Now in its third year of racing, since its revival, the AMA has released the 2016 AMA Supermoto Championship calendar.
For this year’s racing, American supermoto racers will have six events to test their mettle, most of which take place in the Western half of the United States, though there is one round in Quebec City, to keep the Canucks at bay.
Perhaps most importantly though, the AMA Supermoto Championship will return to television, as the series has inked a TV package with MAVTV Motorsports Networks. The TV package includes six episodes, with 12 airings, which will be produced by Greg White.
“We’re really happy to bring Supermoto back to TV for the fans, the teams, the competitors, the sponsors and motorcycle enthusiasts alike,” said 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.”
Supermoto racing may have missed its moment in the USA, but is slowly growing again with its second shot at life. We hope that the AMA Supermoto Championship continues to grow – the racing is incredibly fun to watch, and it is even more fun to participate in as a rider.
If you are unfamiliar with supermoto racing, the concept is pretty simple. Take a dirt bike, put 17″ wheels with slicks on it, and race around a course that is a mixture of asphalt, dirt, and jumps.
To be fast requires one to have a mixture of knowledge in the road racing, motocross, and flat track disciplines. The cost of getting into supermoto is relatively small, and track days usually take place on go-kart tracks, at a fraction of what a sport bike track day will cost you.
If any of these rounds are near you, we highly recommend you witness the racing in-person. You won’t be disappointed.
2016 AMA Supermoto Championship Calendar:
|April 8-9th||Bakersfield, California||Kern County Raceway Park||Season Kick-Off|
|June 17-18th||Loudon, New Hampshire||New Hampshire Motor Speedway||In conjunction with Loudon Classic|
|July 1-2nd||Sturgis, South Dakota||Street Race|
|August 5-6th||Quebec City, Canada||Street Race||In conjunction with World Rally X|
|September 3rd||Denver, Colorado||Colorado National Speedway||In conjunction with NASCAR SLM|
|October 21-22nd||Tuscon, Arizona||Muscleman Honda Circuit||Season Finale|
Source: AMA Supermoto