AMA Pro Racing Announces 2016 AMA Pro Hillclimb Schedule

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Mar. 4, 2016) - AMA Pro Racing is pleased to announce 10 rounds on the 2016 AMA Pro Hillclimb Series schedule. While keeping several well established events, there are some changes to the schedule and a new event that continues to add growth to the sport.

The first three rounds will once again be a 10 day sprint start to the season. White Rose Motorcycle Club, holding events since the 1950s, hosts the opening round on June 5 in Spring Grove, Pa. Round 2 will be in Freemansburg, Pa. with Bushkill Valley Motorcycle Club's 500 foot hill on June 12. Ridge Runner Promotions will once again be the official Hillclimb race during Laconia Bike Week in Canaan, N.H. on Wednesday June 15.

The series will head to Rush Off-road in Rush, Ky. June 25 for their first AMA Pro Hillclimb event. Widely popular for their ride park facilities and Anniversary Bash featuring side-by-side racing, rock bouncing and mega truck action, it is a natural fit for hillclimbing to be a part of the activities for the fans.

Round 5 will return to Ogemaw Hills Bike Week in West Branch, Mich. for the final Saturday of the bike week. The event has changed the date of the race to be the feature event and plans to include other activities at the track after the race.

In 2015, AMA Pro Hillclimb made its introduction of the sport to the fans in Tennessee at Middle Tennessee Dragway in Buffalo Valley, Tenn. This year the action will be brought back to the fans on July 30 for round 6.

The 2016 All-Star Challenge shootout will be held at Muskegon Motorcycle Club's Mt. Garfield Hill in Muskegon, Mich. The event is only held every other year, and is a favorite race for the riders. The All-Star Challenge features a third round shootout of the top 10 in the Xtreme and Unlimited Classes.

Rounds 8 and 9, riders will return to Pennsylvania in Freemansburg and Spring Grove on September 11 and 25, respectively.

Once again, the champions will be crowned at The Staircase in Oregonia, Ohio on October 11. The Dayton Motorcycle Club's event brings thousands of spectators and is the highest paying professional hillclimb event in the country. The event offers fans an atmosphere like none other.