New Twists on Classic Tracks: Bagger Racing Debuts at AMA Vintage Days Staff
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The annual AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days, known for its celebration of motorcycling heritage, showcasing machines from various eras, is bringing one of the newest forms of motorcycle racing to one of America's beloved road courses. Set to unfold at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio, from July 26-28, 2024, the event is adding the AMA-chartered Bagger Racing League.

A Fresh Experience on a Renowned Track

The Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, famous for its 2.4-mile layout that includes the challenging Keyhole and Carousel turns, has been recently resurfaced, promising a pristine racing experience. The event, organized in collaboration with WERA Motorcycle Roadracing, will feature a wide variety of racing classes, from hand-shifted pre-war motorcycles to non-current superbikes and modern models, including sidecar configurations.

A New Highlight: Bagger Racing

A notable addition to this year's schedule is the AMA Amateur National Bagger Championship, a competition that promises to captivate with the power and spectacle of full-faired bagger motorcycles. These bikes, traditionally designed for touring, will be transformed into formidable racing machines, demonstrating their agility and power in a competitive setting. This event marks the first time the Bagger Racing League (BRL), in partnership with the AMA and WERA, will introduce this class, adding an exhilarating new dimension to the vintage racing landscape.

More Than Just Racing

The AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days is not just about racing. The event, coinciding with the AMA's centennial celebration, will also feature a vast motorcycle swap meet, bike shows, seminars, and demo rides on the latest models. Additionally, the gathering serves as a significant fundraiser for the American Motorcycle Heritage Foundation, supporting the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame.

Access and Participation Details

AMA members have the opportunity to buy tickets at reduced rates and reserve tent camping locations via the AMA at Please note, tent camping is available on a first-come, first-served basis and is exclusively for non-reserved, non-self-contained units. For those with RVs or self-contained units, RV passes are mandatory and can be purchased along with tickets for non-AMA members at

This diverse and historically rich event promises to offer something for every motorcycle enthusiast, from the thrill of racing to the community and camaraderie of fellow bikers, all while supporting the preservation of motorcycling heritage.

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  • Mister Win Mister Win on Apr 12, 2024

    I wanna be the jerk that enters a stripped out K1600B, or a Moto Guzzi California, in a bagger race... Just to hear the crowd BOOO! 🤭