2023 AMA Racing, Organizer and Volunteer Awards Announced

AMA recognizes Athletes, Organizers and Volunteers of the Year

PICKERINGTON, Ohio (Feb. 13, 2024) — After another successful year of racing and recreational riding pursuits, the American Motorcyclist Association congratulates the winners of its 2023 AMA Racing, Organizer and Volunteer Awards.

Awarded to the standout individuals and organizations that helped cultivate another thriving year of AMA-sanctioned events, the 2023 awards serve as a recognition of those who went above and beyond in the goal to help promote and preserve the motorcycling lifestyle.

“We are grateful to everyone who helped make 2023 another outstanding year of AMA-sanctioned racing and riding,” AMA Director of Racing Mike Pelletier said. “Congratulations to all of the winners, who worked tirelessly throughout 2023 to further the AMA’s reach across the nation.”

AMA members participated in the selection process of certain racing categories — including the Athlete of the Year awards — while AMA staff selected the recipients of the organizational and volunteer awards.

The AMA Athlete of the Year Awards were bestowed upon Grant Baylor (National Championship), Evan Renshaw (Grand Championship) and Mason Jackson (ATV).

Jeff Emig was awarded the AMA Veteran/Senior Racer of the Year, while Jack Brucks was recognized as the AMA Youth Racer of the Year.

The AMA Female Racer of the Year was Mikayla Moore, who brought home the MotoAmerica Build, Train, Race Championship in 2023.

The 2023 U.S. International Six Days Enduro Team, which saw its World Trophy and Women’s World Trophy Teams ­— as well as Club Team XC Gear — secure first-place finishes at the grueling event in San Juan, Argentina, earned the AMA Sportsman of the Year award.

Shifting gears to the organizational awards, Lake Sugar Tree Motorsports Park (Motocross Organizer of the Year), National Enduro Promotions Group (Off-Road Racing Organizer of the Year), Central Motorcycle Roadracing Association (Track Racing Organizer of the Year) and Briarcliff Motocross LLC (ATV Organizer of the Year) were all recognized for their prowess in operating AMA-sanctioned races.

Manchester Motorcycle Club Inc. was named the Recreational Road Riding Organizer of the Year and Durty Dabbers Motorcycle Club claimed the Recreational Off-Road Organizer of the Year honor.

Middle Atlantic Motocross Association Inc. earned AMA Club of the Year honors, while Vital MX secured the AMA Media Award.

The AMA also recognized Rory S. Reiley, John Bauman and Charity Gochenour as the AMA Volunteers of the Year.