AMA announces vintage dirt track series
New racing series features 10 rounds and 14 classes
The new AMA Racing Vintage National Dirt Track Championship Series will feature 10 rounds with 14 classes using period-correct motorcycles.
“Much of AMA history was written on oval dirt tracks across America, from the original factory Class-A racing in the 1920s to the Class-C production-based structure that emerged later,” says Joe Bromley, AMA director of racing. “The AMA was there from the beginning, and this organization is in a unique position to lay claim to the history of this sport and give it the recognition it deserves on the national stage.”
The new dirt track series follows the AMA Racing Vintage Grand Championship which debuted in 2009.
“We started that process in 2009 with the first-ever AMA Racing Vintage Grand Championships, which were part of AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days,” says Bromley. “In 2010, AMA-sanctioned vintage dirt track will return to AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days, but as part of the AMA Racing Vintage National Dirt Track Championship – a true national series that further elevates the heritage of our sport.”
Don Miller, owner of MetroRacing.com and an expert on vintage racing will serve as the series’ technical advisor. Miller helped AMA Racing develop the 14 classes, divided by time period, engine types, rider age and rider gender.
“It is an honor to be part of this new venture as the recently appointed technical adviser,” says Miller. “As a vintage motorcycle enthusiast and lifetime dirt-track fanatic, I was thrilled when I was asked to help with the development of the series rules. I poured over old AMA rulebooks, competition bulletins and old photographs to make sure that this series stays true to the heritage of AMA Dirt Track Racing. This series is a great step in preserving motorcycle’s past by promoting historically correct racing in the spirit of this first American motorcycle sport. I hope to see everyone at the races.”
2010 AMA Vintage National Dirt Track Championships Series Schedule:
- Feb. 28 - Short Track - Daytona Beach, Fla.
- March 2 - Half-mile - Volusia, Fla.
- April 17 - Short Track - Orangeburg, S.C.
- April 18 - TT - Orangeburg, SC.
- June 26 - Short Track - Harpursville, N.Y.
- July 9 - Half-mile - Ashland, Ohio
- July 24 - Mile - Du Quoin, Ill.
- July 25 - Half-mile - Du Quoin, Ill.
- Sept. 11 - Half-mile - Waco, Texas
- Sept. 12 - Half-mile - Waco, Texas