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Photos from half-mile action at AMA Dirt Track Grand Championships

June 25, 2013

Photos by Yve Assad

The 2013 AMA Dirt Track Grand Championships kicked off on Monday, June 24, at the Illinois State Fairgrounds in Springfield, Ill., bringing the fastest amateur dirt-track racers on the planet to one of the sport's most historic venues.

Jeffery Lowery, Jared Vanderkooi and Tristan Avery were standouts in the day's amateur race action, while Bri Hanzen was impressive in the Women's class and Steven Nichols looked good in the Super Senior 50+ class.

The AMA Dirt Track Grand Championships crown amateur and youth champions in individual dirt-track disciplines, including half-mile, TT and short-track events. Amateur racers also compete in mile events. At the end of the event, the most-outstanding amateur racer is awarded the AMA Dirt Track Horizon Award, presented to the racer demonstrating a readiness for success at the pro level.

Jeffery Lowery, 450cc Mod, Half Mile Main

Drew Hart, 85cc Mod, Half Mile Main

Tristan Avery, 250cc Mod, Half Mile Main

Tyler Scott, 65cc DTX, Half Mile Main

Steven Nichols, Super Senior 50+, Half Mile Main

Tyler Tidwell, 50cc DTX PW Shaft, Half Mile Main

Jared Vanderkooi, 450cc-open, Half Mile Main

Kolby Carlile, 250cc DTX, Half Mile Main

Bri Hazen, Women's, Half Mile Main

Aidan Roosevans, from O'Fallon, Ill., and his team dodge the blazing sun earlier today during the heats.

The rain storm barely missed wetting down the race action during the half-mile mains.

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