AMA Announces Nominees For 2019 Awards, Including AMA Rider Of The Year

AMA Announces Nominees For 2019 Awards, Including AMA Rider Of The Year

© 2019, Roadracing World Publishing, Inc. From a press release issued by American Motorcyclist Association:

Award nominees announced for 2019 AMA Championship Banquet

Voting for AMA Racers of the Year is open to AMA members

PICKERINGTON, Ohio — The American Motorcyclist Association has announced the nominees for the 2019 AMA Championship Banquet awards. The awards recognize individuals and organizations that excelled in AMA-sanctioned competition and recreational activity in 2019.

“The AMA Championship Banquet honors this year’s national and regional champions and recognizes individuals and clubs who have gone above and beyond to support and protect the motorcycling lifestyle,” AMA Director of Racing Kevin Crowther said. “We are grateful for the opportunity to recognize the accomplishments of motorcycle and ATV competitors, volunteers and advocates across the nation, and we invite the motorcycling community to come and enjoy this very special event.”

AMA members help choose the winners of selected racing categories, including the coveted AMA Athlete of the Year awards.

AMA members may visit www.surveymonkey.com/r/22CK9RK to cast votes for the 2019 AMA Racing Awards. Voting ends at midnight Sunday, Nov. 17.

The special award winners will be announced at the 2019 AMA Championship Banquet on Dec. 7 at the Hilton Columbus Downtown in Columbus, Ohio. The event is part of the 2019 AMA Legends & Champions Weekend, Dec. 6-7.

Among those recognized at the banquet are top clubs and promoters in competition and recreational riding categories. AMA volunteers also will be recognized in the areas of Rights, Riding and Racing.

Class champions from national and regional motorcycle and ATV championships will be honored with AMA National No. 1 plates at the banquet, while second- and third-place finishers also receive awards.

The AMA Championship Banquet recognizes hundreds of top racers from across the country in disciplines ranging from flat track to motocross to woods racing and everything in between.

Recreational organizers will be recognized in road-riding and off-road categories. The AMA Club of the Year and the AMA Media Award also will be presented.

To reserve your space at the event, visit www.americanmotorcyclist.com/champbanquet/. Tickets are $75 each. AMA Life Members receive a $10 discount and children 4 years old and younger are free.

Reservations can be made through Nov. 20 at a special rate. Visit https://aws.passkey.com/e/49921089.

The banquet includes dinner and door prizes.

Visit www.americanmotorcyclist.com/champbanquet/ to learn more.

 

2019 AMA Racing Award Nominees

AMA Athlete of the Year: National Championship Series

Jacob Argubright — Champion, AMA National Hare & Hound Championship Series

Steward Baylor — Champion, AMA National Enduro Championship Series

Walker Fowler — Champion, AMA Grand National Cross Country ATV Series

Jett Lawrence — Champion, Supercross Futures 250 Futures Class

Kailub Russell — Champion, AMA Grand National Cross Country Series

Patrick Smage — Champion, AMA/NATC MotoTrials National Championship Series

 

AMA Athlete of the Year: Grand Championships

Trevor Brunner — Nicky Hayden AMA Flat Track Horizon Award Winner

Blake Davis — Nicky Hayden AMA Road Race Horizon Award Winner

Ryder LeBlond — Amateur Champion, AMA Extreme Off-Road Grand Championship

Jalek Swoll — Nicky Hayden AMA Motocross Horizon Award Winner

 

AMA ATV Athlete of the Year

Bryce Ford — AMA ATV Motocross National Championship Series

Walker Fowler — AMA Grand National Cross Country Series

Traci Pickens — AMA Grand National Cross Country Series

Tyler Wesolowski — AMA Grand Prix ATV National Championship

Landon C. Wolfe — AMA Grand National Cross Country Series

 

AMA Veteran/Senior Racer of the Year

Russell Bobbitt — AMA National Enduro Championship Series

Mike Brown — AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship

Sam Forrester — AMA Grand National Cross Country Series

Martin Howell — AMA National Enduro Championship Series

Paul Krause — AMA National Enduro Championship Series

Sam Markley — AMA Senior Off-Road Vintage Grand Champion

J.R. Schnabel — AMA Ice Race National Championship

 

AMA Youth Racer of the Year

Joseph R. Cunningham — AMA Grand National Cross Country Series

A.J. Engnes — AMA Hillclimb Grand Championship

Will Myers — AMA/NATC East Youth Trials Championship; AMA/NATC West Youth Trials Championship

Mikayla Nielsen — AMA Grand Prix National Championship Series; AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship

Lake Plowman — AMA National Enduro Championship Series

Maxiumus Vohland — AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship

 

AMA Female Racer of the Year

Jazzmyn Canfield — AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship

Tayla Jones — AMA Grand National Cross Country Series

Mikayla Nielsen — AMA Grand Prix National Championship Series; AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship

Traci Pickens — AMA Grand National Cross Country Series

Brandy Richards — AMA Hare & Hound National Championship Series

Mackenzie Tricker — AMA National Enduro Championship Series

 

2019 AMA Organizer Award Nominees

AMA Motocross Organizer of the Year

2X Promotions, Porterville, Calif.

Group Effort Events, Jacksonville, Fla.

Motosports Enterprises LTD (Byron Motorsports Park), Byron, Ill.

 

AMA Off-Road Organizer of the Year

Arizona Motorcycle Riders Association, Mesa, Ariz.

Florida Trail Riders, Debary, Fla.

Full Gas Sprint Enduro, Granite Falls, N.C.

 

AMA Track Racing Organizer of the Year

American Sportbike Racing Association (ASRA) LLC, Fort Worth, Texas

Deliciate Promotions LLC, Poulsbo, Wash.

Steve Nace Racing Promotions, West Paducah, Ky.

 

AMA ATV Organizer of the Year

ATV Promoters Group, Morgantown, W.Va.

Iowa ATV Hare Scramble Series, Carlisle, Iowa

 

AMA Recreational Road Riding Organizer of the Year

American Legion Riders Post 174, Wayne, N.J.

Azratpack, Buckeye, Ariz.

Dawn Patrol MC, Bridgewater Township, N.J.

 

AMA Recreational Off-Road Organizer of the Year

Central Coast MC Association, San Luis Obispo, Calif.

K T Riders, Hopkinsville, Ky.

Touratech USA, Seattle, Wash.

 

AMA Club of the Year

Hi-Winders, Millville, Minn.

Square Deal Riders, Port Crane, N.Y.

Walden MX, Kingston, N.Y.

 

AMA Media Award

David Swarts (Roadracing World & Motorcycle Technology)

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Photos by Grumpy

 

2019 AMA Volunteer Award Nominees

AMA Volunteer of the Year — RightsMatt Bucher, Swanton, Ohio

Tom Cowher, Reynoldsburg, Ohio

Paul Slavik, Huntington Beach, Calif.

 

AMA Volunteer of the Year — Riding

Matt Bucher, Swanton, Ohio

Kent Fyfe, Etiwanda, Calif.

Kory Young, Hebron, Ohio

 

AMA Volunteer of the Year — Racing

Ryan Knapp, Columbia, Md.

Christopher Kirk, Hutchinson, Kan.

Kory Young, Hebron, Ohio

 

About the American Motorcyclist Association

Founded 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.

Not a member? Join the AMA today: www.americanmotorcyclist.com/join/

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