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Flat Track Grand Championship Set for July in Du Quoin

For five days in Du Quoin, Ill., the 2021 AMA Flat Track Grand Championship will bring intense competition among the country's most elite amateur riders from July 15-20.

For five days in Du Quoin, Ill., the 2021 AMA Flat Track Grand Championship will bring intense competition among the country’s most elite amateur riders from July 15-20. 

Photo credit: Jen Muecke

Promoted by Steve Nace Racing, this year’s event features 24 competitive classes, and in addition to racing the Mile on day one, racers will compete on the Half-Mile, TT and Short Track over the five-day event. 

The full racing schedule, class structure and updated regulations can be viewed at americanmotorcyclist.com

“The AMA is excited to return to the historic Du Quoin State Fairgrounds and the Magic Mile. We look forward to a great week of intense flat track racing and crowning AMA National Champions,” said AMA Track Racing Manager Ken Saillant. 

The Magic Mile has an illustrious history in flat track racing, with races dating back to the 1920s. The return to the Magic Mile for 2021 is the first in over half a decade. 

“Steve Nace Racing Promotions is excited to partner with the American Motorcyclist Association to bring the 2021 AMA Flat Track Grand Championship back to the Mile,” said Steve Nace. “The last time Amateurs raced on the Mile during the Flat Track Grand Championship was in 2014 and pre-entries indicate a strong turnout at this year’s event.” 

AMA National No. 1 plates will be awarded to the racers in each class who earn the highest point totals. 

Racers will compete for the Nicky Hayden AMA Flat Track Horizon Award, which honors an amateur racer poised for success at the pro level. 

Awards will also be given for AMA Youth Flat Track Racer of the Year and AMA Vet/Senior Flat Track Racer of the Year. 

The Bill Werner Fast Brain Award will also be handed out to racers who are fast and display academic excellence. The award is bestowed upon a racer based upon his or her performance at the event, as well as their performance in school based on official school transcripts supplied at the time of application.

For more information about the event, visit americanmotorcyclist.com/flat-track-racing or stevenaceracing.com

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