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I am shocked.....someone managing the AMA did something good for American racing. Er, not....the CBS website doesn't even publish a schedule.


Here is a schedule....no TV commitments.

http://home.amaproracing.com/rr/events/

I spoke too soon. Maybe Tony George could take over and revive the series.
 

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I'm sad to say that AMA seems dead...I was a huge fan and even turned a couple of laps with Steve Crevier back at Westwood years ago before he signed.
 

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Ah, the good old days....:(
 

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I remember when the AMA was huge...yes I miss those days too. I know a few guys that raced in the AMA 250's and some even gridded with the big boys like Duhamel. They were all back markers but still just to be on the same grid has to be intimidating and exhilarating at the same time.
 

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I've gone to watch the races at Road America for 15 of the last 18 years and can say that the racing is not the main reason why I go anymore. It is nothing like it use to be. Most of the people racing I've never even heard of.
 

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Last year I paid the ten bucks to get CBS to watch them.
Not even HD.
I'm not paying 10 dollars a month for racing that had crappy coverage.
Sucks because I really like AMA.
 

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I blame the sub-prime crash of '08 and poor management as the 2 main contributors of the downfall of the AMA.
No money made sponsorship hard to find, and management's dealings with rules changes and series promotion didn't help.
How many people do you think made effort to watch the Daytona 200 on live streaming, since there was no TV coverage?
Daytona used to be about the race, but now it's more about a big block party.
I've told my buddies that AMA should have adopted WSBK rules so riders and teams can transition to that series at any time.
As it stands now, riders find it very difficult to land a ride over there, and forget about any US team presence.
The AMA has just about made itself irrelevant not only to the world, but also at home in the US.
 

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I have to agree.
I remember at rides discussing AMA almost more than MotoGP.
We would do ride meets just to go watch the races.
Now days, there are only 2 or 3 riders that most people even know.
 
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