Sonoma Superbike Infineon Raceway will host the top motorcycle pavement road-racers in the country at the West Coast Moto Jam. The weekend will feature racing in AMA Pro National Guard American SuperBike, AMA Pro Daytona SportBike presented by AMSOIL and AMA Pro SuperSport.
The weekend will also feature the TTXGP U.S. Championships, marking the first zero-carbon motorcycle race on U.S. soil.WHEN:
May 14-16. This is the fourth of 18 stops on the AMA Pro Road Racing series for 2010. It will be a doubleheader weekend, with two main events each in the American SuperBike, Daytona SportBike and SuperSport divisions. CIRCUIT:
Infineon Raceway is a 12-turn, 2.28-mile road course for all AMA-sanctioned events.RACE LENGTH:
American SuperBike and Daytona SportBike main events will span 27 laps. SuperSport main events are 18 laps.2009 CHAMPIONS:
American SuperBike: Josh Hayes (Yamaha); Mat Mladin (Suzuki); Daytona SportBike: Martin Cardenas (Suzuki). Cardenas won both SportBike main events; SuperSport: Ricky Parker (Kawasaki).QUALIFYING RECORDS:
American SuperBike: Ben Spies (Suzuki) 84.365 mph, 2008; Daytona SportBike: Jason DiSalvo (Suzuki) 83.678 mph, 2009; SuperSport: Ben Bostrom (Yamaha) 82.615 mph, 2008.WHAT TO EXPECT:
With the retirement of seven-time champion Mat Mladin, it’s a wide-open field in the American SuperBike class…San Francisco native Jake Zemke has posted two victories this season, and enters the weekend with a four-point lead over Tommy Hayden (Rockstar Makita Suzuki) in American SuperBike …Josh Hayes (Yamaha) broke Suzuki’s eight-race SuperBike win streak in Sonoma last year with a win. Suzuki had not lost in Sonoma since 2004… Graves Yamaha’s Josh Herrin enters Sonoma with the Daytona SportBike points lead, but Martin Cardenas (M4 Monster Energy Suzuki) has the momentum after sweeping the doubleheader at Road Atlanta. Cardenas also swept both races at Infineon Raceway last year…. Ricky Parker won in SuperSport in Sonoma last year…Two Bay Area female riders will compete in Sonoma, Elena Myers (Discovery Bay) and Melissa Paris (Concord)…Other local favorites include Steve Rapp (Acalanes High School graduate in Lafayette); Joey Pascarella (Vacaville); and Ben Bostrom (Petaluma High School graduate), among others… Pascarella won in SuperSport in Daytona in March and leads the SuperSport West points with three wins this season.IN ADDITION:
Supermoto USA: Supermoto USA returns for the 5th consecutive year to the Infineon Raceway Karting Center with racing slated for Friday-Sunday.TTXGP: Infineon Raceway will host the first zero-carbon motorcycle race in the United States with the TTXGP U.S. Championships.Motocross: Motocross returns after a one-year hiatus with racing in vintage, amateur and endurance divisions. More than 300 riders are expected for this three-day event.Flat Track: Flat Track will take place on a quarter-mile oval created behind the Turn 9 Terrace with Eddie Mulder’s West Coast Dirt Track Series. This marks the first Flat Track event at Infineon Raceway in more than 20 years.There will also be a motorcycle art show, Grape Crushers Run motorcycle ride, rider autograph sessions, Track Talk Q&A sessions and more. Please visit infineonraceway.com for a full list of weekend activities.SCHEDULE HIGHLIGHTS (all times Pacific):
Friday: SuperSport Practice, noon – 12:50 p.m.; American SuperBike Practice, 1 p.m. – 1:50 p.m.; Daytona SportBike Practice, 2 p.m. – 2:50 p.m.; TTXGP Practice, 3 p.m. – 3:20 p.m.; SuperSport Qualifying 1, 3:30 p.m. – 3:50 p.m.; American SuperBike Qualifying 1, 4 p.m. – 4:40 p.m.; Daytona SportBike Qualifying 1, 4:50 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.; TTXGP Practice, 5:40 p.m. – 6:10 p.m.Saturday: SuperSport Qualifying 2, 8 a.m. – 8:50 a.m.; American SuperBike Qualifying 2, 9 a.m. – 9:50 a.m.; Daytona SportBike Qualifying 2, 10 a.m. – 10:50 a.m.; TTXGP Qualifying 1, 11 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.; SuperSport Race 1 (22 Laps), 1:30 p.m.; American SuperBike Race 1 (22 Laps), 2:30 p.m.; Daytona SportBike Race 1 (18 Laps), 3:45 p.m.; TTXGP Qualifying 2, 4:45 p.m. – 5:15 p.m. Sunday: TTXGP Warm-up, 9 a.m. – 9:20 a.m.; SuperSport Warm-Up, 9:30 a.m. – 9:50 a.m.; American SuperBike Warm-Up, 10 a.m. – 10:20 a.m.; Daytona SportBike Warm-Up, 10:30 a.m. – 10:50 a.m.; TTXGP Race (11 laps), 11 a.m.; SuperSport Race 2 (18 Laps), 1:30 p.m.; American SuperBike Race 2 (22 Laps), 2:30 p.m.; Daytona SportBike Race 2 (22 Laps), 3:45 p.m. For complete schedule, visit infineonraceway.com.TELEVISION (all times Pacific):
Saturday, May 15: 7 p.m. (Daytona SportBike Race 1), 8 p.m. (American SuperBike Race 1), SPEED
Sunday, May 16: 9 p.m. (American Super Bike Race 2), 10 p.m. (Daytona SportBike Race 2), SPEEDTICKETS:
Friday, May 14: $15; Saturday, May 15: $35; Sunday, May 16: $35. Weekend pass, $60. Children 12-and-under are FREE and parking is FREE. Military discounts available. Call 800-870-RACE or visit www.infineonraceway.com.