Bryan Smith, Larry Pegram and Malcolm Smith: See your heroes at this Julyâ€™s Grand Championships!
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ON THE COVER: Bryan Smith, Larry Pegram and Malcolm Smith will serve as Grand Marshals for AMA Racing events in July. Photos: B. Smith, Dave Hoenig; Pegram: Brian J. Nelson; M. Smith, Holly Carlyle.
It’s The Season
Want To Race? Then July Is Your Month By Joe Bromley The AMA has sanctioned more motorsports events than any other sanctioning body in history. Our calendar includes thousands of local closed-course, off-road and trackracing events every year. Many of the same competitors who race in these local events also chase points in AMA Racing National Championship Series and attend our Grand Championships. National Championship Series include multiple events in locations all over the country, with each event typically supported by a different club or promoter. Grand Championships are a little different. They are stand-alone events that often last two or more days and crown AMA National Champions in disciplines that don’t have National Championship Series. Some offer classes for both motorcycles and allterrain vehicles. Examples of our Grand Championships include the AMA Amateur National Motocross Championships, the AMA Racing Dirt Track Grand Championships, the AMA Racing Vintage Grand Championships, the AMA Racing Hillclimb Grand Championships, and the AMA Racing Road Race Grand Championships. July and August will be very busy months for AMA Racing. We get started July 9-11 with the Vintage Grand Championships that run as part of AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio. Vintage racing is affordable, fun, unique, laid back and flat-out cool! It’s a great way to get started in racing—at any age. Some vintage racers grew up racing at AMA-sanctioned events, and others are just starting out. All are diehard enthusiasts who just want to come out and have a good time racing motorcycles. The Road Race Grand Championships will take place July 12-14, just after the Vintage Grand Championships and at the same location, making for one heck of a motorcycling week. Top amateur roadracers will compete for the AMA Road Race Horizon Award, as well as Youth Rider of the Year. Our roadracers will ride in about 30 different classes, packing all three days full of action on the track. Next up is the country’s premier amateur dirt-track event—the Dirt Track Grand Championships in Du Quoin, Ill., July 17-23. This a full week of TT, short-track, half-mile and mile racing. The event attracts the fastest amateur racers, from young hotshots poised to break into the pro ranks, to vet riders just out for bragging rights and fun. Whether you want to see tomorrow’s stars in action, or ride with them on the track, Du Quoin is the place to be. That may sound like a lot of racing in July, but the calendar doesn’t slow down in August. The month kicks off with the biggest AMA
amateur national championship event of them all, the AMA Amateur National Motocross Championships held at Loretta Lynns’ Ranch in Hurricane Mills, Tenn. It runs from Aug. 2-7 and features the top young stars in motocross, all of whom made it through a two-tiered qualifying process to reach the prestigious national event. Then, on Aug. 7-8, we have the AMA Racing Hillclimb Grand Championships, which will be hosted this year by the long-time AMAsanctioned club, the Dayton Motorcycle Club. All AMA racers should come out and participate in these events, and while I don’t play favorites, one worth plugging again—just because it’s so easy to get started at—is the AMA Racing Vintage Grand Championships. Not only do you get to battle for national recognition in your class, but you do so against the backdrop of the granddaddy of vintage motorcycle events: AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days. There are classes for all skill levels with no need to invest thousands of dollars in a high-performance race machine. Chances are the old bike in your shed will do. And on hand will be none other than legendary off-road racer Malcolm Smith, who is AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days’ grand marshal this year. In fact, we have racing stars supporting all our events in July. Dirttrack pro Bryan Smith is coming to the AMA Racing Dirt Track Grand Championships, and Superbike championship contender Larry Pegram will be at the AMA Racing Road Race Grand Championships. So, come on out, get first-hand advice from top riders and do some racing. I know how I’m spending my summer! Joe Bromley is the AMA director of racing.
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Off-Road’s Young Guns Changing The Face Of Off-Road There’s a new order at the top of the points chase in the Can-Am Grand National Cross Country (GNCC) Series this year. Three riders under 25 have laid claim to the series leader board in bold fashion, and they are the only competitors with a series race win all year. FMF/Makita Suzuki’s Josh Strang, 22, has a solid hold on first, with four wins and 196 points. Second is Obermeyer/Am Pro/FMF Yamaha rider Charlie Mullins, 24, with three wins and 176 points. Third is FMF KTM’s Cory Buttrick, 19, with one win on the year and 154 points. Defending GNCC champ Paul Whibley, 32, is the only veteran within 25 points of the trio. The AM Pro/FMF Yamaha rider is 3 points behind Buttrick in fourth. Buttrick logged the most recent win, taking the overall victory in incredibly difficult conditions at
the John Penton GNCC in Millfield, Ohio. “I’m so happy,” Buttrick said after the race. “This is the best feeling in the world, but it sure was nerve-wracking. I passed Strang on the last lap and as soon as I did I put the hammer down, but then I started worrying I would burn up all my energy. I was worried about a thousand things. I was wondering if I was even going to make it back around, but then I pulled it all together.” Although the year kicked off with Strang dominating—he won the first four GNCCs and amassed a nearly 50-point lead over second place with less than half the season in the books—the hottest rider since has been Mullins. Mullins lit the off-road world on fire in May. On May 16, he won his third straight event in the AMA Racing Rekluse National Enduro Championship Series, presented by Moose
The King Lives…
Racing, in Park Hills, Mo. Then, on May 23, he took his third overall win at the Moose Racing Mountain Ridge Grand National Cross Country in Somerset, Pa. In addition to his success in the GNCCs, Mullins leads the points race in the Rekluse/AMA National Enduro Championship Series ahead of Husaberg factory pilot and veteran racer Mike Lafferty. Mullins credits his recent run of success to “the elimination of silly mistakes.” “I’ve been getting a little smarter in my racing,” Mullins says. “I’m winning, and it’s great, but there will be a time when I won’t win, so I’m just going to keep working hard and take it a race at a time.” Mullins says he’s learned patience. “I actually didn’t want to lead right away,” reveals Mullins. “I was happy to follow someone and see the lines.” To keep race-by-race tabs on off-road’s young guns, or for information on competing in these series, which offer classes for all skill levels, see GNCCRacing.com and NationalEnduro.com.
Dunlop has released another edition of its popular Legends posters, this one featuring the winningest Put An Image Of Him On Your Wall AMA Supercross rider of all time, AMA Motorcycle Hall of Famer Jeremy McGrath. McGrath’s overall win record stands big enough to fill a stadium: 72 race wins, two 125-class titles, seven Supercross championships and an outdoor Motocross title. For 2010, Dunlop has commissioned the creation of a Jeremy McGrath Legends poster to benefit the Clayton Memorial Fund and the Road 2 Recovery Foundation. These efforts, which to date have raised more than $50,000, lend financial assistance to injured motorcycle racers—a most worthy means of supporting our sport. This 19x26-inch poster is available for purchase by calling (800) 831-2220 or (480) 276-1131.
Photos Buttrick, Strang, Mullins: Shan Moore; Norman: Mark Kariya
Left to right: Cory Buttrick, Josh Strang and Charlie Mullins.
Arenacross Grand Championships 23 Champions Crowned In Sam Boyd Stadium
The 2010 AMA Arenacross Series came to a close with the AMA Arenacross Grand Championships on Saturday, May 8. Held at Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas, Nev., following the Monster Energy AMA Supercross finale, the event featured the nation’s top amateur Arenacross racers. Austin Coon, of Spencer, W.Va., and Beau
Judge, of Carmichael, Calif., each won a pair of national titles. Coon took the AX Lites Intermediate and AX Intermediate titles and Judge the Over 30 and Over 25 titles. Other AMA National Champions from the event are: 65cc (7-11), Timmy Crosby, Confluence, Pa., KTM; 85cc (9-15), Peyton Malugani, Weatherford, Texas, Kawasaki; 65cc (7-9), Austin Black, Portland, Ore., KTM; AX Lites Novice, Tanner Sisson, Lemoore, Calif., Honda; Over 35, Michael Faulk, Connersville, Ind., Kawasaki; 50cc (4-6), Corey Passieu, McDonald, Pa., Cobra; 85cc Super Mini, Chase Marquier, New Castle, Okla., Suzuki; 85cc (7-11), Mitchell Harrison, Brighton, Mich., Kawasaki; AX Novice, Jake Mohnike,
Templeton, Calif., Yamaha; Pit Bike AM, Tyson Clark, Carlisle, Pa., Kawasaki; Women, Lauren Volentir, Thornton, Colo., Kawasaki; 50cc (7-8), Bobby Semelsberger, Windber, Pa., Cobra; 85cc (12-15), Logan Karnow, Vermillion, Ohio, KTM; Collegeboy (16-24), Bretton Engle, Tahoka, Texas, Yamaha; Girls (9-13), Allyson Miller, Spring Creek, Nev., Suzuki; Schoolboy, Zachary Jaynes, Princeton, Texas, Yamaha; 65cc (10-11), Javier Loera, San Jose, Calif., Honda; Over 40, Jack Lambert, Kansas City, Mo., Yamaha; Expert, Bracken Hall, Rock Springs, Wyo., Honda. Log on to Arenacross.com for full results, a schedule of next season’s qualifiers and more information about competing.
Kendall Norman Running Away In Hare & Hound Series Enters Summer Break With Honda Rider Out Front
2011 Sound Rules
Aligns Amateur Programs With Pro Rules AMA Racers should start preparing now for new competition sound rules that will become effective on Feb. 15, 2011. Starting next season, motorcycles and allterrain vehicles will need to meet sound limits of 96 decibels for two-strokes and 94 decibels for four-strokes. These are pre-race figures. Testing will be done at a specific RPM figure for each size bike. The current sound limit for closedcourse amateur competition is 99 decibels. “The new rules match what is currently being enforced in AMA Pro Motocross, Supercross and in FIM-sanctioned world-level competition,” says AMA Director of Racing Joe Bromley. Bromley adds that AMA Racing is developing a rollout plan that includes awareness testing at specific events prior to the enforcement date.
Kendall Norman continued his dominance in the AMA/Kenda National Hare & Hound Championship Series in the seventh round on May 17 in Jericho, Utah, leading wire-to-wire to take his fourth win of the year. The JCR Honda rider took the lead and never looked back, completing the 115-mile course in just over three hours. Running equally strong, FMF/KTM’s David Kamo had a good race despite suffering a pit-stop malfunction with his gas tank. Virtually matching Norman shift-for-shift, Kamo took second place just seconds behind the leader. Kawasaki of Simi Valley’s Jacob Argubright
made his first appearance of the year on the podium. Passing local favorite T.J. Hannifin early on, Argubright held on to round out the podium, matching his 2009 career-best National overall finish. The National Hare & Hound Championship enters its summer break with Norman in the lead for the series championships with 179 points. Kamo is second with 158, while Kawasaki’s Destry Abbott, now out with injury, is third, 42 points back. Two Lucerne Valley, Calif., events remain on the calendar for the fall: Oct. 10 and Oct. 24. More information is at NationalHareAndHound.com.
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AMA Legends & Champions Weekend
The Vintage Perspective It’s Academic By Cody Hanson
As I approached my high school graduation, I was given the opportunity to complete a senior project. Luckily, there were no limits on what we could do. About six months before my project started, my dad and I took possession of one complete, nearly operational 1974 CZ 250 and most of the components of a ’73, along with a bunch of miscellaneous parts. After seeing my dad race the ’74 at a few of the AMA District 36 (Northern California, Northwestern Nevada) cross country races in the vintage class (we ride modern bikes in that series as well), I knew what my senior project had to be. With my dad as my mentor, I began the project with a paper on the history of motocross and its most influential riders. Then the real fun began. Starting with a dead motor, carb, stock frame, airbox, forks, wheels, bars, seat and stock aluminum CZ tank, I got to work. I started by sourcing the rest of the parts from a guy in Los Angeles. We were able to get the ignition parts we needed, exhaust, new
rear shocks, plastics, rubber parts, odds and ends, and everything to rebuild the motor. (You mean we have to split the cases, Dad?!) Just as my dad had said, the project followed a trend of one step forward, two steps back. Between rust removal, bearing greasing and replacing, engine rebuilding, and painting, my after-school leisure time all but disappeared. Finally, as senior presentations and graduation loomed, I got it done. I had a lot of much-needed help from my dad, and I can’t thank him enough. He was also generous enough to finance the project for me. I got full marks on my project and the presentation I gave to community members. Seeing people who knew nothing about motorcycles being genuinely interested and excited about my project was well worth the effort. It’s a beautiful bike now and almost completely stock. Unfortunately, being in college I barely have room in my tiny garage for my regular bike, and I haven’t had much time to get home and ride the CZ. The project taught me a lot as a high school kid, about mechanics, history, responsibility, dedication and showmanship. I strongly encourage other young people to get involved in projects and cultures they wouldn’t normally be associated with. There is a whole world of cool stuff out there, and getting a different perspective on things (like the vintage perspective) can really open your eyes to the world’s possibilities and give you much-needed respect for the history and heritage of our sport. Cody Hanson is an AMA member currently attending California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo, Calif.
You’ve raced it. Now, you’ve earned it: The opportunity to stand on stage with other AMA National Champions and collect your AMA Racing No. 1 plate. On Nov. 19-21 at the Red Rock Resort in Las Vegas, AMA Racing National Champions, their families, friends and fans are invited to attend the AMA Legends & Champions Weekend, which will feature the 2010 AMA Racing Championship Banquet on Sunday, Nov. 21. The weekend will kick off with the 2010 induction ceremony for the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame on Friday, Nov. 19. On Saturday, the AMA Concours d’Elegance will feature some of the country’s most impressive original and restored classic motorcycles before Sunday’s AMA Racing banquet caps the weekend. “Regardless of what, where or how you race, this is your weekend—where the best in the country descend on one location to celebrate their AMA National No. 1 plates,” says AMA Director of Racing Joe Bromley. “As a bonus, at Friday night’s induction ceremony, today’s champions have an opportunity to see first-hand what a career of dedication and hard work can bring: recognition in the revered AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame.” Although AMA Racing champions come from numerous disciplines, some of them will earn their titles that very weekend, at the final round of the 2010 Geico Powersports AMA Endurocross National Championship Series on Nov. 20. This creates another opportunity: the option to experience both events at a discounted rate. Ticket prices for the AMA Legends & Champions weekend are $69 for the AMA Racing Championship Banquet and $89 for the Hall of Fame induction ceremony. The following packages also are available: $120 for the Hall of Fame induction ceremony and the Endurocross; $100 for the AMA Racing Championship Banquet and the Endurocross; $160 for all three events. Spectator admission to the AMA Concours d’Elegance on Saturday is free. All ticket packages will be available for purchase at AmericanMotorcyclist.com soon. Reservations at the Red Rock Resort are available now at a special group rate at AmericanMotorcyclist.com/Accommodations. The Red Rock Resort is a world-class spa, hotel and casino on the west side of Las Vegas, featuring a range of entertainment, dining and family-friendly attractions. More information is available online at RedRockLasVegas.com.
Photos Creamer: Mike Roth; Penton: Grogan Studios
AMA Champions, Hall Of Famers Will Be Honored at Las Vegas Red Rock Resort
Kids Ride Free At Lodi Cycle Bowl
Building The Sport One Rider At A Time Today’s motorcyclists were yesterday’s kid riders. While that’s not a universal truth, it’s close to it—particularly when it comes to racing. The folks at AMA-chartered club Lodi Cycle Bowl understand that, and they’ve taken a major step toward improving the future of dirt-track racing in their region. For 2010, the Lodi Motorcycle Club has created a program to provide 12 free race entries for riders in the PeeWee Jr., PeeWee Sr., Mini Am, 60/65 and 80/85 classes. The free entries, tracked with a card that the kids get punched at each event, could potentially save a racing family hundreds of dollars in fees a year. Jeff Taylor, long-time club member and track builder at the Lodi Cycle Bowl, says the idea is simple: grow the sport. “We’re excited to do this and get some new young riders interested in
Creamer Pulls Away In ATV Motocross Three Wins Out Of Five
Rockstar Makita Suzuki’s Josh Creamer is starting to pull away from the competition in the ITP/Moose Racing AMA ATV MX Championship, logging another win with a 1-1 moto score at Steel City in Delmont, Pa. Creamer had his work cut out for him throughout the weekend, though, battling to the front in both motos with Dustin Wimmer, who’s second in the points chase. “This was a hard fought weekend,” Creamer says. “I didn’t get the starts, but we pulled through and got the win.” At the start of moto one, Josh Upperman
racing,” Taylor says. “We noticed our mini-bike classes were dwindling and that’s the future of racing. So, we decided that every rider in these classes races for free.” The club’s commitment goes beyond just the race fees. They’ve also worked with local bike shops to promote the free entries on the dealer floor. Eligible bikes at these dealerships now feature handlebar tags that advertise the benefit. One dealership, Stockton Honda Yamaha, will even pay for the AMA membership or AMA District 36 membership that a first-time racer will need to compete. In addition, AMA District 36 is behind the effort with an additional break on district membership fees, and the San Francisco Motorcycle Club has donated $1,000 to further offset the fee costs incurred by first-time racers. Taylor says the program is working. “We are definitely noticing a benefit of it,” he says. “Hopefully, this is something that we can keep going and get more youngsters involved in the sport. It helps us all in the long run.” Learn more at LodiCycleBowl.com.
earned yet another $250 Motorcycle USA Holeshot award aboard his Baldwin Motorsports PEP Honda. Upperman, Yamaha/Mushin/Golden West’s Thomas Brown and Can Am/Motorworks John Natalie immediately hooked up in a threeway battle for the lead. Creamer made the pass on Wimmer and then both riders began to pass toward the front. Shortly after halfway, Creamer had taken the lead, followed by Brown, Natalie, and Wimmer. It was not until the last lap, in the last straight before the finish line, that Wimmer was able to steal the 3rd spot from Natalie. “We are definitely keeping it exciting between me and my teammate Josh Creamer,” Wimmer says. “I’m going to fight to be sure he doesn’t get too many points ahead of me. That makes for exciting racing.”
AMA Hires Jack Penton Hall Of Fame ISDE Racer Serves As Director Of Operations
Jack Penton, AMA Life Member and an inductee into the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame, has joined the staff of your Association. Penton is now working full time to protect and promote motorcycling as the AMA director of operations. In this role, Penton reports directly to AMA President and CEO Rob Dingman, and assists him in managing the day-to-day functions of the Association. Penton also has direct responsibility for the Hall of Fame. “The threats to motorcycling are greater today than ever before,” Penton says. “Now is the time to secure the rights of motorcyclists in America, but to do so the AMA membership needs to grow many times over. “The AMA has its priorities in order and has made the commitments needed to expand the organization,” he adds. “Motorcycle enthusiasts everywhere need to join us so that we can respond with strength to the forces that want to take away our rights as motorcyclists.” Penton has more than 40 years of experience in the motorcycle industry. Early in his career he worked for Penton Imports developing Penton motorcycles, a brand founded by his father, AMA Hall of Famer John Penton. Later, he worked for Kawasaki Motors, Malcolm Smith Racing and KTM America. Most recently, Penton was employed by Tucker Rocky Distributing, a world leader in the distribution of motorcycle merchandise. You can contact Penton at email@example.com.
AMA Vintage Grand Championships
History Comes Alive National Championship Vintage Racing In The Heartland
Vintage racers are some of the most dedicated, enthusiastic motorcyclists in the world, and the AMA is proud to give these competitors the national recognition they deserve with the AMA Racing Vintage Grand Championships this July 9-11 at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio. Here are the highlights: • The AMA Racing Vintage Grand Championships crown vintage class national champions in motocross, hare scrambles, trials and road racing. The event also includes a round of the AMA Racing Vintage Dirt Track National Championship Series—a national series that determines AMA champions in vintage dirt track. • A-class riders in motocross, hare scrambles, trials and road racing will compete for AMA Racing National No. 1 plates. Dirt-track racers will earn points toward national series awards. • Designated A classes in each discipline earn points toward the event’s two highest honors: AMA Track Racing Vintage Grand Champion and AMA Off-Road Racing Vintage Grand Champion. • All class champions will be invited to the end-of-year AMA Racing banquet at the Red Rock Resort in Las Vegas on Sunday, Nov. 21, which honors all AMA Racing National Champions. • Kids are welcome! Riders 12 and older can compete in motocross, off-road and dirt-track events at the AMA Racing Vintage Grand Championships. However, riders must be 14 or older to compete on a motorcycle with a displacement more than 250cc. (Youth riders are not permitted in the dirt-track Brakeless class.) Roadracers must be over 18.
AMA Vintage Grand Championships Schedule Thursday, July 8 12:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Road Race Registration (Gate 3) 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Road Race Technical Inspection 3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Trials, Hare Scrambles, Motocross Registration (Ross Road off Steam Corners Road) Friday, July 9 7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Road Race Registration (Gate 3) 7:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Hare Scrambles Registration (Ross Road off Steam Corners Road) 7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Motocross Registration (Ross Road off Steam Corners Road) 7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Road Race Technical Inspection 9:00 a.m. Mandatory Road Race Riders Meeting (Goodyear Tower)/Practice Begins 9:30 a.m. Vintage Hare Scrambles Races Begin 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Dirt Track Registration (Ashland County Fairgrounds)
12:00 p.m. Post Vintage Hare Scrambles Races Begin
8:00 a.m. Road Racing Practice Begins
12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Road Race Worker Lunch Break
8:30 a.m. Vintage/E1 MX Practice Begins
2:00 p.m. Road Racing Practice Resumes
9:30 a.m. Vintage/E1 MX Racing Begins
2:30 p.m. Dirt Track Riders Meeting (Ashland County Fairgrounds)
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Road Race Worker Lunch Break
2:30 p.m. Modern Vintage Hare Scrambles Races Begin
12:00 p.m. - 12:30 p.m. Motocross Worker Lunch Break
3:00 p.m. Dirt Track Practice Begins (Ashland County Fairgrounds)
12:10 p.m. Mandatory Road Race Riders Meeting (Goodyear Tower)
5:00 p.m. Hare Scrambles Awards Presentation
1:00 p.m. Road Racing Begins
Trials Registration 7:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Road Race Technical Inspection 7:30 a.m. CMA Services (MX Area) 8:00 a.m. Road Racing Practice Begins 8:30 a.m. E2/E3/E1,2,3 (Age) MX Practice Begins 9:30 a.m. Trials Begins 9:30 a.m. E2/E3/E1,2,3 (Age) MX Racing Begins 10:00 a.m. Road Racing Begins
5:00 p.m. Motocross Concludes
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Road Race Track Worker Lunch Break
8:00 p.m. Dirt Track Finals Begin (Ashland County Fairgrounds)
5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. E2/E3/E1,2,3 (Age) MX Registration (Ross Road off Steam Corners Road)
12:00 p.m. - 12:30 p.m. Motocross Worker Lunch Break
Saturday, July 10
6:00 p.m. Road Racing Concludes
7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Road Race Registration (Gate 3)
Sunday, July 11
5:30 p.m. Dirt Track Heat Races Begin (Ashland County Fairgrounds)
7:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Vintage/E1 MX Registration (Ross Road off Steam Corners Road) 7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Road Race Technical Inspection
12:10 p.m. Mandatory Road Race Rider Meeting (base of Goodyear Tower)
7:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Road Race Registration (Gate 3)
1:00 p.m. Road Racing Resumes
7:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. E2/E3/E1,2,3 (Age) MX Registration (Ross Road off Steam Corners Road)
5:00 p.m. Motocross Concludes with Awards Presentation
7:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
4:30 p.m. Trials Awards Presentation
6:00 p.m. Road Race Concludes with Awards Presentation
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July 9-11 • Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course • Lexington, Ohio
Vintage Grand Champions
Two Awards Honor All-Around Speed, Skill The AMA Grand National Championship has a storied history in motorcycle competition. Awarded since 1954, some of the greatest racers in history have won this award—AMA Motorcycle Hall of Famers Kenny Roberts, Gary Nixon and Jay Springsteen have claimed the honor. A quality all these riders shared was versatility. They had to go fast on mile, half-mile, short-track and TT courses, as well as roadrace courses through 1985. As a tribute to the prestigious and historic Grand National Championship, the AMA Racing Vintage Grand Championships include two awards for the best riders in off-road and track-racing disciplines: the AMA Vintage OffRoad Grand Champion and the AMA Vintage Track Racing Grand Champion. The AMA Vintage Off-Road Grand Champion is the rider with the highest cumulative A-class point total in vintage motocross, hare scrambles and trials competition at
2010 Grand Marshal: Malcolm Smith Legendary Racer Will Meet And Greet At Vintage Grand Championships One afternoon in the mid-1960s, a man walked into a Southern California motorcycle shop looking for someone to race an unproven motorcycle with a foreign-sounding name. Lucky for that man, he walked into the right shop and found the right racer. AMA Motorcycle Hall of Famer Malcolm Smith took Edison Dye’s offer, and their partnership would help establish the Husqvarna motorcycle brand as a force to be reckoned with in American off-road. This year, with Husqvarna being honored as Marque of the Year at the at AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days, you can meet Malcolm and others who helped elevate the brand to prominence in America. The off-road superstar will sign autographs, sit in on seminars and meet fans all weekend during the event. “Even today, decades after Malcolm Smith’s racing prime, his fan base rivals some of the top
names in the sport,” says AMA President and CEO Rob Dingman. “To anyone who has met him, the reason for that is clear: Malcolm Smith is synonymous with everything positive about motorcycling—fun, sportsmanship, and excitement. He will serve as an exceptional grand marshal at this year’s AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days as we celebrate the brand on which he became famous: Husqvarna.” Smith says he’s looking forward to meeting fans and enjoying the activities himself at AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days. “I was last at AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days three years ago and had a wonderful time,” Smith says. “I particularly liked walking around the large field where they sell all the old bike parts, buying a truckload and then figuring out how to get it all back to California. I like to ride new bikes, but I really enjoy
2009 Vintage Grand Champions Paul Germain and Cory Buttrick
the event. The AMA Vintage Track Racing Grand Champion is the rider with the highest cumulative point total in designated roadracing and dirt-track classes at the event. Last year, the AMA Vintage OffRoad Grand Championship was won by then-18-year-old KTM factory racer Cory Buttrick, while former Canadian Dirt Track Champion Paul Germain was the 2009 AMA Vintage Track Racing Grand Champion.
working on old motorcycles. I work on them every day.” Smith remembers the day he was introduced to Husqvarna like it was yesterday. “When Edison Dye brought me the bike, we laid out a track and some trail that went up into the hills,” Smith says. “When I came back from that ride, I said, ‘Mr. Dye, you have yourself a rider.’ The bike was so far ahead of anything else available at the time, and so reliable.” As a racer, Smith gained fame for his accomplishments in the Baja 1000 and for his gold-medalwinning rides in the International Six Days Enduro competitions, but his notoriety reached well beyond the motorcycling community as the star of the influential 1970s motorcycle movie, “On Any Sunday.” The scenes of Smith play-riding with his buddies, which included popular actor Steve McQueen, showed people across the country just how fun motorcycling could be. The movie helped launch an explosion in the popularity of off-road motorcycling in America.
AMA Racing Dirt Track Grand Championships
Titles On The Line!
Fastest Amateur Dirt Trackers On the Planet Come To Du Quoin By Ken Saillant AMA Racing is proud to present the 35th annual AMA Racing Dirt Track Grand Championships! For the fifth consecutive year, the event returns to the nationally recognized Du Quoin State Fairgrounds in Du Quoin, Ill., where the fastest amateur dirt-trackers from around the country will compete for national titles. Du Quoin has become one of our most popular venues. Racers experience some of the best short-
track racing anywhere, an enhanced TT course, a wide and smooth cushion half-mile, and the thrill of a lifetime on the world-famous Magic Mile. The sprawling parklike grounds of the Du Quoin State Fairgrounds, a great environment for the entire family, surround it all. This year’s AMA Racing Dirt Track Grand Championships go down Saturday, July 17, through Friday, July 23.
AMA racing dirt track Grand Championships Schedule Saturday, July 17: Short Track Group 1 Registration @ Track............................................................................ 8-12pm Pits Open................................................................................................... 8am Practice.....................................................................................................1pm Victory Circle...............................................45 Minutes After Last Main Event Sunday, July 18: Short Track Group 2 & Group 1 Registration @ Track.........................................................7-9am & 11am-2pm Pits Open for Group 2............................................................................... 7am Group 2 Practice....................................................................................... 9am Group 1 Practice................... Begins Immediately After Group 2 Main Events Group 2 Victory Circle............................ Between Group 1 Practice Sessions Group 1 Victory Circle.................................45 Minutes After Last Main Event
The week offers nonstop action in 19 classes, featuring riders on everything from 50cc oil-injected two-strokes to fire-breathing purpose-built dirttrackers, all of them thrilled with the opportunity to race on amateur dirt track’s grandest stage to bring home a coveted AMA Racing National Championship No. 1 plate. On these pages, you’ll find the daily schedule, a full list of classes and other important information. Personally, I can’t wait for my favorite week of the year to get started. The 35th year of the AMA
Racing Dirt Track Grand Championships will no doubt be one for the history books. To sign up for the event, and save big over post-entry fees, visit AMARaceManager.com. If you’d rather sign up the old-fashioned way, we can do that, too. You also can download PDF entry forms from the AMA Racing Dirt Track Grand Championship page found at AMARacing.com and mail or fax them into our main office. I’ll see you at the starting line! Ken Saillant is the AMA’s track racing manager.
Tuesday, July 20: TT Group 1 Registration @ Track...............................................................................7-9am Pits Open................................................................................................... 7am Practice..................................................................................................... 9am Victory Circle...............................................45 Minutes After Last Main Event Wednesday, July 21: Half-Mile Group 2 Registration @ Track . ............................................................................7-9am Pits Open................................................................................................... 7am Practice..................................................................................................... 9am Victory Circle...............................................45 Minutes After Last Main Event Thursday, July 22: Half-Mile Group 1 Registration @ Track...............................................................................7-9am Pits Open................................................................................................... 7am Practice..................................................................................................... 9am Victory Circle...............................................45 Minutes After Last Main Event
Monday, July 19-TT: Group 2
Friday, July 23: Mile Group 2
Registration @ Track...............................................................................7-9am Pits Open................................................................................................... 7am Practice..................................................................................................... 9am Victory Circle.............................................. 45 Minutes After Last Main Event
Registration @ Track.............................................................................. 7-9am Pits Open................................................................................................... 7am Practice..................................................................................................... 9am Victory Circle...............................................45 Minutes After Last Main Event
July 17-23 • Du Quoin State Fairgrounds • Du Quoin, Ill.
Bryan Smith, Bill Werner Will Hang With Fans
GNC Contender And Hall Of Fame Tuner Today’s pros weren’t that he’s looking forward born fast. They were bred to returning to the AMA fast. And for many of them, Racing Dirt Track Grand that happened at the AMA Championships. Racing Dirt Track Grand “The whole [Du Quoin] Championships. facility is nice,” Smith says. One such racer is “I can’t think of a better AMA Pro Racing Grand place to have the Grand National Championship Championships. The indoor Bryan Smith contender Bryan Smith, short track is nice, and the who races for the Monster Mile, the way they prep Energy Kawasaki Werner it and the shape of it, is Springsteen Racing Team. special. It’s one of the few Smith will be on hand as places where I could hold event honoree this year. my Kawasaki 650 wide Joining Smith as a open all the way around. special guest will be AMA There are not many tracks Motorcycle Hall of Famer where you can do that.” Bill Werner. Werner-built Werner, whose Monster Bill Werner bikes have logged more Energy Kawasaki Werner than 130 wins and 13 Grand Springsteen Racing Team National titles, and his presence also includes Hall of Famer offers a link to the storied history of Jay Springsteen as test rider, dirt-track racing. Today, the legend appreciates the significance of the tunes Smith’s Kawasaki KFX450 amateur championships. single and EX650 twin. “This event is the groundwork The event honoree is a highlight for the future pros of the sport— for competitors, who get to shake it’s where Bryan got his start,” hands, take pictures, ask questions Werner says. “It represents the and just hang out with one of their youth of America getting involved heroes. Smith, who joins riders in motorcycling, getting involved such as Kenny Coolbeth, JR in racing. For amateur dirt-track Schnabel and Hall of Famer Chris racers in America, it’s the highlight Carr as recipients of the honor, said of every summer.”
AMA Racing Dirt Track Grand Championships Event Classes Group 1 1 - 50cc DTX Sr. (7-8) 2 - 50cc DTX PW Shaft (4-8) 3 - 50cc DTX PW (4-8) 4 - 65cc DTX (7-11) 5 - 65cc Modified (7-11) 6 - 85cc DTX (9-13) 7 - 85cc Modified (7-11) 8 - 85cc Modified (12-15) 9 - 125cc Modified Group 2 10 - 250cc Modified 2-stroke 11 - 250cc DTX 12 - 250cc Modified 4-stroke 13 - 251cc-500cc DTX 14 - 450cc Modified 15 - 451-Open Singles 16 - Veteran 30+ 17 - Senior 40+ 18 - Super Senior 50+ 19 - Open Twins 20 - Pro Singles (pro-license only)
Vintage Racers Line Up July 24-25
Championship Rounds Follow Amateur Championships This year, the AMA Racing Dirt Track Grand Championships immediately precedes rounds seven and eight of the AMA Racing Vintage Dirt Track National Championship Series. The AMA Racing Vintage Dirt Track National Championships Series awards points toward AMA Racing National Championships. At Du Quoin, racers will race on the famous Du Quoin Magic Mile on July 24 and the half-mile on July 25. Classes in the AMA Racing Vintage Dirt Track National Championship Series are an honest reflection of dirt-track racing’s storied past and include models of every era. For a full rundown, as well as entry information, see the series page at AMARacing.com.
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AMA Racing Road Race Grand Championships Foremost Insurance Ducati’s Larry Pegram Will Serve As Event Honoree
Larry Pegram, who races “It’s cool to have a stepping stone for the kids, in AMA Pro Superbike on a Foremast Insurance Ducati, and a safe place for older RACING ROAD RACE guys returning or just getting knows the value of an GRAND CHAMPIONSHIPS amateur championship. After into the sport,” Pegram says. all, he won 33 of them when “An amateur system is the he cut his teeth in amateur dirt-track. backbone of racing, and it’s great to be a part of On July 12-14, the dirt tracker turned this and help build it from the ground up.” As event honoree, Pegram, who will line up roadracer will be on hand at the AMA Racing Road Race Grand Championships at the Midhimself at Mid-Ohio for the July 16-18 Honda Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio, to Super Cycle Weekend, will be available to sign show America’s next top roadracers the ropes. autographs for fans and offer advice to racers.
Event Classes 1. Premier SuperBike* 2. Premier SuperSport* 3. Open Superbike 4. Open Supersport 5. 750 Superbike 6. 750 Supersport 7. 600 Superbike 8. 600 Supersport 9. Lightweight Superbike 10. Lightweight Supersport 11. Featherweight 12. STARS Superbike 13. STARS Supersport 14. Mega Twins & Triples SB
15. Mega Twins & Triples SS 16. Formula GP Open 17. Formula GP HW 18. Formula GP LW 19. Formula Challenge 20. Miss-Moto 21. Senior 40 HW 22. Senior 40 MW *Premier classes are open to all pro- and amateur-licensed riders. These classes will not award AMA Racing National Championships. Pro-licensed riders must contact AMA Pro Racing for eligibility requirements.
registration and inspection Schedule
(For a detailed schedule of events, see the event page at AMARacing.com.
Sunday, July 11 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm Registration (Steam Corners Road Gate 3) Monday, July 12 6:00 am - 6:00 pm Registration (Steam Corners Road Gate 3) 6:30 am - 5:00 pm Technical Inspection (Goodyear Garage) Tuesday, July 13 6:00 am - 5:00 pm Registration (Steam Corners Road Gate 3) 6:00 am - 5:00 pm Technical Inspection (Goodyear Garage) Wednesday, July 14 7:00 am - 12:00 pm Registration (Steam Corners Road Gate 3) 7:00 am - 12:00 pm Technical Inspection (Goodyear Garage)
AMA Amateur Motocross Nationals The Biggest Motocross Show On Earth
The AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship at Loretta Lynn Ranch may only be one week—this year, Aug. 2 through Aug. 7— but for those who make the big show, it creates a lifetime of memories. For most amateur motocross racers, there is no cooler experience than chasing an AMA Racing National No. 1 plate on the most storied amateur motocross track in the country, open to riders once a year at Loretta Lynn’s Ranch in Hurricane Mills, Tenn. The AMA Amateur Motocross Nationals, promoted every year since 1982 by MX Sports, include much more than the world’s biggest amateur motocross event, however. There are live concerts, contests, golf cart parades, cookouts, and dozens of vendors selling everything from Cuban sandwiches to fresh knobby tires. But there’s no question, despite all the ancillary activities, for one week every August, Loretta Lynn’s becomes a nation unto itself—a self-contained moto state that revolves around the sport of motocross. Here, the future of the sport makes a name for itself, while motocross’ greatest fans see tomorrow’s stars today.
qualifying 101 You must qualify earlier in the season to race in the AMA Amateur National Motocross Championships.
There’s a two-step qualifying process: the Area Qualifiers and the Regional Championships. Regional Championships are held in the Northeast, Southeast, Mid-East, North Central, South Central, Northwest and Southwest. Each region has a maximum of eight Area Qualifiers. Riders may attempt to qualify in as many Area Qualifiers, in as many regions, as they choose. However, if a rider qualifies for the Regional Championships, he or she must attend the Regional Championship in the region in which they qualified. The finishing positions guaranteed to advance to the Regional Championships from the Area Qualifiers vary and are listed in the advancement chart at MXSports.com. The Regional Championship fields may be set for 2010, but now is the time to start planning for your assault on the 2011 qualifiers.
Directions Loretta Lynn’s Ranch 44 Hurricane Mills Rd. Hurricane Mills, TN 37078 (931) 296-7700
Speed Trials by BUB
Aug. 28-Sept. 2, Bonneville Salt Flats If the long climbs and uphill jumps at the AMA Racing Hillclimb Grand Championships aren’t your speed (see below), maybe you’d rather race across a perfectly flat dried lakebed at the International Speed Trials by BUB. Held at the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah, this event determines both U.S. and World records in land-speed racing. Every summer, riders from everywhere come to this location to answer the age-old question: Who is the world’s fastest motorcyclist? But while the purpose-built streamliners, which can hit speeds north of 350 mph, attract most of the attention, the event also draws participants chasing more down-to-earth goals. For example, you could go for the record in the 175cc MPS-P class (61.177 mph), 100cc M-AF class (35.926 mph) or 50cc M-AF class (74.752 mph). Or, just follow the lead of many and set your sights on BUB’s exclusive 201 mph club. For class rules, detailed directions, entry information and a full list of both U.S. and World records, see SpeedTrialsByBUB.com.
From Nashville, Tenn.: Take I-40 west 65 miles to exit 143. Take Highway 13 North 7 miles to the track entrance on your left. From Memphis, Tenn.: Take I-40 east 140 miles to exit 143. Take Highway 13 North 7 miles to the track entrance on your left.
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AMA Racing Hillclimb Grand Championships
Climbing The Devil’s Staircase The nation’s top amateur hillclimbers on everything from 50cc minibikes to multi-cylinder, purpose-built hillclimb bikes will tackle one of the country’s most famous hills for AMA Racing National No. 1 plates: the Devil’s Staircase in Oregonia, Ohio. The 2010 AMA Racing Hillclimb Grand Championships are being promoted this year by the Dayton Motorcycle Club on Aug. 7-8. The Devil’s Staircase has been one of the top stops on the AMA Pro Hillclimb Championship Series for more than six decades, and for 2010, it’s where AMA Amateur National Championships will be decided. Oregonia is 15 miles north of Kings Island Amusement park near Cincinnati. For more information or to sign up to compete, see DaytonMC.com.
2010 CALENDAR AMATEUR NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP EVENTS AMA Racing/NATC East Youth Trials Nationals • July 2-4 Trials Training Center, Sequatchie, Tenn. • TrialsTrainingCenter.com AMA Racing Vintage Grand Championships • July 9-11 Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, Lexington, Ohio Ashland County Fairgrounds, Ashland, Ohio AMAVintageMotorcycleDays.com AMA Racing Road Race Grand Championships • July 12-14 Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, Lexington, Ohio • AMARacing.com AMA Racing/NATC West Youth Trials Nationals • July 17-19 International Trials School, Las Vegas, N.M. • ITSTrials.com AMA Racing Dirt Track Grand Championships • July 17-23 Du Quoin State Fairgrounds, Du Quoin, Ill. • AMARacing.com AMA Amateur National Motocross Championships, presented by Amsoil • Aug. 2-7 • Loretta Lynn Ranch, Hurricane Mills, Tenn. MXSports.com AMA Racing Hillclimb Grand Championships • Aug. 7-8 Oregonia, Ohio • DaytonMC.com NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES AMA Racing Rekluse National Enduro Championship Series, presented by Moose Racing
These events are on the AMA Racing National Championship calendar for June 15 through Aug. 31. Nearly all events include classes for riders ranked novice to expert. Contact the promoters for details.
Round 7: June 20 Upton, Wyo. Paul Douglas, Inyan Kara Riders (307) 468-2840 firstname.lastname@example.org NationalEnduro.com
Round 6: June 27 Cayuta, N.Y. David Reed District 4 Trials (607) 796-9558 District4Trials.org
Round 8: July 25 Moorestown, Mich. Jeff Hunt, Lansing Motorcycle Club (231) 267-9534 email@example.com LansingMotorcycleClub.org
Round 7: July 24 Turkey Rock, near Howard, Colo. Stan Hensley Rocky Mountain Trials Assoc (RMTA) (719) 564-6476 firstname.lastname@example.org RockyMountainTrials.org
Round 9: Aug. 22 North Berwich, Maine Peter Anania, Seacoast Trail Riders (603) 436-4331 email@example.com SeacoastTrailRiders.org
Round 8: July 25 Turkey Rock, near Howard, Colo. Stan Hensley Rocky Mountain Trials Assoc (RMTA) (719) 564-6476 firstname.lastname@example.org RockyMountainTrials.org
AMA Racing/NATC Observed Trials National Championship Series
Round 9: July 31 Norden, Calif. Mike Codde Sacramento P.I.T.S., Inc. (530) 426-3635 email@example.com DonnerSkiRanch.com
Round 3: June 19 Stepping Stone Ranch, Exeter, R.I. Bob O’Neil Rhode Island Trials Club (508) 285-6074 firstname.lastname@example.org RITrialsClub.com
Round 10: Aug. 1 Norden, Calif. Mike Codde Sacramento P.I.T.S., Inc. (530) 426-3635 email@example.com DonnerSkiRanch.com
Round 4: June 20 Stepping Stone Ranch, Exeter, R.I. Bob O’Neil Rhode Island Trials Club (508) 285-6074 firstname.lastname@example.org RITrialsClub.com
AMA Racing East Hare Scrambles Championship Series
Round 5: June 26 Cayuta, N.Y. David Reed District 4 Trials (607) 796-9558 District4Trials.org
Round 5: July 17: Youth July 18: Amateur Valley View, Pa. Tiffany Tobias Rausch Creek Powersports
(570) 682-4600 email@example.com RauschCreekRacing.com Round 6: July 31: Youth Aug. 1: Amateur Catawissa, Pa. Mike Soudas High Mountain Dirt Riders (570) 954-7799 firstname.lastname@example.org HMDR.org Round 7: Aug. 7: Youth Aug. 8: Amateur Hill City, Minn. Paul Otto Range Riders MC (763) 229-1177 email@example.com RangeRidersMC.org Round 8: Aug. 28: Youth Aug. 29: Amateur Cortland, N.Y. Cindy Davis Knobby Acres (607) 756-5277 firstname.lastname@example.org WNYOA.net AMA Racing West Hare Scrambles Championship Series Round 5: June 19: Youth June 20: Amateur Elkton, Ore. Toni Bamford ETRA Inc. (541) 688-5428 email@example.com ETRA.net Round 6: Aug. 21: Youth Aug. 22: Amateur Big Sky Resort, Big Sky, Mont. Jamey Kabisch Lone Peak Racing Big Sky XC (406) 223-0478 firstname.lastname@example.org BigSkyXC.com AMA Racing National Vintage Dirt Track Championship Series Round 5: June 25-26: Short Track Harpursville, N.Y. Don Miller Square Deal Riders M/C (607) 725-3069 email@example.com SquareDealRiders.com
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Round 6: July 9: Half Mile Ashland, Ohio Ken Saillant AMA Racing (800) 262-5646 Fax: (614) 856-1924 firstname.lastname@example.org AMARacing.com Round 7: July 24: Mile Du Quoin, Ill. Ken Saillant AMA Racing (800) 262-5646 Fax: (614) 856-1924 email@example.com AMARacing.com
Round 8: July 25: Half Mile Du Quoin, Ill. Ken Saillant AMA Racing (800) 262-5646 Fax: (614) 856-1924 firstname.lastname@example.org AMARacing.com
Cindy Davis Knobby Acres (607) 756-5277 email@example.com WNYOA.net
AMA Racing ATV Hare Scrambles National Championship Series
Round 3: June 19 Black Rock Speedway, Dundee, N.Y. Dean Hoag Black Rock Speedway (607) 382-8613 firstname.lastname@example.org BlackRockSpeedway.com
Round 4: July 18 Valley View, Pa. Tiffany Tobias Rausch Creek Powersports (570) 682-4600 email@example.com RauschCreekRacing.com Round 5: Aug. 28 Cortland, N.Y.
AMA Racing ATV Extreme Dirt Track National Championship Series
Round 4: July 10 Danville, Va. Ken Ferrell, Birch Creek Motorsports Park (434) 836-7629 firstname.lastname@example.org
BirchCreekMXPark.com Round 5: July 24-25 Pine Lake Off-Road Facility, Ashtabula, Ohio Bud Fischer Fischer Cycle Sales (440) 997-4166 email@example.com FischerCycleRacing.com
Patriot Promotions (330) 465-1990 WayneCountySpeedway.com Can-Am Grand National Cross Country Series GNCCRacing.com AMA Dragbike Championship Series AMADragbike.com
Round 6: August 14 Sioux Falls, S.D. Michael, Mitch or Tom Coburn Michael Coburn Racing (605) 594-3465 firstname.lastname@example.org EDTRacing.com
ITP Tires/Moose Racing AMA ATV Motocross Championship ATV Motocross.com
Round 7: August 28 Wayne County Speedway, Orrville, Ohio Wayne Phillips
Geico Powersports AMA Endurocross National Championship Series Endurocross.com
AMA Racing/USA Speedway National Championship Series USASpeedway.com
closing shot Speedway racing is all about going very fast on very small circles. It is bull-ring racing at its best and is enormously thrilling to watch—or race. Here, Billy Janniro leads riders out of turn two in a scratch heat race at Fast Friday’s Motorcycle speedway on June 4. Photo by: Michael Kirby.