AMA Pro Racing Announces Preliminary 2013 Road Racing ScheduleFri, 09 Nov 2012 00:00:00 -0800
AMA Pro Racing released a preliminary calendar for its 2013 Road Racing season. The tentative schedule contains nine confirmed rounds with another two to be confirmed. Next season will again see four classes of racing: AMA Pro National Guard Superbike, AMA Pro GoPro Daytona Sportbike, AMA Pro Motorcycle-Superstore.com SuperSport, and the AMA Pro Vance & Hines Harley-Davidson series which returns under its new name.
The 2013 season kicks off March 14-16 at Daytona International Speedway for the 72nd running of the Daytona 200. The 2013 season will also see AMA Pro Racing once again sharing the stage with both MotoGP and the World Superbike World Championship.
The Superbike, Sportbike and SuperSport classes will be at Laguna Seca in Monterey, Calif., July 19-21 with MotoGP for the U.S. Grand Prix. The Vance & Hines Harley-Davidson Series will be at Indianapolis Motor Speedway Aug. 16-18 with MotoGP and the Moto2 World Championship for the Indianapolis Grand Prix. AMA Pro Racing will go back to Laguna Seca on Sept. 27-29 along with WSBK.
Miller Motorsports Park in Tooele, Utah, lots its WSBK round but will remain on the AMA Pro Racing calendar, moving from its previous Memorial Day spot to Aug. 2-4.
Four stops from the 2012 calendar are missing from the tentative 2013 schedule. Road Atlanta in Braselton, Ga., Infineon Raceway (now known as Sonoma Raceway), Homestead-Miami Speedway, and NOLA Motorsports Park in New Orleans were not among the nine confirmed rounds, though it’s likely at least one will be added once the contracts are signed.
Another option might be the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas, which will host MotoGP on April 19-21.2013 GEICO Motorcycle AMA Pro Road Racing Schedule: Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach, Fla. – March 14-16, 2013 TBD – April/May Road America, Elkhart Lake, Wis. – May 31-June 2, 2013 Barber Motorsports Park, Birmingham, Ala. – June 21-23, 2013 Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, Lexington, Ohio – July 12-14, 2013 Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, Monterey, Calif. – July 19-21, 2013 Miller Motorsports Park, Tooele, Utah – Aug. 2-4, 2013 Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Indianapolis, Indiana (Harley-Davidson XR1200 Only) – August 16-18, 2013 TBA – August/September Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach, Fla. – March 14-16, 2013 TBD – April/May New Jersey Motorsports Park, Millville, N.J. – Sept. 13-15, 2013 Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, Monterey, Calif. – Sept. 26-28, 2013
[Source: AMA Pro Racing]
By Dennis Chung
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