AMA Pro Racing Confirms 2012 Date for Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course as Part of 2012 AMA Pro Road Racing Schedule

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (November 23, 2011) - AMA Pro Racing officials announced Wednesday the addition of Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course to the list of renewals for the 2012 AMA Pro Road Racing calendar. The event is scheduled for the weekend of July 13 - 15, 2012 and will mark the 30th consecutive year that the series has raced at the 2.4-mile natural road course nestled in the scenic rolling hills of Lexington, Ohio.

In last year's contest, the Rockstar/Makita/Suzuki team dominated the AMA Pro National Guard SuperBike weekend, Blake Young taking pole position and the Saturday race victory, followed by Tommy Hayden taking the checkers in Sunday's final. As in 2011, fans will experience the excitement of the full complement of AMA Pro Road Racing classes, which includes AMA Pro National Guard SuperBike, AMA Pro Daytona SportBike, AMA Pro Motorcycle-Superstore.com SuperSport and the AMA Pro Vance & Hines XR1200 Series.

With the addition of the event at Mid-Ohio, AMA Pro Racing has now announced eight contract renewals for the 2012 AMA Pro Road Racing season. AMA Pro Racing will be working in conjunction with M1 Powersports for promotion of three additional events. Details about those three new events, which will complete the 2012 schedule, will be released shortly. The partial schedule is as follows:

March 15 - 17, 2012
Daytona 200
Daytona International Speedway
Daytona Beach, Fla.

May 4 - 6, 2012
Infineon Raceway
Sonoma, Calif.

May 26 - 28, 2012
Miller Motorsports Park
Tooele, Utah

June 1 - 3, 2012
Road America
Elkhart Lake, Wis.

June 22 - 24, 2012
Barber Motorsports Park
Birmingham, Ala.

July 13 - 15, 2012
Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course
Lexington, Ohio

July 27 - 29, 2012
Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca
Monterey, Calif.

September 7 - 9, 2012
New Jersey Motorsports Park
Millville, N.J.

AMA Pro Racing is the premier professional motorcycle racing organization in North America, operating a full schedule of events and championships for a variety of motorcycle disciplines. Learn more about AMA Pro Racing at www.amaproracing.com.