This is a press release issued by the American Motorcyclist Association
The American Motorcyclist Association has announced that pre-registration for the 2023 Mission Foods AMA Flat Track Grand Championship is now open.
Those looking to race in the national championship event that runs June 14-20 at the Du Quoin State Fairgrounds in Du Quoin, Ill., can pre-register at https://secure.tracksideprereg.com/ftgc/?event=3.
“The Mission Foods AMA Flat Track Grand Championship is the premier amateur flat track event in the country,” said AMA Track Racing Manager Ken Saillant. “In anticipation of the action-packed seven-day event, we hope racers take advantage of the discounted rate offered with pre-registration.”
Along with the time saved at the track checking in, pre-registered riders will save money, with discounted fees for the AMA Flat Track Grand Championship at $80 per class — $20 off the price of regular entry.
Wristbands for gate entry can be purchased for $15 per day or $75 for the entire week. Pit bike passes are $20. Both can be purchased online in advance of the event.
Riders who pre-register before the May 31 deadline will also have their names printed on a special 2023 Mission Foods AMA Flat Track Grand Championship T-shirt.
The AMA promotes and operates the most prestigious amateur flat track event in the country. Hosting different ages and classes, the Mission Foods AMA Flat Track Grand Championship — an event that traces its roots to 1975 — offers the only chance to earn an AMA National No. 1 plate in amateur flat track racing.
The annual event includes four disciplines of flat track racing: Short Track, TT, Mile and Half-Mile.
In addition to AMA National No. 1 plates, the Nicky Hayden AMA Flat Track Horizon Award — given to the most promising amateur rider on the verge of transitioning to the professional ranks — will be awarded following the seven days of racing. The AMA Fast Brain Award, AMA Vet/Senior Racer of the Year and AMA Youth Racer of the Year will also be announced.
American Flat Track (AFT) will bring pro-level action on Saturday, June 17, with a Grand National Mile where the sport’s stars will take to Du Quoin’s legendary “Magic Mile.”
For more information on the 2023 Mission Foods AMA Flat Track Grand Championship, visit AmericanMotorcyclist.com/flat-track-grand-championship/.
To pre-register for the event, visit HERE.
Group 1 Classes: Youth/Vet
• 50cc Production Chain Drive Jr. (4-6)
• 50cc Production Chain Drive Sr. (7-8)
• 50cc Production PW Shaft Drive (4-8)
• 50cc Production Chain Drive Shifter (4-8)
• 65cc Production (7-11)
• 65cc Modified (7-11)
• 85cc Modified (9-11)
• 85cc Production (9-13)
• 85cc Modified (9-13)
• 85cc Modified Supermini (12-15)
• Veteran (30+)
• Senior (40+)
• Super Senior (50+)
• Masters (60+)
Group 2 Classes: Amateur
• Women 86cc and Up (12+)
• 250cc Production
• 250cc Modified
• 250cc – Open Singles (12+)
• 450cc Production
• 450cc Modified
• Open Heavyweight
Tentative Event Schedule
• Tuesday, June 13 — Rider Registration
• Wednesday, June 14 — Amateur TT
• Thursday, June 15 — Youth/Vet TT
• Friday, June 16 — Amateur/Vet Mile
• Saturday, June 17 — Youth/Vet Short Track, AFT Mile
• Sunday, June 18 — Youth/Vet Half-Mile, Amateur Short Track
• Monday, June 19 — Amateur Half-Mile
• Tuesday, June 20 — Youth Short Track
Header photo caption: A youth rider celebrates a victory at the AMA Flat Track Grand Championship. Photo by Annaleice Birdsong, courtesy of the American Motorcyclist Association