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 www.americanmotorcyclist.com 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 www.americanmotorcyclist.com 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.
For more information: www.americanmotorcyclist.com/Racing/NationalChampionships/DirtTrackGrandChampionship.aspx.