AMA Pro Racing announced today the revised 2010 AMA Pro Flat Track Grand National Championship schedule, featuring $850,000 in purse money and 21 events. In addition, a Short Track National will replace the originally scheduled TT at the opening round in Daytona Beach, Florida on March 3rd.
Two events back on the schedule for 2010 are a TT on July 25th at the Castle Rock Fairgrounds in Castle Rock, WA and a Half Mile on September 18th at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, IA.
Despite all of the problems that Mother Nature threw at the AMA Pro Flat Track Grand National Championship this weekend, the Illinois Motorcycle Dealers Association, the Illinois State Fairgrounds crew and AMA Pro Racing staff were able to salvage Sunday’s Springfield Mile race. Saturday’s steady rain, which forced the Short Track to be postponed, had turned the large mile oval into a muddy mess.
The gumbo soil that makes the Springfield Mile so great does not take well to rain, and such conditions normally make for a sketchy race surface.