DMG Loads Straws on AMA Camel’s Back
Thursday, July 16, 2009
When it comes to lambasting the DMG-controlled AMA Pro Road Racing
series, at this point the operative cliché is: why beat a dead horse? But with the latest decision by DMG, to homologate the Buell 1125RR for American Superbike
, another image comes to mind: the straw that breaks the camel’s back.
Buell 1125RR costs $40K and is available only to AMA racers.
The list of DMG controversies is long: Stumbling out of the gate with confusing classes/rules, disqualification of Mat Mladin in 2008, inclusion of Buell 1125R in Daytona Sportbikes, restart confusion nearly botching the 2009 Daytona 200
, televising races weeks after they are run, and the most dramatic and dangerous of all – the recent pace car disaster at Laguna Seca
Now here’s another controversy, Buell
again, with the 1125RR homologation in American Superbike
The Buell 1125RR may not be the final straw, but at what point will the OEM’s just say to hell with it all and pack up their AMA road-racing efforts for good?
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