News

Hundreds take part in first-ever 'Prologue' competition at 2019 Kenda AMA Tennessee Knockout

New qualifying format kicks off 2019 AMA Extreme Off-Road Grand Championship

History was made Friday at the ninth edition of the Kenda AMA Tennessee Knockout, where 275 riders participated in the event’s first-ever...

Anderson, Osborne, Cooper named to 2019 U.S. Motocross of Nations team

Trio to represent the United States at world championship event in the Netherlands

The American Motorcyclist Association has selected three of the nation's best motocross and AMA Supercross racers to represent their country at...

American Motorcyclist Association announces U.S. Club Team rosters for 2019 FIM International Six Days Enduro

Seven, three-rider teams set to represent United States at 94th edition of international off-road competition

Twenty-one of the nation's best amateur off-road racers have been organized into seven teams that will represent the United States at the 2019 FIM...

Thirty-six national champions crowned at 2019 Rocky Mountain ATV/MC AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship presented by Lucas Oil

Jalek Swoll named Nicky Hayden AMA Motocross Horizon Award winner

The American Motorcyclist Association congratulates the 33 motocross racers who claimed 36 class championships and the four AMA racing award...

AMA News & Notes: August 2019

National and regional news for motorcyclists

AMA News & Notes is a monthly publication compiled and edited by the American Motorcyclist Association, designed to inform motorcyclists of...

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AMA Press Releases

AMA Flat Track Grand Championship kicks off Monday

Nicky Hayden AMA Horizon Award, Fast Brain Award winners to be named

AMA Press Release

PICKERINGTON, Ohio — The nation's best amateur flat track racers converge on central Ohio starting Monday for the 2019 AMA Flat Track Grand Championship.

The amateur national championship event takes place July 22-26 and features all three disciplines of flat track competition. The event gets underway Monday, July 22, with half-mile racing at the Ashland County Fairgrounds in Ashland, Ohio. The competition then moves to the Triangle Motorcycle Club in Harpster, Ohio, on July 24-26 for short track, TT and half-mile competition.

"The AMA Flat Track Grand Championship is one of the most comprehensive tests of racing talent in the nation," AMA Track Racing Manager Ken Saillant said. "To win an AMA No. 1 plate at the event, racers must demonstrate mastery of all three flat track disciplines and have the endurance to remain competitive through four days of competition. We are looking forward to another great year of competition at the event."

The nation's best amateur flat track racers compete in short track (pictured), TT and half-mile racing at the AMA Flat Track Grand Championship. Photo by Joe Hansen

Steve Nace Racing is the event organizer.

AMA National No. 1 plates are awarded to the racers in each class who have the highest point totals across all three disciplines of flat track racing.

The AMA Youth Flat Track Racer of the Year and AMA Vet/Senior Flat Track Racer of the Year will be announced at the conclusion of the event.

Additionally, racers compete for the Nicky Hayden AMA Flat Track Horizon Award, which honors an amateur racer poised for success at the pro level.

And the AMA Fast Brain Award will be bestowed upon a racer, based upon the racer's performance on the track and in the classroom. The 2019 award is funded by contributions from AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Legend Bill Werner, flat track team owner Dave Zanotti and flat track and road racing team owner Tim Estenson. Applications are available at www.americanmotorcyclist.com.

Competitors at the AMA Flat Track Grand Championship ride traditional flat track motorcycles as well as DTX motorcycles, the latter beginning as stock motocross bikes that are then fitted with flat track tires, suspension and undergo other modifications.

For more information about the event, visit www.americanmotorcyclist.com/Racing/Story/ama-flat-track-grand-championship or www.stevenaceracing.com.

Industry Press Releases

Motorcycle Industry Council launches initiative to attract new riders

Strategic plan to be revealed at AIMExpo in September

The Motorcycle Industry Council is launching a broad, long-term initiative to bring more people into the world of motorcycling.

2020 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb will not include a motorcycle program while analysis for long-term viability is conducted

The Board of Directors of the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb recently convened to review the 2019 event. It was decided that in order to...

Beta Motorcycle announces 2020 RR and RR-S models

The future has arrived

Beta is proud to launch the 2020 RR and RR-S models. These models are all new and represents a new generation for the RR and RR-S range.

Powersports trade and safety associations announce CEO succession plan

MIC, MSF chief Tim Buche to move to consultant role

The boards of the Motorcycle Industry Council (MIC), Specialty Vehicle Institute of America (SVIA), Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF), and...

Monster Energy AMA Supercross 2020 race schedule announced

Utah, the State of Sport set to host the World Finale in Salt Lake City

The 17-round schedule for the 2020 season of Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship, will return to some of the sport's most...

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