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AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days dirt track event moves to Saturday night

12/22/2011
PICKERINGTON, Ohio -- The American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) is moving AMA Vintage Motorcycle Day's popular dirt-track event at the Ashland Co. (Ohio) Fairgrounds from Friday, July 20, to Saturday, July 21.

"Our Friday night date was on top of a complementary event located just a couple hours away in Wauseon, Ohio," said AMA Track Racing Manager Ken Saillant. "With the popularity of the Ashland location and considering our event is part of the AMA Vintage Dirt Track National Championship Series, we didn't want to pull riders or fans away from the Wauseon race. Considering the Ashland facility was available on Saturday and the move would still allow a Sunday rain date, the shift was logical and we hope will support the Wauseon event.

"The AMA supports more racing choices, not fewer, and we hope this move gives racers more opportunity to get out there and show the fans what classic dirt-track machinery can do," Saillant added.

Pits will open at the half-mile event in Ashland at 10 a.m. on Saturday, July 21. Sign up starts at noon and practice will begin at 4 p.m.

In addition to period-correct vintage classes for all eras of dirt-track motorcycles, the AMA Vintage Dirt Track National Championship Series event will include modern classes to give amateur racers an opportunity to compete at one of the region's classic half-mile facilities.

The Ashland round of the AMA Vintage Dirt Track Grand Championships runs as part of AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days, July 20-22 at the nearby Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio. AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days is the country's premier event for vintage motorcycle enthusiasts. It includes North America's largest vintage motorcycle swap meet, seminars, vintage displays, bike shows, a Marque of the Year, and vintage and post-vintage competition in motocross, hare scrambles, trials, roadracing and dirt track.

More information about AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days can be found at AMAVintageMotorcycleDays.com.

About the American Motorcyclist Association
Since 1924, the AMA has protected the future of motorcycling and promoted the motorcycle lifestyle. AMA members come from all walks of life, and they navigate many different routes on their journey to the same destination: freedom on two wheels. As the world's largest motorcycling rights organization, the AMA advocates for motorcyclists' interests in the halls of local, state and federal government, the committees of international governing organizations, and the court of public opinion. Through member clubs, promoters and partners, the AMA sanctions more motorsports competition and motorcycle recreational events than any other organization in the world. AMA members receive money-saving discounts from dozens of well-known suppliers of motorcycle services, gear and apparel, bike rental, transport, hotel stays and more. Through its support of the Motorcycle Hall of Fame, the AMA preserves the heritage of motorcycling for future generations. For more information, please visit AmericanMotorcyclist.com.
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