Richie Morris Racing Set for Springfield Mile

Richie Morris Racing Set for Springfield Mile

Springfield, Ill. (27 May 2016) – As the nation prepares to honor the legacy and sacrifice made by those who have dedicated themselves to protecting the United States, the Memorial Day weekend will once again include a favorite tradition as the AMA Pro Flat Track returns to the Illinois State Fairgrounds this Sunday.

The Harley-Davidson GNC1 presented by Vance & Hines marks Round 6 of the 2016 championship, and Richie Morris Racing rider Shayna Texter is hoping to add to her winning record at the track.

Looking to make progress with the custom frame that is the foundation of the No. 52 McElroy Packaging, Tucker Rocky Distributing and Roland Sands Designs Kawasaki, Texter and her RMR team will look to push forward on the development of their in-house built chassis.

The team introduced the chassis in the heat of competition in Arizona, the first of seven one-mile oval races on the 2016 schedule. Following that up with another one-mile track outing in Sacramento, RMR has been flat out through a fast May and is focused on dialing in the in-house chassis for the one-mile format.

For Texter, the Springfield round is one that sees her arrive as a previous winner, having swept both rounds at the Mile in GNC2 competition in 2013.

“We are grateful for the dedication that all our service men and women have shown since the start of this country, and we all recognize that we are lucky to get to celebrate this holiday doing something we love to do. Springfield is a place where all of the AMA Pro Flat Track riders have some great memories, and it’s Shayna’s favorite track so this is a race we’ve had outlined on the calendar for a while,” said Morris. “We’ve made it back from the west coast and now are focusing all our resources on continuing to develop this bike and hopefully having a productive weekend.”

Results will be posted here: http://www.amaproracing.com/flat-track/events/default/view/638/results

Fans can keep up all weekend via http://www.fanschoice.tv/watch-live/ama/flat-track

The Springfield Mile will take place this Sunday, May 29, and every session will be live streamed in high definition and free of charge at FansChoice.tv. Fans that can’t make the trek to the Illinois State Fairgrounds this weekend are invited to tune in at http://www.fanschoice.tv/watch-live/ama/flat-track.

Sunday’s on-track festivities are scheduled to begin with practice and qualifying at 10:15 a.m. CT (11:15 a.m. ET), followed by an Open Paddock and Rider Autograph Session set for 12 p.m. CT (1 p.m. ET), with a special Pre-Race Show also set to air at 12 p.m. CT (1 p.m. ET).

Opening Ceremonies will kick off the afternoon’s racing activities at 1 p.m. CT (2 p.m. ET), and the field will qualify through a series of Heat and Semi races, whittling down the field to the best of the best for the afternoon’s GNC2 and Harley-Davidson GNC1 presented by Vance & Hines Main Events.

Fans who are interested in following RMR/Shayna Texter on social media, please visit https://www.facebook.com/ShaynaTexter52, twitter.com/shaynatexter,instagram.com/shaynatexter, https://www.facebook.com/RichieMorrisRacing,twitter.com/rmorrisracing, instagram.com/richiemorrisracing.

Source: www.sundaymanagement.com

About Richie Morris Racing

Richie Morris Racing is a professional motorcycle race team. Having competed at the highest level in different genres of motorcycle racing, RMR has won four national championships in AMA Pro Road Racing. The team has scored numerous wins and podium finishes with many different professional riders. We believe in building a solid platform to win races and championships. In doing so, our mission being that of delivering value to our riders and partners.

Event Schedule

Sunday, May 28

9:45am Mandatory Riders’ Meeting

10:15am – 12:00pm Timed Practice

12:00pm – 12:45pm Rider Autograph / Open Paddock to Spectators / Pre-Race Show

1:00pm Opening Ceremonies

2:00pm – 2:10pm GNC1 Heat 1 16 Riders 8 Laps (1-4 to Main) (5-16 to Semi)

2:10pm – 2:20pm GNC1 Heat 2 16 Riders 8 Laps (1-4 to Main) (5-16 to Semi)

2:20pm – 2:30pm GNC1 Heat 3 16 Riders 8 Laps (1-4 to Main) (5-16 to Semi)

2:30pm – 2:40pm Intermission

3:00pm – 3:10pm GNC1 Semi 1 18 Riders 8 Laps (1-3 to Main)

3:10pm – 3:20pm GNC1 Semi 2 18 Riders 8 Laps (1-3 to Main)

3:20pm – 3:30pm Intermission

4:00pm – 4:10pm GNC1 Main Intro

4:10pm – 4:40pm GNC1 Main Event 18 Riders 25 Laps

2016 AMA Pro Flat Track Schedule

May 29: Springfield Mile I – Illinois State Fairgrounds, Springfield, Ill.

June 18: Oklahoma City Mile – Remington Park, Oklahoma City, Okla.

June 25: Lima Half-Mile – Allen County Fairgrounds, Lima, Ohio

July 30: Charlotte Half-Mile – Charlotte Motor Speedway, Charlotte, N.C.

August 9: Sturgis Half-Mile – Black Hills Speedway, Rapid City, S.D.

August 14: Peoria TT – Peoria Motorcycle Club, Peoria, Ill.

August 20: TBA, New York State

September 4: Springfield Mile II – Illinois State Fairgrounds, Springfield, Ill.

September 25: Santa Rosa Mile, California

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