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Husqvarna legends to race at AMA VMD

Racing stars to compete in vintage motocross race

Malcolm Smith, Dick Burleson and Scot Harden are just some of the names taking part in a vintage Husqvarna motocross race at the 2010 AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days at Mid-Ohio Car Course in Lexington, Ohio.

The Husqvarna Legends Exhibition Race will features several top racers from Husqvarna’s past, including Smith, Burleson, Harden, Mark Blackwell, Terry Cunningham, Mike Melton, Mike Guerra, Bob Popiel and Gunner Lindstrom. These legendary racers, will ride vintage Husqvarna bikes from Alex Moroz’s Legends and Heroes Tour. Smith is this year’s grand marshal and Husqvarna is the Marque of the Year.

Dick Burleson will ride in the Husqvarna Legends Exhibition Race at the 2010 AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days.“This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see real legends who built the sport, mounted on bikes from the period back on the track doing what they do best: Ride!” says Harden, an AMA Motorcycle Hall of Famer and current national sales and marketing manager for Husqvarna Motorcycles NA. “I personally can’t wait to see Dick Burleson, Malcolm Smith, Terry Cunningham, Mike Melton, Mike Guerra and the rest back on their Husqvarnas, reliving the glory of the past. The fact that I get to take a few laps with them is almost unbelievable for me to even consider. Everyone will need to bring their cameras as history will truly be made at this event.”

The race will be held at 12:45 pm on July 10 during the intermission of the AMA Racing Vintage Grand Championship’s motocross program. AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days will also feature Nationals in motocross, hare scrambles, trials, road racing and dirt track.

“Once again, we’re shown how vintage motocross can bring together everyday racers and some of the biggest legends of the sport,” says Joe Bromley, AMA director of racing. “The Husqvarna Legends Exhibition Race will be a major highlight for all of the AMA racers vying for AMA Racing National No. 1 plates at this event. I know I’ll be right there with them, watching these heroes circulate the motocross course on vintage Husqvarnas.”

AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days will also include North America’s largest motorcycle swap meet, as well as various seminars, bike shows and demo rides of current production motorcycles. Proceeds from the event will benefit the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame.

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