Introduced in 2021, the Dick Mann Team Challenge, sponsored by Redwood Engineering, honored an icon of motorcycle racing with a new competition that brought together each American Historic Racing Motorcycle Association (AHRMA) on and off-road disciplines.
“Our year-long special multi-disciple competition represents Dick Mann’s unmatched versatility during his professional racing career, and his life-long love of motorcycle competition of all types,” said Brian Larrabure, 2022 Chair of the AHRMA Board of Directors. “It also highlights AHRMA’s team spirit and our wide range of events for all kinds of vintage motorcycles.”
The Dick Mann Team Challenge (DMTC) is based on teams made up of one competitor from each AHRMA competition discipline. Team members are selected at random from the group of AHRMA members who register for the Team Challenge. The results of individual team member performance at select AHRMA events during 2022 will determine the winning team.
Although each member registers for the series with the intention of 100% participation, it is understood that unexpected circumstances may cause a team member to drop out. In consideration of this, each team’s score will include only the top four points-scorers for the series, dropping the lowest scoring members. This will make it easier for all teams to remain competitive in the event they lose a member mid-season.
2022 Dick Mann Team Challenge Event Schedule
March 19-20 The Burrows Ranch, Chrome, CA (VMX, Trials and CC)
April 9 Baton Rouge, LA (DT only)
April 29-May 1 Thunderhill Raceway, Willows, CA (RR only)
May 21 or 22 Perris, CA (DT only)
May 27-29 Heartland Park, Topeka, KS (RR, Trials and CC)
June 11 Muddy Creek Raceway, Blountville, TN (VMX only)
June 16-19 NJMP, Milleville, NJ (RR only)
Aug. 5 Sturgis, SD (Trials)
Aug. 6 Sturgis, SD (CC, VMX)
Aug. 12 Sturgis, SD (DT)
Oct. 1 or 2 Ohio Flat Track Sports Center, Harpster, OH (DT only)
Oct. 6-9 Barber Motorsports, Birmingham, AL (RR, Trials, CC)
Oct. 22 Texas GP, Donie, TX (VMX only)
2022 Dick Mann Team Challenge Classes
Road Race: Sportsman 350, 500, and 750
Cross Country: Sportsman 200/Open (all skill levels)
Vintage Motocross: Classic 250 (all skill levels); Early Sportsman Stock 250/500 (all skill levels); Sportsman 250 (all skill levels)
Dirt Track: Sportsman 250 and 600 Dinosaur
Trials: Classic (all skill levels) and Modern Classic (all skill levels)
Each winning team member will receive a personalized trophy, and a unique Dick Mann Team Challenge jacket, displaying the “Dick Mann Team Challenge” series title, “2022 Champion Team”, rider name, discipline, and plate number.
Each event will be scored per the AHRMA Handbook for Road Race, Vintage Motocross, Trials, Dirt Track and Cross Country. For points questions, the contact is Tim Terrell, [email protected].
Excluding the Sturgis Dirt Track, when a DMTC event offers two days of competition for any discipline, the team member may ride either day, or both days. If the rider chooses to compete on both days, the higher score will be used for DMTC points.
About AHRMA: The American Historic Racing Motorcycle Association Ltd. is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to restoring and competing on classic motorcycles. With about 4000 members, AHRMA is the largest vintage racing group in North America and one of the biggest in the world. The association has grown steadily over the years, reflecting the increasing interest in classic bikes.
About Redwood Engineering: Redwood Engineering (redwoodengineeringca.com) was formed in 1976 to provide services as a general engineering contractor. For over 30 years, we have served our customers with pride and an attention to detail that is paramount to most. Redwood Engineering has the capacity to deliver quality service and exceptional results regardless of the size of the project. Located in Marin County, serving the greater Bay Area.