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AMA Racing Vintage Grand Championships gets support

The American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) is pleased to welcome MetroRacing.com’s support of the dirt-track races at the inaugural AMA Racing Vintage Grand Championships, which takes place Friday, July 24, in Ashland, Ohio, as part of AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days.

The AMA Racing Vintage Dirt Track Grand Championship, presented by MetroRacing.com, will crown AMA Racing National Vintage Champions on the Ashland County Fairgrounds half-mile. Dirt-track racers also will accumulate points toward one of the weekend’s highest honors: The AMA Track Racing Vintage Grand Championship, which will be won by the rider with the highest cumulative point total in dirt-track and road-racing events.

"With their period gear and T-shirts, MetroRacing.com not only sells some of the coolest threads in the industry, but they are one of vintage motorcycling’s staunchest supporters," said AMA Director of Racing Joe Bromley. "They are a perfect fit for the first-ever AMA Racing Vintage Dirt Track Grand Championships, presented by MetroRacing.com."

MetroRacing.com Owner Don Miller said he has been a motorcycle enthusiast as long as he can remember and, in fact, counts as one of his greatest memories, "hanging over the fence at an AMA flat-track race in Delaware as Kenny Roberts sprayed dirt all over us through Turn 1."

Miller said that he is a long-time supporter of vintage racing, whether through his business or as a racer himself.

"After riding motorcycles my whole life, I started vintage racing in district events, and I’ve been hooked ever since," Miller said. "I love vintage racing and vintage motorcycles. It’s easy to explain to a motorcycle person how cool it is to hang around with Don Castro, but to non-riders I just say it’s like having Reggie Jackson come to your house to play catch."

Miller was excited when he heard about the inaugural AMA Racing Vintage Grand Championships.

"It’s perfect that the AMA is going back to its roots with vintage racing," Miller said. "The AMA’s history goes way back, whether it’s gypsy tours, protecting riders’ rights or competition, the AMA is everything motorcycles. There’s nothing more fun than racing on period-correct machines. Everyone is out to have fun racing, and it’s just a big party afterward. I’ve met some of the greatest people in the world racing vintage motorcycles."

The AMA Racing Vintage Dirt Track Grand Championships, presented by MetroRacing.com, are part of the AMA Racing Vintage Grand Championships, which also feature competition in motocross, trials, hare scrambles and road racing, all of which will go down at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington this weekend, July 24-26.

The dirt-track program will start Friday evening a short drive north on I-71 in Ashland at the Ashland County Fairgrounds. Gates will open at 4 p.m. Box seats can be reserved by calling (419) 289-0466. General admission tickets also are available for $15 per adult. Senior tickets are $10 and kids 12 and under get in free.


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