMA Pro Racing Vice President of Commercial Development, John Farris states that the 2004 schedule is similar to that of 2003 but with some subtle changes implemented to improve the series overall.

By design, we set out to make the flow of the 2004 schedule consistent with the just-concluded 2003 season, said Farris. At the same time, we tried to be responsive to the local situations of some of our promoters in order to make each event as successful as possible.

Farris cites the events at Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham, Ala., Road Atlanta in Braselton, Ga.; and Virginia International Raceway in Alton, Va., as examples of races that received new dates for the 2004 season.

Travel patterns relative to the scheduling of events were also given careful consideration.

As we do every year with all of our series, we tried to construct a schedule that was favorable to the racers and teams competing in our series, said Farris. The 2004 schedule has a cadence to it that will not only benefit the needs of our participants but also help continue to build our TV audience by maintaining consistent tune-in times for Speed Channel.

Speed Channel will continue to produce a live coverage television package of the AMA Chevy Trucks U.S. Superbike Championship that will be broadcast to Speeds universe of over 60 million homes.

The 2004 AMA Chevy Trucks U.S. Superbike Championship schedule is as follows:

Date, Location

March 3-6, Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach, FL

April 2-4, California Speedway, Fontana, CA*

April 30-May 2, Infineon Raceway, Sonoma, CA*

May 14-16, Barber Motorsports Park, Birmingham, AL*

May 21-23, Pikes Peak International Raceway, Fountain, CO

June 4-6, Road America, Elkhart Lake, WI*

June 25-27, Brainerd International Speedway, Brainerd, MN

July 9-11, Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, Monterey, CA

July 23-25, Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, Lexington, OH*

September 3-5, Road Atlanta, Braselton, GA*

September 17-19, Virginia International Raceway, Alton, VA*

*Denotes double Superbike event

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