Racing schedule announced for 2019 AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days, featuring Honda

Revolution classes added to hare scrambles, motocross competition

PICKERINGTON, Ohio — Fans of motorcycle competition will have all the racing and trials they could ask for at 2019 AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days, featuring Honda, July 5-7 at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio.
Vintage and post-vintage competition will be held in hare scrambles, motocross, trials, flat track and road racing. Several forms of exhibition racing also are planned.

“The racing program at AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days features competition in six racing disciplines that welcome racers of all skill levels,” AMA Director of Racing Kevin Crowther said. “The programs provide a place where vintage motorcycle enthusiasts can take part in a wide range of racing in one weekend, while also allowing new racers to try their hand at competing on two wheels for the first time. For vintage motorcycle owners who have been curious about the capabilities of their older machine, this is the event where you can find out in a fun, family-friendly atmosphere.”

Class winners in the trials, hare scramble, motocross and road racing disciplines will be recognized, and AMA National Champions will receive AMA National No. 1 plates. The flat track race, which takes place at the Ashland County Fairgrounds, is the seventh 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.

For 2019, the Non-Current classes in hare scrambles and motocross have been renamed Revolution 1, and a set of new Revolution 2 classes has been created. The Revolution 2 classes are open to production two-stroke motorcycles from model years 2008 and older.

Returning for a second year are the youth classes in hare scrambles, motocross and trials competition. Those classes are open to individuals age 9-17 in hare scrambles, 4-17 in motocross and 4-12 in trials.

AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days again features pit bike racing and a holeshot challenge competition. Pit bike racing is scheduled for July 5-6, while the holeshot challenge rounds out the day’s racing action on July 6.

For a full list of classes and information on racing events at the 2019 AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days, visit www.amavintagemotorcycledays.com.

To be a part of the racing at the 2019 AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days, visit www.amavintagemotorcycledays.com/page/vintage-racing-2019 before July 1, to register to race.

Begun in 1990, the event has been held at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course since 1995. The track is a superb location, 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 younger get in free.

AMA members can receive a $15 discount through June 8 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 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.

2019 AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days Summary Racing Schedule (Subject to change)

Thursday, July 4

  • 1-5 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 5

  • 7 a.m.-5 p.m.: Road Race Registration/Tech Inspection (Lower Paddock Tech Garage)
  • 7 a.m.-8:30 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
  • 9 a.m.: 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 Revolution 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 6

  • 7-9 a.m.: Motocross Registration/Tech Inspection (Off-Road Admin Trailer near The Hangar)
  • 7:30-10:30 a.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)
  • 1-4 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 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 p.m.: Flat Track Racing Begins (Ashland County Fairgrounds)
  • 7:30 p.m.: Holeshot Challenge Racing Begins (Motocross Starting Gate)

Sunday, July 7

  • 7 a.m.: Road Race Mandatory Rider Briefing (Lower Paddock base of Tower)
  • 7-8:45 a.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 a.m.: Road Race Technical Inspection
  • 7 a.m.: Road Race Mandatory Rider Briefing (Lower Paddock base of Tower)
  • 7:30-9 a.m.: Road Race Technical Inspection
  • 7:30 a.m.: Road Race Track Inspection
  • 8-10 a.m.: Road Race Practice
  • 8 a.m.: Motocross Mandatory Rider Briefing (The Hangar)
  • 8:30 a.m.: Motocross Evolution 2/Evolution 3/Revolution Classes Practice
  • 9:15 a.m.: Trials Mandatory Rider Meeting (The Hangar)
  • 9:30 a.m.: Trials, Motocross (Evolution 2/Evolution 3/Revolution 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)
  • 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)

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 www.americanmotorcyclist.com.

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