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Sep 21, 2012

ASRA/Michelin Pro Series Racing At VIR This Coming Weekend

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Michelin Team Pro Series Round 7
Sanctioned by ASRA
September 22-23, 2012
Virginia International Raceway
Alton, VA


2012 Michelin Pro Series Heads Into Virginia For Round 7

Alton, VA The Michelin Pro Series moves to Virginia International Raceway this weekend with all six class championships up for grabs and left with even more riders in the mix for the 2012 ASRA National Championships.

In Michelin Pro SportBike it is Florida's Robbie Bright that leads the chase with just 2 rounds left. Bright holds a 12-point advantage over 2010 ASRA SuperBike Champion, Mark Miller Jr. from Maryland. Wisconsin's Christian Meekma still has a chance to pull out the championship but with a 44-points deficit, Meekma must win and hope for some help from the rest of the field.

The hottest contest all season is s the battle for the 2012 Michelin Pro ThunderBike Championship between defending Champion Ray Hofman from Wisconsin and class veteran Walt Sipp of Missouri, the current point leader in the title chase. Sipp, who has three victories to Hofman's two this season, holds a slim 5-point lead going into the 2 final rounds of the season. Hofman will find himself behind the proverbial 8-ball this weekend as he tries to secure two Mid-West Championship Cup Series Championships at Blackhawk Farms Raceway on Saturday and then make the 850-mile trek to VIR.

In Amateur Michelin action, Pulak Datt from Maryland has a 14-point lead over Ohio's Carl Soltisz in SportBike. The SuperStock class has Brad Plemmons of North Carolina with an 8- point lead on Ryan Damm from Wisconsin and ThunderBike leader Benjamin Loyle of Pennsylvania leads New York's Yuttichai Yasothonsrikul by 21 points.

Gates open at 6:00pm Friday the 21st for Round 7 of the Michelin Pro Series sanctioned by ASRA. Also taking place on September 22-23 at Virginia International Raceway is a full slate of Mid-Atlantic and Southeast Championship Cup Series action. For more information visit www.asraracing.com or www.ccsracing.us.

The American SportBike Racing Association (ASRA) is the parent organization to the Championship Cup Series (CCS), the largest amateur motorcycle road racing organization in the United States issuing over 3,000 licenses per year. ASRA sanctions eight Michelin Pro Series and eight Michelin Team Challenge road racing events for 2012. The CCS Series sanctions 45 events at popular tracks around the United States, including Daytona International Speedway, New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Road America, Heartland Park, and Virginia International Raceway among other fine venues. In 2012 ASRA and CCS will provide riders with access to millions of dollars of sponsorship awards through participation in its sanctioned events.

Join CCS and ASRA in the greatest road racing experience available today. Race CCS! To learn more visit our website at www.ccsracing.us or call us at (817) 246-1127.