Motorcycle Racing News $40,000 Purse for Superbike Challenge Race

$40,000 Purse for Superbike Challenge Race

Lucas Oil SBK Challenge

Miller Motorsports Park announced today that Lucas Oil will be the title sponsor of the race formerly known as the Larry H. Miller Superbike Challenge, the support race to the Lucas Oil Utah USA Round of the FIM Superbike World Championship presented by HANNspree.

The Lucas Oil Superbike Challenge, which will be sanctioned by the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) and operated by the Utah SportBike Association (USBA), will be comprised of two USBA classes, GTO and GTU, each of which will have a separate 30-minute race. A total purse of $40,000 is being offered for the two races.

The GTO race will pay $6000 to win, with $4000 for second, $3500 for third, $2500 for fourth and $1800 for fifth, paying down to $200 each for 12th through 16th. The GTU race will pay $5000 to win, with $3000 for second, $2500 for third, $1500 for fourth and $1000 for fifth, paying down to $200 each for 11th through 16th.

All riders competing in these races must be AMA license-holding, Expert-level riders. The entry fee will be $200 per race. Entrants can register and obtain USBA rules and regulation at SuperbikeChallenge.com. Each race will be limited to 40 entries.

The GTO race is open to motorcycles of unlimited displacement and origin, with forced induction (e.g., turbo- or super-charging) allowed only for bikes under 750cc displacement.

The GTU race is open to bikes that are (a) up to 430cc, two or more cylinder, two-stroke, unlimited origin; (b) up to 550cc, two or more cylinder, two-stroke, if the frame is from a motorcycle manufactured for street use in North America; (c) up to 550cc, single-cylinder, two-stroke, unlimited origin; (d) up to 675cc, three-cylinder, four-stroke, liquid-cooled; and (e) up to 640cc, four-cylinder, liquid-cooled; (f) up to 850cc, two-cylinder, four-stroke, four or more valves per cylinder, liquid-cooled; (g) up to 900cc, three or more cylinder, four-stroke, air-cooled; (h) unlimited displacement, air-cooled, two-cylinder, four-stroke, two or three valves per cylinder; or (i) unlimited displacement, single-cylinder, four-stroke, unlimited origin. Forced induction (e.g., turbo- or super-charging) is not allowed in GTU.

To purchase tickets or for more information about the Lucas Oil Utah USA Round of the FIM Superbike World Championship presented by HANNspree, or to learn more about the Ultimate MotorCycling Experience at Miller click here or call (435) 277-RACE (7223).

Ron Lieback
Ron Lieback
One of the few moto journalists based on the East Coast, Ron Lieback joined the motorcycle industry as a freelancer in 2007, and is currently Online Editor at Ultimate Motorcycling. He is also the author of "365 to Vision: Modern Writer's Guide (How to Produce More Quality Writing in Less Time).

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