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Dec 15, 2000

AMA Seeks To Drop Classes On Doubleheader Weekends

AMA Pro Racing officials are encouraging race promoters to drop classes on doubleheader Superbike weekends at Road Atlanta, Mid Ohio and Road America, which feature one Superbike race on Saturday and one on Sunday.

AMA Road Race Manager Ron Barrick has asked Road America officials to drop the Formula Xtreme race on the basis that the bikes are over-stressed and more likely to oil the track than other machines, sources at the Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin track said December 14.

Barrick has also discussed dropping the Pro Thunder race from the doubleheader weekends.

But any plans to eliminate Formula Xtreme will likely encounter strong resistance. "They can't drop the class because we've been selling it," said Speedvision Productions' Cameron Gray December 14. "It's part of the TV package and I've already sold it (commercial time) to people."