Englishtown Supermoto Preview

May 31, 2007 2:12pm

Ward Looking To Stay Consistent at AMA Supermoto Championship in Englishtown on June 3

PICKERINGTON, Ohio (May 31, 2007) - The second round of the AMA Supermoto Championship gets underway Sunday, June 3, at Englishtown (N.J.) Raceway Park. This event expects to draw a large crowd as the world's top motorcycle racers come to town for this inaugural race.

The Troy Lee Designs Honda rider Jeff Ward comes into Englishtown with a three-point lead over Husqvarna's Adrien Chareyre. "Last week in St. Louis I felt really good in the dirt section, I was lucky that I was able to make up time there," explained Ward. "I want to be consistent all season. The win in St Louis and this whole season I am dedicating to one of my good friends, Doug Henry. We miss him and we are all pulling for him."

In St. Louis, the top five riders in the AMA Supermoto class all finished within five seconds of each other. Every second counts in AMA Supermoto racing and with parity in the sport's featured class, fans can expect great racing all season long.

At the first round, the M&R Supermoto Unlimited class saw Aprilia's Ben Carlson dominate the competition en route to first-ever win in North America for the Italian motorcycle manufacturer.

The season opener for the Hot Wheels Supermoto Lites class showcased some of the weekend's best racing between Graves Motorsports Yamaha rider, Brandon Currie and Troy Lee Designs Honda rider David Pingree. The two riders battled for a majority of the race, staying only a bike length apart, but an eventual mistake by Pingree handed Currie the win.

On June 1, Freehold Honda, New Jersey's number one volume Honda Motorcycle dealer, will be hosting a meet and greet autograph signing with the Troy Lee Designs Honda Supermoto racing team. Riders Jeff Ward, Cassidy Anderson and David Pingree are scheduled to appear between 5 and 6 p.m.

Visit www.racewaypark.com for additional information.

WHAT:  Round 2 of the AMA Supermoto Championship

WHERE: Raceway Park, Englishtown, N.J. Raceway Park is located at 230 Pension Road, Englishtown, NJ 07726

WHEN: June 3, 2007

SCHEDULE: Saturday - Pro Practice, 3:30-6:00 pm., Sunday - Pro Practice and Qualifying, 10am until 2:30pm, Opening Ceremonies begin at 2:30 pm with final events beginning at 2:45 pm.

TICKETS: Available at the Raceway Park Box Office www.racewaypark.com