Motorcycle Racing News 2012 AMA Pro Racing: Six Track Renewals

2012 AMA Pro Racing: Six Track Renewals

2012 AMA Road Racing Schedule

AMA Pro Racing released some information about the upcoming 2012 road-racing season, stating six tracks have renewed – Daytona, Infineon, Miller Motorsports Park, Road America, Laguna Seca and New Jersey Motorsports Park.

AMA Pro Racing reports its working with M1 Powersports on additional additional tracks that will run in 2012, most likely Barber Motorsports Park (Alabama) and Mid-Ohio; details are expected to released shortly.

Last year, some issues arose between AMA Pro Racing and Virginia International Raceway, which ultimately caused not racing at VIR in 2011. Nothing new has been reported about the contract negotiations for 2012.

AMA also reports that most race weekends will be doubleheaders from AMA Pro National Guard SuperBike, AMA Pro Daytona SportBike and AMA Pro Motorcycle-Superstore.com SuperSport, while the “AMA Pro Vance & Hines XR1200 Series will continue to battle it out in a single race format.”

Following is the schedule so far:

  • Daytona International Speedway: March 15-17
  • Infineon Raceway: May 4-6
  • Miller Motorsports Park: May 25-28
  • Road America: Jun 1-3
  • Laguna Seca: July 27-29
  • New Jersey Motorsports Park: Sept. 7-9

Following is the official release from AMA Pro Racing:

Daytona International Speedway will once again play host to AMA Pro Road Racing as the series kicks off a new season. The opening event is scheduled for March 15 – 17, 2012 and will feature the 71st running of the historic Daytona 200 on Saturday afternoon, March 17.

AMA Pro Road Racing teams will make a return visit to Infineon Raceway in May but at an earlier date than previous seasons. The series returns to the 2.32-mile circuit, which is located in the picturesque wine country of Sonoma, Ca., on the weekend of May 4 – 6, 2012.

Tooele, Utah’s Miller Motorsports Park was added back to the schedule in 2011, and America’s finest motorcycle racing talent will again be showcased alongside the international standouts in World Superbike on the weekend of May 25 – 28, 2012. The event will feature single races for each of AMA Pro Road Racing’s classes.

Fans in the Midwest will be happy to know that the series will be heading back to Road America on the weekend of June 1 – 3, 2012. The track, located in Elkhart Lake, Wis., has been on the schedule since 1980 and is the longest circuit the riders will face next year, measuring in at 4.048 miles.

Thrilling Sunday sprint races for AMA Pro SuperBike, Daytona SportBike and SuperSport will once again be featured alongside MotoGP as part of the Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. The international event at the 2.238-mile natural road course in Monterey, Ca. has been pushed back one week from last year’s date, scheduled for the weekend of July 27 – 29, 2012.

New Jersey Motorsports Park has impressed fans and competitors alike since debuting on the AMA Pro Road Racing schedule on Labor Day weekend in 2009, and the 2.25-mile track in Millville, N.J., will see the return of the series one week later in 2012, September 7 – 9, 2012.

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.

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