Here it is… the official confirmed schedule for North America, 2012, from the TTXGP press site:
MAY 4th – MAY 6th
Infineon has been home to the opening round of TTXGP since inception so we are very pleased to be kicking of the season at one of the greenest tracks in the US. The West Coast Moto Jam weekend is the ultimate 2 wheel fiesta; As well as TTXGP fans will be treated to six AMA Pro Road Racing main events on the road course, Supermoto USA on the karting track and FREE Demo rides in the expanded Motorsports Midway.
June 23rd – June 24th
Portland International Raceway
The award winning City of Portland; often been referred to as one of the most environmentally friendly or “green” cities in the world and this summer adds to these credentials when it plays host to the region’s first zero carbon race series. The TTXGP race will be the highlight of an EV bonanza with displays, demos and making up the OMRRA EV Festival.
August 31st – September 2nd
Miller Motorsports Park
Returning to this prestigious track with AHRMA, TTXGP is excited to return the famous Miller Motorsports Park. Mixing the old with the new and showcasing the historic with the future; the TTXGP race will be hosted by one of the biggest associations in the world. The association has grown steadily over the years, now with over 4,000 members; the Miller round represents represents one of its largest and busiest weekends.
TTXGP WORLD FINAL 2012: October 19th – October 21st
Daytona International Raceway
For the first time in TTXGP History, we bring our World Final to the USA. Daytona International Speedway is the home to nine major weekends of racing activity, featuring everything from NASCAR to the Rolex Sports Car Series to the American Motorcyclist Association and the World Karting Association, as well as the booked for more than two solid months each year for testing and development of various race vehicles. As such offers racers and fans a world class venue and the perfect choice for the TTXGP WORLD FINAL 2012.
“The Speedway is a venue that is known throughout the world as a top-line race track – a place where everyone in motorsports wants to claim a victory,” said Speedway President Joie Chitwood III.
Guess that’s (Daytona) some sort of big deal. Awesome. I wonder how the European teams feel about it… not to mention the Australian guys – they all had more races on their continent last year, to the NA schedule of 3 with a fairly small field to boot.
Just 3 races and a World Final seems like, well, not growth particularly, but at least there’s a season, which better minds than I were starting to wonder… Nothing in NH, I guess, at least at this point, so pretty much another year of me not going. booooo.
…yeah. I’m just a bitch.
Well, OK, let’s be constructive, and say, if I’m going to be a bitch, what would I do different? Well, first off, it seems like Europe is the big show. Not the UK, not the US, but Europe. So how about nodding to them, and having the World Final where most of the World is racing?
Now if it were me, I’d present it as the Biggest, Most Awesome Evolution of Europe’s Grand History of Electric Motorcycle Racing, giving a great tribute to the EVN Cup and all that, and showing how much more AWESOME the races are now. But, I guess there appears to be more bang by (falsely) claiming to be “The First”, as evidenced by that 1000 days video they also posted on the site.
…yeah, if it were me. Which it ain’t. Everybody has an opinion… ‘course mine is always, well, right. HA! But what I don’t understand about racing could fill a book…