PICKERINGTON, Ohio - Top amateur road racers from across the country are traveling to Barber Motorsports Park in Leeds, Ala., to compete for AMA National No. 1 plates in this weekend's 2017 AMA Road Race Grand Championship hosted by WERA Motorcycle Roadracing. The event is Nov. 2-5.
"We are looking forward to the action-packed racing that will be taking place at Barber Motorsports Park this weekend," AMA Track Racing Manager Ken Saillant said. "The AMA Road Race Grand Championship and WERA Grand National Finals are going to bring together many talented racers and put on a great show for road racing fans, as racers battle to be crowned an AMA National Champion."
AMA National No. 1 plates go to the winner in each class and run in conjunction with the AMA-sanctioned WERA Grand National Finals, which will award championships in the WERA Vintage Series, WERA Sportsman Series and the Pirelli/WERA National Challenge Series.
Racers competing in AMA Road Race Grand Championship classes will be eligible for the Nicky Hayden AMA Road Racing Horizon Award, which recognizes one rider who is best prepared for the professional ranks, based on attitude, enthusiasm and performances as an amateur.
The award was renamed in honor of 2002 AMA Superbike Champion and 2006 FIM MotoGP World Champion Nicky Hayden, who passed away in May and who was the inaugural winner of the AMA Horizon Award in 1997.
For more information on the AMA Road Race Grand Championship, visit www.barberracingevents.com.