A day at the races

Track and schedule for the Reno Supermoto A-Go-Go

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One of the best things about the Reno Supermoto A-Go-Go is that that admission is free. All you have to do to watch the greatest free show on earth is show up downtown around 9 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 1. Just about any spot on the track is a great place to watch; Red Bull will also have several jumbo TV screens that depict all the action.

Three classes of riders—Supermoto, Lites and Unlimited—will have separate qualifying sessions and main events throughout the day. The start/finish line for all the races is at the intersection of Virginia and Fifth Streets. The racers travel east on Fifth Street, hang a hard right at Center Street, then another hard right at Fourth Street—going around the City Center Pavilion block.

The motorcyclists then execute a hard left, going south on Virginia Street, where the dirt section of the course is laid out between the El Dorado casino, the RTC bus station and Fitzgerald’s parking garage. The transition between dirt and pavement is generally the place where the most crashes take place. A steeply banked 180-degree dirt berm slingshots the riders in the opposition direction, north out of the dirt section, back on to Virginia Street.

The riders then execute another hard left on Fourth Street, a hard right on Sierra Street, and a hard right on Fifth Street, going around the block where the Silver Legacy is located. From there, it’s a drag race back to the start/finish line at the corner of Virginia and Fifth Streets. Following is a schedule of the races by class, Supermoto, Lites and Unlimited.

9 a.m. Practice, Supermoto, Lites and Unlimited

10 a.m. Qualifying Session #1, Supermoto, Lites and Unlimited

11:15 a.m. Qualifying Session # 2, Supermoto, Lites and Unlimited

1 p.m. Opening Ceremonies

1:10 p.m. Supermoto Superpole (top 4 riders)

1:30 p.m. Last Chance Qualifiers, Supermoto, Lites and Unlimited

2:10 p.m. Supermoto Final Race 1

2:45 p.m. Supermoto Lites Final

3:20 p.m. Supermoto Unlimited Final

3:55 p.m. Honda Red Riders Jr. Supermoto Challenge Final

4:15 p.m. Supermoto Final Race 2

In addition to the AMA professionals duking it out on Saturday, Oct. 1, North American Supermoto (NASMOTO) is sponsoring a full day of racing for amateurs the next day, on Sunday, Oct. 2. Sunday’s event will determine the AMA national amateur champion. The action takes place on the same course and runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.