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Nov 29, 2002

ASMA And SMRI Will Not Merge In New Mexico

From a press release issued by Roger Heemsbergen of ASMA:

The Arroyo Seco Motorcyclist Association, has decided not to merge with Sandia Motorcycle Roadracing Inc.

Talks had begun in May to bring New Mexico's two rival road racing series together under one group, but in the end, the racers of ASMA voted to keep the two series separate.

ASMA races exclusively at Arroyo Seco Motorplex, near Deming, New Mexico, at a purpose built road course. SMRI holds races at Sandia Motorsports Complex, as well as holding one date at Arroyo Seco, and possibly at La Juanta, Colorado.

Reasons for not merging included travel time,expenses, and the recent improvements of the ASMA series.

Anyone wishing to race in New Mexico can contact the SMRI at 505-292-8672 or ASMA at 505-542-3827.