America's Top Amateur Road Racers To Compete In The American Motorcyclist Association Road Race Grand Championship Sept. 19-20 In Alton, Va.
In hopes of securing American Motorcyclist Association national No. 1 plates, amateur road racers will compete in the 2015 AMA Road Race Grand Championship at Virginia International Raceway in Alton, Va., on Sept. 19-20.
"Virginia International Raceway is an incredible venue," said AMA Track Racing Manager Ken Saillant. "We are glad to once again be working with our event partners at the American Sportbike Racing Association and the Championship Cup Series to provide an outstanding event for amateur racers across a number of skill-, age- and displacement-based classes. The competition among these amateur racers will be something incredible to witness."
The AMA Road Race Grand Championship will run in combination with CCS sprint events and Round 7 of the ASRA Team Challenge. The 2015 AMA Road Race Grand Championship will once again welcome licensed amateur road racers from various clubs and organizations. AMA pro-licensed road racers are not eligible to compete.
"As an organization, it is a great honor to host the AMA Road Race Grand Championships for the fourth year in a row," said ASRA President Kevin Elliott. "This is an outstanding opportunity for all sportsman road racers to display their talent and ability compared to all the other organizations that promote this great discipline.
"Without the AMA, road racing would not be where it is today. With amateur, expert and professional level competition, this is truly the one organization that brings all the levels together giving a clear path to the pinnacle of this sport."
The country's top amateur racers will compete not only for Road Race Grand Championship AMA No. 1 plates, but also for the AMA Road Race Horizon Award, which is awarded to the rider showing the most promise for success in the professional ranks. Past winners of the AMA Road Race Horizon Award have included Anthony Mazziotto III, Jason DiSalvo, Hayden Gillim, Jake Lewis, Ben Spies, Miles Thornton and Blake Young.
Other awards given out at the event include the AMA Road Race Youth Award, the AMA Road Race Top Novice Award and the AMA Road Race Vet/Senior Award presented to a standout rider who is 30 years old or older.
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.