Photo by David Stanoszek, courtesy of the American Motorcyclist Association.
The 13-round AMA Vintage Dirt Track National Championship will make its stop for Round 9 at the Ashland County Fairgrounds in Ashland, Ohio, on Saturday, July 11, in conjunction with AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days. The fairgrounds is just a short drive from Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.
“It’s always great to see the crowd from AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days come out to support the racers and see how competitive these vintage machines still are,” said Ken Saillant, AMA track racing manager. “The half-mile track at Ashland has given way to spectacular national-level races ranging from decades ago to today’s racing. As in past years, fans are sure witness thrilling bar-to-bar racing action.”
AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days Grand Marshal and AMA Hall of Famer David Aldana will race in the 60+ Vintage Open class, which he currently leads in season points. Bobby Hill, AMA Hall of Famer and last year’s AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days co-grand marshal, also will be in attendance for the race. Hill was a member of the famed post-WWII era Indian Wrecking Crew.
Competitors at the AMA Vintage Dirt Track National Championship race machines dating from the ’40s to the ’90s. Modern support classes will run throughout the event, as well.
Practice begins at 4 p.m. Heat races start at 6:30 p.m., and the finals take place about 8:30 p.m.
Tickets can be purchased at the track. Box seats are $25. Grandstand tickets are $20. Kids under 5 years old are free with each paying adult. Tickets for kids under 12 are $10.
The fairgrounds is at 2042 Claremont Avenue, Ashland, OH 44805.