The week-long amateur competition returns to Du Quoin, Ill.
PICKERINGTON, Ohio (Oct. 30, 2023) — America’s premier amateur flat track competition will return to Du Quoin, Ill., as the 2024 Mission Foods AMA Flat Track Grand Championship will run from June 30-July 6 at the Du Quoin State Fairgrounds.
The AMA will operate and promote the event, which is the only race in the United States where a rider can earn an AMA National No. 1 plate in amateur flat track racing.
“We’re pleased to announce the upcoming AMA Flat Track Grand Championship, and we’re grateful to Mission Foods for their continued commitment as our title sponsor for the third consecutive year,” AMA Track Racing Manager Ken Saillant said. “We eagerly anticipate another exceptional week of racing and look forward to seeing the many outstanding competitors at this year’s event.”
The week-long amateur competition will bring together flat track’s budding stars, hosting multiple age groups across four dirt-track disciplines — Short Track, TT, Half-Mile and Mile.
In addition to the many AMA National No. 1 plates that will be awarded at the conclusion of the event, the AMA will also crown winners of several special awards — including the Nicky Hayden AMA Flat Track Horizon Award, which is given to the most promising amateur rider that is set to make the jump to the professional ranks. Past winners of the Horizon Award include Chase Saathoff, Kody Kopp, Dallas Daniels, Briar Bauman, Jared Mees, Bryan Smith and Roger Lee Hayden.
The Bill Werner AMA Fast Brain Award — which is granted to the rider who shows ability both on the track and in the classroom — will also be awarded during the event.
The AMA will also recognize the Vet/Senior Racer of the Year and the Youth Racer of the Year at the 2024 Mission Foods AMA Flat Track Grand Championship.
More information on the 2024 Mission Foods AMA Flat Track Grand Championship can be found at https://americanmotorcyclist.com/flat-track-racing/.