The American Motorcyclist Association’s national championship vintage motocross program during AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days, July 10-12 at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio, will include more opportunities than ever for racers of vintage, post-vintage and non-current motorcycles to relive the sport’s glory days.
The motocross races are part of the Moto Armory AMA Off-Road Vintage Grand Championship, which also includes the hare scrambles and trials competition that takes place during AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days, the country’s grandest celebration of vintage motorcycles and the people who love them.
This year, the event will feature a three-moto format for all classes, an optional Friday open practice, a new non-current class, trackside interviews, medals for moto winners and more. In addition, competitors will be treated to the same vintage-friendly track layout that they’ve come to enjoy.
Riders who arrive on Friday also can participate in an optional Friday open practice for $10 per rider. There will be no charge for the Friday open practice for riders who have competed in an AMA vintage motocross event that’s part of the AMA Vintage Grand Tour. A list of these riders will be kept at registration. (The next motocross events on the AMA Vintage Grand Tour are the Mid-America Vintage and Post-Vintage Championship at Legends Raceway Park in Jonesboro, Ark., and the Midwest Vet Vintage Classic at Sunset Ridge MX in Walnut, Ill., on June 27-28.)
Vintage classes are intended for bikes up to the mid-1970s. Post-vintage classes include bikes from the late-1970s to mid-1980s. Non-current classes feature bikes up to 1990. For details, see the AMA Amateur Competition Rulebook at www.americanmotorcyclist.com > Racing > Rules.
All the vintage racing at AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days is part of the AMA Vintage Grand Championship, which awards AMA National No. 1 plates in motocross, hare scrambles, trials and road racing. In addition, the dirt track races that take place the same weekend at the nearby Ashland County Fairgrounds are a round of the AMA Vintage Dirt Track National Championship Series.
Three special awards also are up for grabs at the event. A-class riders in vintage motocross, hare scrambles and trials will earn points toward both the AMA Off-Road Vintage Grand Champion and AMA Vet/Senior Vintage Grand Champion awards, while road racing and dirt track competitors will compete for the AMA Track Racing Vintage Grand Championship.
For more information: www.amavintagemotorcycledays.com.