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PERRIS SPEEDWAY PRESS RELEASE

PERRIS TO HOST AMA SPEEDWAY NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES QUALIFYING ROUND APRIL 30TH

In previous seasons, the final 6 places in the series have been decided by the Series Organizers and Promoters, and quite understandably, it has led to disappointment, controversy and impossible choices. It also created an over complex rule book where each round staged its own mini qualifying heats ahead of its main show and in turn, the ability of riders qualified in this way to bump seeded riders out of the competition.

For the 2016 Series, the top 8 riders from the previous year are automatically seeded in. The Perris race on 30th April will decide the remaining 6 spots in the series, as well as 8 reserve positions in order. The 14 riders will be automatically in each round, with the 8 reserves on injury stand by in respective order.

Each round will also have 2 Wild card spots open, which are a promoters choice. The wild cards will not have the ability to 'bump' their way into the series regardless of their finishing position.

A formal AMA Press Release will be issued in due course about the series, with round 1 scheduled at Costa Mesa on May 21st.

The eight riders already seeded into the series are Billy Janniro, Max Ruml, Bart Bast, Broc Nicol, Aaron Fox, Dillon Ruml, Luke, Becker and Tommy Hedden. They would not need to qualify at Perris.

The top 6 positions at Perris will fill out the permanent field of 14.

The event will be the biggest ever held at Perris Raceway, which has been established as the off season venue for American Speedway and development of the future USA World Cup team. Given the size of undertaking for such, event and race sponsors will be sought. Such interested sponsors are invited to get in touch.

All Division 1 level riders are welcome to sign up for this event. It must be stated however that all qualified riders from the race are expected to attend all four series rounds (Costa Mesa, Ventura, Industry Racing and Fast Fridays, Auburn), so signing up to ride April 30th is a confirmation of intent to ride all events without fail.

Steve Evans (February 8, 2015)


Ventura Raceway

Ventura's first bike race of the season is 5th March.

Classes for 500cc, Veteran / Vintage, Sidecars, 250 Junior, and 150 Mini.

Flat Track classes for the Pee Wees. More info when I have it, but this event is the best chance to get ready for the AMA round in June!

Steve Evans (February 1, 2015)


Big Time Speedway

MOTHER NATURE WINS!
Next Sunday's Practice is being called Now due to all the rain we have had in Nor-Cal this month. Track has held up really well so far but needs grading to take out a few rain ruts, but the other problem the rain brings for us is the inability to get the DG. (Out of the State approved mines!)

If we can't DO IT RIGHT, were not DOING IT at all! More dates scheduled - stay tuned.

RAINED OUT.JPG


Mid Valley M/C Track - Manteca

The Mid Valley M/C Track will be holding Speedway Racing this year. The track page is Manteca.

Practice starts on Feb 20 with races scheduled through Apr 23.

Ray Holt Jr. (916) 504-6265 (January 24, 2016)


2015 Grand Prix Rider to Race Perris 6th Feb!

We are very pleased to announce that 2015 Speedway Grand Prix Rider Tomas Jonasson will be racing at Perris on Saturday Feb 6th.

Aside from the SGP Tomas was the 2014 Swedish National Champion and his club, Elit Vetlanda, has won the Swedish Elite League for the past two seasons.

Huge thanks are due to our partners at TMJ Racing who have helped to make this happen.

We are very excited to have Tomas at our event and especially to see our young future Team USA and National Champions get to ride against him.

Steve Evans (January 21, 2015)


Perris Winter Olympique
January 16, 2016

Note we have added a new 'Super Pee Wee' Class. This is for riders 8-12 years old on bikes 65-110cc. It is designed as a bridging class for riders with experience in MX and Flat Track who can then move into the 150 Mini Class.

Riders signed up for Pee Wee 50 and Mini 150cc are also welcome to run this class on Jan 16th as a 2nd Class, with just an additional $10 entry fee.

If you know any riders who might be good prospects who are already beyond the Pee Wee 50 class, spread the word.

Pee Wee

Class 1: 4-10 years old – 51cc maximum displacement, 2-stroke or 4-stroke air-cooled engines. Eligible models include Honda XR50, Honda CRF50, Suzuki JR50, Yamaha PW50 and Yamaha TT-R50.

Promoters may offer an additional class to include the liquid-cooled, 2-stroke, 50cc motocross motorcycles.

Riders may be classified at option of promoter as Division 1, 2 or 3 (beginner).

Under no circumstances may Class 1 machines be allowed on the track at the same time as larger machines.

AMA Speedway Rules

Steve Evans (January 5, 2015)


2016 Monster Energy FIM Speedway World Cup

EVENT 1 (VOJENS, DENMARK – SATURDAY, JULY 23)
DENMARK
POLAND
RUSSIA
CZECH REPUBLIC

EVENT 2 (VASTERVIK, SWEDEN – TUESDAY, JULY 26)
SWEDEN
AUSTRALIA
USA

QUALIFYING ROUND WINNER – ITALY or LATVIA or SLOVENIA or GERMANY

RACE OFF (MANCHESTER, GREAT BRITAIN – FRIDAY, JULY 29)
RUNNER-UP EVENT 1
THIRD-PLACE EVENT 1
RUNNER-UP EVENT 2
THIRD-PLACE EVENT 2

FINAL (MANCHESTER, GREAT BRITAIN – SATURDAY, JULY 30)
GREAT BRITAIN
WINNER EVENT 1
WINNER EVENT 2
WINNER RACE OFF

Steve Graham stephenagraham@hotmail.com

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