News AMA Vintage Dirt Track: 2011 Schedule

AMA Vintage Dirt Track: 2011 Schedule

Vintage Dirt Track Championship

The American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) is pleased to announce that the AMA Racing Vintage Dirt Track National Championship Series is set to kick off during Daytona Beach Bike Week, March 5-8.

Joe Bromley (AMA Director of Racing) says: "Bike Week is a great location to start our second year of national championship series competition in vintage dirt track. The history of the AMA’s involvement in the sport dates to the original factory Class-A racing in the 1920s and really took off during the Class-C production-based format that continues today.

"The AMA is excited to continue to recognize the dirt-track vintage racing community on the national stage."

The AMA Racing Vintage Dirt Track National Championship Series recognizes national champions in period-correct classes that reflect the storied history of AMA dirt-track competition. Class winners are honored at the AMA Racing Championship Banquet, which recognizes national champions in all amateur racing disciplines.

Class rules and equipment regulations, updated and improved for 2011, are available at AMARacing.com > National Championship Series > AMA Racing Vintage Dirt Track National Championship Series. The full series schedule is below.

Vintage racing expert Don Miller, owner of MetroRacing.com, is the technical advisor of the AMA Racing Vintage Dirt Track National Championship Series. Miller said that his goal is to field motorcycles that capture the nostalgia of the past amid the excitement of a modern meet, while avoiding non-traditional modifications that violate the spirit of vintage competition.

Don Miller says: "Year two as the AMA vintage dirt track technical advisor is on its way, and I couldn’t be more excited. The series fared well for its first year and can do nothing but gain speed. Attendees and enthusiasts gave us some good feedback, and the rules were adjusted so every one can come out and race with us. Season two is going to be great!"

The first four rounds of the 2011 AMA Racing Vintage National Dirt Track Championship Series run in conjunction with the AMA Racing Winter Dirt Track National Championship Series, which features amateur dirt-track racing on modern motorcycles.

The fifth round of the AMA Racing Winter Dirt Track National Championship Series, a TT event held at Ocala Micro Speedway in Ocala, Fla., on March 9, will not include the vintage series.

Following Bike Week, the 14-round series travels through Wisconsin, New York, Ohio and Illinois before the finale in Cuddebackville, N.Y., on Sept. 17.

2011 AMA Vintage Dirt Track National Championships Series Schedule

Round 1
March 5: Half Mile
Steve Nace Racing
Location: Oglethorpe Speedway, Savannah, Ga.
Steve Nace
(270) 442-7532
snace@apex.net
stevenaceracing.com

Round 2
March 6: Short Track
Fast Fridays
Location: Daytona Flat Track, Daytona, Fla.
Dave Joiner
(530) 878-7223
fastfriday@aol.com
fastfridays.com

Rounds 3-4
March 7: Half Mile
March 8: Short Track
Steve Nace Racing
Location: Volusia County Speedway, Barberville, Fla.
Steve Nace
(270) 442-7532
snace@apex.net
stevenaceracing.com

Rounds 5-6
June 4-5: Three-Eighths Mile
Mississippi Thunder Speedway
Location: Fountain City, Wis.
Larry Pettis
(608) 606-0155
mississippithunder.com

Round 7
June 11: Short Track
Oakland Valley Speedway
Location: Cuddebackville, N.Y.
Denise Reiss
(203) 241-5741
oaklandvalleyspeedway.com

Rounds 8-9
June 24-25: Short Track
Square Deal Riders Location: Harpursville, N.Y.
Don Miller
(877) 746-3876
info@squaredealriders.com
squaredealriders.com

Round 10
July 22: Half Mile
AMA Racing Vintage Grand Championships
Location: Ashland Co. Fairgrounds, Ashland, Ohio
Ken Saillant
(800) 262-5646
ksaillant@ama-cycle.org
amaracing.com

Round 11
July 30: Mile
AMA Racing Dirt Track Grand Championships
Location: Du Quoin State Fairgrounds, Du Quoin, Ill.
Rosanna Grzebinski
(989) 871-3356
naactionsports.com

Round 12-13
Aug. 6-7: Four-Tenth Mile
Dundee Motorsports
Location: Black Rock Speedway, Dundee, N.Y.
Dean Hoag
(607) 243-8686
blackrockspeedway@aol.com
blackrockspeedway.com

Round 14
Sept. 17: Short Track
Oakland Valley Speedway
Location: Cuddebackville, N.Y.
Denise Reiss
(203) 241-5741
oaklandvalleyspeedway.com

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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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