Amateur racers can sign up and bid on which top pro they want to race with, low bids still get to race with up-and-coming pro racer!
WATERFORD, Mich., (July 3, 2007) – Officials with this weekend’s Mike Savoie Chevrolet AMA Detroit Supermoto event at Waterford Hills Raceway (Clarkston, Mich.) have mapped out a unique addition to this weekend’s Doug Henry benefit auction.
On Saturday, during sign up for the Pro/Am Team Race, amateur racers will have a chance to bid on what pro they want to race with. Monster Energy/Grave Yamaha racers Mark Burkhart and Brandon Currie both stepped up as the first two top pro supermoto riders to get involved, as did factory KTM’s Kurt Nicoll and Monster Energy/Litz/Kawasaki racer Chris Fillmore.
“I can’t begin to tell you what this will mean to Doug,” said Z Sports’ Tom Zielinski, producer and promoter of the Detroit Supermoto. “And we’re no doubt expecting the list of top pro racers to grow for this fun, one-off event during the Mike Savoie Chevrolet AMA Detroit Supermoto weekend.”
Beginning on Saturday, July 7th, fans showing up for the pro practice session will get to witness a full on, 30-lap Pro/Am Team Race featuring pretty much all of the world’s top supermoto racers. The pros will be teamed with an amateur racer in a relay event complete with a Grand Prix-style running start to the bikes!
Prior to the start of the Pro/Am Team Race, during rider registration (which begins at 8 a.m.), amateur racers interested in competing in the Pro/Am Team Race – that benefits Doug Henry - will be able to place bids (in silent auction fashion) on the participating pro racers. Winners will be paired with their favorite supermoto star, while those being out-bid will be partnered with another participating pro racer.
“Every last penny we generate from this Pro/Am Team Race, along with the Doug Henry Benefit Auction Saturday evening, will go directly to Doug,” said Zielinski. “I’m pumped to see everyone stepping up to help out.”
Tickets for the Detroit Supermoto at the participating southeastern Michigan Yamaha dealers (below) are $25 for adults (versus $35 at the gate), ten bucks for kids ages nine to 17 and children eight and under are admitted FREE!
Participating southeastern Michigan Yamaha dealers include:
Dealer City Phone Number
Motor City Powersports Bloomfield Hills 248-858-2300
Nicholson's Ann Arbor 734-769-9815
Cycle & Marine Land Port Huron 810-987-3963
Wheels USA Oxford 248-628-5000
Plymouth Motorsports Plymouth 734-451-7200
Macomb Powersports Chesterfield 586-949-4000
Roseville Powersports Roseville 586-859-2600
Kensington Motorsports New Hudson 248-446-0000
Rosenau Powersports Dearborn Heights 313-278-5000
Bright Powersports Lincoln Park 313-382-2453
Townline Powersports Mt Morris 810-787-0057
Ray C's Cycle & Sports Lapeer 810-664-9800
Great Lakes Powersports Burton 810-233-7800