Saturday, November 5, 2011

Steve Nace Racing to Promote 2012 AMA Indoor Dirt Track National Championship Series at DuQuoin-First Round November 12

JD Beach lays down a fast lap on his #95 USC Motorsports/Top 1 Oil/Alpinestars/Arai-sponsored Honda CRF450R during the final qualifying session for round 3 of the 2011 AMA Pro Flat Track Harley-Davidson Insurance Grand National Championship Series inside the Southern Illinois Center at DuQuoin, IL. on April 16.  Beach went on to qualify with a time of 11.215 seconds on the indoor short track, .178 seconds behind fast-qualifier Kenny Coolbeth, Jr.

Beach is one of a handful of AMA Pro Flat Track riders who have taken advantage of the off-season schedule of events inside the confines of the DuQuoin State Fairgrounds facility over the last couple of seasons.  With Steve Nace's group heading up the program in Southern Illinois of late, his team has produced some great racing with a tightly-run program.  Sammy Halbert, Chris Carr (who kicked off his 2011 Farewell to Flat Track Tour at DuQuoin back on January 1) and Rob Pearson are a few of the riders who have entered events at DuQuoin to stay in shape during the long winter months. 

Steve Nace and Kelly Bell, who head up the SNR group of folks, are a couple of great people who bleed flat track racing.  Working with the AMA Pro Flat Track folks at the Nationals, both of these folks know how to put on a good show for the paying butts in the seat.  They also promoted round 3 of the 2011 AMA Pro Flat Track Grand National Championship Series at the Southern Illinois Center and did an outstanding job of putting on one fine show.

This is great news that they will be bringing the Indoor Nationals back, with the amateurs-only eligible for the Indoor National Series.  The series will also see some Pro/Expert classes as part of the schedule that may see some of the National-ranked riders participate in, depending on their schedules.  Sammy Halbert had posted on his Sammy Halbert Racing Facebook page that he may attend the January 1, 2012 round to help ring in the New Year!

You can read the official release below and check out the dates...first round kicks off next Saturday, November 12.  If you are in or near the area you owe it to yourself to check out some great action in DuQuoin, and to keep the adrenaline flowing during the off-season!


PICKERINGTON, Ohio — American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) amateur dirt-trackers can keep their skills sharp this winter at the eight-round AMA Indoor Dirt Track National Championship Series. Promoted by Steve Nace Racing Promotions, the series will feature short-track and TT competition from Nov. 12, 2011, through March 31, 2012, at the Du Quoin State Fairgrounds’ Southern Illinois Center in Du Quoin, Ill.

Youth, amateur and vet/senior riders will race for AMA national No. 1 plates.

“We’re pleased to count these events as an AMA National Championship Series,” said AMA Director of Racing Joe Bromley. “The indoor Du Quoin, Ill., facility is an outstanding location, with ample space for spectators and staging, as well as the flexibility for both a short-track and TT configuration. I invite all of our riders to come out and demonstrate why there is no off-season in AMA-sanctioned competition.”

Promoter Steve Nace of Steve Nace Racing Promotions said he is excited to organize this series of national-caliber events.

“AMA-sanctioned competition is the gold standard of amateur racing in this country, and I’m thrilled to bring national recognition to our dedicated competitors,” Nace said. “I’m looking forward to laying the foundation for what will be a long and successful partnership that will help elevate this country’s dirt-track community.”

Gates open at 2 p.m., with practice beginning at 5 p.m. A pit pass is $15, while children 5 years old and younger get in free. Friday night practice is available from 6-9 p.m. for $20. The Nov. 27 event will run an earlier schedule, with gates open at 8 a.m. and practice starting at 9:30 a.m.

For more information about the AMA Indoor Dirt Track National Championship Series, call Steve Nace Racing Productions at (270) 442-7532.

2012 AMA Indoor Dirt Track National Championship Series

All rounds feature short-track and TT, and take place at Southern Illinois Center, Du Quoin, Ill.

Round 1: Nov. 12, 2011

Round 2: Nov. 27, 2011

Round 3: Dec. 10, 2011

Round 4: Jan. 1, 2012

Round 5: Jan. 21, 2012

Round 6: Feb. 11, 2012

Round 7: Feb. 25, 2012

Round 8: March 31, 2012

About the American Motorcyclist Association

Since 1924, the AMA has protected the future of motorcycling and promoted the motorcycle lifestyle. AMA members come from all walks of life, and they navigate many different routes on their journey to the same destination: freedom on two wheels. As the world’s largest motorcycling rights organization, the AMA advocates for motorcyclists’ interests in the halls of local, state and federal government, the committees of international governing organizations, and the court of public opinion. Through member clubs, promoters and partners, the AMA sanctions more motorsports competition and motorcycle recreational events than any other organization in the world. AMA members receive money-saving discounts from dozens of well-known suppliers of motorcycle services, gear and apparel, bike rental, transport, hotel stays and more. Through its support of the Motorcycle Hall of Fame, the AMA preserves the heritage of motorcycling for future generations. For more information, please visit


Here's more from Steve Nace Racing's official website on the upcoming rounds scheduled for the Southern Illinois Center at the DuQuoin State Fairgrounds.

First round kicks off next Saturday, November 12:

Official Steve Nace Racing/AMA Pro Racing event flyer for the first two rounds of the 2012 AMA Dirt Track Indoor National Championship Series rounds on November 12 and November 27 (Thanksgiving weekend):


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