From a press release issued by USGPRU: Teach The Kids A Little Patience Fairfax, VA. 21 February, 2008; The first round of the USGPRUÂ¹s new Moriwaki MD250H Powered by HONDA racing class will be postponed. According to the USGPRU President, Stewart Aitken-Cade, “Although HONDA has indicated that they will be able to ship the exciting new MD250H out to the customers before the first round, we felt like it would be cutting things a little too close for comfort. The March 8-9 weekend at Firebird is only 2 weeks away, and thatÂ¹s barely enough time to pick up the bikes, much less set them up for the young riders. The last thing we want to do is rush these kids out to the track without adequate time to safely prepare and test their bikes.” The rest of the USGPRU weekend will continue as planned in conjunction with the Roadrace Southwest series at Firebird. It is only the MD250H class that has been postponed. The $10k purse that was aligned with that weekend will not be lost. The MD250H race will still be run, but it will now be held in conjunction with the already scheduled Super Cycle Â¹08 event at the Reno-Fernley raceway, August 22-24. In addition to the USGPRU’s Rising Sun Cycles 125GP and Moto Liberty 250GP races, we will be running two separate races of the MD250H class for a total purse of $20,000 that weekend alone. Just in case the great GP style racing is not enough for you, the track will also be hosting supermoto racing, sprint races, and an endurace event on what is shaping up to be a weekend you won’t want to miss. For 2008, the USGPRU is sponsored by Rising Sun Cycles, MotoLiberty, Roadracingworld.com, Repsol Lubricants, Starline by Yoyodyne, GPTech, Hjelm Motorsports, Ian Emberton Racing, Motion Pro, Revit Leathers, Power Stands, Regina Chains, Chickenhawk Racing, and EBC Brakes. About USGPRU The USGPRU is the officially recognized Motorcycle 125 Grand Prix National Championship Â® and 250 Grand Prix National Championship series Â®. We are also the official race series for the new youth-only, spec class racing the Moriwaki MD250H Powered by HONDA. The USGPRU emulates true World MotoGP racing experience and serves to attract young riders to gain experience in a professional environment and provide a path to world-class motorcycle racing. The USGPRU structures events with extended length grand prix racing exclusive to the GP machines, timed qualifying and strong contingency and sponsor support. For additional details, visit www.USGPRU.net
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