2017 AMA Supermoto National Championship Schedule Announced
The American Motorcyclist Association sanctions five venues for the 2017 supermoto season to include a new track at the Five Flags Speedway in Pensacola, Florida that will help expand the footprint of this burgeoning sport. A multi-class sport, National Series events break down into a number of categories to accommodate different ages and machine sizes. The 2017 schedule kicks off in Bakersfield, California on April 8.
Continue reading for more on the AMA 2017 schedule.
From the AMA: Supermoto combines exciting elements of motocross, dirt track and road racing into one dynamic discipline. It features jumps, high-speed straights and both dirt and asphalt surfaces. Track variations and venues can vary considerably. Supermoto events have taken place at purpose-built facilities, in sports stadiums, on casino properties and on closed-course cityscape street layouts.
The discipline originated in the United States in the late 1970s and was initially popularized by the ABC Wide World of Sports “Superbikers” show that featured the best dirt trackers, motocrossers and road racers of the time.
2017 AMA Supermoto National Championship Series Schedule:
- * Round 1 – April 8, Kern County Raceway – Bakersfield, Calif.
- * Round 2 – May 6, Musselman Honda Circuit – Tucson, Ariz.
- * Round 3 – Aug. 5-6, GP3R Trois Rivières – Quebec, Canada
- * Round 4 – Sept. 16, Downtown Sturgis – Sturgis, S.D.
- * Round 5 – Oct. 7, Five Flags Speedway – Pensacola, Fla.
There ya have it folks, a nice spread of events that carry the sport to every corner. Remember, if this is your cup o’ tea and would like to see the sport grow, be sure to try to make one (or more) of the events and show your support. If’n you go to one of these shows, be sure to keep it dirty side down.