Saturday, March 5, 2016

Ramspur Winery Santa Rosa Mile to be Season-Ending Event for AMA Pro Flat Track Grand National Championship on September 25

Another piece of the puzzle in the 2016 AMA Pro Flat Track Grand National Championship schedule came together late yesterday with the announcement that the people behind Ramspur Winery and SDI Insulation will be promoting the return of the Santa Rosa Mile in what will be the season-finale for the 2016 season on Sunday, September 25.

Located at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds in Santa Rosa, CA., the event will see the stars of The Rolling Thunder Show return to the track last raced at during the 2012 & 2013 seasons, as well as adding another top notch west coast and California event to the series schedule. The event weekend will also include Amateur and Pro-Am short track racing on the two days prior to the National race season finale, to make it one big weekend of fun and racing.

In the shot above, riders line up for heat race #3 during the running of the Indy Mile in round 7 of the 2015 AMA Pro Flat Track Grand National Championship Harley-Davidson GNC1 presented by Vance & Hines series at the Indiana State Fairgrounds on July 11.

(L-R) Kayl Kolkman on the #98 JetTuning/Dream Scape Engraving/KSU-sponsored Kawasaki EX650, Doug Lawrence on the #73 Glidden Racing/Dreyer Motorsports/Tucker Rocky-backed Kawasaki, Jake Shoemaker on the #55 Bonneville Performance/Castrol/Triumph-sponsored Triumph Bonneville, Briar Bauman on the #14 USC/Hart Racing/Stevens Racing-backed Kawasaki, Johnny Lewis on the #10 Lloyd Brothers Motorsports/ Motorcycles-sponsored Ducati 1100 and Kenny Coolbeth, Jr. on the #2 Zanotti Racing/H-D Motor Co/Gator H-D-sponsored XR750 take their place on the front row prior to the drop of the go flag.

Also seen in this shot in the back, right is Jay Maloney on the #12 MRT/Avila/Speed & Strength-sponsored Kawasaki EX650.

This is great news for the riders, teams, sponsors and fans of The Rolling Thunder Show, the greatest racing series on two wheels in the world. With this race now over 3 1/2 months out it gives everyone on board plenty of time to book their plans and reservations in order to make things come together at a wonderful venue that has always been well received by everyone involved.

Thanks to AMA Pro Flat Track for this wonderful news that you can check out below in their full press release. And don't forget, this coming Thursday, March 10 and Friday, March 11 the season gets off to a roaring start with the Daytona Short Track doubleheader.

Ramspur Winery Santa Rosa Mile Announced as 2016 AMA Pro Flat Track Season Finale September 25

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Mar. 4, 2016) - AMA Pro Racing is pleased to announce that the Ramspur Winery Santa Rosa Mile will serve as the 2016 AMA Pro Flat Track season finale. The Sonoma County Fairgrounds in Santa Rosa, Calif. will play host to the top dirt track motorcycle racing talent in the world on Sunday, September 25 where the next Grand National Champion will be crowned.

The promotion team of Terry Otton, of Ramspur Winery and Steve DeLorenzi, of SDI Insulation, Inc., has secured the entire Sonoma County Fairgrounds for last weekend in September to present a trifecta of racing. On Friday, September 23 and Saturday, September 24, the Chris Beck Arena will feature evening Amateur and Pro-Am Short Track competition. On Sunday, AMA Pro Flat Track action will take over the grounds and the battle for the championship will begin.

"We are thrilled and honored to bring back such a prestigious race," said Otton. "Steve and I are excited to be returning this picturesque mile, three-day event to the schedule with a fresh approach and high expectations. Our team is committed to top level event production, improving our fan experience and providing the best racing possible. It will contain more excitement for the fans, more opportunities for the riders and more exposure for the industry. We, in collaboration with AMA Pro Racing, intend to set the bar with this finale, in order to showcase and initiate the evolution and broadening of the sport for 2017."

"To be able to stage our finale in Santa Rosa is absolutely ideal," said Michael Lock, CEO of AMA Pro Racing. "We are delighted to be able to bring the curtain down on the season at a classic Mile venue and in the heart of the bay area, where there are thousands of passionate flat track race fans."

The mile race will bring a new level of excitement to fans and riders alike, as the promoters plan to deliver a variety of family-friendly entertainment over the course of the weekend.

More information on the Ramspur Winery Santa Rosa Mile will be available in the coming weeks.

Next Up:

The 2016 AMA Pro Flat Track season will once again kick off with a doubleheader at the DAYTONA Flat Track during Daytona's Bike Week festivities. The twin short track races will take place at the "World Center of Racing" on Thursday and Friday, March 10 & 11.

For additional information and to purchase tickets, please visit
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About AMA Pro Flat Track:

AMA Pro Flat Track is the world's premier dirt track motorcycle racing series and one of the longest-running championships in the history of motorsports. Sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing in Daytona Beach, Fla., the series is highly regarded as the most competitive form of dirt track motorcycle racing on the globe. For more information on AMA Pro Flat Track, please visit, follow us on Twitter, like us on Facebook or live stream the on-track action on 

 About AMA Pro Racing:

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
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