Tuesday, March 8, 2011

AMA Flat Track Tweeks 2011 Grand National Championship Series Schedule


Canadian racer Dave Sehl on his #16 H-D XR750 leads a pack of riders during the main event finale at the Terre Haute Action Track round of the Camel Pro Series/AMA Flat Track Grand National Championship Series in August of 1975. Rookie Expert #80C Greg Sassaman out of Georgia (who had just won his first National main event at San Jose earlier in the year) tries to work the outside line on Sehl as the riders come onto the back straight out of turn two during the 25 lap main final. Eventual '75 AMA Flat Track Grand National Champion Gary Scott keeps the gap close on the duo while riding his H-D Factory, Bill Werner-tuned #64 mount, while Rookie Expert Jay Springsteen tries to keep the trio close on his #65X Vista Sheen-sponsored mount. Springer had also just won his first two main events earlier in the year at Louisville and Harrington, and would clinch the Rookie of the Year title for '75 before going on to win the AMA Flat Track Grand National Championship in the next three seasons, '76-'78.
AMA Pro Racing News Release

AMA Pro Flat Track Announces Changes to the 2011 Season Calendar

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (March 7, 2011) - The 2011 AMA Pro Flat Track Series continues to undergo changes to the season calendar, a shift that sees dropped dates offset by expanded events and opportunities for greater series exposure.

LTR Promotions Inc. has announced exciting plans to double the Salinas Grand National flat track experience, replacing the original one-day round with a stellar two-day event April 23 and 24. The inaugural 2011 Salinas TT will run Saturday at the Salinas Sports Complex, followed on Sunday by the series' hard-changing Short Track racing.

Promoters at the Yavapi Downs venue in Prescott Valley, Arizona, have announced the unfortunate cancellation of the round originally scheduled for May 1, but are looking forward to hosting a successful October 9 event. And while the AMA Pro Flat Track Series was sad to see the withdrawal, due to economic factors, of Montana's MetraPark facility from the 2011 calendar, Michigan's I-96 Speedway was quick to note the suddenly availability of the prime July 23 date.

Originally slated for July 16, promoters of the half-mile I-96 Speedway event now see an opportunity to run their AMA Pro Flat Track round in conjunction with the area's popular River City Bike Week, for which I-96 Speedway will be re-branded "DMX Nation" and play host to the DMX Motorsports Show, whose crew will film five days at the Speedway. The Letter of Intent AMA Pro Racing has received from I-96 Speedway for the July 23 date offers an exciting opportunity for further series exposure.

For Salinas Sports Complex tickets and information, visit www.salinassportscomplex.com; for I-96 Speedway and Yavapi Downs information, visit www.i96speedway.com and www.yavapaidownsatpv.com, respectively. For all information related to the AMA Pro Flat Track Series, visit www.amaproracing.com.

AMA Pro Racing is the premier professional motorcycle racing organization in North America, operating a full schedule of events and championships for a variety of motorcycle disciplines. Learn more about AMA Pro Racing at www.amaproracing.com.

For additional information contact:
AMA Pro Racing Communications, (386) 492-1014, communications@amaproracing.com


Here's the full updated schedule over at AMA Pro Flat Track.com:


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