The American Motorcycle Heritage Foundation is proud to announce that JT Racing, a leading manufacturer of top-of-the-line racing gear and apparel, will be the presenting sponsor for the 2010 Motorcycle Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, presented by JT Racing, on Friday, Nov. 19, at the Red Rock Casino, Resort & Spa in Las Vegas, Nev.
Jeff Heininger (Chairman of the American Motorcycle Heritage Foundation) says: "With JT Racing founders John and Rita Gregory becoming members of the Motorcycle Hall of Fame at our induction ceremony, JT Racing is a perfect fit for this gala event."
"We’re thrilled and honored that this leading company is supporting both the Hall of Fame and the industry as we shine the spotlight on these incredible individuals at this memorable end-of-year celebration."
The 2010 AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, presented by JT Racing, kicks off a three-day AMA Legends & Champions Weekend. The ceremony, hosted by actor and motorcyclist Perry King, will officially welcome nine deserving men and women to the Hall of Fame.
In addition to the Gregorys, the Class of 2010 includes legendary two-stroke engine tuner Eyvind Boyesen, dirt-track racer Don Castro, sidecar roadracing champion Larry Coleman, off-road rights activist Clark Collins, AMA 250cc Roadrace Champion David Emde, desert racing champion and team manager Bruce Ogilvie, and championship team owner Mitch Payton.
David Dray (JT Racing CEO) says: "We’re very excited to sponsor the Motorcycle Hall of Fame Induction ceremony. Just as the Hall of Fame Museum celebrates the sport’s leading individuals, JT Racing is proud to honor JT founders John and Rita Gregory as we re-launch the company with an all-new collection of innovative, high-end motocross gear."
A full slate of activities at the Red Rock follows the AMA induction ceremony.
On Saturday, Nov. 20, the 2010 Motorcycle Hall of Fame Concours d’Elegance will showcase some of the country’s most impressive original and restored classic motorcycles. Also on display will be the world’s fastest motorcycle, the Top 1 Oil Ack Attack streamliner — a twin-engined, streamlined blue bullet that recently set the outright motorcycle land speed record of more than 376 mph on the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah.
Then at noon on Saturday, the AMA honors the best of the amateur racing community at the 2010 AMA Racing Championship Banquet, presented by World of Powersports, and co-hosted by announcers Laurette Nicoll and Griff Allen.
Saturday evening is just as action packed. It marks the Las Vegas début of the movie "Carlsbad USGP: 1980," a look at an iconic motocross race that has been dubbed "the Woodstock of motorcycling." A number of the weekend attendees are also expected to attend the season finale of the AMA GEICO EnduroCross Series on Saturday evening at the Orleans Arena. Ticket information is available at EnduroCross.com.
For more information about the event, visit AmericanMotorcyclist.com/LegendsAndChampions.