The following is from Mark Burkhart's publicist...

Mark Burkhart (Graves Motorsport Yamaha), 2008 Moto X World Champion, 2007 X-Games Supermoto Gold winner, and 2007 AMA Supermoto Champion will be in Springfield Illinois this Memorial Day Weekend racing in the AMA GNC Singles Championship on a Memphis Shades Yamaha. The racing action starts at 7:30 PM on Saturday night May 24, 2008 at the Illinois State Fairgrounds.

Burkhart will be running the number #11F for this weekend. His teammates will be Kevin Varnes and Marco Belli from Brazie, Italy. Belli is one of Europe's top dirt track racers.

"The TT race is something I have wanted to do for a few years and just thought I would give it a try. There is so much history associated with the event, plus it looks like fun. I want to thank Keith McCarty, Babe Demay and Allen Mueller of Memphis Shades (www.memphisshades.com) for putting this opportunity together for me," commented Burkhart.

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Paul Carruthers took over as the editor of Cycle News in 1993 after serving as associate editor since starting his career at the publication in 1985. Carruthers has covered every facet of the sport in his near-28-year tenure at America's Daily Motorcycle News Source.

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