AMA-logo-230PICKERINGTON, Ohio — The country’s fastest amateur dirt-track racers, who one day will dominate the professional ranks, will go head to head this June 23-26 at the 2014 AMA Dirt Track Grand Championship in Springfield, Ill.

“Since 1975, the AMA Dirt Track Grand Championship has recognized the best amateur dirt-track racers in the country with national titles,” said AMA Track Racing Manager Ken Saillant. “This event is one of the oldest and most prestigious amateur motorsports championships in America, and we’re thrilled to once again return to Springfield, Ill., home to some of the sport’s most historic moments.”

AMA-logo-230PICKERINGTON, Ohio — The thrilling handlebar-to-handlebar racing action of the AMA Vintage Dirt Track National Championship Series wraps up its 2013 season with a two-round doubleheader on Sept. 21-22 at the Oakland Valley Race Park in Cuddebackville, N.Y.

The popular series features period-correct vintage dirt-track motorcycles from a wide range of eras, dating to the earliest years of the sport to modern times.

“The AMA’s history in dirt-track racing dates to original factory Class-A competition in the 1920s,” said AMA Track Racing Manager Ken Saillant. “This sport’s roots run deep for motorcycling in general and the AMA specifically. It’s our honor to pay tribute to the great motorcycles and motorcycle racers of the past.”

PICKERINGTON, Ohio — The American Motorcyclist Association is elevating one of its most-successful and popular off-road amateur racing events to national championship status. Starting in 2013, the AMA Kenda Big Sky Amateur National Off-Road Championship, presented by KLIM, will crown amateur national off-road racing champions in a wide range of classes on Aug. 24-25 at Montana’s Big Sky Resort.

“In much the same way the AMA Dirt Track Grand Championships and the AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship at Loretta Lynn’s Ranch award national titles in those disciplines, the AMA Kenda Big Sky Amateur National Off-Road Championship, presented by KLIM, will recognize the best amateur off-road riders in the country,” said AMA Off-Road Racing Manager Chuck Weir. “Riders will come from a range of backgrounds — enduro, hare scrambles, EnduroCross, cross country and desert racing — to battle for bragging rights on the national stage.”

The first-place finishers in every class will receive an AMA national No. 1 plate, and the top-three riders in each class will be invited to the annual AMA Championship Banquet. Classes will be run across a range of skill-, age- and motorcycle-based categories.

PICKERINGTON, Ohio — A thrilling 2012 season of classic battles in vintage dirt-track racing will conclude Sunday, Sept. 23, at the AMA Vintage Dirt Track National Championship Series finale in Cuddebackville, N.Y., with a short-track event promoted by Tri-State M/C.

“The country’s top vintage dirt-track racers are headed to southeastern New York for what will certainly be one of the most exciting rounds of the 2012 series,” said AMA Director of Racing Joe Bromley. “With AMA National No. 1 plates up for grabs, riders won’t hold anything back as they push their vintage machinery to the limit for national championships.”

Alex Snoop, Tri-State M/C vice president, said the club typically runs hare scrambles races, but club members are looking forward to their first dirt-track event.

KTM support rider Daniel Bromley was awarded the most prestigious award of the 36th annual AMA Racing Dirt Track Grand National Championship (DTGC) Series when he was presented the 2011 AMA Racing Dirt Track Horizon Award last weekend in DuQuoin, Illinois.

Each year the Horizon award is presented to the rider who exhibits professional qualities on and off the track that make them the most likely to have a career in professional racing. Bromley was the clear candidate for the award after winning the National Championship in both the 250 DTX and 250cc Modified 2-stroke classes. In addition to the dual-championships, Bromley was also a regular in the 251-500cc DTX and 450cc Modified classes. His ability to compete at a high level in multiple displacement classes and his academic results and professional appearance off the track led to his selection as this year’s 2011 AMA Racing Dirt Track Horizon Award winner.

The award was presented to him after the final round of the series by AMA Dirt Track Racing Director Ken Saillant. Bromley will now join a long list of Horizon award winners that have gone on to have success careers in Dirt Track Racing.

“This is the best thing that has ever happened to me. I can’t explain how much this means to me. I have worked very hard to get where I am at and this award has made all the extra effort worth it,” remarked Bromley.