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Jan 13, 2010

AMA Announces New Vintage Dirt Track Series

AMA Racing announces AMA Racing Vintage National Dirt Track Championship Series

PICKERINGTON, Ohio -- The American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) is pleased to announce the 2010 AMA Racing Vintage National Dirt Track Championship Series. The new series will recognize national champions in period-correct classes that honor the storied history of AMA dirt-track competition.

Class rules and equipment regulations are available in an AMA Racing Competition Bulletin at AMARacing.com > Archived Results & Rules > AMA Racing Rules > Competition Bulletin: AMA Racing 2010 Vintage Dirt Track Classes.

"Much of AMA history was written on oval dirt tracks across America, from the original factory Class-A racing in the 1920s to the Class-C production-based structure that emerged later," said AMA Director of Racing Joe Bromley. "The AMA was there from the beginning, and this organization is in a unique position to lay claim to the history of this sport and give it the recognition it deserves on the national stage.

"We started that process in 2009 with the first-ever AMA Racing Vintage Grand Championships, which were part of AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days," Bromley added. "In 2010, AMA-sanctioned vintage dirt track will return to AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days, but as part of the AMA Racing Vintage National Dirt Track Championship -- a true national series that further elevates the heritage of our sport."

Vintage racing expert Don Miller, owner of MetroRacing.com, is the technical advisor of the AMA Vintage National Dirt Track Championship Series. Miller worked hand-in-hand with AMA Racing to develop the class structure for the new series.

Miller said the class structure reflects all eras of dirt track's history while avoiding non-traditional modifications that violate the spirit of a vintage meet.

"It is an honor to be part of this new venture as the recently appointed technical adviser," Miller said. "As a vintage motorcycle enthusiast and lifetime dirt-track fanatic, I was thrilled when I was asked to help with the development of the series rules. I poured over old AMA rulebooks, competition bulletins and old photographs to make sure that this series stays true to the heritage of AMA Dirt Track Racing. This series is a great step in preserving motorcycle's past by promoting historically correct racing in the spirit of this first American motorcycle sport. I hope to see everyone at the races."

Bromley added that the new series is enjoying considerable promoter support. Promoters who are hosting rounds of the AMA Racing vintage National Dirt Track Championship Series include Steve Nace Racing; the Orangeburg Motoplex, owned by former pro dirt tracker Ed Salley; the Square Deal Riders, the 2009 AMA Racing Club of the Year; the Waco Eagles Motorcycle Club, an AMA-chartered club since 1951; and AMA Racing.

The 2010 AMA Racing Vintage National Dirt Track Championship Series begins on Feb. 28 at the new short-track facility at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla. The 10-round series includes stops in South Carolina, New York, Ohio, Illinois and Texas.

2010 AMA Vintage National Dirt Track Championships Series

Feb. 28
Short Track
Daytona Beach, Fla.
Daytona International Speedway
AMA Racing
Ken Saillant
(614) 856-1900
AMARacing.com

March 2
Half-mile
Volusia, Fla.
Volusia Speedway
Steve Nace Racing
(270) 442-7532
SteveNaceRacing.com

April 17
Short Track
Orangeburg, S.C.
Orangeburg Motoplex
Ed Salley
(803) 664-2942
OrangeburgMotoplex.com

April 18
TT
Orangeburg, SC.
Orangeburg Motoplex
Ed Salley
(803) 664-2942
OrangeburgMotoplex.com

June 26
Short Track
Harpursville, N.Y.
Square Deal Motorcycle Club
Don Miller
(607) 725-3069
SquareDealRiders.com

July 9
Half-mile
Ashland, Ohio
AMA Racing
Ken Saillant
(614) 856-1900
AMARacing.com

July 24
Mile
Du Quoin, Ill.
AMA Racing
Ken Saillant
(614) 856-1900
AMARacing.com

July 25
Half-mile
Du Quoin, Ill.
AMA Racing
Ken Saillant
(614) 856-1900
AMARacing.com

Sept. 11
Half-mile
Waco, Texas
Waco Eagles Motorcycle Club
(254) 875-9955

Sept. 12
Half-mile
Waco, Texas
Waco Eagles Motorcycle Club
(254) 875-9955


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About the American Motorcyclist Association
Since 1924, the AMA has protected the future of motorcycling and promoted the motorcycle lifestyle. AMA members come from all walks of life, and they navigate many different routes on their journey to the same destination: freedom on two wheels. As the world's largest motorcycling rights organization, the AMA advocates for motorcyclists' interests in the halls of local, state and federal government, the committees of international governing organizations, and the court of public opinion. Through member clubs, promoters and partners, the AMA sanctions more motorsports competition and motorcycle recreational events than any other organization in the world. AMA members receive money-saving discounts from dozens of well-known suppliers of motorcycle services, gear and apparel, bike rental, transport, hotel stays and more. Through its Motorcycle Hall of Fame Museum, the AMA preserves the heritage of motorcycling for future generations.