Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, California, will host the first round of the three-race "Pro Superbike" Series, April 26-27, with Miller Motorsports Park in Utah set to host the third and final round, May 24-25, according to a release issued today by Miller Motorsports Park.
Earlier in the week it was announced that Sonoma Raceway in Sonoma, California, would host the second round of the three-race series that will feature Superbikes and Sportbikes in a series slated for the 11 weeks between Daytona and Road America on the five-race AMA Superbike calendar.
The Miller round will run in conjunction with the Utah Sport Bike Association’s Vortex Masters of the Mountains Championship.
Miller, Sonoma and Auto Club Speedway are all former hosts of the AMA Superbike Championship but are no longer on the schedule.
The Pro Superbike and Pro Sportbike classes will run on Miller’s 2.2-mile west course the same weekend that the Utah Kart Championship will compete on the 2.18-mile east course.
“We are very excited to welcome back all the top professional Superbike and Sportbike teams to Miller Motorsports Park,” said John Larson, General Manager of Miller Motorsports Park. “We appreciate the hard work and cooperation among John Ulrich, the teams and the Utah Sport Bike Association to bring this event to fruition, and we know that our dedicated motorcycle racing fans will support it wholeheartedly.”
Among the AMA riders who will be competing during the weekend, according to Miller Motorsports Park's release, are J.D. Beach, Cameron Beaubier, Garrett Gerloff, Jake Zemke, Martin Cardenas, Roger Hayden, Chris Clark, Chris Ulrich, Melissa Paris, Joe Roberts, and three-time AMA Superbike Champion Josh Hayes.
“It's great to have the opportunity to go back to Miller Motorsports Park, a place that has always held a special place in my heart,” said Hayes. “I’m happy we’re going back to Utah and going to ride around a big, fast racetrack. We definitely never get to ride our motorcycles enough, and any opportunity to do laps on our motorcycles and practice our profession is definitely welcome.”