AMA Annual Awards Recognize MotoAmerica And Roadracing World

AMA Annual Awards Recognize MotoAmerica And Roadracing World

© 2022, Roadracing World Publishing, Inc. From a press release issued By American Motorcyclist Association:

2021 AMA Racing and Organizer Awards Announced

AMA Athletes of the Year, AMA Racers of the Year recognized

PICKERINGTON, Ohio — The American Motorcyclist Association is pleased to recognize the winners of its 2021 AMA Racing and Organizer Awards, which are presented to individuals and organizations that stood out in AMA-sanctioned competition and recreational endeavors during 2021.

AMA members helped select the winners of certain racing categories, including the AMA Athlete of the Year and the AMA Racer of the Year awards, while AMA staff chose the organizational awards.

“We are excited and proud to recognize the winners of the 2021 AMA Racing and Organizer Awards,” AMA Director of Racing Mike Pelletier said. “The recipients displayed a distinct level of excellence in 2021 and are deserving in every way.”

The AMA Athlete of the Year awards went to Steward Baylor (National Championship Series), Levi Kitchen (Grand Championships) and Walker Fowler (ATV).

The AMA Veteran/Senior Racer of the Year was Broc Peterson, while the AMA Youth Racer of the Year award was given to Cole Forbes, the AMA National Enduro Futures champion and GNCC Super Mini champion. Becca Sheets was recognized as the AMA Female Racer of the Year for her stellar performance in the AMA Grand National Cross Country series.

MotoAmerica (Track Racing Organizer of the Year), Mid East Hare Scramble (ATV Organizer of the Year), and Gnarly Routes (Recreational Off-Road Organizer of the Year) were all recognized for their efforts in 2021. Hi-Winders (AMA Club of the Year), Pasadena Motorcycle Club (Recreational Road Organizer of the Year), Florida Trail Riders (Off-Road Racing Organizer of the Year) and East Fork MX (Motocross Organizer of the Year) were among the additional groups presented with awards.

For their efforts to raise funds and assistance for the flood victims of Waverly, Tenn., Racers 4 Waverly were awarded with the AMA Sportsman of the Year. For their outstanding media coverage, the AMA presented Roadracing World & Motorcycle Technology with the AMA Media Award.

The full list of winners can be found below.

2021 AMA Racing Award Winners

AMA Athlete of the Year: National Championship Series

Steward Baylor — Champion, National Enduro Championship Series

AMA Athlete of the Year: Grand Championships

Levi Kitchen — Nicky Hayden AMA Motocross Horizon Award Winner

AMA ATV Athlete of the Year

Walker Fowler — Champion, AMA Grand National Cross Country Series

AMA Veteran/Senior Racer of the Year

Broc Peterson — Motocross Veteran Racer of the Year

AMA Youth Racer of the Year

Cole Forbes — Champion, AMA National Enduro Futures and Grand National Cross Country Super Mini

AMA Female Racer of the Year

Becca Sheets — Champion, Grand National Cross Country Series


2021 AMA Organizer Award Winners

Motocross Organizer of the Year

East Fork MX

Off-Road Racing Organizer of the Year

Florida Trail Riders

Track Racing Organizer of the Year


ATV Organizer of the Year

Mid East Hare Scramble

Recreational Road Riding Organizer of the Year

Pasadena Motorcycle Club

Recreational Off-Road Organizer of the Year

Gnarly Routes Inc.

AMA Club of the Year


AMA Media Award

Roadracing World & Motorcycle Technology

AMA Sportsman of the Year

Racers 4 Waverly


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. Besides offering members money-saving discounts on products and services, the AMA also publishes American Motorcyclist, a recently revitalized and monthly full-color magazine (and digital version of same) that covers current events and motorcycle history with brilliant photography and compelling writing. American Motorcyclist is also North America’s largest-circulation magazine. Through the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame in Pickerington, Ohio, the AMA honors the heroes and heritage of motorcycling. For more information, visit

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