AMA Pro Racing, NOLA Motorsports Park, M1 PowerSports and The Transportation Revolution New Orleans are excited to announce AMA Pro Test Fest, a set of fan-friendly activities scheduled in conjunction with the June 26-27 official series test at the all-new motorsports facility in New Orleans, La.
Right after this weekend’s Triumph Superbike Classic Presented by America’s First Federal Credit Union at Barber Motorsports Park, AMA Pro Road Racing teams and competitors will begin the short journey to New Orleans, La.’s NOLA Motorsports Park. Gates open early on Tuesday, June 26, with the first on-track activity taking place at 8:00 a.m. Admission is free for the event, which will provide fans with their first opportunity to preview the excitement that will arrive this fall when AMA Pro Road Racing thunders into the Bayou State for the season-ending Triumph Big Kahuna New Orleans presented by Dunlop Tire and LeoVince (October 5-7, 2012).
“We’re excited to bring the Big Kahuna party to NOLA Motorsports Park,” said Cameron Gray, CEO of M1 PowerSports. “This is a great opportunity to see the type of adventure and excitement that M1 delivers to fans, along with their first chance to get personally acquainted with AMA Pro Road Racing and the top riders in the sport.”
The top riders in the Series, including two-time, defending AMA Pro National Guard SuperBike Champion Josh Hayes, will be in attendance to meet and greet with fans and participate in Q&A Sessions aimed at educating the fan base about the sport of motorcycle road racing and the four classes that make up AMA Pro Road Racing: AMA Pro National Guard SuperBike, AMA Pro GoPro Daytona SportBike, AMA Pro Motorcycle-Superstore.com SuperSport and the AMA Pro Vance & Hines XR1200 Series. Nearly 40 AMA Pro Road Racing teams and competitors have signed up to participate, representing eight manufacturers: Yamaha, Suzuki, KTM, EBR, BMW, Triumph, Kawasaki and Harley-Davidson.
At 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 26, the Test Fest Celebration Party will be hosted by local motorcycle dealer The Transportation Revolution at their trackside Motorbike Speed Shop, located in the first garage closest to the paddock. Fans can rub elbows with AMA Pro riders while enjoying live music by local sensation Roots of Music as they parade down the paddock to kick off the party. This critically acclaimed music education program for middle-school students in New Orleans was recently tapped to play in the 2013 Rose Bowl parade, and this is a great opportunity to enjoy their impressive show.
Immmediately after the Celebration Party, the Test Fest Kart Challenge is scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 26 and will allow fans to team up with their favorite AMA Pro Road Racing star in a four-person team race around the venue’s world-class karting circuit. More information about the Test Fest Kart Challenge will be made available later this week. The 50mph karts will also be available to rent all day long on both Tuesday and Wednesday.
New Orleans is recognized worldwide for having amazing local cuisine, so no event in The Big Easy would be complete without including the city’s culinary creations. Sensational local food and deserts will be available all day throughout the facility.
M1 PowerSports will be offering discounted ticket packages for the Triumph Big Kahuna New Orleans to all that attend the two-day event. Fans are invited to pick up their tickets early by visiting the Karting Center or the TTRNO Speed Shop between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. All ticket packages purchased during the AMA Pro Test Fest will include a Free VIP Parking Pass valued at $20.