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AMA: No Substitute for Canceled VIR

2011 AMA Pro Racing

Due to the cancellation of Virginia International Raceway, the 2011 AMA Pro Road Racing schedule will only feature nine rounds, culminating at New Jersey Motorsports Park Sept. 2-4.

Despite intense and ongoing efforts, AMA Pro Racing was unable to secure a replacement for the Virginia International Raceway round, cancelled by the venue just weeks before the scheduled event, and hopes for a tenth round did not manifest.

David Atlas (AMA Pro COO & Managing Member) says: "We recognize that the 2011 season calendar is not ideal, but I assure our paddock and fans that a great deal of hard work went into trying to create a schedule that was.

"We’ll finish the season strong – delivering more of the exciting, head-to-head racing AMA Pro is known for at each of our three remaining rounds — then look to 2012 and an exciting, comprehensive calendar of race events."

AMA Pro Racing will seek to minimize the revised schedule’s effect on divisional East and West Motorcycle-Superstore.com SuperSport competition by implementing the following changes: Championship points will not be awarded for West Division qualifying at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, as was previously announced; in East Division racing at New Jersey Motorsports Park, points will be awarded both for race results and for qualifying. These modifications will give West and East Division contenders nine points-earning opportunities each, keeping the field level for those seeking overall championship honors.

The AMA Pro Road Racing Championship will be in action this weekend at Monterey, California’s Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, where AMA Pro athletes will join international MotoGP riders for the Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix. For tickets and information, visit mazdaraceway.com or call (800) 327-7322.

To learn more and be a part of AMA Pro Racing, please visit amaproracing.com and join us on facebook.com/AMAProRoadRacing and twitter.com/AMAProSBK.

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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