The American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) announced today the 2009 schedule for the AMA National Enduro Championship Series. In addition to two new venues, this year's schedule welcomes the historic Alligator Enduro back to the national calendar.
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"We're very excited about the 2009 schedule," said AMA Off-Road Director Chuck Weir. "We worked very closely with the National Enduro Promoters Group to put together a program that offers our racers and fans variety, exposure and, of course, the challenging terrain and great riding that they demand."
This year's championship will begin on Jan. 25 in the Manchester State Forest near Wedgefield, S.C. The 10-round championship will culminate on Oct. 4 in Upland, Ind.
One highlight is the return of the famed Alligator Enduro to the National Enduro Championship Series. Although the Alligator Enduro has long been an AMA Sports-sanctioned event, in recent years it has not been a national. For 2009, the historic event will once again help crown the national enduro class champions. The 2009 Alligator Enduro takes place on March 5 off Tomoka Farms Rd., just south of International Speedway Blvd. in Daytona Beach, Fla.
The two new stops on the calendar include the June 21 race in Upton, Wyo., and the June 28 race at the Bull Run Guest Ranch near Great Falls, Mont. The complete schedule is below.
The AMA National Enduro Championship Series dates to the 1920s and is one of the longest-running national motorsports championships in the world. The series features AMA Sports-sanctioned events and remains one of the country's premier off-road racing series, giving both amateur competitors and the country's fastest enduro racers a place to race.
2009 AMA National Enduro Championship Series Schedule
January 25, 2009
LOC: Manchester State Forest, Wedgefield, S.C.
GPS: 33.86N 80.50W
February 22, 2009
Cherokee Cycle Club
LOC: Greensboro, Ga.
March 5, 2009
Daytona Dirt Riders
LOC: Tomoka Farms Rd., Daytona Beach, Fla.
March 29, 2008
Acadiana Dirt Riders
LOC: Kisatchie Nat. Forest, Forest Hill, La.
April 26, 2009
LOC: West Point, Tenn.
GPS: 35ø 7.991" N 87ø 33.116" W
June 21, 2009
Superfly Race Productions
LOC: Upton, Wyo.
GPS: 44ø 05'47N 104ø 37'091
June 28, 2009
LOC: Bull Run Guest Ranch, Mont.
GPS: 47ø 11'46.67" 111ø 45' 50.51"
July 19, 2009
Susquehana Off Road Riders
LOC: Blain Picnic Grounds, Blain, Pa.
GPS: N40ø 20.262 W77ø 29.89
August 9, 2009
LOC: Marquette, Mich.
October 4, 2009
LOC: Upland Lions Club, Upland, Ind.