Tuesday, April 23, 2013

VIR to Host AMA Amateur Roadrace Grand Championships September 21-22

AMA Roadrace Grand Championships head to Virginia International Raceway Sept. 21-22
PICKERINGTON, Ohio -- April 23, 2013 -- Amateur roadracers in the American Motorcyclist Association will compete for national championships on Sept. 21-22 when the 2013 AMA Roadrace Grand Championships go to Virginia International Raceway in Alton, Va.

"The annual AMA Roadrace Grand Championships feature the most-talented up-and-coming young roadracers in the United States," said AMA Track Racing Manager Ken Saillant. "We're looking forward to bringing this event to the top-notch facility at Virginia International Raceway. This is an excellent venue for our amateur racers to compete for AMA national No. 1 plates in several skill-, age- and displacement-based classes."

The AMA has partnered with the American Sportbike Racing Association and Championship Cup Series to help run the AMA Roadrace Grand Championships. The grand championship event will run in conjunction with CCS and U.S. Grand Prix Racer Union classes. As always, the 2013 AMA Roadrace Grand Championships will welcome racers from all clubs and organizations, and is open to all licensed roadracing AMA members. 
"As an organization involved in the sport of motorcycle roadracing, there is no greater honor than to be part of the AMA Roadrace Grand Championships," said CCS President Kevin Elliott. "Bringing the AMA Roadrace Grand Championships to VIR during the CCS End-of-Summer Cyclefest is a real boost for the event and the championships. Not only will the weekend be packed with top-caliber sportsmen racing, but the AMA-sanctioned USGPRU finals will complement the action. This will be an awesome weekend for racers and fans alike as we get to see competitors from all over the country battle for national titles."

Riders will get ample track time and an opportunity to race against the country's fastest amateur racers. The best compete for the AMA Roadracing Horizon Award, which is awarded to the rider showing the most promise for success in the professional ranks. Past winners of the AMA Roadracing Horizon Award have included Jason DiSalvo, Hayden Gillim, Jake Lewis, Ben Spies, Miles Thornton and Blake Young.

Other awards at the event include the AMA Roadracing Youth Award, the AMA Roadracing Top Novice Award and the AMA Racing Vet/Senior Award, presented to a standout rider who's 30 years old or older.

For more information about this event and to sign up to race, see www.ccsracing.us.
About the American Motorcyclist Association

Founded in 1924, the AMA is a not-for-profit member-based association whose mission is to promote the motorcycle lifestyle and protect the future of motorcycling. As the world's largest motorcycling rights and event sanctioning organization, the AMA advocates for riders' interests at all levels of government and sanctions thousands of competition and recreational events every year. The AMA also provides money-saving discounts on products and services for its members. Through the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame in Pickerington, Ohio, the AMA honors the heroes and heritage of motorcycling.
For more information, visit www.americanmotorcyclist.com.
Media contact: James Holter
Phone: (614) 856-1900, ext. 1280

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