Road America to Host Round 2 of 2013 GEICO Motorcycle AMA Pro Road Racing Championship on May 31-June 2, 2013
NEWS March 28, 2013
Photo by Brian J Nelson
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (March 28, 2013) - GEICO Motorcycle AMA Pro Road Racing is pleased to announce that Road America will play host to the Series for Round 2 of the 2013 schedule. The greatest motorcycle road racing talent in North America will arrive at the historic facility in Elkhart Lake, Wis. for the Subway SuperBike Doubleheader on the weekend of May 31 - June 2, 2013.
"Although the TBD event previously scheduled as Round 2 has been removed from the schedule, we are looking forward with great excitement to the Subway SuperBike Doubleheader at Road America," said Michael Gentry, COO of AMA Pro Racing. "The great staff at Road America have been working tirelessly to create the world-class fan experience that their events are known for, and we are eager to arrive in Elkhart Lake, Wis. to contest the next round of the 2013 GEICO Motorcycle AMA Pro Road Racing championship on the weekend of May 31-June 2."
In addition to the incredible racing action on tap, a number of activities aimed at providing fans with additional excitement have already been added to the event schedule. Jason Britton, the world's outright leader in motorcycle stunt riding, will be on hand with Team No Limit to thrill fans with spectacular displays of bike control. For fans that are interested in getting a closer look at the circuit, Road America has added a unique 'Salute to Cycles' on-track riding experience.
The Salute to Cycles provides participants with the rare opportunity to ride on the 4.05-mile natural road course and develop a true appreciation for the undulating circuit where pro racers battle it out for glory and fame. As always, pre-race ceremonies will include a fan walk, which allows fans out onto the grid to see the race-prep motorcycles and get rider autographs.
Other fan activities in and around the facility will include public karting and a Supermoto exhibition race at the Blain's Farm & Fleet Motorplex, as well as Dairyland Classic flat track races on Friday night in nearby Plymouth, Wis.
Fans witnessed a wild and entertaining weekend filled with surprises during Round 1 at Daytona. Josh Hayes, AMA Pro National Guard SuperBike Champion for three years running, was plagued with mechanical woes that forced him out of each race. While Hayes' machine faltered, teammate Josh Herrin's did not. Herrin claimed his maiden SuperBike victory in Race 1 by a mere .135 seconds over Martin Cardenas. With Hayes out of the mix yet again in Race 2, Herrin and Cardenas found themselves at the front of the pack for the second straight race. This time it was Cardenas that came away with the win and looked very sharp in his return to the National Guard SuperBike ranks.
Cameron Beaubier took home the coveted DAYTONA 200 checkered flag by a landslide and stamped his name among some of the greats that have come out victorious in this historic race. The young Californian rode his Yamaha YZF-R6 with conviction during the 57-lap shootout and certainly positioned himself to be arguably one of the favorites to win the AMA Pro GoPro Daytona SportBike Championship.
Tyler O'Hara captured the AMA Pro Vance & Hines Harley-Davidson Series victory by a mere .075 seconds over a charging Kyle Wyman. In AMA Pro Motorcycle-Superstore.com SuperSport, it was Stefano Mesa and Tomas Puerta who claimed victories in very close races that required technical skill and tactical maneuvers.
Look for this same intense racing action to carry over at Road America when all the stars of the sport return to the track to battle it out on the asphalt.
Tickets for the Subway SuperBike Doubleheader at Road America start at just $20. For more information, please visit http://roadamerica.com/Races/RaceInformation.asp?id=240.
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