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AMA: Sears Point Doubleheaders Added to 2000 Racing Schedule

1 December 1999

     PICKERINGTON, Ohio -- American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) Pro

Racing today announced that Sears Point Raceway has completed AMA-required

course changes, and the addition of two doubleheader races for the 2000

Chevy Trucks U.S. Superbike Championship presented by Parts Unlimited.

     Sears Point Raceway, originally listed on the 2000 schedule pending

AMA-approved course modifications, has completed those modifications,

according to AMA Road Race Manager Ron Barrick. "The May 5-7, 2000 AMA

Chevy Trucks Superbike Championship races at Sears Point Raceway are a go,"

Barrick said.  "A significant amount of work was completed before our last

race in April (1999), and we're very pleased with the latest course

improvements. The track staff were very receptive to suggestions made by

TRAC member Doug Chandler, and I think the whole process really benefited

from Doug's insights."

     AMA Pro Racing also announced expanded agreements for the 2000 season

with Road America, in Elkhart Lake, Wis. (June 9-11), and Mid-Ohio, in

Lexington, Ohio (July 14-16), to broaden their race weekends to Superbike

doubleheaders, much like the "Big Kahuna" races held at Road Atlanta since

1998. While separate points and purses will be paid for each race at the

three doubleheaders now scheduled, an overall winner for each weekend will

be declared. Final figures for the Road America and Mid-Ohio race purses

have not been determined, but both tracks have committed to increasing

their combined Superbike purses by at least $15,000. Road Atlanta race

organizers have agreed to increase their combined Superbike race purse to

at least $55,125.

     The AMA Pro Racing event tentatively scheduled for April 28-30 at

Willow Springs Raceway has been canceled by the track ownership. AMA staff

are currently in discussion with other facilities interested in hosting AMA

Chevy Trucks Superbike Championship events during the 2000 season.

                       AMA / CHEVY TRUCKS U. S. SUPERBIKE
                              CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES


March   8-12   Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach, FL

May     5-7    Sears Point Raceway, Sonoma, CA

June    2-4    Road Atlanta, Braselton, GA  (Superbike doubleheader)
June    9-11   Road America, Elkhart Lake, WI (Superbike doubleheader)
June    16-18  New Hampshire International Speedway, Loudon, NH

July    6-9    Laguna Seca Raceway, Monterey, CA **
July    14-16  Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, Lexington, OH (Superbike
July    28-30  Brainerd International Raceway, Brainerd, MN

August  11-13  Pike's Peak International Raceway, Fountain, CO

        ** AMA & WSB combined weekend

                     Dates and Locations Subject to Change