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2018 AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days racing schedule

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Youth classes added to road racing program

 

Pickerington, Ohio, May 1—Motorcycle enthusiasts and racers will experience three days of action-packed motorcycle competition during the 2018 AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days on July 6-8 at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio.

July 8-9, 2017 at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio. Photo by Lanakila MacNaughton for the American Motorcyclist Association.

Vintage and post-vintage competition will be held in hare scrambles, motocross, trials, flat track and road racing.

“The AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days racing program celebrates motorcycling’s competitive heritage,” said AMA Director of Racing Kevin Crowther. “Our program provides an opportunity for vintage motorcycle enthusiasts to enter their vintage machines in a variety of racing disciplines, as well as opportunities for youth to experience motorcycling history in a fun, family-oriented environment. So, drag that old dirt bike out of your garage, buy one off the Internet or even hit up the swap meet at the event. Line up and race, and regardless of where you finish, you’ll no doubt make memories that will last a lifetime.”

Class winners in the trials, hare scramble, motocross and road racing disciplines will be recognized and AMA National Champions will receive a highly-coveted AMA National No. 1 plate. The flat track race, which is set to take place at the Ashland County Fairgrounds, is the sixth round of the AMA Vintage Flat Track Series.

In addition, two outstanding riders will earn the AMA Off-Road Vintage Grand Championship and the AMA Senior Off-Road Vintage Grand Championship for excelling in expert-level eligible classes.

Other updates to the racing program at this year’s AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days include the addition of youth classes to the road racing events.

AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days will see the return of pit bike racing and the holeshot challenge competition. Pit bike racing is scheduled for July 6-7, while the holeshot challenge rounds out the day’s racing action on July 7.

For a full list of classes and information on racing events at the 2018 AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days, visit www.amavintagemotorcycledays.com.

To be a part of the racing at the 2018 AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days, visit www.amavintagemotorcycledays.com/page/vintage-racing-2018 before July 1, to register to race.

AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days raises funds for the nonprofit AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame.

Begun in 1990, the event has been held at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course since 1995. The track is a superb location for the event, accommodating road racing, trials, hare scrambles and motocross, in addition to a full slate of noncompetition events.

Tickets are available for purchase online at www.amavintagemotorcycledays.com or at the gate during the event. A weekend pass is $60, a single-day admission for Friday or Saturday is $40 and a single-day admission for Sunday is $35. Kids 12 and under get in free.

AMA members can receive a $15 discount through May 31 by visiting www.americanmotorcyclist.com/Events/AMA-Vintage-Motorcycle-Days-Tickets.

Sites are available for tent camping and motorhomes.

Proceeds from AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days benefit the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame. The mission of the Hall of Fame, located on the AMA campus in Pickerington, Ohio, is to tell the stories and preserve the history of motorcycling’s legends and heroes. For more information, call (614) 856-2222, or visit the Hall of Fame’s website at www.motorcyclemuseum.org.

Keep up to date on event announcements by liking and following AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days on Facebook www.facebook.com/AMAVintageMotorcycleDays and using #AMAVMD on Instagram and Twitter.

Those attending AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days will be able to sign up for special text alerts during the event weekend.

2018 AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days Summary Racing Schedule (Subject to change)

Thursday, July 5: Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course

  • Noon-5 p.m.: Road Race Registration (Lower Paddock Tech Garage)
  • 2-5 p.m.: Road Race Technical Inspection (Lower Paddock Tech Garage)
  • 2-5 p.m.: Motocross Registration/Hare Scrambles Registration/Tech Inspection (Off-Road Admin Trailer near The Hanger)

Friday, July 6: Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course

  • 7 a.m.-5 p.m.: Road Race Registration/Tech Inspection (Lower Paddock Tech Garage)
  • 7 a.m.-9 a.m.: Hare Scrambles Registration/Tech Inspection (Off-Road Admin Trailer near The Hangar)
  • 8 a.m.: Road Race Mandatory Rider Briefing (Lower Paddock base of Tower)
  • 8:30 a.m.: Road Race Track Inspection
  • 9 a.m.: Road Race Practice Begins
  • Hare Scrambles Youth Vintage Classes Race Begins
  • 10 a.m.: Hare Scrambles Evolution 2/Evolution 3 Classes Race
  • Noon-5 p.m.: Motocross Registration (Off-Road Admin Trailer near The Hanger)
  • Noon: Hare Scrambles Vintage/Evolution/Evolution 1 Classes Race Begins
  • 1:30-5 p.m.: Road Race Practice Resumes (Noon-1:30 p.m. Lunch Break)
  • 2 p.m.: Hare Scrambles Non-Current Classes Race
  • 3 -5 p.m.: Pit Bike Racing Registration (Mid-Ohio Infield)
  • 4 p.m.: (Tentative) Hare Scrambles Awards Presentation (30 minutes after racing concludes in The Hangar)
  • 5:30 p.m.: Pit Bike Racing Practice (Mid-Ohio Infield)
  • 6 p.m.: Pit Bike Racing Begins (Mid-Ohio Infield)

Saturday, July 7: Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course

  • 7-9 a.m.: Motocross Registration/Tech Inspection (Off-Road Admin Trailer near The Hangar)
  • 7 a.m.-1 p.m.: Road Race Registration (Lower Paddock Tech Garage)
  • 7-10:45 a.m.: Road Race Technical Inspection
  • 7 a.m.: Road Race Mandatory Rider Briefing (Lower Paddock base of Tower)
  • 7:30 a.m.: Road Race Track Inspection
  • 8-11 a.m.: Road Race Practice Begins
  • 8 a.m.: Motocross Mandatory Rider Briefing (The Hangar)
  • 8:30 a.m.: Motocross Vintage/Evolution/Evolution 1 Classes Practice Begins
  • 9:30 a.m.: Motocross Vintage/Evolution/Evolution 1 Classes Racing Begins
  • Noon-3 p.m.: Trials Registration/Tech Inspection
  • 12:30 p.m.: Road Racing Begins (11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Lunch Break)
  • 1-3 p.m.: Flat Track Registration (Ashland County Fairgrounds – Gate 5, Baney Road)
  • 3-5 p.m.: Pit Bike Registration (Off-Road Admin Trailer near The Hanger)
  • 3:30 p.m.: Flat Track Mandatory Riders Briefing (Ashland County Fairgrounds)
  • 4:00 p.m.: Flat Track Practice Begins (Ashland County Fairgrounds)
  • 4 p.m.: (Tentative) Motocross Awards Presentation (30 minutes after racing concludes in The Hangar)
  • 5-7 p.m.: Holeshot Challenge Registration (Off-Road Admin Trailer near The Hangar)
  • 5:30 p.m.: Pit Bike Practice (Off-Road Area)
  • 6 p.m.: Pit Bike Racing (Off-Road Area)
  • 6-8:00 p.m.: Racing Bike Show Set-Up/Registration (The Hanger)
  • 6:30 p.m.: Flat Track Heat Races Begin (Ashland County Fairgrounds)
  • 7:30 p.m.: Holeshot Challenge Racing Begins (Motocross Starting Gate)
  • 8:30 p.m.: Flat Track Finals Begin (Ashland County Fairgrounds)

Sunday, July 8: Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course

  • 7-8 p.m.: Road Race Registration (Lower Paddock Tech Garage)
  • 7-8:30 a.m.: Motocross Registration/Tech Inspection (Off-Road Admin Trailer near The Hangar)
  • 7-9 a.m.: Trials Registration/Tech Inspection
  • 7-9:15 a.m.: Road Race Technical Inspection
  • 7 a.m.: Road Race Mandatory Rider Briefing (Lower Paddock base of Tower)
  • 7:30 a.m.: Road Race Track Inspection
  • 8-9:50 a.m.: Road Race Practice Begins
  • 8 a.m.: Motocross Mandatory Rider Briefing (The Hangar)
  • 8:30 a.m.: Motocross Evolution 2/Evolution 3/Non-Current Classes Practice
  • 9:15 a.m.: Trials Mandatory Rider Meeting (The Hangar)
  • 9:30 a.m.: Trials, Motocross (Evolution 2/Evolution 3/Non-Current Classes only) Racing Begins
  • 10 a.m.: Road Racing Begins
  • 12:30 p.m.: Road Racing Resumes (11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Lunch Break)
  • 1:30 p.m.: Trials Competition Ends
  • (Tentative) Trials Awards Presentation (30 minutes after racing concludes in The Hangar)
  • Pit Bike Registration (Off-Road Admin Trailer near The Hangar)5 p.m.: (Tentative) Motocross Awards Presentation (30 minutes after racing concludes in The Hangar)
  • 5:30 p.m. (Tentative): Road Race Awards (Road Racing Podium by Pit Lane Lower Paddock)

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