AMA Pro Racing Releases AMA Red Bull Supermoto Rule Book

Sean Alexander
by Sean Alexander
*Press Release*PICKERINGTON, Ohio - AMA Pro Racing has released the 2003 rule book governing its newest series, the AMA Red Bull Supermoto Championship. The rule book can be accessed by visiting www.amaproracing.com

The new series was introduced at a press conference during bike week in Daytona Beach. The announcement has sparked interest from both within and outside the motorcycle industry.


According to Chris Bradley, AMA Pro Racing Associate Director of Commercial Development, inquiries have exceeded AMA Pro Racing's expectations. "We knew there was a great deal of interest in this series but the response since our announcement has been amazing" said Bradley. "We've had calls from potential promoters, top-level riders, sponsors and even a couple of cities who are interested in hosting a race. We're responding to calls as quickly as we can."

Supermoto is unique in that it combines the disciplines of both on- and off-road racing. Slightly-modified motocross machines are primarily used and the action takes place on courses that are approximately 80% pavement and 20% dirt. A long list of top-level riders are committed to participating in this AMA Pro Racing series including former World GP champion Kevin Schwantz, reigning AMA Progressive Insurance U.S. Flat Track Champion Chris Carr, multi-time X-Games gold medallist /freestyle motocross star Mike Metzger and five-time Daytona 200 winner Scott Russell.

Energy drink maker Red Bull is the title sponsor of the series and KTM Sportmotorcycles is a class sponsor.

The series is scheduled to begin this summer and will culminate at the championship finale run in conjunction with the AMA Pro Racing Awards Banquet in Las Vegas in November. The six-race series, which will be broadcast on the Outdoor Life Network, will include rounds held at existing AMA Pro Racing events as well as selected stand-alone events.

About AMA Pro Racing
AMA Pro Racing is the leading sanctioning body for motorcycle sport in the United States. Its properties include the AMA Supercross Championship, the AMA Chevy Trucks U.S. Motocross Championship, the AMA Chevy Trucks U.S. Superbike Championship, the AMA Progressive Insurance U.S. Flat Track Championship and the new AMA Red Bull Supermoto Championship. Nearly 2 million race fans attended AMA Pro Racing events during the 2002 season. For more information about AMA Pro Racing, visit www.amaproracing.com.
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