Dec 10, 2013
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by David Swarts
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AMA Pro Superbike racers in action at Barber Motorsports Park. Photo by Brian J. Nelson.
The 2014 event schedule appearing on the website of Barber Motorsports Park lists the Triumph Superbike Classic, the name of the AMA Pro Road Race event, on June 21-22, 2014.
That brings the total number of announced 2014 AMA Pro Road Races to five, so far, and the entire schedule could total eight events, although not all classes would compete at all events.
AMA Pro Racing and the respective tracks have both confirmed and/or announced race events at Daytona International Speedway on March 13-15, at Road America on May 30-June 1, and at New Jersey Motorsports Park on September 13-14.
Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course has listed the Buckeye Superbike Weekend Presented by Dunlop Tire on June 12-13 on its 2014 schedule. AMA Pro Racing has not yet announced that event, however.
AMA Pro Racing has also not yet confirmed the event at Barber Motorsports Park.
If a resolution can be worked out in the scheduling conflict between Mid-Ohio’s Buckeye Superbike Weekend and Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca’s FIM Superbike World Championship event, both currently scheduled for the weekend of July 12-13, select AMA Pro classes could race in support of the World Superbike event creating a much-needed additional round for the series.
It’s also possible that Miller Motorsports Park will once again host the AMA Pro Road Racing series, but nothing has been confirmed at post time.
Finally, AMA Pro Racing’s Vance & Hines Harley-Davidson class is likely to return to Indianapolis Motor Speedway (IMS) in 2014 to run as a support class for the Red Bull Indianapolis Grand Prix, but IMS officials have not yet made that decision.
If all of this comes to fruition, that will be six stand-alone rounds for AMA Pro Road Racing plus one round for selected classes at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca and one double-header round for the Harley-Davidson class at Indianapolis for a total of eight rounds.
How many of these events will be televised remains to be seen.