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Jul 18, 2011

ASRA Michelin Pro Series Heading To Blackhawk Farms This Coming Weekend

It's East versus West in a racing Shootout this weekend, and it's anybody's guess who will end up on top! Championships hang in the balance in all of the Michelin Pro Series classes, sanctioned by ASRA, after the last races. Everything will come together in Illinois at Blackhawk Farms Raceway, July 23th and 24th.

So far this season, MidWest riders have dominated both Michelin Pro Series (ASRA and Team Challenge) with a sprinkling of Mid-Atlantic and SouthEast racers mixed in. Eastern riders fighting for points leads must make the trek to Blackhawk to upset the apple cart. Currently leading are Ray Hofman (WI) and Joel Spalding (IL) in ASRA, and Meghan Ryan's Stiles Racing (WI) in the Team Challenge. The races this weekend may make or break the championships. Only time will tell.

"As announced at the start of the season, Amateurs can race in the ASRA Series beginning this year, but few from the MidWest have taken advantage of that new opportunity yet." said Kevin Elliott, head of American SportBike Racing. "We're really looking forward to increasing the fields on the Amateur side of ASRA at Blackhawk this weekend. Also, at only $25, it's very affordable now to upgrade a license to ASRA status."

In addition to the excitement of the Michelin Pro Series events, Championship Cup Series racers and fans alike will be treated to a flood of races at Blackhawk. Since it is a "Twin Sprints" event, all CCS riders have the opportunity to race each class twice - once on Saturday and again on Sunday.

Learning Curves will be hosting a license clinic on Saturday which includes classroom as well as on-track instruction. New graduates of their school will be eligible for Sunday races.

Gates at Blackhawk will be open 24 hours beginning at 6pm on Thurs., June 21st.

For more information about ASRA/CCS, point your browser to www.ccsracing.us and www.asraracing.com, or call (817)246-1127 Mon.-Thurs. 9-5, Central Time. Information about Learning Curves Racing/Riding Schools can be found at www.learningcurves.com.