Vintage Dirt Track Rocks Historic SoCal Venues
(Elora, TN) The American Historic Racing Motorcycle Association (AHRMA) is bringing a double-header of vintage Dirt Track racing to legendary Southern California (SoCal) venues and racers can win on and off the track.
The AHRMA Dirt Track show starts its SoCal run on July 23 at the quarter-mile cushion track at Perris Raceway.
“The shorter, decomposed granite track is perfect for vintage dirt trackers and fans will love how they look and sound,” said Arthur Kowitz, Chairman of the AHRMA Board of Trustees. “Plus, we’re running TT and Short Track racing at the same venue on the same night. It’s almost too much dirt track fun.”
Starting with the Perris Raceway and Lake Elsinore Motorsports Park events, AHRMA will give away 10 Dunlop tires at every event for the rest of the 2021 Vintage Dirt Track race season.
“Our partnership with Dunlop Racing Tires means that dirt track racers can win new shoes for their racebikes even if they aren’t on the podium,” Kowitz said. “The chance to win tires should slide some dirt track bikes out of the workshops and onto the track where they belong.”
To be eligible to win the tires, racers must pre-enter any AHRMA Dirt Track event you plan to race at ahrma.motorsportreg.com.
The double-header weekend, starting at Perris Raceway, kicks off with gates opening at 9am. Race fans can check out on-track action starting with TT practice at 3pm, TT heats at 4pm, and the TT Main events at 5pm. Short Track practice starts at 6pm, heats at 7, and the Main events at 8:30pm.
The action continues the following day. On July 24, Lake Elsinore Motorsports Park will host more Short Track action. Gates open at 9am, practice starts at 3pm, heats at 4pm, and the Main events begin at 5pm.
Both events will feature the AHRMA Vintage Dirt Track classes in addition to some special classes that fans will love:
The Hooligan class is for multi-cylinder street production bikes.
“Maddog” bikes are a fast-growing phenomenon on the Dirt Track scene. You can see these small but mighty bikes with air-cooled, four-stroke engines up to 230cc, in 125cc frames, in action at Perris and Lake Elsinore.
The 450 class is open to any 450cc-powered bike that has either a dirt track or stock frame and any skill level may compete.
An Open Traction class will be offered at the end of the program for bikes with knobby tires.
More information about AHRMA’s Vintage Dirt Track classes is at: at www.ahrma.org/ahrma-handbook, Section 14
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.