AMA adds speedway partners in California

Publish Date: 
Mar 24, 2014

PICKERINGTON, Ohio -- The American Motorcyclist Association has partnered with two California tracks for racing in the 2014 season.

New for 2014, Industry Racing is sanctioning its full competition calendar, 14 events at the Industry Hills Expo Center in Industry, Calif., with the AMA. Opening day is May 28 and will feature racing in all divisions, including sidecars.

Industry Racing joins Fast Fridays Motorcycle Speedway in Northern California's Auburn on the AMA schedule. Fast Fridays has 20 events scheduled for 2014. The season kicks off with Magnussen's Dodge Corona Find Your Beach Night Season Opener on May 9.

Both tracks will also participate in the new AMA Speedway Racing License for 2014. Designed to hang on a lanyard, the license will include a rider's photo, division and other critical information. Partnering speedway promoters will waive or reduce additional annual track fees for AMA-licensed speedway competitors.

"The AMA has made a long-term commitment to advancing the sport of speedway competition in America, and our efforts are enhanced by these partnerships," said AMA Director of Racing Bill Cumbow. "We're looking forward to another year of positive growth for speedway, both in this country and abroad as American riders vie for international recognition."

The expert classes at Industry Racing and Fast Fridays events will feature the country's top riders, some of which will represent the United States in the Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme Speedway World Cup and Team Speedway Under-21 World Championship campaigns.

Posted by Vince Guerrieri