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Growing the American MX Nationals via track rotation

March 5th, 2012 · Comments Off on Growing the American MX Nationals via track rotation · Industry, Racing

A while back I read something, probably in Racerhead, about the unfortunate reality that in order to get a new venue into the outdoor National series an old one has to go away. This is what happened when Broome-Tioga sold its event rights to Tony Miller and Freestone in TX, and more recently, when Glen […]

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SPEED TV launches new AMA Pro Racing show

March 14th, 2009 · Comments Off on SPEED TV launches new AMA Pro Racing show · Events, Racing

SPEED has announced a new, weekly TV show featuring AMA Pro racing beginning March 21 at 10:00 or 11:00 pm ET. The show is primarily road racing. It will feature flag-to-flag coverage of AMA Pro Racing’s American Superbike and Daytona Sportbike, coverage of other road racing classes, and highlights of other AMA Pro disciplines. Supercross […]

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Team AMA finishes 11th in 24-hours of Daytona

January 28th, 2009 · Comments Off on Team AMA finishes 11th in 24-hours of Daytona · Events, Racing

The AMA Pro Racing-sponsored team of Jeff Ward, Scott Russell, and Jason Pridmore completed the Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona in 11th place. The team suffered a near race-ending pit fire around noon on Sunday, with four hours left to complete. “Mr. Daytona” Scott Russell had just climbed into the car when he smelled fuel. […]

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Former AMA champs to compete in Rolex 24-hours of Daytona

January 8th, 2009 · Comments Off on Former AMA champs to compete in Rolex 24-hours of Daytona · Events, Racing

This is pretty cool. Former AMA Champions Scott Russell, Reg Pridmore, and Jeff Ward are planning to compete in the Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona sports car event later this month. Russell, known as “Mr. Daytona” for his five wins in the Daytona 200 motorcycle race, and Pridmore are competing in their first sports car […]

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MX Sports announces changes for 2009

October 11th, 2008 · Comments Off on MX Sports announces changes for 2009 · Racing

The press conference this morning revealed the big changes coming for the 2009 season. 2009 is the first year that MX Sports will own the series. The big hitters are: New class names — 250 and 450. Imagine that. Somebody actually listens to Jody Weisel. Tracks — all the same tracks as 2008. Races — […]

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Roger Edmondson responds to road racing disaster

September 8th, 2008 · Comments Off on Roger Edmondson responds to road racing disaster · Industry, Racing

Late last week NASCAR announced it is acquiring the Grand-Am sports car racing series. This matters to professional motorcycle racing because Grand-Am is the racing series owned by Roger Edmondson and Jim France, the President and Chairman respectively of Daytona Motorsports Group which now owns AMA Pro Racing. Last night Dave Despain had Edmondson on […]

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DMG/AMA Pro Racing equals a goat rodeo

August 24th, 2008 · Comments Off on DMG/AMA Pro Racing equals a goat rodeo · Racing

The miserable impasse between AMA Pro Road Racing and the professional road racing community is steadily worsening. This is very unsettling. Not because it is affecting any of the other racing disciplines, but because it belies a deep-rooted management flaw at AMA Pro Racing. The behavior of AMA Pro Racing toward the road race community […]

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The Battle for world domination: FIM vs. DMG

August 8th, 2008 · Comments Off on The Battle for world domination: FIM vs. DMG · Politics of Riding, Racing

Two things of note this past week in the world of motocross (three, I guess, but I’m not all that interested in who hired Chad Reed — it was obvious someone would) – Youthstream opens U.S. office in southern California, and CycleNews publishes an interview with FIM president Vito Ippolito confirming the FIM’s intentions to […]

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Smart money says AMA Pro Racing will get it right

July 27th, 2008 · Comments Off on Smart money says AMA Pro Racing will get it right · Industry, Politics of Riding, Racing

The entire professional road racing community has been up in arms since DMG (now officially AMA Pro Racing) began making their presence felt. The complaints have been long, loud, and many. A person less magnanimous than me might even call it incessant whining. But I won’t do that. I understand what all the furor is […]

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Mike Kidd chosen to lead AMA Pro Flat Track

July 27th, 2008 · Comments Off on Mike Kidd chosen to lead AMA Pro Flat Track · Industry, Politics of Riding, Racing

AMA Pro Racing (the new AMA Pro Racing) announced Thursday that long-time, old school flat track racer, former AMA Grand National Champion, race promoter, Motorcycle Hall of Fame member, and Texan Mike Kidd has been chosen to head the redevelopment of the national flat track program. This is good news. Kidd has been around the […]

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