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Birch Run AMA Ice Championship Preview

AMA Motorcycle Ice Racing

AMA Racing will recognize its first champions of 2011 at the Jan. 22-23 AMA Racing Ice Race Grand Championships.

This extreme motorcycle racing event, promoted by North American Action Sports (NAAS), will take place at the Birch Run Expo Center in downtown Birch Run, Mich.

Joe Bromley (AMA Director of Racing) says: “The winter months bring out some of the most dedicated AMA racers, and the best of the best converge on the Ice Race Grand Championships. We’re looking forward to working with NAAS to offer our racers a top-level program and a great facility.”

The AMA Racing Ice Race Grand Championships feature classes for motorcycle riders from 4 years old to 50-plus, competing on bikes that range from lightly modified off-road machines to full-on, purpose-built ice racers.

Motorcycle riders will battle for AMA Racing National No. 1 plates in a number of classes. The top riders at the event also will compete for the AMA Racing Ice Racer of the Year award, given to the most impressive rider on the ice, while the youth riders will chase the honor of AMA Racing Youth Rider of the Year.

Patrick Grzebinski (NAAS) says: “The NAAS team is really excited about this event, and with the help of some great people, we hope that the racers and fans will be too.” NAAS is known for mixing family fun with the mtoorcycle racing atmosphere.

The Birch Run Expo Center is a modern facility that will feature a number of amenities. A few hundred feet away from the half-mile ice track, a custom motorcycle show will be on display in the 110,000 square feet Expo building.

In addition, the venue is located adjacent to the Premium Outlets of Birch Run, which includes a variety of over 145 stores, restaurants and hotels.

Patrick Grzebinski says: “Racers and their families will have all the fun they can handle, both day and night.”

To learn more about the motorcycle ice racing event, go to or call the NAAS office at (989) 871-3356.

Ron Lieback
Ron Lieback
One of the few moto journalists based on the East Coast, Ron Lieback joined the motorcycle industry as a freelancer in 2007, and is currently Online Editor at Ultimate Motorcycling. He is also the author of "365 to Vision: Modern Writer's Guide (How to Produce More Quality Writing in Less Time).

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