Jul 1, 2002
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From a WERA press release:<BR><BR>WERA Sportsman Series Presented by Akins Ford Brings Local Racers to Road Atlanta<BR> <BR>BRASELTON, Ga.- Road Atlanta will host some of the southeast's best motorcycle road racers when the WERA Sportsman Series Presented by Akins Ford visits July 6-7.<BR> <BR>The weekend of racing will get underway on Saturday, July 6, with the WERA National Vintage Series and the Sportsman Series Solo 20 races. The Vintage Series sprint races are all six laps and feature vintage race bikes ranging from 30 to five years old.<BR> <BR>The Solo 20 races are mini-enduros and will include Lightweight, Mediumweight and Heavyweight races, with bikes being divided according to engine size.<BR> <BR>On Sunday, July 7, the WERA National Sportsman Series sprint races will entertain fans with close racing and plenty of action. There will be 16 races, with bikes divided according to engine size and the amount of modifications made to the bike.<BR> <BR>Akins Ford, presenting sponsor of the weekend, will have a display of their current Ford and Dodge vehicles for fans to see, with a spotlight on the broad range of pickup trucks that they have to offer. The dealership is located near Road Atlanta in Winder. This is the second year that Akins Ford has sponsored the WERA Sportsman Series at Road Atlanta.<BR> <BR>Tickets are available for the weekend for just $20 or $15 for the sprint races on Sunday. Camping is also available in Road Atlanta's infield for $25 for the weekend. More information can be found on Road Atlanta's website at or by calling the track at 1-800-849-RACE. <BR> <BR>Fans will be hearing about the WERA Sportsman Series Presented by Akins Ford event on Star 94, 96 Rock and 96.7 The Buzz. Each station will also have opportunities for fans to win free tickets for the weekend.<BR> <BR>WERA Motorcycle Roadracing has been one of the top road racing organizations in the United States since 1971. The series is a breeding ground for many future motorcycle road racing stars that move on to compete in series such as AMA Superbike, World Superbike and Grand Prix. More information about WERA, including the season schedule and complete results from each round, can be found on WERA's website at . <BR>