AMA National No. 1 plates up for grabs in Wisconsin, with charitable support
PICKERINGTON, OH – December 11, 2020 – (Motor Sports NewsWire) – America’s finest motorcycle ice racers will have two opportunities to compete for AMA No. 1 plates in 2021, with AMA Ice Race Grand Championship events scheduled three weeks apart in January and February in Wisconsin.
The first event is a Grand Prix-style competition on Jan. 17 that will run in conjunction with the Steel Shoe Fund’s annual three-hour endurance race on Kettle Moraine Lake at the Tiki Beach Bar and Resort in Campbellsport, Wis. The course once again will be designed by AMA Motorcycle Hall of Famer Jeff Fredette.
“The Steel Shoe Fund is thrilled to host the 2021 AMA Ice Race Grand Championship GP,” said Chris DaRonco, the event promoter. “We look forward to providing a challenging 6-plus-mile course on Kettle Moraine Lake. We’re working on some exciting changes to our program to make the event better than last year and to comply with any state and local orders regarding COVID-19. We look forward to hosting riders from all over and awarding those highly coveted AMA National No. 1 plates.”
The Steel Shoe Fund was established in 1997 as a nonprofit organization to assist flat-track motorcycle racers who have been seriously injured during competition within the continental United States.
The second event, the High Voltage Ice Races, takes place Feb. 6 on a half-mile oval at Miller’s Bay in Oshkosh, Wis.
This is the second year that the High Voltage Ice Races will be sanctioned as an AMA Grand Championship. The event is organized by Ron Brefka of iRon Enterprises, and proceeds go to support pancreatic cancer research. There is no admission fee for spectators, but donations to the We Care Fund are encouraged.
“The High Voltage Ice Races are proud and excited to host the AMA Ice Race Grand Championship Oval for the second straight year,” Brefka said. “We again will have spectacular ice racing at a great venue. And while our Grand Championship will be an absolutely great event for racers and spectators, we also will be supporting cancer research with donations to the We Care Fund for Medical Innovation and Research at the Medical College of Wisconsin.”
The events will be scored separately, and class winners at each event will be awarded AMA National No. 1 plates.
“The AMA is pleased to be working with the Steel Shoe Fund for the third consecutive year and High Voltage for the second,” AMA Track Racing Manager Ken Saillant said. “Both organizations work hard to support good causes. We are looking forward to great ice racing in January and February.”
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Source: American Motorcyclist Association