It took two days, but the AMA Pro Grand National Singles Championship concluded on Labor Day with a thrilling 25 lap dogfight. Yeoman work by the Illinois Motorcycle Dealers Association, Illinois State Fairgrounds equipment operators and AMA Pro Racing staff got the saturated bull ring short track ready after rain forced the race, which was originally scheduled to be run on Saturday, to be postponed.
Entering the last race, only Kawasaki USA / Jones Brothers Racing / DPC Racing’s No. 17 Henry Wiles and Memphis Shades / Parts Unlimited’s No.
Despite all of the problems that Mother Nature threw at the AMA Pro Flat Track Grand National Championship this weekend, the Illinois Motorcycle Dealers Association, the Illinois State Fairgrounds crew and AMA Pro Racing staff were able to salvage Sunday’s Springfield Mile race. Saturday’s steady rain, which forced the Short Track to be postponed, had turned the large mile oval into a muddy mess.
The gumbo soil that makes the Springfield Mile so great does not take well to rain, and such conditions normally make for a sketchy race surface.
Michael Jordan Motorsports (MJM) takes to the brand new New Jersey Motorsports Park (NJMP) facility over the Labor Day weekend for the final round of this season’s AMA Pro Racing competition. With ten rounds behind them, the MJM team comes into Round 11 excited about racing at the new NJMP course and in front of what is sure to be an enthusiastic crowd. Round 11 marks AMA Pro Racing’s first foray back into the northeast market in more than five years.
As the nation prepares to enjoy the Labor Day holiday weekend, the All-Terrain Vehicle Safety Institute, along with the major manufacturers and distributors of ATVs in the United States, would like to reinforce the importance of safe and responsible use of ATVs this weekend.
There are nearly nine million ATVs in use across the United States, being operated by more than 25 million Americans. This makes it essential that riders and non-riders alike understand the importance of the safe and responsible use of ATVs.
Following a save-the-date notice earlier this month that the 2009 AMA Pro Road Racing Awards Banquet would be held in Atlantic City, N.J., AMA Pro Road Racing Officials announced today that the Tropicana Casino and Resort and will be the host venue for the season-ending awards celebration on Labor Day Monday evening, Sept. 7.