ALTON, Va. – Virginia Int’l Raceway is hosting the third round of the national MotoAmerica Road Racing Series, the new home of the AMA Superbike Series, on May 15-17.
The weekend will include two full days of racing – a double-header event for the Superbike, Superstock 1000, Supersport and Superstock 600 classes, plus other support races. MotoAmerica is a professional racing series sanctioned by the American Motorcyclist Ass’n and the Federation of Int’l Motorcycling North America.
The AMA/FIM Mid-Atlantic Superbike Challenge at VIR will bring the country’s best motorcycle racers to one of America’s premier road courses to battle it out on the fastest production-based motorcycles in the world. Four-time Superbike champ Josh Hayes will lead the pack as the Superbikes scorch the earth at speeds approaching 200 mph. The Paddock will also be open throughout the weekend, providing fans with the opportunity to watch the race teams at work and get autographs.
“We’re thrilled to welcome back motorcycle racing with the MotoAmerica Mid-Atlantic Superbike Challenge later this month,” said Connie Nyholm, owner and CEO of VIR. “This race weekend is packed with two-wheeled, high-speed fun for the whole family and events that motorcycle enthusiasts won’t want to miss. We look forward to having these fans back at the track and hosting this new era of road racing at VIR.”
With Wayne Rainey at the helm of MotoAmerica – who is a three-time 500cc World Champion, two-time AMA Superbike Champion and AMA Hall of Famer – the California-based organization is committed to growing American professional motorcycle road racing and helping American riders move on to international Grand Prix and World Superbike racing series. Rainey and his team also hope to reinvigorate the motorcycle racing fan base in North America. They are reintroducing the most exhilarating motorsport in history to fans coast to coast with a nine-event racing calendar in 2015.