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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (June 18, 2012) - AMA Pro Racing, NOLA Motorsports Park, M1 PowerSports and The Transportation Revolution New Orleans are excited to announce AMA Pro Test Fest, a set of fan-friendly activities scheduled in conjunction with the June 26-27 official series test at the all-new motorsports facility in New Orleans, La.
Right after this weekend's Triumph Superbike Classic Presented by America's First Federal Credit Union at Barber Motorsports Park, AMA Pro Road Racing teams and competitors will begin the short journey to New Orleans, La.'s NOLA Motorsports Park. Gates open early on Tuesday, June 26, with the first on-track activity taking place at 8:00 a.m. Admission is free for the event, which will provide fans with their first opportunity to preview the excitement that will arrive this fall when AMA Pro Road Racing thunders into the Bayou State for the season-ending Triumph Big Kahuna New Orleans presented by Dunlop Tire and LeoVince (October 5-7, 2012).
Blake Young #79 and Josh Hayes #1 battle during one of the AMA Superbike Championship races held in the 2012 season. AMA Pro Road Racing photo by Brian J. Nelson.
"We're excited to bring the Big Kahuna party to NOLA Motorsports Park," said Cameron Gray, CEO of M1 PowerSports. "This is a great opportunity to see the type of adventure and excitement that M1 delivers to fans, along with their first chance to get personally acquainted with AMA Pro Road Racing and the top riders in the sport."
The top riders in the Series, including two-time, defending AMA Pro National Guard SuperBike Champion Josh Hayes, will be in attendance to meet and greet with fans and participate in Q&A Sessions aimed at educating the fan base about the sport of motorcycle road racing and the four classes that make up AMA Pro Road Racing: AMA Pro National Guard SuperBike, AMA Pro GoPro Daytona SportBike, AMA Pro Motorcycle-Superstore.com SuperSport and the AMA Pro Vance & Hines XR1200 Series. Nearly 40 AMA Pro Road Racing teams and competitors have signed up to participate, representing eight manufacturers: Yamaha, Suzuki, KTM, EBR, BMW, Triumph, Kawasaki and Harley-Davidson.
At 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 26, the Test Fest Celebration Party will be hosted by local motorcycle dealer The Transportation Revolution at their trackside Motorbike Speed Shop, located in the first garage closest to the paddock. Fans can rub elbows with AMA Pro riders while enjoying live music by local sensation Roots of Music as they parade down the paddock to kick off the party. This critically acclaimed music education program for middle-school students in New Orleans was recently tapped to play in the 2013 Rose Bowl parade, and this is a great opportunity to enjoy their impressive show.
Immmediately after the Celebration Party, the Test Fest Kart Challenge is scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 26 and will allow fans to team up with their favorite AMA Pro Road Racing star in a four-person team race around the venue's world-class karting circuit. More information about the Test Fest Kart Challenge will be made available later this week. The 50mph karts will also be available to rent all day long on both Tuesday and Wednesday.
New Orleans is recognized worldwide for having amazing local cuisine, so no event in The Big Easy would be complete without including the city's culinary creations. Sensational local food and deserts will be available all day throughout the facility.
M1 PowerSports will be offering discounted ticket packages for the Triumph Big Kahuna New Orleans to all that attend the two-day event. Fans are invited to pick up their tickets early by visiting the Karting Center or the TTRNO Speed Shop between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. All ticket packages purchased during the AMA Pro Test Fest will include a Free VIP Parking Pass valued at $20.
About M1 PowerSports: A Denver-based company, M1 PowerSports has been working in motorsports for over 16 years. Originally spawned from Daniels Corporation under the name FAST, the fledgling company was heavily involved in television production for car and motorcycle racing. With the birth of Speedvision, FAST morphed into Race Promotion Management (RPM) and is now operating as M1 PowerSports with many of the same staff still in place. We still sell advertising for Speed, sell merchandise under the brand Moto 1 and promote our own events, keeping us busy year-round! For more information, please call 303-377-3278.
About NOLA Motorsports Park: NOLA Motorsports Park is a world-class events facility located just 20 minutes from downtown New Orleans. Situated on over 750s acres of land, the Park offers programs for the general public in the form of high performance driving schools, track days, kart rentals, driver education courses, spectator events and more. NOLA Motorsports Park is located at 11075 Nicolle Boulevard in Avondale, La and is open seven days a week. For more information, please visit www.NOLAmotor.com or "Like" NOLA Motorsports on Facebook and Twitter.
About The Transportation Revolution New Orleans: The Transportation Revolution is one of the nation's leading European motorcycle and scooter dealership offering premium brands such as Triumph, Ducati and Vespa to the greater New Orleans region. Located in the heart of downtown New Orleans, this family-run business prides itself in offering the best of the best in service and products to their fast-growing clientele. TTRNO celebrates it's 10th year in business in 2012 with an expansion into a new Speed Shop at the NOLA Motorsports Park. For more information on The Transportation Revolution please visit www.ttrno.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, firstname.lastname@example.org