AMA Racing Champions
2012 was a great year for AMA and ATVA competition. Here, some of the national champions and top competitors talk about the 2012 season, look ahead to the 2013 season, and explain why AMA and ATVA competition is the best racing on the planet. No other No. 1 plate matters.
Dave Rhinehart: 2012 AMA Thruxton Stars roadracing champ
January 31, 2013
Dave Rhinehart, 31, of Fort Wayne, Ind., earned the coveted national champion title in 2012 in the AMA Thruxton Stars roadrace championship.
Rhinehart says Greg Hutcheson, Fred Willink, and Tony Blackall were his toughest competition because "they are all very experienced and fantastic roadracers."
Rhinehart, who has been roadracing for two years, says he likes the Thruxton Stars class because "it is a spec class, meaning all the bikes are pretty much the same. It is up to the rider and their skill set. This makes it more fun and competitive."
For 2013, Rhinehart will be hitting the professional circuit.
"I recently received my AMA Pro License and will be racing in the Vance and Hines XR1200 roadracing series," he says.
When he's not racing, he enjoys mountain biking, working out, traveling "and spending time with friends and family."
His sponsors are Rhinehart Development/Rhinehart Finishing, Fort Wayne River City Harley Davidson, Race Tech Suspension, Silkolene Lubricants, British Customs and Yamaha Champions School.
Rhinehart closed by saying: "I am very excited to be apart of the AMA Pro roadracing series, and am looking forward to a very exciting 2013 season."