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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 Motorcycle Hall of Fame extends condolences on passing of Gene Romero

Racer was 1970 AMA Grand National Champion, 1975 Daytona 200 Winner

AMA Press Release

PICKERINGTON, Ohio — The AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame and the American Motorcyclist Association offer condolences to the family and friends of AMA Motorcycle Hall of Famer Gene Romero, who passed away on May 12 in Fullerton, Calif. He was 71.

AMA Motorcycle Hall of Famer Gene Romero (3).

Romero was one of the best-known motorcycle racers in the United States during late 1960s and early '70s. He won the AMA Grand National Championship in 1970 riding for Triumph.

Romero won 12 AMA nationals during his 16-year racing career. He was one of the early riders to bring sponsorship into the sport from outside the motorcycling industry. In 1970, Romero won the prestigious AMA Most Popular Rider of the Year Award.

The biggest win of Romero's career was the 1975 Daytona 200. He rode the first half of the race in fourth place on his factory Yamaha. Then he poured on the speed, passing Giacomo Agostini and Steve Baker and taking the lead when Steve McLaughlin crashed. Romero cruised to victory for his only win in 14 Daytona 200 starts.

Romero was inducted into the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame in 1998.

For more information about Romero and his motorcycling career, visit the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame website at www.motorcyclemuseum.org.

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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