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2016 Schedule and TV airings announced for AMA Supermoto

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Two rounds to be sanctioned by FIM North America

PICKERINGTON, OH - January 21, 2016 - (Motor Sports Newswire) -  The AMA Supermoto Championship, an AMA National Championship, will feature six rounds of competition this year and make its return to television screens across the country.

"AMA Supermoto continues to grow in popularity and the AMA is encouraged by the growth not only nationally, but internationally," said Ken Saillant, AMA Track Racing Manager. "The 2016 schedule offers our competitors an opportunity to race at many of the premier racing venues throughout the country and Canada."

In addition to being sanctioned by the AMA, two rounds of the series are sanctioned by FIM North America, which includes the AMA and the Canadian Motorcycle Association. Riders will have the opportunity to earn AMA championship points at every round of the series. However, the Loudon, New Hampshire, and Quebec City, Canada, rounds will also allow riders to earn points towards an FIM North America championship.

The series will return to TV this season, after an eight-year absence. The Quebec City, Canada, main event will be featured globally. Three additional rounds will be featured on MAVTV Motorsports Networks with six episodes and a total of 12 airings. Unit Productions, directed by motorcycle TV personality, race reporter and Executive Producer Greg White, will produce the coverage.

"We're really happy to bring Supermoto back to TV for the fans, the teams, the competitors, the sponsors and motorcycle enthusiasts alike," said Matt Stewart of USA Pro Supermoto. "Being back on TV is one of the keys to keep the sport on track with its continued growth since our partnership with the AMA that reestablished the National Championship in 2014. We are also excited to be working with Executive Producer Greg White, who has a lot of experience with race coverage."

White, who has been active in two-wheel racing for many years, is also looking forward to being a part of the sport's resurgence.

"We are looking forward to broadcasting AMA Supermoto for 2016," White said. "We intend to bring fans all of the excitement of Supermoto racing while showcasing the personalities that make up this thrilling form of motorcycle racing. Matt and the team at Supermoto are committed to reviving the sport and making sure its teams and athletes are healthy and happy by providing an outlet for sponsors and a chance for fans to be inside the action."

2016 AMA Supermoto Tentative Schedule

  • April 8-9: Bakersfield, Calif.
    Kern County Raceway Park
  • *June 17-18: Loudon, N.H.
    New Hampshire Motor Speedway - In conjunction with Loudon Classic
  • July 1-2: Sturgis, S.D.
    Street Race
  • *Aug. 5-6: Quebec City, Canada
    Street Race - In conjunction with World Rally X
  • Sept. 3: Denver, Colo.
    Colorado National Speedway - In conjunction with NASCAR SLM
  • Oct. 21-22: Tuscon, Ariz.
    Muscleman Honda Circuit

*FIM North America rounds

For more information about the series, visit www.amanationalsupermoto.com.

About the American Motorcyclist Association

Founded in 1924, the AMA is a not-for-profit member-based association whose mission is to promote the motorcycle lifestyle and protect the future of motorcycling. As the world's largest motorcycling rights and event sanctioning organization, the AMA advocates for riders' interests at all levels of government and sanctions thousands of competition and recreational events every year. The AMA also provides money-saving discounts on products and services for its members. Through the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame in Pickerington, Ohio, the AMA honors the heroes and heritage of motorcycling. For more information, visit www.americanmotorcyclist.com.

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 You beat me to posting this 🙂

 

 

 

 Hey Matt Stewart!

 

 Did I tell you the last time I saw you that you sir are my HERO and your hard work getting Supermoto back has pushed me to get myself and  two guys here to rebuild a series? Oh yeah, you did.

 

 

 Thanks again Matt, hope to see you out at Primm for the Stateline Supermoto Challenge this year :D

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