The provisional calendar for the MotoAmerica AMA/FIM North American Road Race Championship has been released, and it features a 10-stop tour for American road racing.
The 2017 calendar looks like an improvement over the 2016 schedule, with fewer gaps between races and no repeat venues. Fans will also welcome the return of Sonoma Raceway (that’s Sears Point to you locals) to the calendar, as well as the debut of Pittsburgh International Race Complex (one of my personal favorite tracks).
Geographically, the 2017 MotoAmerica calendar makes a lot more sense too, with more of a logical progression across the map between races, a benefit for teams and logistics personnel.
Fans from around the USA should be able to get to at least one round within a day’s travel by car, which should help attendance numbers.
2017 MotoAmerica Provisional Calendar:
|April 20-23rd||Circuit of The Americas||Austin, TX|
|April 28-30th||Road Atlanta||Braselton, GA|
|May 12-14th||Virginia International Raceway||Alton, VA|
|June 2-4th||Road America||Elkhart Lake, WI|
|June 23-25th||Utah Motorsports Campus||Salt Lake City, UT|
|July 7-9th||Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca||Monterey, CA|
|August 11-13th||Sears Point||Sonoma, CA|
|August 25-27th||Pittsburgh International Race Complex||Wampum, PA|
|September 8-10th||New Jersey Motorsports Park||Millville, NJ|
|September 15-17th||Barber Motorsports Park||Birmingham, Alabama|