Detroit Supermoto Pro/Am Team Race Turned Into A Doug Henry Benefit Auction!

July 4, 2007 8:55am

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