The 10th Anniversary Suzuki Big Kahuna Nationals will feature all four of AMA Pro Road Racing’s divisions in a jam-packed schedule highlighted by six different races this weekend, August 14 – 16, at Virginia International Raceway (VIR).
At least two 2009 titles could be decided and several more championship scenarios could begin taking final shape at the Big Kahuna, the next to last event weekend on the 2009 schedule for AMA Pro National Guard American Superbike presented by Parts Unlimited, AMA Pro Daytona SportBike presented by AMSOIL and the East division of AMA Pro SuperSport presented b
Race 1: Results and Quotes
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Larry Pegram (No. 72 Foremost Insurance/Pegram Racing Ducati 1098R) won his first AMA Pro Road Racing pole since 1996 in AMA Pro National Guard American Superbike presented by Parts Unlimited competition while Jason DiSalvo (No. 40 Team M4 Suzuki GSX-R600) earned his fifth AMA Pro Daytona SportBike presented by AMSOIL pole of the season in Friday’s Superpole qualifying for the Tornado Nationals presented by BriggsAuto.com at Heartland Park Topeka.
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Tornado Nationals First Major Motorcycle Race In Topeka in Nearly 20 Years
At least one 2009 championship will be decided and several other season titles could be on the line at this weekend’s Tornado Nationals presented by Briggs Auto, which marks the return of top-level AMA Pro Road Racing to Heartland Park Topeka for the first time since 1991. The full weekend of action is also the final event on the 2009 calendar to feature every AMA Pro Road Racing championship and an impressive entry of nearly 130 motorcycles is headed to the 2.5-mile Kansas road course.
AMA Pro Racing officials have announced the indefinite suspension of the organization’s Technical Director of Competition Al Ludington for conduct detrimental to the sport of professional motorcycle racing following this past weekend’s AMA Pro Road Racing event at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.
The American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) reports that AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days, the country’s biggest celebration of motorcycling’s history, will provide one of this summer’s best opportunities to get a first-hand look at historically significant motorcycles from the sport’s past, present and future.
If you’re looking to buy or sell a used motorcycle, there’s no better place to be than American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) Vintage Motorcycle Days this July 24-26 at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio, where the first Federal/Allied Used Bike Corral will offer a unique gathering spot for bike buyers and sellers all weekend.
The Federal/Allied Used Bike Corral is a centralized location where attendees can park and market their currently owned, for-sale, running motorcycles.
A critical four-event stretch-run to the AMA Pro National Guard American Superbike presented by Parts Unlimited and AMA Pro Daytona SportBike presented by AMSOIL season championships begins this weekend at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course with the Honda Super Cycle Weekend presented by Dunlop Tires, July 17 – 19. The full slate of AMA Pro Road Racing action also features AMA Pro SuperSport presented by Shoei and the team-based action of AMA Pro SunTrust Moto-GT.
This weekend’s AMA Pro American Superbike event at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course is the home race for Ohio-based Larry Pegram and the Foremost Insurance backed Ducati team.
When partnered with his Ducati 1098R Superbike, the Baltimore, Ohio native has been remarkably competitive in 2009, from running at the front in the season opener in Daytona to qualifying on the front row at the last event at Laguna Seca. Pegram, a winner at Road America last month, is excited to return to action at the 2.4-mile circuit near Lexington, Ohio.
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Officials from AMA Pro Racing announced today that the Buell 1125RR has been approved for competition in AMA Pro National Guard American Superbike presented by Parts Unlimited, and one of the new motorcycles is entered in this weekend’s Honda Super Cycle Weekend presented by Dunlop Tires at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.
Two-time WERA national champion Ben Thompson has ended his working relationship with the Factory Aprilia Millennium Technologies Team.
Effectively immediately, and with mutual consent, Thompson has been released from his contractual obligations with the KWS Motorsports run Aprilia Team and will no longer participate in the ’09 AMA Daytona Sportbike series for the team, starting with the Mid-Ohio round.
After productive and constructive discussions with several top riders following the recent event weekend at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, AMA Pro Road Racing Officials announced today that the full-course yellow flag procedure used to date this season will be suspended for this weekend’s Honda Super Cycle Weekend presented by Dunlop Tires at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.
Buyers and sellers of used motorcycles will have an easier time finding each other this July 24-26 at AMA (American Motorcyclist Association) Vintage Motorcycle Days in Lexington, Ohio, thanks to a centralized location where traders can market currently owned, for-sale, running motorcycles.
"Anytime you get a lot of motorcyclists in one location, such as what we see at AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days, you also attract a large number of used bikes for sale," said AMA Special Events Manager Tigra Tsujikawa.
AMA Racing is pleased to announce further details about the AMA Racing Vintage Grand Championships, which will take place during AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days this July 24-26 at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio.
"America’s vintage motorcycle racers are among the most enthusiastic motorcyclists anywhere, and it’s about time they were recognized with a Grand Championship event of their own," said AMA President and CEO Rob Dingman.