Motorcycle Racing News AMA Classic Field Meet Challenge | Set for 2016

AMA Classic Field Meet Challenge | Set for 2016

2016 AMA Classic Field Meet Challenge

AMA Classic Field Meet Challenge | Set for 2016
Scenes from AMA Classic Field Meet Challenge 2016

The AMA Classic Field Meet Challenge, taking place daily during the AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days July 8-10 at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, in Lexington, Ohio is almost upon us. And what they have in store sounds like a good bit of fun; slalom races, slow races, keg pushes and other light-hearted games will be on the schedule.

ABATE of Ohio will be handling registration and officiating for the field meet, which is free to all attendees of the AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days.

“A field meet is all about having fun and creating some good memories with friends and family,” said Jim Elgin, ABATE of Ohio’s chairman of the board. “Open to any type of motorcycle or motorized bicycle, we will have a game you will want to compete in. We’ll put a smile on your face. And no one goes away empty handed. This is one more exciting thing to do during a great weekend of vintage racing.”

If you’d like to try your hand, here is the schedule for the AMA Classic Field Meet Challenge, which is will be held on the infield of the road race course from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 8; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 9; and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 10.

Registration will be taking place at the event each day and of course, is free of charge to anyone attending. All types of bikes and riders are invited to participate in the event, in fact, attendees are being encouraged to give it a shot. There are some awards, as well, for first, second and third place finishers.

Events will be dependent on a couple of factors: conditions, participants and scheduling. So far, we’re seeing a keg push, a slow race, a place race, a slalom race, a balloon toss on the docket.

The only requirements are that you have your own motorcycle, scooters and appropriate gear. A helmet, long pants and eye protection are mandatory. Motorcycles and scooters don’t have to be vintage either, if you have a 2016 bike or scooter, it’ll do just fine.

The AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days is all about fun but to be more specifically, family fun. Children 12 and younger get in free with paying, supervising adults.

There are a ton of races and activities but here are just a few of the stand outs: The AMA Vintage Grand Championship, featuring road racing, motocross, hare scrambles, trials and dirt-track racing. The event also includes North America’s biggest motorcycle swap meet, bikes and memorabilia from all eras of the sport. A premier bike show will have plenty of eye catching bikes on display, as well as stunt shows and demo rides. Key note speakers and several other activities can be found throughout the weekend as well.

In addition, AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days will be celebrating the acclaimed career of AMA Motorcycle Hall of Famer, Wes Cooley and the 40th anniversary of AMA Superbike racing. Cooley will be singing autographs, participating in Q&A sessions and perform a few hot lops on the very same bike he rode in its heyday, the Suzuki GS1000.

If you’re an AMA member and purchase tickets directly from the AMA, before June 6, you’ll be eligible for a discount. AMA members can call (800) 262-5646 to get a hold of a weekend pass for $45, or a one-day pass for $25 for Friday or Saturday or $20 for Sunday at $5.

Schedules and entry information are available at AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days.

AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days is a non-profit event in benefit of the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame. The mission of the Hall of Fame, located on the AMA campus in Pickerington, Ohio, is to tell the stories and preserve the history of motorcycling’s legends and heroes. For more information, call (614) 856-2222, or visit the Hall of Fame’s website at

Nic de Sena
Twin anything, ride everything. No fuss, no muss. Senior Editor.

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