Get ready to race at Vintage Motorcycle Days

| 7/14/2009 9:44:22 AM

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 VMD 2007
Vintage racing returns to Mid-Ohio July 24-26, 2009 

Time is running out to pre-enter for the AMA Racing Vintage Grand Championships, held in conjunction with AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio, and the Ashland County Fairgrounds in Ashland this July 24-26.

The AMA Racing Vintage Grand Championships will crown AMA Racing national champions in vintage motocross, road racing, dirt track, hare scrambles and trials. Two outstanding riders will also earn the titles of AMA Track Racing and AMA Off-Road Racing Vintage Grand Champions based on their cumulative point totals across related disciplines.

In addition to traditional vintage classes, there will be classes for post-vintage motorcycles, as well. In certain classes and disciplines, kids as young as 12 will also battle for national titles on machines smaller than 250cc. Details are available under Racing at Pre-entry closes this Friday, July 17. Although riders will still be able to enter at the event, there are significant rewards for pre-entering.

Each rider who pre-enters the AMA Racing Vintage Grand Championships, where off-road registration is $40 for the first class and $25 for the second, qualifies for two free $10 gift cards redeemable at, where AMA members receive an additional 10 percent discount. Pre-entered riders also will receive two free entries to the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Museum in Pickerington, Ohio.

The AMA Racing Vintage Grand Championships are coming together with the help of several AMA-chartered clubs and individual AMA members. These include WERA Motorcycle Roadracing, which is supporting vintage road-racing operations; Mandi Mastin, who will lay out and work the hare scrambles race; Don May, Royce Cline and other members of Trials Inc., who will staff the trials competition; members of Dayton MC, one of 11 clubs chartered with the AMA since the Association's inception in 1924; Jim Pooler, who will provide technical assistance in road racing; and Vintage Iron's Rick Doughty, who will serve as technical adviser.