Friday, February 12, 2016

AMA Dirt Track Grand Championships Scheduled for July 1-6 in Du Quoin, IL

AMA Dirt Track Grand Championship to take place July 1-6 in Du Quoin, IL.

PICKERINGTON, Ohio -- February 10, 2016 -- The 2016 AMA Dirt Track Grand Championship is scheduled for July 1-6 at the Du Quoin State Fairgrounds in Du Quoin, Ill.

"The AMA Dirt Track Grand Championship is returning to the picturesque Du Quoin State Fairgrounds - the perfect location for a weeklong dirt-track family vacation," said AMA Track Racing Manager Ken Saillant. "Where else can racers find six back-to-back days of racing at one location? Our schedule is packed with opportunities for racers to show their skills and attempt to clinch AMA National No. 1 plates."

The event schedule includes:
  • Friday, July 1: Amateur Mile
  • Saturday, July 2: Youth TT
  • Sunday, July 3: Amateur and Youth Half Mile
  • Monday, July 4: Youth Half Mile 
  • Tuesday, July 5: Amateur TT
  • Wednesday, July 6: Amateur and Youth Indoor Short Track
Online pre-entry opens at on March 1 and closes June 26. Pre-entry is $70 per class/per event. Onsite registration is $80 per class/per event.

AMA National No. 1 plates are awarded to the racers in each class who have the highest point totals across all four disciplines of dirt track racing. Additionally, racers compete for the AMA Dirt Track Horizon Award, which honors an amateur racer poised for success at the pro level. 

Awards are also given for Youth Dirt Track Racer of the Year and Vet/Senior Dirt Track Racer of the Year. The Fast Brain Award is bestowed upon a racer based upon his or her performance at the event, as well as official school transcripts supplied at the time of application. Applications will be available at at a later date.

Competitors at the AMA Dirt Track Grand Championship ride both traditional dirt track motorcycles and DTX motorcycles, which begin as stock motocross bikes that are fitted with dirt track tires, suspension and other modifications. 

Daily pit passes are $15 for racers of all ages. Spectator pit passes for those 13 and older are $15. Spectating youth ages 12 and younger are $10. Ages 3 and younger are free.

Full-week pit pass packages can be purchased June 30 through July 1. They are $50 for all racers and spectators ages 13 and older. Spectating youth ages 4 to 12 are $25 each.

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.
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Media contact: James Holter
Phone: (614) 856-1900, ext. 1280

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