American SuperBike, featuring two races per class, returns to Road America on June 3-6, 2010. Thousands of motorcycle enthusiasts will gather to watch riders claim claim glory in the AMA Pro Road Racing Series season.
This year’s motorcycle racing event is a triple doubleheader with a two-race format for AMA Pro National Guard American SuperBike, AMA Pro Daytona SportBike presented by AMSOIL, and AMA Pro SuperSport. Single races will also be held for the new AMA Pro Vance & Hines XR1200 Series and TTXGP, providing a non-stop schedule of one of the world’s most intense and unpredictable forms of motorsports.The premier and highly competitive American SuperBike class maximizes the track’s opportunities for speed and passing. These 200hp race bikes reach speeds of 195 mph, and hit 60 mph in less than three seconds. Current American Superbike point leaders are Jake Zemke, Tommy Hayden and Josh Hayes. Daytona SportBikes at 120-145 hp, reach 175 mph; current point leaders are Danny Eslick, Josh Herrin and Martin Cardenas. The SuperSport class is for riders aged 16-21, and provides competition-level road racing for emerging two-wheel talent. The inaugural AMA Pro Vance & Hines XR1200 Series race will take place on Sunday. This new spec series featuring Vance & Hines modified Harley-Davidson XR1200 motorcycles will once again provide enthusiasts the opportunity to race the iconic brand in a road-racing format. Also on Sunday is the TTXGP series for zero-carbon, clean emission electric race bikes. These bikes look similar to road racing bikes, but are powered by batteries and electric motors instead of internal combustion engines.On Saturday and Sunday officials will open the grid to fans, allowing them to mingle with riders and teams during pre-race festivities. Ceremonies will feature a color guard provided by the Wisconsin Army National Guard and live vocal presentations of the National Anthem. Other two-wheel action includes shows by stunt rider Jason Britton, trial exhibitions by AMA/NATC Champion Patrick Smage, and a front-straight drag race demo. Fans can ride their own motorcycles on the legendary track by participating in the Salute to Cycles, Friday-Sunday. Concession karting is available all weekend, and on Saturday evening the track will host MMA Cage Fights with an appearance by Fox Cityz Foxz. In conjunction with the AMA Suzuki SuperBike Doubleheader, Road America will officially open its new Orion Tech Center with a Friday afternoon ribbon cutting. Orion Energy Systems, a Wisconsin-based power technology enterprise, developed the center’s energy management system, which is designed to automatically replace electrical lighting in the building with daylight for a significant portion of the day. The tech center will house the TTXGP electric bikes during the event, and will be used as event garage rental and tech space throughout race season.Daily admission for the AMA Suzuki SuperBike Doubleheader event is $20 Thursday, $30 Friday, $45 Saturday and $45 Sunday. Pre-registration for the Salute to Cycles is required with a daily, per rider fee of $25 plus daily ticket admission. On-site camping is available with additional fees. Children age 12 and under are free with a paying adult. Gates open at 7 a.m. and races run rain or shine. Road America offers diverse racing venues, amazing viewing opportunities, fantastic concessions and high-speed excitement to thousands of spectators each year. Located midway between Milwaukee and Green Bay in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin, it offers 640 grassy and wooded acres which include the 4.048-mile circuit, Briggs & Stratton Motorplex for karts and supermoto, and the Road America Motorcycle and Driving Schools. For more information, please visit roadamerica.com or call 800-365-RACE (7223).