MONTEREY, Calif., (March 13, 2014) - As AMA Pro Road Racing kicks off its season this week at the celebrated DAYTONA 200, Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca is pleased to announce that the Series has been added to the schedule of the eni FIM Superbike World Championship, GEICO Motorcycle U.S. Round, July 11-13.
"Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca is a legendary circuit rich in motorcycle racing history and we're proud to be returning in 2014," said Michael Gentry, chief operating officer of AMA Pro Racing. "The racing is always spectacular and our teams and riders look forward to heading West in July to entertain the fans once again."
"We have a partnership with AMA Pro Road Racing that dates back to 1976," added Gill Campbell, CEO/general manager of Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. "We want to feature the best of American motorcycle racing."
Josh Hayes on the #1 Monster Energy/Graves Motorsports Yamaha YZF-R1 leads the field off the line at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca during the AMA Pro SuperBike Series event during the 2013 Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix weekend in July 2013. AMA Pro Road Racing announced late Thursday that the series will be returning to Laguna, expanding the series to six rounds, coupled with the FIM Superbike World Championship over the July 11-13 weekend this summer. AMA Pro Road Racing photo by Brian J. Nelson.
Last year's AMA Pro SuperBike season finale race action at Mazda Raceway saw Josh Hayes beat teammate Josh Herrin only to lose the coveted #1 plate to Herrin based on overall championship points. Herrin has moved on to Moto2 this year, leaving Hayes to vie for the top spot again against a strong group of contenders including Martin Cardenas, Roger Hayden and Larry Pegram.
Three classes, AMA Pro SuperBike, GoPro Daytona SportBike and the Vance & Hines Harley-Davidson Series, will compete for their respective titles at the eni FIM Superbike World Championship, GEICO Motorcycle U.S. Round.
Advance purchase general admission starts at $20, with a three day general admission pass only $70. Children 12 and under are admitted free when accompanied by an adult. A military discount is also available through the Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca ticket office.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org