AMA Dirt Track Grand Championship heading to Springfield, Ill., June 23-26
PICKERINGTON, Ohio -- The country's fastest amateur dirt-track
racers, who one day will dominate the professional ranks, will go head
to head this June 23-26 at the 2014 AMA Dirt Track Grand Championship in
"Since 1975, the AMA Dirt Track Grand
Championship has recognized the best amateur dirt-track racers in the
country with national titles," said AMA Track Racing Manager Ken
Saillant. "This event is one of the oldest and most prestigious amateur
motorsports championships in America, and we're thrilled to once again
return to Springfield, Ill., home to some of the sport's most historic
Steve Nace of Steve Nace Racing will promote the event.
"We are excited to return to the Illinois State Fairgrounds in
Springfield for the 2014 AMA Dirt Track Grand Championship," Nace said.
"With the rich history of AMA Grand National Championship motorcycle
racing and the talent we have seen in the past year in the up-and-coming
younger racers, it will be an exciting week of racing as each rider
will have as his or her goal the right to be called an AMA Grand
The AMA Dirt Track Grand Championship crowns amateur
and youth champions in individual dirt-track disciplines, including
mile, half-mile, TT and short-track events.
Monday, June 23,
will feature competition on the mile. On Tuesday, June 24, racers will
head to the short track during the day, while youth riders will compete
on the TT that evening. On Wednesday, June 25, all racers will have a
turn on the TT course. Then, on Thursday, June 26, the half mile will
take center stage. June 27 will be used as a rain date if needed.
Online entry is available at www.stevenaceracing.com.
In addition to championships in individual disciplines, AMA Grand
Championships are awarded to the riders in each class who have the
highest point totals across all four types of dirt-track racing. The
fastest riders in premier classes also compete for the AMA Dirt Track
Horizon Award, which honors the amateur racer poised for success on the
For more information about dirt-track competition, see the Racing section of www.americanmotorcyclist.com.
About the American Motorcyclist Association
in 1924, the AMA is a not-for-profit member-based association whose
mission is to promote the motorcycle lifestyle and protect the future of
motorcycling. As the world's largest motorcycling rights and event
sanctioning organization, the AMA advocates for riders' interests at all
levels of government and sanctions thousands of competition and
recreational events every year. The AMA also provides money-saving
discounts on products and services for its members. Through the AMA
Motorcycle Hall of Fame in Pickerington, Ohio, the AMA honors the heroes
and heritage of motorcycling. For more information, visit www.americanmotorcyclist.com.