This weekend the AMA Supermoto National Championship Series will crown three champions as all-three titles are still on the line going into the season finale at Musselman Honda Circuit in Tucson, Arizona on Saturday October 22. The purpose built kart track is a favorite for many of the riders, including the two-time Pro Open Champion Gage McAllister who capped off his season last year with a win at the Arizona circuit.
This year McAllister still has some unfinished business left going into the finale as he was four points shy of clinching his third-straight title in the premier class at the penultimate round in Denver, Colorado. His RSR KTM teammates Dustin Hoffman and Eric Stump stole his thunder at the previous round, the first time McAllister has been winless this season. So make no mistake about the fact that the champ is fired up to defend his crown and add some more wins to his season at the finale.
Trailing 46 points behind McAllister, Hoffman would also like to add another win to his season and carry that winning momentum into 2017. Another 14 points behind Hoffman is fellow RSR KTM rider Stump, who would gladly take the number two spot in the championship as well as more wins. Fourth in the standings is Australian Josh McLean on the Lean Six Sigma Racing Husqvarna followed by Tyler O’Hara on the Intents Racing Yamaha.
Meanwhile in the Pro Lites class, the race for the title got even closer as reigning Pro Lites Champion Nicky Reimer threw his hat into the mix by taking advantage of misfortune from his rivals – Josh Jackson on the Lean Six Sigma Racing Husqvarna and Cameron Welsh on the Welsh Racing Yamaha. Jackson held onto his lead in the championship, but Reimer is breathing down his neck, sitting just three points behind Jackson and Welsh another six points back. In fourth is HB Racing’s Brady Tauson followed by Fat Boy Racing’s Dallas Daniels.
The National Amateur Championship with Monarch Honda’s Malcolm Barker sitting five points ahead of 53-year-old Lee Schmidt. Barker retook the points-lead in Denver on a challenging Speedway track with a tough dirt section. Now that they are heading to a prime asphalt kart track, will it play into the Loudon specialist’s hands for Schmidt to pull off the upset? Another 12-points adrift in third is RSR KTM’s Joe Agley. Completing the top five is James Jones and Dean Frey.
Below is the schedule for the weekend.
Tucson Supermoto Schedule
Friday October 21
Noon- Team move in
2:00- 5:00 p.m. Registration
4:00- 8:00 p.m. Practice
9:00 p.m. Pre-Race Party at Chuey’s
Saturday October 22
1:00 p.m. Warm-up
2:00 p.m. Qualifying
3:00 p.m. Drift Demo Warm-Up
3:15 p.m. Opening Ceremonies
3:25 p.m. Pro Open Main #1
3:45 p.m. Drift Demo #1
3:55 p.m. Amateur National Main
4:15 p.m. Pro Lites Main
4:35 p.m. Drift Demo #2
4:45 p.m. Pro Open Main #2
5:30 p.m. Moto Go Kart Race Qualifying
5:50 p.m. Moto Go Kart Race LCQ
6:00 p.m. Moto Go Kart Main
*Schedule is subject to change
The weekend will be nonstop Supermoto action as the AMA Supermoto West Coast Championship will follow the National Championship Series on Sunday, October 23. Spectator passes start at $10 and kids 10 and under are free, click here to purchase tickets. The AMA Supermoto National Championship Series Season Finale will be televised on MavTV at a later date. For more information on the event see www.amanationalsupermoto.com.