AMA Athletes of the Year, AMA Racers of the Year recognized
PICKERINGTON, OH – January 25, 2022 – (Motor Sports NewsWire) – The American Motorcyclist Association is pleased to recognize the winners of its 2021 AMA Racing and Organizer Awards, which are presented to individuals and organizations that stood out in AMA-sanctioned competition and recreational endeavors during 2021.
AMA members helped select the winners of certain racing categories, including the AMA Athlete of the Year and the AMA Racer of the Year awards, while AMA staff chose the organizational awards.
“We are excited and proud to recognize the winners of the 2021 AMA Racing and Organizer Awards,” AMA Director of Racing Mike Pelletier said. “The recipients displayed a distinct level of excellence in 2021 and are deserving in every way.”
The AMA Athlete of the Year awards went to Steward Baylor (National Championship Series), Levi Kitchen (Grand Championships) and Walker Fowler (ATV).
The AMA Veteran/Senior Racer of the Year was Broc Peterson, while the AMA Youth Racer of the Year award was given to Cole Forbes, the AMA National Enduro Futures champion and GNCC Super Mini champion. Becca Sheets was recognized as the AMA Female Racer of the Year for her stellar performance in the AMA Grand National Cross Country series.
MotoAmerica (Track Racing Organizer of the Year), Mid East Hare Scramble (ATV Organizer of the Year), and Gnarly Routes(Recreational Off-Road Organizer of the Year) were all recognized for their efforts in 2021. Hi-Winders (AMA Club of the Year), Pasadena Motorcycle Club (Recreational Road Organizer of the Year), Florida Trail Riders (Off-Road Racing Organizer of the Year) and East Fork MX (Motocross Organizer of the Year) were among the additional groups presented with awards.
For their efforts to raise funds and assistance for the flood victims of Waverly, Tenn., Racers 4 Waverly were awarded with the AMA Sportsman of the Year. For their outstanding media coverage, the AMA presented Roadracing World and Motorcycle Technologywith the AMA Media Award.
The full list of winners can be found below.
2021 AMA Racing Award Winners
AMA Athlete of the Year: National Championship Series
Steward Baylor — Champion, National Enduro Championship Series
AMA Athlete of the Year: Grand Championships
Levi Kitchen — Nicky Hayden AMA Motocross Horizon Award Winner
AMA ATV Athlete of the Year
Walker Fowler — Champion, AMA Grand National Cross Country Series
AMA Veteran/Senior Racer of the Year
Broc Peterson — Motocross Veteran Racer of the Year
AMA Youth Racer of the Year
Cole Forbes — Champion, AMA National Enduro Futures and Grand National Cross Country Super Mini
AMA Female Racer of the Year
Becca Sheets — Champion, Grand National Cross Country Series
2021 AMA Organizer Award Winners
Motocross Organizer of the Year
East Fork MX
Off-Road Racing Organizer of the Year
Florida Trail Riders
Track Racing Organizer of the Year
ATV Organizer of the Year
Mid East Hare Scramble
Recreational Road Riding Organizer of the Year
Pasadena Motorcycle Club
Recreational Off-Road Organizer of the Year
Gnarly Routes Inc.
AMA Club of the Year
AMA Media Award
Roadracing World and Motorcycle Technology
AMA Sportsman of the Year
Racers 4 Waverly
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. Besides offering members money-saving discounts on products and services, the AMA also publishes American Motorcyclist, a recently revitalized and monthly full-color magazine (and digital version of same) that covers current events and motorcycle history with brilliant photography and compelling writing. American Motorcyclist is also North America’s largest-circulation magazine. 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