AMA Dirt Track Grand Championship

July 1-4, 2017: Du Quoin State Fair Grounds - Du Quoin, Ill.

Since 1975, the AMA Dirt Track Grand Championship has pitted top amateur dirt trackers against each other in friendly competition. As the premier amateur dirt-track event in the United States, the AMA Dirt Track Grand Championship is unmatched in terms of history and prestige.

Riders at the AMA Dirt Track Grand Championship traditionally compete in all types of dirt-track races, with the overall class winners crowned national champions.

As with most AMA amateur national championships, and in recognition of the range of participants in amateur competition, the event includes multiple classes to provide ample opportunity for amateur racers to compete. Both age-, displacement- and bike-configuration classes are featured.

2017 AMA Dirt Track Grand Championship Information

AMA has the right to alter all information, including the track schedule track configuration and venues, as needed


Click here to pre-enter the event now

AMA Dirt Track Grand Championship Horizon Award

2017 DTGC Horizon Award Letter of Intent Due June 30. You can type directly into the PDF, click save and then email it to the AMA at jrobinson@ama-cycle.org.

AMA Dirt Track Grand Championship Fast Brain Award Application

2017 DTGC Fast Brain Award Application Due June 30. You can type directly into the PDF, click save and then email it to the AMA at jrobinson@ama-cycle.org.

Attention Parents and Guardians

If the rider is younger than 18, a parent or guardian must be present at registration with the rider to sign all release forms. Anyone presenting a current AMA Annual Release Verification card will not need to sign a release at this event.

Camping

  • More than 1,000 sites with water and electric are available beginning June 29.
  • Camping fees are $20 per night per unit.
  • All motorhomes entering the campgrounds must use gate #3 at Tracy Street.
  • All campers/trailers must be moved back to their camping area at the end of each race day.
  • Unlimited primitive camp sites are available, with two bath houses and dump station.
  • No swimming is available at the campground.
  • All camping units entering the campgrounds must use Gate 3 at Tracy Street.

Racer Pit Fees

  • Racer pits open at 7 a.m. Saturday and Tuesday.
  • Racer pits open at 8 a.m. Sunday and Monday.
  • All racers must use Bob Green Road entrance (Gate 6). Use Sweetgum Road off 14.

  • All campers and trailers must be moved back to the camping area at the end of each race day.
  • No overnight camping in racer pits is allowed.
  • Daily Pit Passes are $15 per person for all racers and spectators ages 13 and older.
  • Daily Pit Passes are $10 per youth ages 12 and younger (NON-RACER).
  • Ages 3 and younger are free.
  • Full week Pit Pass packages are $50 per person for all racers and spectators ages 13 and older. Kids ages 4 to 12 (NON-RACER) are $25 per person.

Racer Registration

Racer registration will be open daily at the following locations:

  • Friday,June 30 (3–8 p.m.) Ashgrove Pavilion
  • Saturday, July 1 (7–9 a.m.) Half-mile track next to the fairgrounds billboard
  • Sunday, July 2 (8–10 a.m.) Half-mile track next to the fairgrounds billboard
  • Monday, July 3 (8–10 a.m.) Half-mile track next to the fairgrounds billboard
  • Tuesday, July 4 (7–9 a.m.) Southern Illinois Center-Short Track Building

Racer Fees

Online pre-entry (March 13–June 27): $70 per class/per event

Registration at the track: $80 per class/per event

Transponder Rental Fees

  • $30 weekly
  • $15 daily
  • An additional $100 refundable deposit is required at the time of rental
  • Cash or credit card only

FAQ’s
1. Where can I mount the transponder?
The transponder should be mounted on the LEFT fork tube of the motorcycle just behind the number plate using the transponder mounting clip.  You should not mount the transponder in any other place.  

2. How does the transponder get mounted?
With each transponder, you will get one mounting bracket.  This mounting bracket should be attached to your bike using cable ties.  The transponder fits into the mounting bracket and is held in place with a cotter pin.  This allows you to quickly attach and detach the transponder.

3. Do I need one transponder for each class or bike?
No, one transponder is all you need for one racer.  You may need one mounting bracket for each bike so that you can quickly move the transponder from one bike to the next.  If you race in multiple classes, the scoring system will know who you are based on your transponder ID.

4. Can I use another transponder that I already own?
No, other transponders will not work with this system.  This is the only transponder that can be detected by our scoring system.  

5. Can I share my Transponder with another racer?
No, each transponder is assigned to a specific racer and cannot be shared.

6. Will it hurt if my transponder gets wet?
No, your transponder can be exposed to water.  You can leave your transponder on when you wash your bike without harming the transponder, however, you should avoid direct hits from a pressure washer on your transponder.

Classes
Youth                
50cc DTX Sr. (7-8)                         
50cc DTX PW Shaft                   
50cc DTX PW (4-8)                           
65cc DTX (7-11)                                    
65cc Modified (7-11)                       
85cc DTX (7-11)                                    
85cc DTX (12-15)                                 
85cc Modified (7-11)                          
85cc Modified (12-15)                       

Amateur
250cc DTX
250cc Modified
201cc -250cc
251cc-500cc DTX
450cc Modified
450cc Open Singles
450cc Open Modified (Singles and Twins)
Veteran 30+
Senior 40+
Super Senior 50+
Women’s (12+) 250cc-Open Singles

Race Schedule & Event Times

  • Saturday, July 1: Event 1 – Half Mile
  • Sunday, July 2: Event 2 – Amateur TT
  • Monday, July 3: Event 3 – Youth TT
  • Tuesday, July 4: Event 4 – Indoor Short Track

Mandatory Riders Meeting (located next to Racer Registration at each event):

  • 8:20 a.m. – Saturday and Tuesday
  • 9:20 a.m. – Sunday and Monday

Practice will start promptly:

  • 9 a.m. – Saturday and Tuesday
  • 10 a.m. – Sunday and Monday

Two rotations will be given for each practice, provided weather and/or track conditions do not cause any delays.

Must have practice sticker on front number plate in order to practice.

Racing will start each day immediately after practice is complete.

 

Local Information

Du Quoin Chamber of Commerce Information: www.duquoin.org (618) 542-9570

Local Bank: Du Quoin State Bank, 15 E. Main St., Du Quoin, IL 62832 (618)542-2111

Local Hotels:

Super 8 Du Quoin, 1010 S. Jefferson, Du Quoin, IL 62832 (618) 542-4335

Fairgrounds Inn, 1520 S. Washington, Du Quoin, IL 62832 (618) 542-5000

Hospitals:

Du Quoin - Marshall Browning Hospital, 900 N. Washington St., Du Quoin, IL 62832 (618) 542-2146

Carbondale – Memorial Hospital, 405 W. Jackson St., Carbondale, IL 62902 (618) 549-0721

Ambulance Service: Action Sports EMS – Onsite for entire event. After hours (715) 889-4491.

Du Quoin Police: 304 E. Poplar St., Du Quoin, IL 62832 (618) 542-2131

Airport: Du Quoin/Pinckneyville Airport,1352 S.R. 13/127, Pinckneyville, IL 62274 (618) 357-6666