In addition to modern classes, the AMA sanctions competition in vintage racing.
Vintage racers compete on dated machinery, ranging from bikes nearly a century old to machines that went on the market just prior to the modern era. Vintage racing embodies everything that's great about motorcycle racing: it's laid back, it's diverse, it features cool bikes, and it's relatively inexpensive.
The country's top vintage meet, which includes competition in motocross, hare scrambles, trials, road racing and dirt track, is the AMA Vintage Grand Championship, which is held every summer as part of AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days.
In addition to national-level events, the AMA sanctions vintage racing meets around the country that are hosted by AMA-chartered clubs and promoters. For information about these events, search the online AMA events database.
AMA Vintage Grand Championship
All proceeds from the AMA Vintage Grand Championship benefit the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charitable organization.
July 8-10, 2016
Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course
Info: (614) 856-1900
The AMA Vintage Grand Championship, held as part of AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days is the country's top vintage racing meet. Here are the highlights:
- Sanctioned as an AMA Grand Championship, the event is the national championship meet for motocross, hare scrambles, trials and hare scrambles. Just like at the AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship at the Loretta Lynn Ranch or the annual AMA Dirt Track Grand Championship, class winners at the AMA Vintage Grand Championship are recognized as national champions. The dirt track competition here is a round of the AMA Vintage Dirt Track National Championship Series.
- Designated A classes in each discipline earn points toward AMA Vintage Grand Champion honors. AMA Vintage Grand Champions are recognized in off-road (motocross, trials and hare scrambles) and track racing (road racing and dirt track). In addition, a senior class rider is honored as the AMA Senior Off-Road Vintage Grand Champion for excelling in expert-level senior classes.
- Youth riders are welcomed! Riders 12 years of age and older can compete in motocross, trials, hare scrambles and dirt-track events. Riders must be 14 or older to compete on a motorcycle with a displacement more than 250cc. (Youth riders are not permitted in the dirt-track Brakeless class.) Riders 16 years of age and older can compete in the road race events at the AMA Vintage Grand Championship.
Racing Schedule (subject to change)
Register to Race (closed July 3)
Entry at the track is $10 more than pre-entry. Forms will no longer be available to print and mail. All pre-entry must be done online. If you have questions, call (614) 856-1900 and ask for the appropriate discipline manager for the event.
AMA Pit Bike TT
Although the AMA Pit Bike TT is not part of the national championship competition, it features some of the best racing at AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days. The 2016 class structure includes: 50-90cc and 91-125cc bikes; four-stroke and oil-injected two-stroke trail bikes only. No motocross race bikes permitted. All riders must be 18 or over to compete in the AMA Pit Bike TT. Entries are capped.
For motorcycle year and design requirements and AMA-sanctioned vintage competition see the 2016 AMA Amateur Competition Rulebook.
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Racers Under 18 Years of Age
Due to additional liability measures required by the venue, all minors must pre-enter the AMA Vintage Grand Championship. No entries at the track will be accepted for any riders under 18 years of age for the AMA Vintage Grand Championship. All minors must complete an AMA minor release form and submit it to the AMA. Call (800) 262-5646, ext. 1235, to request the required minor release forms.
- 2016 AMA Minor Annual Release (submit to AMA): The AMA Annual Release must be printed in color and notarized. If you cannot print an electronic version of the form in color, please call the AMA Racing Department at (614) 856-1900 and request original color forms.
AMA Vintage Dirt Track National Championship Series
Motorcycle dirt track racing is arguably the most American of motorsports, and no where is that heritage more alive than the AMA Vintage Dirt Track National Championship Series.
The AMA Vintage Dirt Track National Championship Series recognizes national champions in period-correct classes that reflect the storied history of AMA dirt-track competition. Class winners are honored at the annual AMA Championship Banquet, which recognizes national champions in all amateur racing disciplines.
Click here for the current series schedule and up to date racing points
Vintage Racing Rules
AMA-sanctioned events run according to the rules developed and written by AMA Congress, the rules-making body of the AMA composed of AMA organizers.
The AMA Amateur Competition Rulebook is for the exclusive use of AMA-chartered clubs and promoters running AMA-sanctioned events.
The rulebook applies to all AMA-sanctioned competition. Supplemental regulations are additions to the rulebook based on the needs of a specific series. All supplemental regulations are approved by the AMA.
Vintage racing rules are included in the AMA Amateur Competition Rulebook. In addition, supplemental rules have been developed for vintage national championship competition.
AMA Amateur Competition Rulebook