AMA Pro Dirt Track reigning champion Jared Mees named honoree for 2015 AMA Dirt Track Grand Championship

PICKERINGTON, OH – May 26, 2015 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – AMA Pro Dirt Track Grand National Champion Jared Mees will serve as this year’s honoree at the 2015 AMA Dirt Track Grand Championship, July 6-10, at the Du Quoin State Fairgrounds in Du Quoin, Ill.

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“It’s a very prestigious time,” Mees said. “You bring everybody from across the United States of America to Du Quoin, Ill. The best of the best… I’m looking forward to seeing who the next up and comers are. It should be a good time.”

In 2001, Mees won the AMA Dirt Track Horizon Award, presented to an amateur racer each year at the event who shows the most promise headed into the pro ranks. Since then, Mees has won three AMA Pro Grand National Championships.

“It is great to have Jared serve as our honoree,” said AMA Track Racing Manager Ken Saillant. “He has a wealth of knowledge and experience, working his way up from the amateur to the pro ranks, and is always willing to share pointers with the current amateurs.

“You’ve got to go there [to the AMA Dirt Track Grand Championship] and have fun,” Mees said. “And I remember going there and having lots of fun racing as an amateur. The AMA has always done a phenomenal job running the whole AMA Grand Championship event.”

Classes and online entry are available now at: https://secure.tracksideonlineresults.com/flattrack/index.asp

Amateur and youth champions will compete in individual dirt track disciplines, including half-mile, TT and short-track races. Amateur racers also compete in mile events.

The riders in each class with the highest point totals in all disciplines will be awarded AMA national championship No. 1 plates. The top riders also compete for the AMA Dirt Track Horizon Award, which honors the amateur racer poised for success at the pro level.

About the American Motorcyclist Association

Founded in 1924, the AMA is a not-for-profit member-based association whose mission is to promote the motorcycle lifestyle and protect the future of motorcycling. As the world’s largest motorcycling rights and event sanctioning organization, the AMA advocates for riders’ interests at all levels of government and sanctions thousands of competition and recreational events every year. The AMA also provides money-saving discounts on products and services for its members. Through the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame in Pickerington, Ohio, the AMA honors the heroes and heritage of motorcycling.

For more information, visit www.americanmotorcyclist.com.

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