500 Premier Showdown to be Main Event at Barber Vintage Festival
(Elora, Tennessee) – A season-long championship battle will be decided during the main event at the 2021 Barber Vintage Festival.
For 2021 the American Historic Racing Motorcycle Association (AHRMA) 2021 Vintage Cup featured class has been 500 Premier, sponsored by NYC Norton (nycnorton.com), and Roadracing World (roadracingworld.com). This class highlights big-bore Gran Prix race bikes from one of the Golden Ages of road racing.
The final two rounds of the 2021 Vintage Cup series will be run at the Barber Vintage MotoFest on October 8 and 9 with the Saturday race to be included as part of lunchtime special activities.
“This second annual Vintage Cup has seen some seriously exciting racing this year, culminating in a massive shootout at Barber,” said Arthur Kowitz, 2021 Chairman of the AHRMA Board of Trustees. “The lunchtime events at Barber Vintage Festival have always been reserved for phenomenal exhibition races and given how close the Vintage Cup Championship is this year, we’re putting it front-and-center.”
With two rounds left in the Vintage Cup series, Andrew Mauk, from Milwaukee, WI leads Tim Joyce, from Laurel Hill, FL by 171 points. However, while Mauk has earned more points during the season and finished more races, Joyce enters the final two rounds with more individual race wins. Mauk will need to beat Joyce in both Vintage Cup races to be held at the Barber Vintage Festival to secure the championship.
“In what will be my penultimate thoughts about the 2021 500 Premier Vintage Cup championship I couldn’t be a happier sponsor,” said Kenny Cummings. “This series has taken on a massive life of its own with incredible turnout all year and now we are down to the wire in a championship run between two of the heaviest hitters in AHRMA.”
Special 2021 Vintage Cup trophies were awarded to the 500 Premier class winners at select events including Roebling Road, Heartland Motorsports Park, New Jersey Motorsports Park, and Weathertech Raceway Laguna Seca. The final special trophy will be presented to either Mauk or Joyce at Barber Motorsports Park.
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.