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Short track action closes out AMA Dirt Track Grand Championships

June 28, 2013

Photos by Yve Assad

Amateur and youth dirt trackers at the 2013 AMA Dirt Track Grand Championships put the finishing touches on the event with a doubleheader short-track on Thursday, June 27, at the Illinois State Fairgrounds in Springfield, Ill.

With the mile portion of the competition rained out -- as well as a would-be replacement TT that evening -- an extra short-track race was added for the amateur riders who missed out on the Wednesday's racing.

Jeffery Lowery, Brandon Price, Aidan Brown, Tommy Edwards, Dallas Mayer and others continued to stand out among the high level of competition at the event.

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.

The start of the 250cc Modified main event. Tristan Avery (#4) won the race.

Aidan Roosevans, 65cc DTX, Short Track Main.

Aidan Brown pumps his fist after winning the 85cc Modified short-track main event.

Jarod Vanderkooi leads the pack in the 450cc-Open Singles main event.

Tommy Edwards wins the 65cc Modified main event.

Dallas Mayer in the Super Senior 50+ main event.

Andy Wallace and Springer Derosear battle it out in the 450cc-Open Modified main event.

Austin Helmholz leads the 450cc Modified main event.

Andrew Luker out front in the 450cc-Open Singles main event.

Jeffery Lowery in the 251cc-500cc DTX main event.

Brandon Price in the 250cc DTX main event.

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