CORONA, Calif. – American Speedway racing hosted perhaps its biggest night in history on Saturday as the 44th Annual Monster Energy U.S. National Speedway Championship provided a captivating evening of competition in front of a packed house at Costa Mesa Speedway. At the conclusion of 26 races, it was a familiar name standing in the winner’s circle as Monster Energy athlete Billy Hamill took home his third win at the iconic event.

The atmosphere at Costa Mesa Speedway was electric as thousands of raucous fans cheered on the riders all night long. The iconic green claw of Monster Energy was a focal point throughout the facility, as the company’s title sponsorship of the annual event resulted in the biggest purse ever for the U.S. National Speedway Championship – $11,000.

Once the action was underway, there was an onslaught of heat races to determine who would run for the money in the Main Event. A total of 20 points-paying heats were ran every four minutes, and with only four laps to get the job done, mistakes and errors in judgment could make or break any rider’s hopes. Only three riders would emerge from the heat races, with a fourth and final rider earning a spot in the LCQ.

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.