AMA Pro Racing kicks off its 2010 West Coast season at Auto Club Speedway March 26-28 with the Suzuki AMA Pro SuperBike Challenge.
Josh Hayes, Ben Bostrom (Malibu), AMA Pro National Guard American SuperBike returnee John Hopkins (Ramona), Aaron Yates, Tommy Hayden, Jake Zemke (Paso Robles) and Geoff May headline the AMA Pro American SuperBike class this year.
With seven-time champion Mat Mladin’s retirement, the field is wide open. The American SuperBike final scheduled for Saturday, March 27 will be at 1:30 p.m. (21 laps/50 miles) while the American SuperBike final for Sunday, March 28 will be at 4 p.m. (21 laps/50 miles).
This year’s AMA Pro Daytona SportBike presented by AMSOIL field sees the return of 2009 champion Danny Eslick on his new GEICO Powersports RMR Suzuki. Also returning will be Graves Yamaha riders Josh Herrin (Clovis) and Tommy Aquino (Saugus).
Martin Cardenas will be riding the M4 Suzuki and 2009 SunTrust Moto-GT champion Mark Crozier will be running his DNA Ducati 848. Saturday, March 27′s SportBike final is set for 4:30 p.m. (21 laps/50 miles) while Sunday’s final gets underway at 1p.m. (21 laps/50 miles).
The AMA Pro Racing SuperSport class showcases riders aged 16 to 21 against the more experienced Top Gun class of riders which is comprised of more experienced expert licensed riders and local talent. Saturday’s SuperSport race is at 2:45 p.m. and Sunday’s race (17 laps/40 miles) begins at 2:15 p.m.
Fan Lap & Autographs
Ride like the pros… for just $10! The Motorcycle Fan Lap is a huge hit for amateur riders who can get right on the track and ride the same road course the AMA Pro Riders will race on.
Fans riding in the Motorcycle Fan Lap must wear a helmet and must be 18 years or older. Purchase your Motorcycle Fan Lap at the Gate 16 ticket booths or at the Motorcycle Fan Lap Staging Area.
Get up close and personal to your favorite rider and walk the grid during opening ceremonies. To purchase the Fan Walk Pit Pass for just $20, visit the ticket booths at Gate 16.
Bring your rider memorabilia and have it signed by your favorite rider at the All Pro Rider Autograph Session in the infield on the east end of the garages closest to Turn 1 on Sunday, March 28th at 11:15am.
The autograph session is FREE and will include the stars of AMA Pro Road Racing including Daytona 200 winner Josh Herrin, Ben Bostrom, Josh Hayes, Jake Zemke, Tommy Hayden, Blake Young and many more.
Don’t forget to visit the Opportunity, California Motorcycle Expo located in the infield. Bike manufacturers will have their display booths and will showcase their 2011 models and rider gear all weekend long.
To purchase tickets call 800-944-RACE (7223), or visit www.autoclubspeedway.com.