AMA Dragbike Returns to Montgomery in 2010

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AMA Dragbike Returns to Montgomery

Following the sudden closure of Memphis Motorsports Park, AMA Dragbike has announced they will fill the open date with a return to Montgomery Motorsports Park. AMA Dragbike last held an event at the Alabama facility in 2003.

“We are very lucky to have a quality facility like Montgomery Motorsports Park available to us for the rescheduling of this event,” said AMA Dragbike president Scott Valetti. “We knew Memphis was in negotiations with a buyer but the abrupt closure took us all by surprise.”

“Ironically, Memphis replaced Montgomery on the schedule in 2004,” added Valetti.





Jim Howard, brother of legendary drag race promoter George Howard, currently owns the Montgomery track. Howard has owned the facility for three years and has made continual improvements including a scheduled re-grinding of the race surface, which will be completed once the 2009 race season is completed.

MMP hosts such high-profile events as Pinks All Out, Arm Drop Live, the ORSCA world finals and the Southern Outlaw series.

“Jim made us feel like he really wanted to add championship motorcycle drag racing to his schedule,” said Valetti. “He worked closely with us to address all our needs which gives me confidence that this will be a very successful event.”

Montgomery Motorsports Park is located in central Alabama and is easily accessed from I-85 and I-65. The date for the 2010 event will be June 12-13, the same date previously scheduled for Memphis.


2010 AMA Dragbike Championship Series Schedule

March 5-7 Bikeweek Nationals
South Georgia Motorsports Park, Valdosta, GA

April 10-11 MTC Elmer Trett Nationals
Atlanta Dragway, Commerce, GA

May 15-16 Spring Nationals
US 131 Motorsports Park, Martin, MI

June 12-13 Summer Nationals
Montgomery Motorsports Park, Montgomery, AL

July 31-August 1 Pingel Thunder Motorcycle Nationals
O’Reilly Raceway Park, Indianapolis, IN

September 10-12 Orient Express U.S. Motorcycle Nationals
Atco Raceway, Atco, New Jersey

October 9-10 Track or Treat Nationals
Summit Motorsports Park, Norwalk, Ohio

November 12-14 XXX Racing Fuel National Finals
South Georgia Motorsports Park, Valdosta, GA

*All dates are tentative and subject to change.


www.amadragbike.com

AMA Dragbike is based in Cincinnati, Ohio and is the Drag Racing division of the AMA (American Motorcyclist Association). AMA Dragbike has evolved over the past 17 years to become the largest motorcycle drag racing sanction in the world. The organization holds records and hosts riders for the fastest (245.36 mph) and quickest (5.799sec) motorcycles on asphalt. The 2008, eight-race tour will bring thousands of bikes in 13 different classes down the finest race tracks in the world all to compete for purses in excess of $450,000 with contingency postings of over $1.5M.

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