September 26, 2006 -- This year’s AMA pro and NASMOTO amateur supermoto series will both end in spectacular fashion on a single weekend November 3-5 at the fabled Queen Mary in California’s Long Beach Harbor. Troy Lee’s inaugural “Duel At The Docks will combine a picturesque venue with a highly creative supermoto track layout that promises to provide one of the most memorable race weekends in motorsports history.
“We are very excited to be hosting this event, said Felton Hyche, VP of Special Event Sales and Promotions at The Queen Mary. “Never before have we had this kind of speed and horsepower competing right next to the ship. Troy and his team have an outstanding event planned and other activities that should prove to be great entertainment for the entire family.
The weekend’s action begins on Friday, Nov. 3rd with pro and amateur practice sessions and media day. Saturday the 4th features NASMOTO (North American Supermoto) championship amateur racing and pro practice. The main event is on Sunday the 5th, as the top points-getters from this season’s AMA pro supermoto series fight for this year’s national titles. Jeff Ward, Doug Henry and Chris Fillmore currently lead the Supermoto pack, while Team Troy Lee Designs’ Cassidy Anderson has dominated the Supermoto Lites (250cc) category, battling Brandon Currie all the way. The trio of David Baffeleuf, Ben Carlson and reigning class champ Micky Dymond have been running neck and neck in the Unlimited class standings.
The “Duel At The Docks track layout is designed to showcase the trademark versatility possessed by top supermoto racers. Features include The Monaco Tunnel just before the transition from dirt to asphalt--a first for a supermoto track--and a massive bridge over a paved section of the course that will certainly result in plenty of crowd-pleasing excitement.
Primary event sponsors include American Honda, Red Bull, MotoBrew, Oakley, Weekend Warrior and Empresa Home Loans.
“Supermoto is on a fast growth curve in The United States, and we wanted to create a first-class event for these amazing racers, said “Duel at the Docks promoter Troy Lee, whose custom-painted racing helmets have been worn by hundreds of the world’s fastest racers for over 25 years, and who is a supermoto team owner and racer himself. “It’s going to be an unbelievable race, not unlike the original ‘ABC Superbikers’ event at Carlsbad Raceway that started it all back in the day.
Tickets will be available October 4th at participating Southern California Honda motorcycle dealers, on the web at www.TroyLeeDesigns.com, and www.queenmary.com. Prices are $15/Friday, $25/Saturday, $35/Sunday, or $50 for the 3 day ticket. Kids age eight and under can get in free with a voucher that will be available at local Honda dealers with a paid adult ticket, while supplies last. Extensive Duel At The Docks event details can be found at www.troyleedesigns.com, www.queenmary.com, www.nasmoto.com, www.amadirectlink.com