{child_flags:spotlight}Motoamerica returns to Millville in 2017

{child_byline}MARK MELHORN

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The top motorcycle racing series in the country will return to New Jersey Motorsports Park in 2017, but you’ll only have one chance to catch it.

Motoamerica announced Thursday that its AMA/FIM North American Road Race Championship will return to the track in Millville from Sept. 8-10, 2017. But that will be the only race at the track in 2017. The series had two stops at NJMP in 2016 — April 29-31 and Sept. 9-11.

The 2017 series is expanding to 10 races with two new stops at Sonoma Raceway in California on Aug. 11-13 and Pittsburgh International Race Complex in Pennsylvania from Aug. 25-27. The last time the AMA Superbike Series held a round at Sonoma was in 2012.

The other major change to the 2017 season is that the series’ finale will not be at NJMP. The Millville race will be Round 9 with the last race at Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham, Alabama, from Sept. 15-17.

Here is the complete Motoamerica 2017 schedule:

Round 1: Circuit of The Americas, Austin, Texas, April 20-23

Round 2: Road Atlanta, Braselton, Georgia, April 28-30

Round 3: Virginia International Raceway, May 12-14

Round 4: Road America, Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin, June 2-4

Round 5: Utah Motorsports Campus, Salt Lake City, June 23-25

Round 6: Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, Monterey, California, July 7-9

Round 7: Sonoma Raceway, Sonoma, California, Aug. 11-13

Round 8: Pittsburgh International Race Complex, Aug. 25-27

Round 9: New Jersey Motorsports Park, Millville, Sept. 8-10

Round 10: Barber Motorsports Park, Birmingham, Alabama, Sept. 15-17

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609-272-7179 MMelhorn@pressofac.com Twitter @ACPressSports

Started at The Press in 1993 as an Ocean County reporter. Moved to the copy desk in 1994 until taking over as editor of At The Shore in 1995. Became deputy sports editor in 2004 and was promoted to sports editor in 2007.

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