Four Wheel Supermoto? “Bring On The ATVs!,”
Says Detroit Supermoto Promoter Tom Zielinski
The more the merrier when it comes to extreme powersports racing at Waterford Hills Raceway for the second annual Detroit Supermoto scheduled for the weekend of July 7th.
AMA ATV members in good standing are welcome to join the action, racing their quads on the same track the AMA Supermoto Championship pros will race on Sunday, July 8th.
“A heck of a lot more people own quads around here than dirt bikes,” said Zielinski. “I thought to myself ‘What the heck. I like to watch a good race regardless of how many tires the thing has!’”
Wheel-to-wheel racing on the sturdy yet fast quads should make for yet another exciting aspect of the weekend-long Detroit Supermoto for fans in attendance. Not only is it the first of its kind opportunity in Detroit, a hot bed for ATV sales since they hit the market in the late 1980s, but no doubt the first opportunity to do this on such a national scale for amateur quad owners and bike owners alike.
“I know there’s going to be a bunch of quad racers in this region that’ll be chomping at the bit to get at this AMA Supermoto track,” said Zielinski. “And we’re gonna turn ‘em loose and see just what they can do.”
Same as for the dirt bikers, Supersports, located in Waterford , Mich. , will soon add a page to its website that will allow ATV owners to update their machines with the basic means necessary to race on AMA Supermoto amateur day. No need to invest in $1,500 leathers, over-sized rotors made of high grade unobtanium and everything else the tricked-out pro bikes have.
“From head-to-toe safety equipment from EVS Ballistic jerseys and skateboard-style knee pads, elbow and hip pads, you can basically come out and race in jeans and a long sleeve T-shirt,” said Zielinski. “Our goal is to introduce as many quad racers as we can to the sport of AMA Supermoto – from a participatory angle. And at the same time allowing technically nothing more than swapping out some tires in our Sportsman class!”
With camping available the Detroit Supermoto amateur race can easily be a destination for motocross enthusiasts. Entries are limited, so grab a buddy and sign up now on www.detroitsupermoto.com