The AMA Supermoto National Championship Series heads to downtown Sturgis South Dakota for the fourth annual Metzler Sturgis Supermoto, July 1-2. A fan and rider favorite, the event promises two days of racing,  festivities and fireworks over Fourth of July weekend.

The weekend kicks off with some exhibition races on Friday, July 3, starting with the Team Race. A tradition at Sturgis, the Team Race offers no shortage of drama as riders pair up for glory relay style. After that the future of Supermoto takes center stage for the Kid’s 50cc race followed by the Amateur and Pro Brawls where the Pro riders will duke it out for some extra cash.

Another Sturgis tradition – the Charity Pre-Race Party at the Knuckle Saloon and Brewery – gets underway after Friday’s on-track action. Meet your favorite riders as they bartend and wait tables for tips all going towards a good cause. There’s no shortage of fun with wheel-barrel racing and the dunk-tank challenge. This year’s proceeds go to benefit 11-year-old Riley Vasknetz who is about to undergo one of many surgeries on July 13th to correct growth development. For more information click here to download the flyer.

Round three of the championship gets underway Saturday, July 2. In addition to the series Pro Open, Pro Lites and National Amateur classes there will be a Kids 65&85cc, Sportsman and Vet Mains for a full day of race action. At the end of the day the festivities continue at The Loud American for the weekend’s awards ceremony and post-race party.

Below is the schedule for the weekend.

Sturgis Supermoto Schedule
Friday, July 1
1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Rider Registration
4:00 p.m. Practice
Group 1 – Kids
Group 2 – Amateur
Group 3 – Pro
6:00 p.m. Team Race (7 minutes each rider – two riders per team)
6:20 p.m. Kids Race 50cc (12 minutes)
6:40 p.m. Amateur Brawl (12 minutes)
7:00 p.m. Pro Brawl (12 minutes)
8:00 p.m. Charity Pre-Race Party at The Knuckle

Saturday, July 2
10:30 p.m. – 11:30 p.m. Rider Registration
12:00 p.m. Practice
Group 1 – Kids
Group 2 – Amateur
Group 3 – Pro
12:45 p.m. Qualifying
2:00 p.m. Intermission Entertainment
2:30 p.m. Pro Main Event #1
2:50 p.m. Kids Main Event 65&85cc
3:10 p.m. Sportsman Main Event
3:30 p.m. Freestyle show
4:00 p.m. National Amateur Main
4:20 p.m. Pro Lites Main
4:20 p.m. Vet Main
4:40 p.m. Pro Open Main #2
5:00 p.m. Intermission Entertainment
7:00 p.m. Awards and Post-Race Party

*Schedule is subject to change

The event also marks the first of three races to be televised on MavTV at a later date. Admission is free, for more information see

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