AMA Road Racing 2011

Cycle News Staff | December 8, 2010

AMA Pro Racing released what it is calling a preliminary schedule for its 2011 AMA Pro Road Racing series today – minus the Auto Club Speedway round in Southern California and the Road Atlanta round in Georgia, but with the addition of a round at Miller Motorsports Park that will run in conjunction with the World Superbike Championship on Memorial Day weekend.The series will start at Daytona with road racing portion of “Bike Week” getting started at the famed facility on Thursday, March 10 with practice and qualifying before racing gets rolling on Friday, March 11. The Daytona 200 will bring a close to the week’s activities on Saturday, March 12.Following Daytona there’s a gaping hole in the schedule with both the Auto Club Speedway round in Fontana, California, and Road Atlanta in Braselton, Georgia, getting scraped. Despite being in the hotbed of the motorcycle industry n Southern California, the Fontana round has never sniffed success, but its loss and the loss of Road Atlanta means that racing won’t resume until two months later at Infineon Raceway in Sonoma, California, May 13-15.Two weeks after Infineon, the AMA series will hook up with the World Superbike Series at Miller Motorsports Park on Memorial Day weekend after a two-year hiatus. The following weekend the teams will reconvene at Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin, June 3-5.AMA Pro Racing lists the next round as a TBD (to be determined) as they are still in negotiation with Barber Motorsports Park, which is moving its date from the end of last year (September 25-26) to what will likely be June 24-26.From Barber the series will venture to the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course two weeks earlier than normal, July 8-10, with the Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix again slated to include selected AMA races along with MotoGP, July 22-24.Virginia International Raceway also carries the TBD tag, though a date is in place for August 12-14 as negotiations are on-going. The season will conclude at New Jersey Motorsports Park in Millville, New Jersey on Labor Day weekend, September 2-4.AMA Pro Racing says there’s a chance of an additional date at the end of the season with many believing that will take place at the still-under-construction NOLA Motorsports Park in Avondale, Louisiana – near New Orleans.The series is as follows:March 10-12 – Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach, FloridaMay 13-15 – infineon Raceway, Sonoma, CaliforniaMay 28-30 – Miller Motorsports Park, Toohle, UtahJune 3-5 – Road America, Elkhart Lake, WisconsinTBDJuly 8-10 – Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, Lexington, OhioJuly 22-24 – Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, Monterey, CaliforniaAugust 12-14 – Virginia International Raceway (TBD), Axton, VirginiaSeptember 2-4 – New Jersey Motorsports Park, Millville, New Jersey