AMA Road Race Grand Championship to Kick Off at Barber Motorsports Park

| 31 August 2017 3:34 pm

AMA Road Race Grand Championship
Round 1: Barber Motorsports Park

Courtesy of the American Motorcyclist Association
Photos by Jen Muecke/AMA
LEEDS, AL, AUG. 31, 2017

America’s fastest amateur motorcycle road racers will descend on Barber Motorsports Park in Leeds, Alabama, November 2-5, to compete for AMA National Championships at the 2017 AMA Road Race Grand Championship.

The SuperSport Lightweight Twins in action at the 2016 AMA Road Race Grand Championship at Road America.

The SuperSport Lightweight Twins in action at the 2016 AMA Road Race Grand Championship at Road America.

“Motorcycle road racing showcases not just the enormous talent of the riders, but incredible machines that are packed with cutting-edge technology straight from the showroom floor,” said AMA track racing manager Ken Saillant. “The competition is fierce as the racers push their bikes to the limit, rounding the course at triple-digit speeds. Barber Motorsports Park is a world-class venue that will provide the perfect proving grounds for the race for AMA National number-one plates.”

AMA National number-one plates go to the winner in each class and run in conjunction with the AMA-sanctioned WERA Grand National Finals, which will award championships in the WERA Vintage Series, the WERA Sportsman Series, and the Pirelli/WERA National Challenge Series.

The AMA also will award the Nicky Hayden Road Race Horizon Award to one rider who is judged best prepared for the professional ranks, based on attitude, enthusiasm, and past performances as an Amateur. The award was recently renamed in honor of 2002 AMA Superbike Champion and 2006 FIM MotoGP World Champion Nicky Hayden, who passed away in May and was the inaugural winner of the AMA Horizon Award in 1997.

For more information on the AMA Road Race Grand Championship, visit

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 Not a member? Join the AMA today at

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