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AMA Pro Flat Track Creates Basic Twins Class

Friday, April 12, 2013
After waiting for Hurricane Isaac to wane  it is finally time for the AMA Flat Track Springfield Race weekend.
AMA Pro Racing has announced a new AMA Pro Flat Track presented by J&P Cycles class: the Basic Twins.
AMA Pro Racing officials announced today a new class for AMA Pro Flat Track presented by J&P Cycles aimed at developing the up-and-coming riders in the J&P Cycles Pro Singles division. The new class, titled Basic Twins, will provide a stepping stone for Pro licensed riders, allowing them to showcase their talents on twin-cylinder machines as they make the transition to the Grand National Championship.

"This is an important step in building up our young talent and creating a healthy environment for the future of the sport," said Dan Johnsen, Director of AMA Pro Flat Track. "Allowing our Pro licensed riders to show their skills and talents, while gaining experience on the twins, eases their transition as they move through the ranks of AMA Pro Flat Track on their way to becoming the stars of tomorrow."

The new Basic Twins class is a re-envisioning of the Basic Expert Twins division that ran as part of the series during the 2007 and 2008 seasons. The same engines approved for competition in the Grand National Expert Twins class will be eligible in the Basic Twins class, but with varying levels of modification required in order for them to fit within a reduced performance envelope.

The class is scheduled to debut during the fall running of the Springfield Mile at the Illinois State Fairgrounds as a non-points-paying exhibition race, and beginning with the 2014 season, the Basic Twins will be featured in place of the J&P Cycles Pro Singles class at select half-miles and miles. As part of the transition, the J&P Cycles Pro Singles race at the upcoming spring running of the Springfield Mile will also be contested as a non-points-paying exhibition race.

The next stop for the 2013 AMA Pro Flat Track presented by J&P Cycles season is the Stockton Half-Mile at the San Joaquin County Fairgrounds in Stockton, Calif. For tickets and information, please visit www.stockton99.com.

About AMA Pro Flat Track presented by J&P Cycles:
AMA Pro Flat Track presented by J&P Cycles is a national motorcycle racing series in North America and is considered one of the oldest forms of motorcycle racing. Sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing, the Series is highly regarded as the most competitive form of dirt track racing in the world. The 2013 schedule consists of rounds on the country's finest flat track courses. For more information on AMA Pro Flat Track presented by J&P Cycles, please visit

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spokes   April 12, 2013 10:58 PM
deja-vu all over again! Novice, Junior, Expert just sayin'
kz1000st   April 12, 2013 04:27 PM
You gotta love it! Am I the only person who remembers that the AMA banned single cylinder bikes from Grand National, probably because they would beat a certain twin cylinder bike. So they put them in their own class and now they want to create another "Stepping Stone" class to help riders adapt to heavier bikes. I have a better idea, let 650 Kawasaki, Honda and Suzuki singles race the National thus saving the cost of another class. Was that Harley I hear complaining how unfair that would be?