Tickets on Sale for the 2014 Sacramento Mile

The 49th Running of the Historic AMA Pro Grand National Championship is on Saturday, July 26, 2014

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (May 22, 2014) – Tickets are now on sale for the 2014 edition of the Sacramento Mile, which takes place this year on Saturday, July 26, 2014, at Cal Expo in Sacramento, California. Tickets for this year’s race can now be purchased online at https://secure.interactiveticketing.com/a/c84136.

You can also call 1-844-SAC MILE (1-844-722-6453) to purchase tickets and get additional event information.

This year will be the 49th running of the race with one of the richest traditions in the AMA Pro Grand National Championship. Leading riders and teams from across the country will converge on Cal Expo, all in hopes of coming away champion of the 2014 Sacramento Mile.

The event is making a special offer for free standing room only tickets to children 12 years old and under, and all other ticket prices for children 12 years old and under will be 50% off. Also, Sacramento Mile attendees that arrive by motorcycle will park for free. Additionally, your 2014 Sacramento Mile ticket includes admission to the California State Fair for Saturday, July 26th.

Discounts are available at various motorcycle dealerships, retail stores, select upcoming motorsports events, subscribers to our e-newsletter, and more. Check our website for details on how to secure your discount code.

Visit the website: www.sactomile.com to keep up to date with the latest news concerning the 2014 edition of the race.

This is the 49th running of the Sacramento Mile. The race, which first ran in 1959, is one of the most tradition-filled events on the AMA Pro Grand National Championship calendar. This year fans have the opportunity to potentially see history in the making. Michigan’s Bryan Smith is slated to return and try to win a fourth-straight Sacramento Mile. That would mark the longest winning streak in the history of the race.

“I look at Sacramento as a home away from home,” Smith said. “That race has always been good to me. To have a chance to be the first to win four in a row there is a real honor, especially considering all the great riders who’ve raced Sacramento over the years.”

The past Sacramento Mile winners Smith refers to reads like a Who’s Who of American motorcycle racing. The legendary Carroll Resweber was the first to taste victory at Sacramento, when he rode his factory Harley-Davidson to victory in the AMA Grand National held at the track on July 19, 1959. Since then Motorcycle Hall of Famers such as Joe Leonard, Gary Nixon, Hank Scott, Jay Springsteen, Ricky Graham, Bubba Shobert, Scott Parker and Chris Carr have all stood atop the Sacramento Mile podium.

Fans will also have the unique opportunity this year to witness female racing sensation Shayna Texter make her Sacramento Mile Grand National Championship debut. Texter, who twice won the Pro Singles support class race at Sacramento, is hoping to make history as the first woman ever to win an AMA Pro Grand National Championship race. And she is hoping to resurrect Triumph’s fortune in GNC racing. The last a Triumph motorcycle to win the Sacramento Mile was 50 years ago when the late great Gary Nixon rode the British-made machine to victory in 1964.

The AMA Pro Grand National Championship series is one of the longest running motorcycle racing championships in the world. Known by its fans as flat track racing, many consider this form of motorcycle racing the most exciting on the planet. On the long straights of the Sacramento Mile top speeds can reach 130 miles per hour and, running just inches apart, riders then broadslide their machines into the turns at triple-digit speed, controlling their arc through by throttling up and spinning their bike’s rear wheel, all of this on a racing surface made of dirt! Flat track racing has produced many of America’s Motorcycle Grand Prix Champions such as Kenny Roberts, Eddie Lawson, Wayne Rainey, Kenny Roberts, Jr. and Nicky Hayden.

Practice for the Sacramento Mile begins at on Saturday, July 26 at 2:15 p.m. and opening ceremonies for the evening program kick off at 6:15 p.m.

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Fans can order tickets online  at https://secure.interactiveticketing.com/a/c84136, by calling 1-844 SAC MILE (1-844- 722-6453) or by visiting the Cal Expo Ticket Box Office beginning June 23rd in the Administration Building at 1600 Exposition Blvd., Sacramento, CA 95815 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (PT) Monday through Friday. Tickets can also be purchased at any ticket window during the 2014 California State Fair.

Tickets for groups of 20 or more also are available. Contact the Cal Expo Group Sales Department at boxoffice@calexpo.com for more information.

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Sacramento Mile to Return to California State Fair on July 26, 2014

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (May 12, 2014) – Officials from Cal Expo and AMA Pro Racing announced today that the Sacramento Mile will return to the 2014 AMA Pro Flat Track schedule. The historic event, which was previously removed from this year’s calendar, is back on track to take place at Cal Expo in Sacramento, Calif. on July 26, 2014 with event promotion from SMI.

“We’re thrilled to be able to get the Sacramento Mile back on the 2014 AMA Pro Flat Track schedule,” said Michael Gentry, Chief Operating Officer of AMA Pro Racing. “The race is always one of the most prominent events on the schedule and I’m really looking forward to watching our riders take to the track at the Cal Expo in late July.”

The Sacramento Mile returned to the AMA Pro Flat Track schedule in 2011 after a nine year absence and has once again stamped itself as one of the most exciting events on the Grand National Championship tour. Over the last month, negotiations have been ongoing with the intent of creating a long-term agreement for the event that will honor the history of the Sacramento Mile.

(Left to right: Rick Pickering - CEO of Cal Expo, Steve McLaughlin - CEO of SMI, Nick Nicora - VP of Ovations Food Services / Partner of Cal Expo)

(Left to right: Rick Pickering – CEO of Cal Expo, Steve McLaughlin – CEO of SMI, Nick Nicora – VP of Ovations Food Services / Partner of Cal Expo)

“We are excited to be able to continue the rich tradition of the Sacramento Mile for our region and for AMA Pro fans,” said Rick Pickering, CEO of Cal Expo. “We appreciate the leadership and commitment of SMI in stepping forward to take the Sac Mile to the next level of success,”

“The Sacramento Mile has been one of the highlights of the Cal Expo season and we are looking forward to seeing it here for its 100th event,” said Nick Nicora, VP of Ovations Food Service.

SMI, a company owned and operated by AMA Hall of Famer Steve McLaughlin, will be the event promoter and AMA Pro Racing sanction holder, with event sponsorship, marketing, promotion and advertising handled by Don Henry of Henry Advertising. Lynne H. Saunders will be director of Operations and Dennis Pearson, Dirt Productions will build and maintain the track.

“The Sacramento Mile was a must attend when I was a young AMA Pro racer,” said Steve McLaughlin, event promoter. “Cal Rayborn tried to get me on the Mile but as a Road Racer I couldn’t understand racing with no brake lever on the right side of the handlebar. We are very close to the event and will be doing our best to get the word out and improve the fan experience as well as value. As a new promoter, my first act will be offering free standing room only tickets to children 12 years old and under, and all other ticket prices for children 12 years old and under will be 50% off. Also, Sacramento Mile attendees that arrive by motorcycle will park for free.”