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Old 03-28-2013, 11:10 AM   #196
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Originally Posted by wrk2surf View Post
the year Mladin left when DMG got the series the final race at Laguna was a complete joke and the series has been pretty much in the shitter since then.. AMA needs to take back the name and series..
on the racer side of things Josh Herin succesfully had surgrery to relive arm pump yesterday or the day before..
Mladin's last year was '09. The last time the AMA had two Laguna rounds was '08. Gill Campbell of Laguna Seca said in an interview that they couldn't support fall stand-alone AMA round because all sponsorship dollars were concentrated on MotoGP and the earlier AMA round at Infineon. She stated both the stand alone AMA rounds in '07 and '08 were money losers for Laguna Seca for these reasons.

Same reason Sonoma Raceway (formerly Infineon) canceled their AMA weekend this year. With both MotoGP and WSBK at Laguna this year, the local market is tapped and can't support another race - even in moto-mad Northern California.
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