AMA Announces Enhanced Purse For Auto Club Speedway’s Suzuki AMA Pro SuperBike Challenge
San Bernardino County, Calif. (March 19, 2010) – AMA Pro Racing officials announced that the overall purse for the March 26-28 Suzuki AMA Pro SuperBike Challenge at Auto Club Speedway will feature added financial benefits for riders in the AMA Pro National Guard American SuperBike class.
The top three finishers in AMA Pro National Guard American SuperBike will now receive additional money and prize money that will be paid down to 15th place.
"We are pleased to add to the AMA Pro National Guard American SuperBike prize fund," said David Atlas, Chief Operating Officer of AMA Pro Racing, "the competition this year is extremely close and with the added financial incentives, the racing will be better than ever."
This year's AMA Pro National Guard American SuperBike field is lead by Josh Hayes (Team Graves Yamaha), Tommy Hayden (Rockstar Makita Suzuki), Larry Pegram (Foremost Insurance Ducati), Ben Bostrom (Pat Clark Motorsports Yamaha) and AMA Pro Racing returnee John Hopkins (M4 Monster Energy Suzuki). Joining Hayes, Bostrom and Hayden as former winners at Auto Club Speedway are Aaron Yates (Jordan Motorsports Suzuki), Jake Zemke (National Guard Suzuki), making this one of the most competitive fields in years.
The purse structures for the AMA Pro Racing Daytona SportBike presented by AMSOIL and the AMA Pro SuperSport classes will remain as announced with Daytona SportBike prize monies being paid from 1st to 20th places and SuperSport paying 1st through 10th places.
About Auto Club Speedway: Don’t miss out on the 2010 edition of the AMA as it roars into Auto Club Speedway March 26-28 for the Suzuki AMA Pro SuperBike Challenge. Come see the best bikers in the world competing for bragging rights in American SuperBike and Daytona SportBike classes. Enjoy the day in the infield with a sponsor displays, live musical entertainment, great food, an autograph session and fun for the whole family.
On Saturday of AMA weekend kids and their families are invited to a morning of fun and motorcycle racing excitement at the inaugural “Lefty’s Family Fun Day and 5K”, March 27 at 7 a.m. at Auto Club Speedway. Everyone participating in the non-competitive 5K walk, run, ride and roll around the 2.36 mile, 21-turn motorcycle road course will be admitted FREE to the Suzuki AMA Pro SuperBike Challenge that same day. Visit www.leftys5k.com for info.
Then, mark your calendars as the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup races to Auto Club Speedway on October 10, 2010 for the Pepsi 400. To purchase tickets for the Suzuki AMA Pro SuperBike Challenge or the Pepsi 400 weekend call 800-944-RACE (7223), or visit the new www.autoclubspeedway.com for more information.
About AMA Pro Racing: AMA Pro Racing is the premier professional motorcycle racing organization in North America. They operate a full schedule of events and championships for a variety of motorcycle disciplines, including the Suzuki AMA Pro SuperBike Challenge at Auto Club Speedway. Learn more about AMA Pro Racing at www.amaproracing.com.