Taco Bell to Present Michigan SuperMoto

West Branch, Mich. – Midwest motorcycle racers and fans get ready for the unique style of racing on the pavement and dirt at round one of the Michigan SuperMoto Championship, presented by College Bike Shop. Its motocross racing, its road racing and its dirt track all in one lap. Taco Bell has stepped in to be the event presenting sponsor for this race at Ogemaw Heights High School on Thursday, July 16 at part of Ogemaw Hills Bike Week. Last year, riders came from Michigan, Indiana and Ohio.

The course will be a tight asphalt section in the school parking lot with an uphill dirt section that includes a variety of jump combinations. Last year, the Pro Class was a spectacular event with Timm Kiener of Lake Orion, Mich., Andrew Hyder of Canal Winchester, Ohio and Jason Hine of Clarkston, Mich. battling for the lead where Hyder came out as the victor. In the Amateur Main, Ron Meredith was the winner.

On Thursday, July 16 gates open 3 p.m. at Ogemaw Heights High School located at 960 S. M-33 in West Branch, Mich. The three classes are Beginner, Amateur and Pro. Practice begins at 4 p.m. with the racing at 8 p.m. under the lights. Racer entry fee is $75 and spectators are $10.

The Taco Bell SuperMoto Race is part of the three-round Michigan SuperMoto Championship where the Pro Class overall points winner receives a 2009 Honda CRF50F courtesy of College Bike Shop, a Dubach Racing Development (DRD) gift card, and a MISuperMoto 2010 season pass. The Beginner and Amateur Classes, presented by EKS Brand, racers who holeshot their main events receive a pair of EKS Brand goggles. Rounds two and three of the series are held at Auto City Speedway in Clio, Mich. on August 16 and September 27.

To learn more, visit www.misupermoto.com. Remember gates open at 3 p.m. on Thursday, July 16.

About MISuperMoto

MISuperMoto is one of the fastest-growing regional supermoto series in the nation with both racing events and track days. Its Test and Tune Days enable current enthusiasts to ride supermoto on a safe course while new riders can try their hand at this growing motorcycle discipline. In 2009, MISuperMoto will have the three-round Michigan SuperMoto Championship, presented by College Bike Shop, and 11 Test and Tune Days. Events are held at Auto City Speedway in Clio and Jackson Speedway in Jackson. MISuperMoto’s goal is to become the premier regional supermoto racing and track day series east of the Mississippi. The series is made possible with support from College Bike Shop, Taco Bell, Dubach Racing Development (DRD), EKS Brand, AxiomTV, Auto City Speedway and Jackson Speedway. Visit www.misupermoto.com for more information.

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