The 2015 AMA Supermoto National Championship began this past weekend at Adams Motorsports Park in Riverside, Calif.
Heading into round one, all eyes were on the reigning AMA Supermoto Champion Gage McAllister. How would he do among all the new competition, including three-time AMA National Champion Micky Dymond, 2008 National Champion Steve Drew, and S3 World Champion Alexis Marie-Luce?
“I’m excited to have more guys racing the series this year, it should be a lot of fun,” McAllister said.
But when the race was over, McAllister would take the win. He followed Virus International Holeshot Award winner Dustin Hoffman, but on the opening lap Hoffman made a mistake and fell back to 24th.
This gave McAllister the lead, and he would not be challenged again for the remainder of the 20-minute main event. Joining McAllister on the podium were Micky Dymond and Steve Drew. Taking fourth was Monte Frank, and Hoffman battled his way to fifth from the back of of the pack.
In the Pro Lites class, 15-year-old Nicky Reimer held of Eric Stump for his second-career Pro Lites victory. A four-way battle in the National Amateur class lasted until the closing laps, and Steve Alkyer will have the red plate at round two. Rocco Landers won the Mini Class.
The next round of the 2015 AMA Supermoto National Championship is set for May 29 and 30 at Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wis., during MotoAmerica. For additional information, visit AMANationalSupermoto.com.