Six Races So Far For AMA Road Racing
AMA Pro Racing has announced a partial schedule for its 2012 AMA Pro Road Racing Series with six rounds having signed contracts for next year. The schedule does not, however, include any of the races slated to be promoted by M1 Powersports.The just-released schedule features the season opener at Daytona, March 15-17, with the 71st running of the Daytona 200 slated for Saturday, March 17.The Infineon Raceway round is next up, but with an earlier date than in previous seasons. Despite rumors that the series wouldn’t be headed back to the racetrack in Sonoma, California, the track will return on the weekend of May 4-6.Three weeks later, the series will head to Tooele, Utah’s Miller Motorsports Park with the AMA series again running as a support race to the World Superbike Championship, May 25-28. Miller, as was the case this year, will hold single races and not doubleheaders for Superbike, Daytona SportBike and Vance & Hines XR1200s, though the XRs will feature single-format races at each of the rounds on the schedule.
Road America is another to have a signed contract for 2012 with the series headed to the Midwest, June 1-3.The AMA will also run as a support series to the Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. That race has been pushed back a week from this year’s date and will be held July 27-29. New Jersey Motorsports Park is also back on the schedule with its race also moving back a week on the calendar to September 7-9.
The events promoted by M1 Powersports will be added to the schedule at a later date, according to AMA Pro Racing.