American Motorcyclist Association and DRT Racing release the 2017 AMA Supermoto National Championship Series schedule with an all-new venue and a return to fan-favorites
CORONA, Calif. (February 24, 2017) – DRT Racing is proud to announce the 2017 AMA Supermoto National Championship Series schedule with one new venue and a return to the series’ fan-favorite venues. The 2017 season kicks off on the West Coast with a total of five powerful destination rounds and familiar names. Jeff Ward, seven-time AMA national champion, will be the Official Track Layout and Designer in this year’s series. Jeff reports, “I’m excited to put my experience of racing supermoto back into the sport by designing the race tracks. I’m looking forward to not only designing the tracks for great racing but also to be fun for the riders!”
After last year’s successful debut event, the series returns to Kern County Raceway Park for the season opener on April 8. DRT Racing is collaborating with AMA Supermoto West and Golden Empire Supermoto. Many rumors are emerging of international champions crossing the waters for their shot at the title in the United States!
Next up is Musselman Honda Circuit, the third year of the event but with an all-new date in the Spring – May 6. We will be teaming up with Southwest Supermoto Arizona State Championship and promoters to bring out the best in the west!
Also returning for a second year after a successful debut event is GP3R in Trois-Rivières, Quebec, Canada. A fan and rider favorite, the August 5-6 round with be a two-day event and once again held in conjunction with FIA World Rallycross, promising some high speed tire screeching excitement all weekend.
Round four is another fan and rider favorite venue – downtown Sturgis, South Dakota. The championship returns to the Streets of Sturgis for the fifth consecutive year giving the best Supermoto racers in country another chance for glory on the technical street course, maneuvering in and out of alleyways, and engaging massive dirt sections.
The series finale heads to a new venue by the white sand beaches at Five Flags Speedway in Pensacola, Florida. We are partnering with AMA Southeast Supermoto to put the fastest group in the nation under the lights where the champions will emerge.
DRT Racing would like to inform the supermoto community that we will be working with world renowned tracks, destinations and legends for 2018 and future seasons to come! We will also incorporate various outlets for race results and race media coverage.
DRT Racing partners with many industry manufacturers sponsors and brands, therefore we understand the urgency of releasing upcoming race schedules for teams and privateers to coordinate race and travel plans. Watch for further developments and thank you for your continued support in creating a safe, challenging, and enjoyable race experience for the whole family!
2017 AMA Supermoto National Championship Series Schedule
Round Date Location Venue Notes
1 April 8 Bakersfield, CA Kern County Raceway Season Opener w/AMA SM West
2 May 6 Tucson, AZ Musselman Honda Circuit Military Appreciation Race
3 August 5 – 6 Quebec, Canada GP3R Trois-Rivières with FIA World Rallycross
4 September 16 Sturgis, SD Downtown Sturgis 5th Annual Sturgis Supermoto
5 October 7 Pensacola, FL Five Flags Speedway Season Finale w/AMA Southeast SM
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About DRT Racing
DRT Racing was formed by the Mock brothers in 2014. Fueled by their passion for motorcycles, they bridged the gap between industry brands and riders worldwide. After years of hard work and dedication to the sport, DRT Racing established themselves as the new promoter for the 2017 AMA Supermoto National Championship Series. The championship itself was established in 2012 under stewardship of former promoter USA Pro Supermoto and became an AMA-sanctioned championship in 2014. The series crowns both professional and amateur champions and features four classes: the Pro Open class, the Pro Lites class, the Amateur National class and the Sportsman class. For more information about the AMA Supermoto National Championship Series, visit www.drtracinginc.com or email email@example.com
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