The following release is from AMA Pro Racing:
AMA Flat Track Championship adds two events for 2008: Grove City, Ohio and Billings, Montana increase schedule to 23
PICKERINGTON, Ohio -AMA Racing announced today that two new events have been added to the 2008 AMA Flat Track Championship schedule. For the first time, Grove City, Ohio (July 11-12), and Billings, Mont. (Aug. 2) will each host a race.
"We're extremely excited that we are working together to bring a Mile race to the hometown of the AMA," said Michael Weiss, General Manager of Beulah Park. "Columbus deserves to host this race and we are determined to put the Beulah Mile on the map as one of the premier events in the country." The Beulah Park GNC Twins Mile is a two-day event, with qualifying on Friday, July 11, and racing on Saturday, July 12. Log on to www.beulahpark.com for additional information.
2008 marks the first time in the history of AMA Grand National Championship racing that the series will visit Montana. The race is part of the Warm Up® schedule for the annual Ride the Big Sky® rally. "The road rally, hillclimb and flat track races which make up the Warm Up event were combined to welcome motorcycle enthusiasts to Ride the Big Sky," commented Mike Marsh, president of Recreational Action Sports Entertainment, LLC. "Billings, Montana is a hub to some of the most scenic road rides in the country, including attractions such as Yellowstone National Park, the Beartooth Highway and the Sturgis Rally. We are thrilled to add the AMA Grand National Flat Track event as the highlight for 2008."
MetraPark Raceway in Billings is the site of the Aug. 2 AMA GNC Single Half-mile event. Call (406) 656-9960 for more information.
"The addition of these two new events in the heart of the racing season makes the 2008 AMA Flat Track Championship even stronger," said AMA Flat Track Director Ken Saillant. "We're proud to bring Grand National racing to Montana for the first time ever, and it's great to have the series return to the AMA's backyard at an all-new venue."
2008 AMA Flat Track Championship Schedule
Date: Location; Type; Series
Mar 5: Municipal Stadium, Daytona Beach, Fla.; ST; GNC Singles
Mar 6: Municipal Stadium, Daytona Beach, Fla.; ST; GNC Singles
Apr 5: USA Race Park, Tucson, Ariz.; Half-mile; GNC Twins
May 24: Illinois State Fairgrounds, Springfield, Ill.; TT; GNC Singles
May 25: Illinois State Fairgrounds, Springfield, Ill.; Mile; GNC Twins
May 31: Vernon Downs, Vernon, N.Y.; Mile; GNC Twins
Jun 7: Volunteer Speedway, Bulls Gap, Tenn.; Half-mile; GNC Twins
Jun 21: Mountain Raceway Park, Maryville, Tenn.; Half-mile; GNC Twins
Jun 27: Bedford Speedway, Bedford, Pa.; Half-mile; GNC Twins
Jun 28: Allen County Fairgrounds, Lima, Ohio; Half-mile; GNC Twins
Jul 4: Heartland Park Topeka, Topeka, Kan.; Half-mile; GNC Twins
Jul 11-12: Beulah Park, Grove City, Ohio; Mile; GNC Twins
Jul 19: Darke County Fairgrounds, Greenville, Ohio; Half-mile; GNC Twins
Jul 26: Hagerstown Speedway, Hagerstown, Md.; Half-mile; GNC Twins
Aug 2: MetraPark Raceway, Billings, Mont.: Half-mile; GNC Singles
Aug 8: Castle Rock Race Park, Castle Rock, Wash.; TT; GNC Singles
Aug 9: Castle Rock Race Park, Castle Rock, Wash.; ST; GNC Singles
Aug 17: Peoria Race Park, Peoria, Ill.; TT; GNC Singles
Aug 30: Illinois State Fairgrounds, Springfield, Ill.; ST; GNC Singles
Aug 31: Illinois State Fairgrounds, Springfield, Ill.; Mile; GNC Twins
Sep 6: Monticello Raceway, Monticello, N.Y.; Half-mile; GNC Twins
Sep 13: Indiana State Fairgrounds, Indianapolis, Ind.; Mile; GNC Twins
Oct 4: Heartland Park Topeka, Topeka, Kan.; Half-mile; GNC Twins