PICKERINGTON, Ohio -- Online entry for the Suzuki AMA Dirt Track Grand Championship in Du Quoin, Ill., has been extended through June 28.
Pre-entry is $70 per class/per event. After June 28, only onsite registration will be available at $80 per class/per event.
To register online, visit https://secure.tracksideonlineresults.com/flattrack/index.asp.
"The Suzuki AMA Dirt Track Grand Championship is the premier event for amateur dirt track racing in the United States," said AMA Track Racing Manager Ken Saillant. "We're hoping racers take advantage of the discounted pre-entry rate and save time checking in at the track."
The event will have transponders available for racers to rent at registration. Rental fees are $40 for the week or $15 a day. A $100 refundable deposit is required at the time of rental. Cash or credit cards will be accepted.
Rocky Mountain ATV/MC will be providing $15 gift cards to participants who pre-enter in each event through its Race Gas program. The company has distributed more than 500,000 gift cards since the program began.
In addition to racing for AMA National No. 1 plates, the top competitors at the event vie for the AMA Dirt Track Horizon Award. The AMA Dirt Track Horizon Award recognizes the amateur dirt tracker who demonstrates the greatest potential for success at the professional level. An application for the award is available at www.americanmotorcyclist.com.
Awards are also given for the AMA Youth Dirt Track Racer of the Year, the AMA Vet/Senior Dirt Track Racer of the Year and the AMA Fast Brain Award.
The Suzuki AMA Dirt Track Grand Championship includes competition in all four disciplines of dirt-track racing: short track, half-mile, Mile and TT. Points earned in each discipline determine the national champions in each class.
Competitors at the Suzuki AMA Dirt Track Grand Championship ride traditional dirt track motorcycles and DTX motorcycles, which begin as stock motocross bikes that are fitted with dirt track tires, suspension and other modifications.
Daily pit passes are $15 for racers of all ages. Spectator pit passes for those 13 and older are $15. Spectators ages 12 and younger are $10. Ages 3 and younger are free.
Full-week pit pass packages can be purchased June 30 through July 1. They are $50 for all racers and spectators ages 13 and older. Youth spectators ages 4 to 12 are $25 each.
Additional sponsors of the event include:
- Rider Appreciation Cookout: Evans Coolant
- 450cc Open Singles class: Brian Billings Racing Products
- 450cc Open Modified (Singles & Twins) class: Brian Billings Racing Products
- Women's (12+) 250cc-Open Singles class: Addicted 2 Adrenaline
- Vendor Sponsor: Durelle Racing
The Suzuki AMA Dirt Track Grand Championship event schedule includes:
- Friday, July 1: Amateur Mile
- Saturday, July 2: Youth TT
- Sunday, July 3: Amateur and Youth Half Mile
- Monday, July 4: Youth Half Mile
- Tuesday, July 5: Amateur TT
- Wednesday, July 6: Amateur and Youth Indoor Short Track