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.