Apr 27, 2012
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Plenty of Activities Planned for Great ClipsÂ® West Coast Moto Jam
SONOMA, Calif. (April 27, 2012) -- The Great Clips West Coast Moto Jam will feature the best in AMA Pro Road Racing, Supermoto USA racing, as well as TTXGP electric motorcycles, but fans won't be limited to on-track action.
Whether you are a rider or just enjoy the thrill of two-wheel racing, you'll love the selection of activities Infineon Raceway has planned for you. For more details on any of these events, visit infineonraceway.com/ama.
Ride-In Bike Show
Motorcyclists can show off their rides with parking in the main paddock and a chance to win cash and prizes! A $200 cash prize will be awarded to the top bikes in Vintage, Cruiser and Sportbike classes on Saturday and Sunday. Fans can peruse the show and enjoy the great selection of bikes on display.
Paddock Park & Sell
Have a motorcycle to sell? Or perhaps you're looking to buy? Put your bike in front of thousands of fellow motorcycle enthusiasts. Add this paddock parking pass to your race ticket and sell your bike while watching the races! Only $10.
Great Clips Haircuts for Charity
Stop by the Great Clips booth behind the main grandstand in the paddock area. Stylists from local Great Clips salons will give haircuts all weekend for a suggested donation of just $10, with proceeds benefiting Speedway Children's Charities.
Representatives from The Moto Shop in South San Francisco will be on-hand to host a do-it-yourself seminar on Saturday at 11:30 a.m. in the Wine Country Winner's Circle. Topics include how-tos on chain adjustments and tire checks.
In addition, Joanne Donn from GearChic.com will host a Gear 411 seminar on Sunday at 10:30 a.m. in the Panasonic Technology Center. Gear 411 is all about protective motorcycle gear: how to shop for it, what to look for when you're looking for gear and how it's supposed to fit.
Japanese Motorcycle Heritage Foundation Display (JMHF)
The JMHF will host a display of more than 40 Japanese motorcycles in the main paddock, featuring classic bikes from Honda, Yamaguchi, Suzuki and more; some dating as far back as 1942.
Sonoma Drift, powered by NOS Demonstration
Drifting will take to the Sonoma road course on Saturday and Sunday of race weekend. The demonstration will be performed by drifters from the weekly Sonoma Drift, powered by NOS program.
Mat Mladin Featured at Track Talk
Seven-time AMA Pro SuperBike champion Mat Mladin will be featured in the Wine Country Winner's Circle on Sunday at 11:45 a.m. for a Track Talk Q&A session with race fans. The raceway will also host a Track Talk Session with current top AMA riders on Saturday at 11 a.m., also in the Winner's Circle.
AMA Pro Rider Autograph Session/Fan Walk
Get autographs from the riders from the AMA Pro Road Racing Series, including defending Sonoma SuperBike champions Josh Hayes and Tommy Hayden, during the Fan Walk on pit lane. The Fan Walk will begin at noon on Saturday and at 11:30 a.m. on Sunday. Fans can enjoy the Fan Walk as well as opening ceremonies by purchasing a Grid Pass.
Clint Ewing Stunt Show
Enjoy sportbike freestyle riding by professional street bike stunt rider Clint Ewing, who will perform three 25-minute stunt shows on Saturday (10:25 a.m.,11;35 a.m., 3:45 p.m.) and Sunday (10 a.m., 11:15 a.m., 4:15 p.m.) in the main paddock.
'Supermoto Slide' Demonstration
Top riders from Supermoto USA will slide into the Turn 10 island to perform Supermoto demonstrations on Saturday (noon) and Sunday (11:30 a.m.). To check out Supermoto USA competition, head to the Infineon Raceway Karting Center.
Motorcycle Art Show
Head to the Panasonic Technology Center for the 7th annual Motorcycle Art Show. Several local artists will be featured and admission is free!
Born To Ride
3Js Motorcycle Track Day
Race week starts on Wednesday, May 2, with a motorcycle track day benefitting the Sonoma Chapter of Speedway Children's Charities. The track day includes an event t-shirt, lunch and evening reception. Visit 3JsMotorcycleDays.com for details.
Leo Vince Grape Crushers Run
Enjoy a day of riding through the Sonoma Valley with the Leo Vince Grape Crushers Run on Thursday, May 3. Get more information or sign up for the ride at leovinceusa.com/GrapeCrusher.php
City Bike Ride to the Races, Sunday, May 6
Meet other riders in San Francisco and ride over the Golden Gate Bridge and through the Marin Headlands to Infineon Raceway! Race & Ride Ticket ONLY $25, a savings of $15 when you buy in advance. For more information or to purchase tickets, contact Scott Hartwick at (800) 870-7223 ext 161 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bay Area Riders Forum Flex Ticket
Infineon Raceway has teamed up with Bay Area Rider's Forum (B.A.R.F.) to bring members a great deal on a flexible ticket. The B.A.R.F. Flex Ticket is only $30 and is good for admission either Saturday or Sunday!
Great Clips West Coast Moto Jam
WHAT: Big O Tires Racing Season Presents: Great Clips West Coast Moto Jam
WHEN: May 4-6
ABOUT THE WEEKEND: In addition to AMA Pro Racing, there will be Supermoto USA, and the TTXGP North America electric motorcycle series.
TICKETS: $35 single day/$55 weekend in advance; kids 12-and-under FREE and parking FREE. Military discounts available.
INFO: 800-870-RACE (7223), infineonraceway.com/ama, ticketmaster.com