Harley AMA XR 1200
The AMA Pro Vance & Hines XR1200 class took to the legendary Indianapolis Motor Speedway circuit for the first time Thursday in preparation for the upcoming Red Bull Indy GP, August 27-28. Using the 2.621-mile, 16-turn "MotoGP" track layout, AMA Pro Road Racing hosted two open practice sessions for the series’ newest division.
AMA Supersport star Elena Myers will have a huge opportunity Thursday, Aug. 25, at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The 17-year-old California Myers native will pilot a Suzuki GSV-R MotoGP prototype just days before the Red Bull Indianapolis GP that weekend.
2011 Indy MotoGP
The lineup of IMS After Dark activities continues to grow for the Red Bull Indianapolis GP MotoGP event, as pop-rock band Crash and rock tribute band Appetite For Destruction will perform Friday, Aug. 26 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Motorcycle Industry News
Veteran sports publicist Tom Surber recently joined the Indianapolis Motor Speedway as public relations manager.
Indiana native Surber will be responsible for media relations and promotions for IMS and its three world-class events, the Indianapolis 500, Brickyard 400 and one of two MotoGP events in the states, the Red Bull Indianapolis GP.
The fourth annual Red Bull Indianapolis GP will feature the best MotoGP racers in the world competing Aug. 26-28 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
But the MotoGP event also will boast the best party of the year in Indianapolis for everyone interested in the two-wheeled lifestyle and a great time.
Peter Lenz, a nine-time national motorcycle racing champion, passed away at Indianapolis Motor Speedway after a tragic motorcycle road racing crash on Aug. 29, 2010, just one day before he was to begin eighth grade year at St. Joseph Catholic School.
With just three days until Christmas, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway unveiled Dec. 22 a personalized, commemorative brick program that will allow race fans (MotoGP) to inscribe their names and favorite memories from the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on commemorative bricks that will be placed inside the grounds of the famous Brickyard.
Four American riders will compete at the elite level of worldwide motorcycle racing in 2010, including the Red Bull Indianapolis GP on Aug. 27-29 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
2006 World Champion Nicky Hayden, veteran Colin Edwards and rookie Ben Spies will represent the U.S. at the pinnacle of the sport, the MotoGP class. Rookie Kenny Noyes will race in the newest class in the World Championship, Moto2.
Motorcycle Riding School
Think of the Kevin Schwantz Motorcycle Riding School as the perfect gift to yourself. The motorcycle equivalent of a luxury health spa, you will find yourself being pampered by top name instructors, brand new Suzuki motorcycles and one of the most fun, if not the most exciting, racetracks in America: Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham, Alabama. As well for 2010, Kevin will be holding additional schools at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway the week prior to the MotoGP race.
Rhonda Winter was named as chief information officer of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, a new position that will guide the direction of all information technology and related business units of the company.
Experienced information technology executive Winter will oversee the existing Information Technology department and the newly created New Media & Consumer Strategies department.