|DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Sixty-two motorcycles took the green flag at the Illinois State Fairgrounds for the 2009 Illinois Motorcycle Dealers Association's Springfield Mile, the first round of AMA Pro Flat Track Grand National Championships Twins competition, and fans can catch all of the racing action in high definition on SPEED this Sunday, June 14, 2009, at 4:00 p.m. ET (1:00 p.m. PT).
"The excellent racing product that was seen in Illinois will now be available for fans across the country to appreciate," said Roger Edmondson, President of AMA Pro Racing. "We would like to thank our partner SPEED for setting the stage."
The field was full of the world's leading motorcycle racing talent, including reigning AMA Pro Grand National Champion Kenny Coolbeth, seven-time Grand National Championship Chris Carr, and AMA Pro Road Racing regulars Larry Pegram and Danny Eslick. Eight manufacturers were also represented, including Harley-Davidson, Suzuki, Triumph, Aprilia, BMW, Kawasaki, KTM and Ducati.
AMA Pro Racing is the premier professional motorcycle racing organization in North America, operating a full schedule of events and championships for a variety of motorcycle disciplines. From its Daytona Beach headquarters, the organization operates and manages AMA Pro Road Racing, which includes AMA Pro American Superbike, AMA Pro Daytona SportBike, AMA Pro SuperSport and AMA Pro SunTrust Moto-GT. AMA Pro Racing also manages and works closely with the day-to-day operational organizations of the AMA Pro Flat Track Championship and the AMA Pro Supermoto Championship Series in addition to other two-wheel and ATV series. Learn more about AMA Pro Racing at www.amaproracing.com.