AMA Flat Track: Carver Gets his #1 Plate

AMA Flat Track

Jeff Carver had a goal for 2010, to win the AMA Pro K&N Filters Grand National Championship presented by Pro Singles class.

The motorcycle flat -track racer from Alton, Ill., took his #24P Van’s Yamaha/Woody Kyle Racing/Yamaha Motor Corp/Moose Racing-sponsored Yamaha to 5 wins and 11 podiums of the 16 round series which began during Daytona Bike Week in March and concluded at the Yavapai Downs Mile in Prescott, Ariz., on Oct. 9. The result, Carver was crowned the Pro Singles Grand National Champion riding the all new YZ450F Yamaha.

At the AMA Pro Flat Track Awards Ceremony held on Sunday following the Yavapai Downs Mile, Ken Salliant awarded Carver the Pro Singles Number 1 plate, while Sequoyah Munroe of presented Carver with a $5,000 check from the $15,000 points fund.

Jeff Carver says: “Winning the championship was our goal so, I am very happy for our team. We worked hard all season to win races and be consistent. After 2 seasons in the Pro Singles class I look forward to moving up to Expert next year.”

Winning the 2010 Pro Singles Grand National Championship, Carver will carry a Grand National number in his first year as an expert flat track rider. Former National Number 23, Kevin Atherton, presented a #23 number plate to Carver for his 2011 season.

Jeff Carver says: “It is an honor to have Kevin present the number 23 for my expert career. Number 23 has always been the number I wanted because it has been in my family for many years.”

AMA Pro Racing sanctions many racing series, but the oldest and most traditional is the AMA Pro K&N Filters Grand National Championship presented by The roots of series dates back nearly a century, it wasn’t until post-World War II that the sport revolved to its current modern structure.

The series is uniquely American style of motorcycle racing. Riders finesse their machines sideways through the turns, just inches apart from each other, at speeds over 140 mph. In short, this is one of the most thrilling spectacles in motorsports.

AMA Pro Racing is the premier professional motorcycle racing organization in North America, operating a full schedule of events and championships for a variety of motorcycle disciplines. Learn more about AMA Pro Racing at