The AMA Supermoto Championship, an AMA National Championship, will feature six rounds of competition this year and make its return to television screens across the country.
Two rounds to be sanctioned by FIM North America
PICKERINGTON, Ohio -- The AMA Supermoto Championship, an AMA National Championship, will feature six rounds of competition this year and make its return to television screens across the country.
"AMA Supermoto continues to grow in popularity and the AMA is encouraged by the growth not only nationally, but internationally," said Ken Saillant, AMA Track Racing Manager. "The 2016 schedule offers our competitors an opportunity to race at many of the premier racing venues throughout the country and Canada."
In addition to being sanctioned by the AMA, two rounds of the series are sanctioned by FIM North America, which includes the AMA and the Canadian Motorcycle Association. Riders will have the opportunity to earn AMA championship points at every round of the series. However, the Loudon, New Hampshire, and Quebec City, Canada, rounds will also allow riders to earn points towards an FIM North America championship.
The series will return to TV this season, after an eight-year absence. The Quebec City, Canada, main event will be featured globally. Three additional rounds will be featured on MAVTV Motorsports Networks with six episodes and a total of 12 airings. Unit Productions, directed by motorcycle TV personality, race reporter and Executive Producer Greg White, will produce the coverage.
"We're really happy to bring Supermoto back to TV for the fans, the teams, the competitors, the sponsors and motorcycle enthusiasts alike," said Matt Stewart of USA Pro Supermoto. "Being back on TV is one of the keys to keep the sport on track with its continued growth since our partnership with the AMA that reestablished the National Championship in 2014. We are also excited to be working with Executive Producer Greg White, who has a lot of experience with race coverage."
White, who has been active in two-wheel racing for many years, is also looking forward to being a part of the sport's resurgence.
"We are looking forward to broadcasting AMA Supermoto for 2016," White said. "We intend to bring fans all of the excitement of Supermoto racing while showcasing the personalities that make up this thrilling form of motorcycle racing. Matt and the team at Supermoto are committed to reviving the sport and making sure its teams and athletes are healthy and happy by providing an outlet for sponsors and a chance for fans to be inside the action."
2016 AMA Supermoto Tentative Schedule
April 8-9: Bakersfield, Calif.
Kern County Raceway Park
*June 17-18: Loudon, N.H.
New Hampshire Motor Speedway - In conjunction with Loudon Classic
July 1-2: Sturgis, S.D.
*Aug. 5-6: Quebec City, Canada
Street Race - In conjunction with World Rally X
Sept. 3: Denver, Colo.
Colorado National Speedway - In conjunction with NASCAR SLM
Oct. 21-22: Tuscon, Ariz.
Muscleman Honda Circuit
*FIM North America rounds
For more information about the series, visit www.amanationalsupermoto.com.