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Doug Henry’s Hard Charger Award, presented by Yamaha, with a $2,000 fund added for east coast supermoto swing
Independent teams and privateers who participate in the
AMA XTRM Supermoto Championship rounds in Connecticut
and Wisconsin and the MISuperMoto X in Michigan are eligible

DETROIT (June 26, 2008) – Three east coast supermoto promoters are supporting the efforts of independent teams and privateers by offering Doug Henry’s Hard Charger Award, presented by Yamaha, for rounds two and three of the AMA XTRM Supermoto Championship and the MISuperMoto X. A $2,000 fund will be up for grabs in addition to each event’s purse.

The participating rounds are Doug Henry’s New England Supermoto Grand Prix near Hartford, Connecticut on Saturday, August 9, the MISuperMoto X near Flint, Michigan on Saturday, August 16, and the USA International Raceway Supermoto in Shawano, Wisconsin on Sunday, August 24. All rounds will use the AMA points system and all pro classes are eligible. In order to participate, independent teams and privateers must register at www.misupermoto.com prior to August 9.

Three-time AMA Motocross Champion and now supermoto promoter, Doug Henry said, "As soon as I was asked to contribute to this award, I was on board. It doesn't seem like that long ago I was a privateer paying my way to get from one race to the next. This is my first event as a promoter and I am really excited about it!”

To get a shot at Doug Henry’s Hard Charger Award, pro riders must race all three rounds. Participation in any of the pro classes at the three rounds will count towards the award. Riders who run multiple classes at the same event will have their best class finish points for the event count towards the award. Rider points will be placed in an overall listing and posted on MISuperMoto.com following each round. The points fund will be paid through fifth place with the awards presented following the main events at the USA International Raceway on August 24.

“At the recommendation of Gavin Trippe, Doug Henry, Kal Gronvall and I discussed what we could do to help riders traveling to the east coast supermoto races,” said Dave Duprey, promoter of the inaugural MISuperMoto X. “This award fund enables us to support the riders and provide a good show for our fans at each event. I am honored that our race will be included with the national rounds!”

USA International Raceway Supermoto promoter Kal Gronvall added, “We are excited to be involved in Doug Henry’s Hard Charger Award. This will help all our events draw the best pro supermoto racers to our tracks and to the fans.”

Again to participate, you must register for Doug Henry’s Hard Charger Award, presented by Yamaha, at www.misupermoto.com prior to Doug Henry’s New England Supermoto Grand Prix, which will also register you for the MISuperMoto X. You can register for the Connecticut and Wisconsin rounds at www.xtrm.com.

About Doug Henry’s New England Supermoto Grand Prix
One of the most accomplished and respected athletes in AMA Motocross and Supermoto competition, Doug Henry has stepped in to promote his first race which is round two of the AMA XTRM Supermoto Championship and will be held at Stafford Motor Speedway in Stafford, Conn on August 9. For more information on Doug Henry’s New England Supermoto Grand Prix, supported by Yamaha and the Mohegan Sun, visit www.nesupermoto.com.

About MISuperMoto
MISuperMoto is one of the fastest-growing regional supermoto series in the nation with both racing events and track days. In 2008, the series will feature the inaugural MISuperMoto X on August 16 with motorcycle and rally car racing on the same course separately. MISuperMoto’s goal is to become the premier regional supermoto racing and track day series east of the Mississippi. The series is made possible with support from Auto City Speedway, Jackson Speedway, Dean Arbour Ford, and Moose Racing. Visit www.misupermoto.com to register.

About the USA International Raceway Supermoto
Returning again for 2008, the USA International Raceway Supermoto is round three of the AMA XTRM Supermoto Championship and will be held in Shawano, Wisconsin on August 24. The track was built on a parcel of land that is part of the Midwest Amusement Park and is the longest kart track in the country. For more information, visit www.usainternationalraceway.com.

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