Super Singles added to road race event

Event features motocross bikes with race fairings

By Motorcycle.Com Staff, Sep. 15, 2008
AMA Sports has added a 450cc Super Singles race to the lineup for the Road Race Grand Championships, Sept. 19-21 at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio.

The race, organized by AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame member Gavin Trippe, will run 450cc four-stroke motocross bikes equipped with road racing front ends and a race fairing.

“We are excited to have Gavin Trippe and his amazing super singles race bikes at the AMA Sports Road Race Grand Championships,” says Anthony Grilli, AMA Sports’ national technical manager. “With the core of modern motocross machinery and wrapped in MotoGP-inspired composites, these bikes are a thrill to watch as they battle for track supremacy.”

Super Singles feature dirtbikes with fairing kits designed by Roland Sands.Trippe, who founded the televised motorcycle competition series Superbikers in the ’70s, says that Mid-Ohio is an appropriate location to debut the Super Singles series.

“When I hatched the idea for the super singles, it was at Mid-Ohio in 2006,” says Trippe. “I was watching some supermoto bikes going around and I thought to myself, ‘Those things are flying!’ That’s where it all started. Now, to be going back to Mid-Ohio with the next generation of these bikes, at an event such as the Road Race Grand Championships, it’s exciting.”

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