No TV Broadcast for AMA Pro Road Racing at Laguna Seca
Due to “unresolvable complications in the production arrangement,” AMA Pro Road Racing at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca Sept. 27-29 will not be broadcast.
AMA Pro Racing (AMA SuperBike, AMA SportBike, AMA SuperSport) is running at Laguna Seca in conjuntion with the World Superbike Championship, which takes precedence over the stateside series.
Chet Burks (President of Chet Burks Productions) says: “We came into this with the sole intent of improving the sport of motorcycle road racing in North America and AMA Pro Racing has been a great partner.
“Despite the best efforts of all involved, the unexpected contractual and financial elements that have arisen for this event aren’t feasible. We really regret that this is happening but we simply can’t come up with the funds we need to purchase production for this event.
“We’re thankful for all of the sponsors that stepped up to support the broadcasts in 2013 and we’re already hard at work lining things up for a successful, televised 2014 season without the likelihood of complications like this arising again.
“I also want to thank our television broadcast partner CBS Sports Network for their support this year. Although they are disappointed that we are not able to shoot the Monterey round, they are already working with us on the plans to provide an even better television broadcast package for the 2014 season.”
For those that are unable to attend Laguna Seca, AMA Pro Racing will offer Live Timing & Scoring of all on-track sessions alongside play-by-play commentary via Twitter on AMA Pro Live. Log on and tune in at amaprolive.com/rr/.