Springfield, Ill., to host AMA Dirt Track Grand Championships May 28-31
January 30, 2013
PICKERINGTON, Ohio -- The 2013
AMA Dirt Track Grand Championships will take place at the Illinois State
Fairgrounds in Springfield, Ill., May 28-31, bringing the fastest amateur
dirt-track racers on the planet to one of the sport's most historic venues.
"For 39 years, the AMA Dirt Track Grand Championships have crowned the
country's top amateur dirt trackers, making this one of the oldest and most
prestigious amateur motorsports racing events in America," said AMA Track
Racing Manager Ken Saillant. "The world-famous Springfield Mile has been
the location of many storied dirt-track races, and we're excited to add to that
legacy with what promises to be an incredible week of racing showcasing the
fastest amateur racers in the country."
Longtime dirt-track promoter Steve Nace of Steve Nace Racing will promote the
"The AMA Dirt Track Grand Championships represent the top rung of amateur
dirt-track racing," Nace said. "We are excited to once again work on
this premier event, and we're looking forward to delivering a well-run program
that exceeds the expectations of both racers and fans."
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.
Tuesday, May 28 will feature amateur and vintage competition on the Springfield
Mile. On Wednesday, May 29, youth and amateur classes will compete on the TT
course. On Thursday, May 30, youth and amateur class will race on the short
track. Then, on Friday, May 31, the event will close out with youth and amateur
racing on the half mile. June 1 will serve as a rain date if needed.
Online entry will be available soon at www.stevenaceracing.com.
In addition to championships in the individual disciplines, AMA Grand
Championships are awarded to the riders in each class who have the highest
point totals across all four types of dirt-track racing. The fastest riders in
premier classes also compete for the AMA Dirt Track Horizon Award, which honors
the amateur racer poised for success on the pro level.
Competitors at the AMA Dirt Track Grand Championships field both traditional
dirt-trackers and the latest DTX motorcycles, which begin as stock motocross
bikes that are then fitted with dirt-track tires, suspension and other
For more information about dirt-track competition, see the Racing section of