AMA Racing News
Online registration is now available for the 2010 AMA Racing Vintage Grand Championships. The amateur national championship event takes place during AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days July 9-11 at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio.
Competitors in all disciplines can access online pre-entry via AMARaceManager.com. Supplemental rules, class structures, a weekend schedule and downloadable entry forms in PDF format can be found at AMARacing.com.
The AMA Racing Vintage Grand Championships include amateur championship racing in motocross, hare scrambles, trials and roadracing at the sprawling Mid-Ohio complex. The dirt-track event, which is a round of the AMA Racing Vintage Dirt Track National Championship Series, will be held at the nearby Ashland County Fairgrounds in Ashland.
All proceeds from the AMA Racing Vintage Grand Championships are donated to the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame to support the Hall of Fame’s mission of celebrating the accomplishments of motorcycling’s brightest stars. Pre-entry fees for all off-road, motocross and dirt-track disciplines are $50 for the first class and $30 for each subsequent class in the same discipline. Roadrace entries are $85 for the first class and $75 for each subsequent class.
Youth racers 12 years old and older are welcome in motocross, hare scrambles, trials and dirt-track competition at the AMA Racing Vintage Grand Championships. Riders must be 14 years old or older to compete on motorcycles with displacements greater than 250cc. Roadrace competitors must be 18 years old or older in all classes.
“Vintage motorcycle racing is unique in its accessibility and laid-back atmosphere, and it’s a pleasure for AMA Racing to return to the premier vintage motorcycling event in America — AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days — with the national championship competition of the AMA Vintage Grand Championships,” said AMA Director of Racing Joe Bromley. “For casual participants and hard-core vintage racers, we welcome your participation and support of the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame. We’re confident you’ll find a place for your skill level and machine in our class structure.”
In addition to national championships and the right to run and defend No. 1 plates at the 2011 AMA Racing Vintage Grand Championships, riders in designated “A” classes will vie for the honors of AMA Track Racing Vintage Grand Champion and AMA Off-Road Vintage Grand Champion. The AMA Track Racing Vintage Grand Champion will be the single rider with the highest point total in select classes in dirt track and roadracing. The AMA Off-Road Vintage Grand Champion will be the rider with the highest point total in select classes in motocross, hare scrambles and trials.
Last year, Cory Buttrick was the AMA Off-Road Vintage Grand Champion, while Paul Germain was the AMA Track Racing Vintage Grand Champion.
In addition to vintage motorcycle competition, AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days includes North America’s largest motorcycle swap meet, educational seminars, bike shows, demo rides of current production bikes, motorcycling seminars, stunt shows, the new product Manufacturers’ Midway, and club corrals featuring marque and regional clubs.
Husqvarna is the 2010 Marque of the Year, with off-road racing legend Malcolm Smith serving as grand marshal.
Proceeds from AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days benefit the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame. The goal of the Hall of Fame, located on the campus of the AMA in Pickerington, Ohio, is to honor the distinguished men and women whose competitive spirit, passion, vision and entrepreneurship have played a vital role in shaping the sport, lifestyle and business of motorcycling. For more information, call (614) 856-2222, or visit the Hall of Fame’s website at MotorcycleMuseum.org.
For tickets to AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days, see MidOhio.com.