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Giant TVs at VIR

AMA: Returning this year at the Kahuna Nationals are some giant TV screens, broadcasting all the race action so what you can’t see you won’t miss

VIR Press Release

The crowd-pleasing giant TV displays around the track are returning to the tenth Annual Suzuki Big Kahuna Nationals presented by Dunlop Tires and Makita at VIRginia International Raceway, August 14-16.

Combined with the full production and coverage of the races on SPEED, the giant LED screens allow fans to see all the action on VIR's challenging 2.25-mile North Course, instead of only what happens right in front of them.

Mladin’s Last VIR Race

Your last chance to see Mat Mladin race at VIR

Press Release

Mat Mladin, the six-time American Superbike champion and winner of 82 Superbike races, including ten so far in 2009, has announced that he plans to retire following the end of the 2009 season.

In an open letter and press release, Mladin stated: "After so many great years of racing in the USA, I will retire from AMA racing at the end of the 2009 racing season in New Jersey.

"My career has been long and above and beyond my wildest expectations. I won my first national championship on dirt bikes back in 1981 (28 years ago) and have had an amazing career ever since."
AMA: VIR Food Drive

AMA: Big Kahuna Nationals at VIR to Host Canned Food Drive for Danville Food Bank

AMA Pro Racing Press Release

Fans that attend the 2009 Suzuki Big Kahuna Nationals at Virginia International Raceway will be able to give back to the community while enjoying the best that AMA Pro Road Racing has to offer. The event weekend, which features doubleheaders by AMA Pro National Guard American Superbike presented by Parts Unlimited and AMA Pro Daytona SportBike presented by AMSOIL, will take place August 14-16, 2009, and those visiting the scenic track in Alton, Va., have the opportunity to donate a can of food to a local charity.

Mladin’s Open Letter

Six-Time AMA Superbike Champion Mat Mladin announces his retirement at the end of the season in an open letter to the public

Press Release

“After so many great years of racing in the USA, I will retire from AMA racing at the end of the 2009 racing season in New Jersey.

My career has been long and above and beyond my wildest expectations. I won my first national championship on dirt bikes back in 1981 (28 years ago) and have had an amazing career ever since.

If I had my time again, I would not change a single decision I have made, in life or in racing.

I would like to thank my team for their constant hard work. Without these guys, the 80+ race wins and multiple championships would not have been possible.

Corona Extra Honda: Strong at Topeka

AMA: Holden season-best fourth, sets lap record; Hodgson sixth at Heartland Park Topeka Tornado Nationals Superbike

Corona Racing Press Release

Corona Extra Honda riders Jake Holden and Neil Hodgson put in very strong performances at the first ever AMA Superbike event at Heartland Park Topeka.  Holden placed fourth in race two with Neil just behind in sixth.  The first race saw Jake finish seventh and Neil tenth.  Jake also set the fastest lap of the weekend and now holds the fastest lap for the track in AMA competition.

Holden immediately got the weekend off to a flying start with very fast times in practice that culminated in best overall qualifying time, a new AMA track record of 1 36.005.  In Superpole, Jake was not able to match his speed but still finished on the front row in third, with a 1 36.540, his best start of the season.  Neil was struggling with his shoulder injury during practice but still put the No. 100 CBR1000 into Superpole and a ninth position on the grid.

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