Triumph to Return to Superbike Challenge of Alabama
11 Jun, 2015
Weekend Event to Bring Thrills to Crowds, Riders
Triumph has announced its return as title sponsor of the AMA/FIMNA Superbike Challenge, to be held at beautiful Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham, Ala. on June 12-14. The fastest motorcycle riders in North America will compete during the Triumph Superbike Challenge, the fifth of nine rounds on the new and improved MotoAmerica AMA/FIM North American Road Racing Championship. Eight races are set to take place over the three-day weekend.
“Triumph is honored to remain the title sponsor of the MotoAmerica event at Barber Motorsports Park. We appreciate the effort put forth by the ZOOM and MotoAmerica teams to make it happen,” said Matt Sheahan, COO of Triumph Motorcycles America. “There's no better venue in the country for motorcycle racing. Our staff, retailers and customers are looking forward to the Triumph Superbike Challenge next weekend.”
Triumph and its North American dealers have been partners of this race, ZOOM Motorsports and Barber Motorsports Park since 2012 making this the fourth consecutive year of involvement..
“This will be Triumph’s fourth year as title sponsor and we are excited to continue this partnership as they return again this year,” stated George Dennis, president of ZOOM Motorsports, the exclusive event promoter of the Barber Motorsports Park. “There is a lot of excitement surrounding our event and with the support that Triumph has given, we look forward to continuing to grow this event for many years to come.”
New this year, race fans will get to see Round 2 of the KTM RC 390 Cup, a new class open to riders age 14 through 22. Also, a larger field of competitors will be featured in the Superbike and Superstock 1000 classes. It will be three full days of racing between the Bazzaz Superstock 600, KTM RC Cup, Supersport, and Superbike/Superstock 1000.
Daily tickets are available starting at $10 or $55 for a two-day general admission package. Paddock upgrades are available for daily tickets. Parade Laps, tent & motorhome camping, and RV spots are also available in limited quantities.
Throughout the weekend, kids 12 and under receive free general admission when accompanied by a ticketed adult. For additional information and to purchase tickets or camping, visit www.barbermotorsports.com.
About MotoAmerica: MotoAmerica is a professional motorcycle racing series sanctioned by the AMA and FIM North America. The primary goal of MotoAmerica is to reinvigorate motorcycle racing in North America, reintroducing the most exhilarating motorsport in history to fans while grooming a new generation of American and international racers for the world stage. MotoAmerica works with tracks, teams, sponsors, OEMs and promoters, telling the stories of the racers, the engineers and the dreamers who strive to go further and faster. MotoAmerica creates heroes by telling racers’ stories, building a fan base for motorcycle road racing in America while integrating sponsor and manufacturer messages organically.
About Barber Motorsports Park and Zoom Motorsports: Barber Motorsports Park opened in the spring of 2003. Since its inception, ZOOM Motorsports, LLC has been the exclusive event promoter for the events at the Park. The 2.38-mile racing circuit is 45 feet wide, with 17 turns and elevation changes of more than 80 feet. The Barber Motorsports Park has been considered one of North America’s finest road courses for car and motorcycle racing, and has served as the venue for several international product launches. The Barber Motorsports Park also features the Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum. This 144,000 square-foot facility houses more than 1,400 vintage and modern motorcycles from 17 different nations and more than 125 manufacturers. For more information, please visit www.barbermotorsports.com
About Triumph: Triumph Motorcycles is the British motorcycle marque that produces a wide range of sport, cruiser, adventure and touring motorcycles. From the storied Bonneville to the class-leading Speed Triple and Daytona 675R, Triumph offers a blend of design, character and performance that result in truly distinctive motorcycles. First established in 1902 and now located in Hinckley, Leicestershire, England, Triumph has always set the pace for category-winning machines. The company is solely owned by Bloor Holdings Ltd., and Triumph Motorcycles America, its North American operations, are based in Atlanta.