The test was conducted with AMA Pro Racing Flat Track Operations Manager Steve Morehead on hand along with national champion contender Jake Johnson riding the Zanotti Harley-Davidson XR750. After a day of testing everyone came away with a clear vision what it will take to create a national caliber track.National number #5 Jake Johnson said, "I was impressed with the commitment everyone was making to ensure we have a good race track. It didn’t take long for Steve and the crew to find a base that will work, I expect us to lay down rubber for a very fast race track.""At times it can be a challenge running motorcycles on a mile horse track," said Steve Morehead, AMA Pro Racing Flat Track Operations Manager. "After the test we now have a plan in place that will prepare a race track which will showcase how exciting mile dirt track motorcycle racing can be.""In a single day we learned a lot about motorcycle racing," said Gary Spiker, General Manager Yavapai Downs. "Steve and Jake did a great job with our staff today providing valuable information to insure we get it right. Needless to say I was extremely impressed with the speed and sound of motorcycles on our mile track."Date: Saturday, May 1st
Times: Gates Open 10:00 a.m., Opening ceremonies 1:30 p.m., Races 2:00 p.m.
Location: Yavapai Downs – Prescott Valley, AZ