Nicoll & Allen to Host AMA Banquet in Vegas

AMA News

Two well-known motorsports announcers, Laurette Nicoll and Griff Allen, are teaming up to emcee the 2010 AMA Racing Championship Banquet, presented by World of Powersports, at the Red Rock Casino, Resort and Spa in Las Vegas, Nev., on Saturday, Nov. 20.

Both Allen and Nicoll have hosted the annual event in the past, and in 2010 they will combine their talents for the afternoon gala celebration of the year’s finest amateur racers.

Nicoll is an amateur racer herself whose announcing credits include AMA Endurocross, AMA Pro Racing Supermoto, AMA Mini Moto SX, and the Winter and Summer X Games.

Laurette Nicoll says: "I’m honored to again have the opportunity to share the stage with so many tremendous and fearless AMA Racing athletes."

"The AMA puts together an amazing show to celebrate our up-and-coming riders, and also some of the best-known racers to ever throw a leg over a motorcycle, To gather so many generations and genres together in one room is pure magic."

Allen is perhaps best known for his regular appearances on ESPN2 as host, pit reporter and expert analyst and as a live commentator for many events, including AMA Superbike races and most recently, AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days.

Griff Allen says: "The most engaging, exciting and motivating of stories come from the world of motorcycle racing," Allen said. "2010 banquet attendees can expect to be engaged, excited and motivated like never before. I am honored to work with Laurette to communicate a valuable and enriching experience on behalf of the AMA."

AMA President and CEO Rob Dingman was also enthusiastic about the upcoming event.

Rob Dingman says: "Both Laurette and Griff are accomplished and well-respected professionals within the motorcycling community — and beyond. We consider it a real privilege to have two such talented individuals on stage as we salute our superlative athletes."

The AMA Racing Championship Banquet, presented by World of Powersports, is just part of a celebratory weekend that kicks off with the 2010 induction ceremony for the Motorcycle Hall of Fame on Friday, Nov. 19.

The weekend also includes the 2010 Motorcycle Hall of Fame Concours d’Elegance on Saturday, Nov. 20, featuring some of the country’s most impressive original and restored classic motorcycles.

Tickets to the AMA Racing Championship Banquet, presented by World of Powersports, are $69 per person and include a meal. Tickets to the Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony are $89.

Special packages are also available. In addition, guests at either or both banquets receive a special Red Rock room rate of just $90, a $150 discount off the normal rate. Banquet tickets, reservations and additional event information can be found at