Michigan SuperMoto Round 2 This SundayTuesday, August 11, 2009 | 12:28 PM
Clio, Mich. – Get ready racers and spectators for this Sunday, August 16 when the second round of the inaugural Michigan SuperMoto Championship, presented by College Bike Shop, takes place at Auto City Speedway in Clio, Michigan. Indiana’s Chase Guthrie is leading the way in the Pro Class on his Bloomington Power Sports Kawasaki after a well-earned win at round one.
The course includes 17-degree NASCAR® banked turns, a long straightaway, sweeping turns, and a dirt section with a tabletop, double jump and rhythm section. It is safe for amateurs while offering a challenging, fast course for pros. Lap times for the Pro Class are in the 1:10 range. Last year’s winner at the MISuperMoto X at Auto City Speedway was California’s Danny Casey.
Leading the classes coming into the second round of the Michigan SuperMoto Championship are Bloomington Power Sports’ Guthrie, Team 199/Cernic’s/Red Bull’s Ron Meredith, and Dan Marinucci for the Pro, Amateur and Beginner classes, respectively. The Pro Class is vying for championship bragging rights for this first-ever Michigan title, a Honda CRF50F, a Dubach Racing Development (DRD) full exhaust system, an AxiomTV gift card, and a 2010 MISuperMoto season pass. The Amateur and Beginner class champions will also receive DRD and AxiomTV gift cards along with EKS Brand goggles including single event awards from EKS Brand.
This event also serves as a points-paying round of the Can/Am SuperMoto Championship. Expect racers from the Midwest, East Coast and Canada.
This Sunday, August 16, gates open at 10:30 a.m. for both racers and spectators at Auto City Speedway. Practice starts at 12 p.m. with the heats kicking off at 4 p.m. The speedway is located at 10205 N. Saginaw Road in Clio. For map and directions, visit www.autocityspeedway.com. Racer entry fee is $75 and spectators are $10 which includes pit access.
The third and final round of the Michigan SuperMoto Championship, presented by College Bike Shop, will be Sunday, September 27 at Auto City Speedway. To learn more about round two, including race bike requirements (i.e., catch cans and sliders), visit www.misupermoto.com. Remember, gates open at 10:30 a.m. this Sunday, August 16.
MISuperMoto is one of the fastest-growing regional supermoto series in the nation with both racing events and track days. Its Test and Tune Days enable current enthusiasts to ride supermoto on a safe course while new riders can try their hand at this growing motorcycle discipline. In 2009, MISuperMoto will have the three-round Michigan SuperMoto Championship, presented by College Bike Shop, and 11 Test and Tune Days. Events are held at Auto City Speedway in Clio, Jackson Speedway in Jackson and Ogemaw Heights High School in West Branch. MISuperMoto’s goal is to become the premier regional supermoto racing and track day series east of the Mississippi. The series is made possible with support