Up-and-coming speedway riders compete for AMA No. 1 plates
PICKERINGTON, OH – July 16, 2019 (Motor Sports NewsWire) – The American Motorcyclist Association congratulates Cameron Krezman and Levi Leutz for winning the 250cc Class and 150cc Class titles, respectively, at the 2019 AMA Youth Speedway National Championship at Fast Friday’s Motorcycle Speedway in Auburn, Calif., on July 12.
The event pitted the nation’s best speedway racers, 17 years old or younger, against each other in two competition classes. The 2019 national championship event featured 26 riders vying for AMA No. 1 plates.
For Krezman, 15, it was his second time winning an AMA National Championship. The Newcastle, Calif., resident also holds the 2014 AMA 150cc Division II Speedway national title. He won the 2019 250cc Class crown by 2 points over 2018 runner-up Landon Norton, 15, of Citrus Heights, Calif.
Krezman became the first rider other than three-time 250cc Youth National Speedway Champion Sebastian Palmese to win the title since 2015.
It was the first time Leutz, 10, of Yucaipa, Calif., won an AMA National Championship. He won his semi-final race and the 150cc Class main event on route to winning the class title.
“The AMA congratulates Cameron Krezman and Levi Leutz for their outstanding performances at the 2019 AMA Youth Speedway National Championship,” AMA Track Racing Manager Ken Saillant said. “Both riders are up-and-coming stars in American speedway competition, as well as outstanding young men. The AMA also thanks Fast Friday’s Motorcycle Speedway for providing a top-notch venue for our national championship event.”
Krezman and Leutz will receive their AMA No. 1 plates at the AMA Championship Banquet, part of the AMA Legends & Champions Weekend, Dec. 6-7, at the Hilton Columbus Downtown in Columbus, Ohio.
In addition to celebrating each year’s amateur champions, the AMA Legends & Champions Weekend also honors history’s motorcycling legends at the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony. In addition, it is the venue for the annual AMA Congress, where AMA Commission members discuss amateur motorcycle racing in the United States.
Tickets for the 2019 AMA Legends & Champions weekend will be available soon.
Reservations at the Hilton Columbus Downtown are available now at a special rate. Visit aws.passkey.com/e/49921089.
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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Source: American Motorcyclist Association