Road Atlanta’s premiere motorcycle race, the AMA Suzuki Superbike Showdown, returns this weekend, April 16th -18th, with AMA Pro American Superbike, AMA Pro Daytona SportBike, and AMA SuperSport championship points races on both Saturday and Sunday. There are also plenty of exciting fan activities throughout the weekend. Discounted advance ticket sales end Thursday, April 15th at 5 PM and kids 12 and under get in free.
With seven-time champion Mat Mladin’s retirement, the AMA Pro American SuperBike class is wide open this year. Geoff May (Gainesville), Jake Zemke, Tommy Hayden, Larry Pegram, Josh Hayes, Blake Young, Ben Bostrom, and John Hopkins headline the field. The American SuperBike finals (20 laps/50 miles) are scheduled for Saturday, April 17th and Sunday, April 18th at 3:00 p.m. each day
This year’s AMA Pro Daytona SportBike field sees the return of 2009 champion Danny Eslick. Josh Herrin, Tommy Aquino, Martin Cardenas and 2009 SunTrust Moto-GT champion Mark Crozier will provide tough competition. Saturday’s SportBike final (20 laps/50 miles) is set for 1:45 p.m. while Sunday’s final gets underway at 4:15 p.m.
In addition, The AMA Pro Racing SuperSport class will showcase riders aged 16 to 21 against the more experienced Top Gun class of riders, comprised of expert licensed riders and local talent. Saturday’s SuperSport race (16 laps/40 miles) is at 4:15 p.m. and Sunday’s race begins at 1:45 p.m.
For more info, visit the Road Atlanta website HERE.