Virginia International Raceway has issued a statement explaining the cancellation of a scheduled AMA Superbike round, contradicting some of the statements made by David Atlas, AMA Pro Racing chief operating officer.
Explaining that there are two sides to every story, the VIR release claims AMA Pro Racing did not deliver a proposed contract for the 2011 event until early June 2011, leaving VIR without enough time to finalize the contract and begin promoting the event before the scheduled Aug. 12-14 date.
Atlas had told several media outlets including SpeedTV, the series’ broadcasting partner that terms were finalized in December 2010.
We’re not going to pick sides on this “he said, she said” issue, but VIR may be losing the public relations battle by not explaining its side of the story sooner. AMA Pro Racing has to tread carefully however, as the management at other race tracks is no doubt keeping a close eye on how things unfold.
Read the full press release from VIR following the jump.
VIR Pulls Itself from 2011 AMA Pro Racing Schedule
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