The day’s three races were delayed by two hours and each race was shortened five laps from its scheduled distance as a band of severe storms swept through the area and tornado warnings were issued in the early afternoon.
In an ongoing effort to maintain a competitive balance among all manufacturers competing in the AMA Pro Daytona SportBike presented by AMSOIL division, AMA Pro Road Racing officials dyno tested the 10 motorcycles that qualified for Friday’s Superpole session at Barber Motorsports Park.
"AMA Pro Racing is dedicated to ensuring that we deliver to our fans great competition on the track between a variety of brands," said AMA Pro Racing President Roger Edmondson. "This was an important step in getting the formula where it needs to be to make good on that commitment."
The Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF) today announced its recognition of the Kevin Schwantz School, making it the first outside training curriculum to receive this distinction by the MSF. Founded by 1993 500cc World Champion Kevin Schwantz in 2001, the school has recently relocated to the Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham, Ala.
Championship leaders Mat Mladin (No. 7 Rockstar/Makita Yoshimura Suzuki GSX- R1000) and Danny Eslick (No. 9 Bruce Rossmeyer’s Daytona Racing/RMR Buell 1125R) will lead a full field of AMA Pro Road Racing teams and riders to Barber Motorsports Park this weekend for the 7th annual Honda Superbike Classic. Over 130 AMA Pro motorcycles are entered for the event that takes place at the picturesque Barber Motorsports Park circuit, May 1 – 3.
After a productive month of preparations, Team Foremost Pegram Racing is packing up and heading to Barber Motorsports Park for the fourth round of the AMA Pro Racing American Superbike Championship. Following a disappointing weekend at Road Atlanta earlier this month, rider Larry Pegram has worked on regaining his strength after injuries hampered his performance in Georgia. The team tested several days at Infineon Raceway in California and is pleased with the progress made on their Ducati 1098 R at the official test.
Monster Energy Attack Kawasaki’s Mercado Wins in AMA Pro SuperSport Debut.
Monster Energy Attack Kawasaki’s Leandro Mercado earned his first win during his debut in the AMA Pro SuperSport race on Sunday at Road Atlanta. With only one appearance in the first two races, the win soars him into third overall in the eastern region points for the class. In the AMA Pro SportBike race, Jamie Hacking earned a top-five finish, while Roger Hayden went down and finished 31st. Mercado also rode in the race, finishing 13th after a 15th place start.