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Former motorcycle road racing national champions reunite for MotoAmerica Superbikes event in Braselton
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Donnie Rowe and Ken Welty, former motorcycle road racing national champions, are reuniting at the upcoming MotoAmerica Superbikes event in Braselton. Image courtesy Ken Welty

Donnie Rowe and Ken Welty, former motorcycle road racing national champions, are reuniting alongside other former racers on Friday, April 30 through Sunday, May 2, at the MotoAmerica Superbikes event.

The weekend of racing and family fun will take place at the Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta in Braselton with qualifying on Friday and all-day races Saturday and Sunday. Rowe and Welty, both based in Cumming, will attend an informal recreation of the Donnie Rowe Boulevard, a special section of RV and tent camping, last organized in 2012 at the race track. This section will be accessible to ticket holders, and people will be encouraged to follow COVID-19 protocols like wearing a mask and practicing social distancing. 

MotoAmerica Superbikes event

When: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, April 30 and Saturday, May 1; 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, May 2

Where: Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta, 5300 Winder Highway, Braselton

Cost: General admission ranges from $10-$70 depending on the day and military status

More info/tickets: motoamerica.com/atlanta

“Former racers far and wide are looking forward to reuniting,” Welty said in a press release.

During the mid-80s, Rowe won multiple races on tracks in Riverside, California; Loudon, New Hampshire; Daytona, Florida; and his home turf, Road Atlanta. In 1987, he took home the American Motorcyclist Association/Motoworld U.S. Endurance Grand Touring-type series championship. He additionally raced for the factory-backed Yamaha/Genesis racing team, which was owned by Welty.

“People are ready to resume some kind of normalcy, and the outdoor opportunity is perfect,” Rowe stated.

This article was compiled from a press release.

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