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AMA Ice Race Grand Championship Scheduled for February in Michigan

| 21 November 2016 7:11 pm

2017 AMA Ice Race Grand Championship

Courtesy of AMA Pro Racing
CADILLAC, MI, NOV. 18, 2016

The 2017 AMA Ice Race Grand Championship is scheduled for February 17-19 in Cadillac, Michigan, and will feature a grand prix race on Friday in addition to oval track racing on Saturday and Sunday.

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“The GP has been getting popular with the riders, so we thought we would change things up this year,” said promoter Jeremiah Sherman of White Lake Racing. “The sport is evolving. And we are trying to make this a 21st-century event.”

The AMA Ice Race Grand Championship, begun in 2006, features classes for riders from 4 years old to racers over 50 competing on bikes that range from lightly modified off-road machines to full-on, purpose-built ice racers. Racers modify a variety of machines to run on frozen lakes and ponds using off-road tires, often studded with hundreds of sheet-metal-style screws.

“These riders will be racing on 10 to 12 inches of solids ice,” Sherman said. “And 10 inches of ice will support a locomotive.”

Riders battle for AMA National number-one plates in a number of classes. The top riders at the event will also compete for the AMA Ice Racer of the Year Award, given to the most impressive rider on the ice, while the Youth riders will chase the honor of being named AMA Youth Ice Racer of the Year.

Sherman said he expects 450 to 500 entries this year.

“This is the one event where all the fastest riders from all the different disciplines come together to see who really is the fastest,” Sherman said. “There are no other competing events during the winter to draw them away, so we are expecting some really great competition.”

For more information about ice racing, visit www.americanmotorcyclist.com/Racing/Ice-Racing.

For more information about the 2017 AMA Ice Race Grand Championship, visit www.whitelakeracing.com.

About the American Motorcyclist Associationama-logo-200-0001
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. Not a member? Join the AMA today at www.americanmotorcyclist.com/membership/join.

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