New class structure announced for hare scrambles racing at 2017 AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days

More age classes, expanded course featured

PICKERINGTON, OH – may 24, 2017 – (Motor Sports Newswire) –  Exciting changes are coming to the vintage hare scrambles competition taking place July 8 during AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio.

“Hare scrambles is one of the many exciting events at AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days that anyone who loves racing can get involved in,” said AMA Director of Racing Kevin Crowther. “With a variety of classes suited for all ages and skill levels, everyone has the opportunity to experience this style of off-road racing.”

The vintage hare scrambles class structure will mimic the class structure for vintage motocross racing. Classes will be based more on the technology of the motorcycle, rather than on the year of the bike. For more information, see the supplemental rules at

New this year, the hare scrambles competition also will feature a 125cc Junior (12-15) class and other age-based classes.

For 2017, the hare scrambles course will feature a new, longer grass track section in addition to the same amount of trail as in previous years.

Register to be a part of the competition before July 4 at

Other racing events taking place during AMA Vintage Motorcycle days include motocross, road racing, dirt track and exhibition racing. For more information visit and click on “Racing.”

AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days raises funds for the nonprofit AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame. In addition to vintage motorcycle racing, activities include bike shows, seminars, demo rides, live music, the American Motor Drome Wall of Death, a swap meet with nearly 1,000 independent vendors and much more.

Tickets are available for purchase at (click on “Tickets”) or at the gate. A weekend pass is $60, a single-day admission for Friday or Saturday is $40 and a single-day admission for Sunday is $35. Kids 12 and under get in free.

AMA members get a $15 discount through June 5.

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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

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Source: American Motorcyclist Association