AFM To Celebrate 50 Years Of Club Racing With Website, Reunion

AFM To Celebrate 50 Years Of Club Racing With Website, Reunion

© 2004, Roadracing World Publishing, Inc.

From a press release issued by AFM:

AFM 50-YEAR REUNION WEB SITE NOW AVAILABLE

AFM, the American Federation of Motorcyclists, is celebrating 50 years of racing in 2004. As part of the celebration they’re having a reunion on Saturday, October 2 at Infineon Raceway (Sears Point) for all of those who are part of that history. Registration information is now available at http://www.afmracing.org or call 510-796-7005.

During the past 50 years, AFM events have included racers who went on to National and International fame: Kenny Roberts, Eddie Lawson, Kevin Schwantz, Mike Hailwood, John McLaughlin, and many more. There have been chapters in New York, Florida, Illinois, Mississippi, and Nevada in addition to the original California chapters. The annual schedule often involved nearly two dozen races at multiple tracks, with more entries than those of the AMA.

Founded in 1954, the AFM is America’s oldest organization dedicated soley to motorcycle road racing. It remains one of the largest amateur road racing organizations in United States, with over 1300 entries common at many races, and is the only one to hold races at three tracks: Infineon, Thunderhill, and Buttonwillow.


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