AMA Superbikes 2013: 9 Rounds?

Henny Ray Abrams | February 11, 2013
With Austin dropping off the list of possibilities  the 2013 AMA Superbike season looks to have just nine rounds. Photography By: Andrea Wilson

Photography By: Andrea Wilson

The AMA Pro Road Racing Championship remains at nine confirmed rounds after the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas, decided against hosting a round of the series.

The Austin round was the TBA (to be announced) listed on the calendar in the August 23 to September 8 time frame. But after extensive negotiations with AMA Pro Racing about holding the race on Labor Day weekend, circuit officials chose not to go forward.

Other than the nine confirmed races, the other possibility is for a race to be held during the long break between Daytona and Road America. The current schedule lists a TBD (to be determined) between April 1 and May 26. If no racetrack is willing to host the championship, there will be a two-and-a-half month break between the March 14-16 season opener in Daytona and the second round at Road America from May 31 to June 2.

A phone call to AMA Pro Racing requesting clarification on the schedule wasn’t returned in time for this posting.

Henny Ray Abrams | Contributing Editor

Abrams is the longest-serving contributor at Cycle News. Over the course of his 35-some years of writing and shooting photos, he’s covered events from MotoGP to the Motocross World Championship - and everything in between.