For Immediate Release
Santa Monica, CA - September 22, 2007 - It's official: the 2007 NASMOTO AMA SuperMoto Grand Championships will now be divided into dual NASMOTO AMA East and West SuperMoto Championships located in the East at BeaveRun Raceway on September 29-30 at the NASMOTO Mid Atlantic GP and in the West at Pats Acres Raceway on October 14 at the NASMOTO GP of Oregon.
The new format was implemented to alleviate the financial and logistical pressures that teams face in racing in the NASMOTO North American qualifier events and the winner take all Grand Championship format. By splitting up the championship, NASMOTO stays true to the mission of growing the sport through competition at all levels and increasing racing opportunities.
"Our NASMOTO Dual Championship program for 2007 combined with $90 entry fee and $40 practice fee significantly reduces travel related costs and keeps participation fees at a minimum," said Ted Baker, NASMOTO V.P. "This program was built on feedback from our racers and we decided to give it a test run for this year."
The dual championship will consist of the complete lineup of championship classes including SM1 Open, SM2 250, Open Amateur, Vet 35, Novice , Premier Mini Moto and the Sportsman Class. A 1st place AMA Championship Number plate will be awarded at each event for each championship class. Each event will also include an SMX Open Invitational class to showcase top pro riders for cash purse awards.
NASMOTO works with local clubs and promoters to grow the sport from the grass roots level. That?s why industry veterans acknowledge that the stars of tomorrow are racing with NASMOTO today.
The industry has stepped up with contingency support for the dual NASMOTO AMA East and West SuperMoto Championships with KTM, Kawasaki, Yamaha, Metzeler and Michelin participating.
To receive the contingency support racers must register online at xbux.com. In addition, event details and links about the event, including times, directions, and accommodations are available at www.nasmoto.com.
NASMOTO was created in 2004, in partnership with the AMA, to grow SuperMoto racing at all levels. Taking a grassroots approach by working with local clubs and promoters across North America, NASMOTO's goal is to provide premier racing experiences for racers, fans, promoters and sponsors. New SuperMoto clubs are forming everywhere as the sport grows in the amateur ranks. To get involved as a promoter or racer, or for more information about rules, classes and regional and national events, please visit www.nasmoto.com, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (416) 907-6817.
Sponsors and supporters include KTM, Kawasaki, Aprilia, Yamaha, Husaberg, Metzeler, Seventy/Thirty, SuperMoto Racer Magazine, XBUX, Three Brothers Racing, Wheeling Cycle Supply and UmbrellaGirls USA.