Five days of amateur racing returns to the Du Quoin State Fairgrounds
PICKERINGTON, OH – July 8, 2021 – (Motor Sports NewsWire) – The 2021 AMA Flat Track Grand Championship is scheduled for July 15-20 in Du Quoin, Ill., promising five days of intense competition among the nation’s elite amateur riders.
Promoted by Steve Nace Racing, the Grand Championship returns to the Du Quoin State Fairgrounds. This year’s event features 24 competitive classes, and in addition to racing the Mile on day one, racers will compete on the Half-Mile, TT and Short Track over the five-day event.
The full racing schedule, class structure and updated regulations can be viewed at americanmotorcyclist.com.
“The AMA is excited to return to the historic Du Quoin State Fairgrounds and the Magic Mile. We look forward to a great week of intense flat track racing and crowning AMA National Champions,” said AMA Track Racing Manager Ken Saillant.
The Magic Mile has an illustrious history in flat track racing, with races dating back to the 1920s. The return to the Magic Mile for 2021 is the first in over half a decade.
“Steve Nace Racing Promotions is excited to partner with the American Motorcyclist Association to bring the 2021 AMA Flat Track Grand Championship back to the Mile,” said Steve Nace. “The last time Amateurs raced on the Mile during the Flat Track Grand Championship was in 2014 and pre-entries indicate a strong turnout at this year’s event.”
AMA National No. 1 plates will be awarded to the racers in each class who earn the highest point totals.
Racers will compete for the Nicky Hayden AMA Flat Track Horizon Award, which honors an amateur racer poised for success at the pro level.
Awards will also be given for AMA Youth Flat Track Racer of the Year and AMA Vet/Senior Flat Track Racer of the Year.
The Bill Werner Fast Brain Award will also be handed out to racers who are fast and display academic excellence. The award is bestowed upon a racer based upon his or her performance at the event, as well as their performance in school based on official school transcripts supplied at the time of application. Applications are available at americanmotorcyclist.com.
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 americanmotorcyclist.com.
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Source: American Motorcyclist Association