News 2010 AMA Vintage National Dirt Track Series

2010 AMA Vintage National Dirt Track Series

The American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) is pleased to announce the 2010 AMA Racing Vintage National Dirt Track Championship Series. The new series will recognize national champions in period-correct classes that honor the storied history of AMA dirt-track competition.

"Much of AMA history was written on oval dirt tracks across America, from the original factory Class-A racing in the 1920s to the Class-C production-based structure that emerged later," said AMA Director of Racing Joe Bromley. "The AMA was there from the beginning, and this organization is in a unique position to lay claim to the history of this sport and give it the recognition it deserves on the national stage.

"We started that process in 2009 with the first-ever AMA Racing Vintage Grand Championships, which were part of AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days," Bromley added. "In 2010, AMA-sanctioned vintage dirt track will return to AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days, but as part of the AMA Racing Vintage National Dirt Track Championship — a true national series that further elevates the heritage of our sport."

Vintage racing expert Don Miller, owner of MetroRacing.com, is the technical advisor of the AMA Vintage National Dirt Track Championship Series. Miller worked hand-in-hand with AMA Racing to develop the class structure for the new series.

Miller said the class structure reflects all eras of dirt track’s history while avoiding non-traditional modifications that violate the spirit of a vintage meet.

"It is an honor to be part of this new venture as the recently appointed technical adviser," Miller said. "As a vintage motorcycle enthusiast and lifetime dirt-track fanatic, I was thrilled when I was asked to help with the development of the series rules. I poured over old AMA rulebooks, competition bulletins and old photographs to make sure that this series stays true to the heritage of AMA Dirt Track Racing. This series is a great step in preserving motorcycle’s past by promoting historically correct racing in the spirit of this first American motorcycle sport. I hope to see everyone at the races."

Bromley added that the new series is enjoying considerable promoter support. Promoters who are hosting rounds of the AMA Racing vintage National Dirt Track Championship Series include Steve Nace Racing; the Orangeburg Motoplex, owned by former pro dirt tracker Ed Salley; the Square Deal Riders, the 2009 AMA Racing Club of the Year; the Waco Eagles Motorcycle Club, an AMA-chartered club since 1951; and AMA Racing.

The 2010 AMA Racing Vintage National Dirt Track Championship Series begins on Feb. 28 at the new short-track facility at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla. The 10-round series includes stops in South Carolina, New York, Ohio, Illinois and Texas.

2010 AMA Vintage National Dirt Track Championships Series

Feb. 28
Short Track
Daytona Beach, Fla.
Daytona International Speedway
AMA Racing
Ken Saillant
(614) 856-1900

March 2
Half-mile
Volusia, Fla.
Volusia Speedway
Steve Nace Racing
(270) 442-7532

April 17
Short Track
Orangeburg, S.C.
Orangeburg Motoplex
Ed Salley
(803) 664-2942

April 18
TT
Orangeburg, SC.
Orangeburg Motoplex
Ed Salley
(803) 664-2942

June 26
Short Track
Harpursville, N.Y.
Square Deal Motorcycle Club
Don Miller
(607) 725-3069

July 9
Half-mile
Ashland, Ohio
AMA Racing
Ken Saillant
(614) 856-1900

July 24
Mile
Du Quoin, Ill.
AMA Racing
Ken Saillant
(614) 856-1900

July 25
Half-mile
Du Quoin, Ill.
AMA Racing
Ken Saillant
(614) 856-1900

Sept. 11
Half-mile
Waco, Texas
Waco Eagles Motorcycle Club
(254) 875-9955

Sept. 12
Half-mile
Waco, Texas
Waco Eagles Motorcycle Club
(254) 875-9955


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