David Aldana Named Grand Marshal of 2022 AMA Flat Track Grand Championship
AMA Hall of Famer and On Any Sunday alum to race the Du Quoin Mile and headline more event-oriented championship
PICKERINGTON, Ohio (March 28, 2022) — The AMA Flat Track Grand Championship (FTGC) — the country’s most prestigious amateur flat track event — will return July 7-13 at the Du Quoin State Fairgrounds in Du Quoin, Ill., with AMA Motorcycle Hall of Famer and beloved On Any Sunday star David Aldana as the event’s Grand Marshal.
The FTGC, promoted and operated by the American Motorcyclist Association, has been the premier amateur flat track event since the mid-1970s. This year’s event will boast modified class structures, new race and entertainment schedules, and a whole week of bar-banging action on Short Track, TT, Mile and Half-Mile tracks.
Along with being the championship’s Grand Marshal, Aldana plans to strap on his own steel shoe and race the Du Quoin Mile.
“I haven’t raced a Mile since the On Any Sunday days,” Aldana, who still races regularly at 72 years of age, said, “and I look forward to seeing what I’ve got after so many years. I’m honored to be the Grand Marshal for the AMA Flat Track Grand Championship, and it’ll be great to be among so many racers and fans who love flat track racing as much as I do.”
AMA Track Racing Manager Ken Saillant said that Aldana will bring a legendary presence to the event for AMA amateur racers of all ages. “Racers, young and old alike, remember Aldana for his flat track racing in the beloved moto-documentary, and we look forward to having him out there racing the Mile and hanging around the paddock throughout the AMA Flat Track Grand Championship this July.”
For more information on the upcoming AMA Flat Track Grand Championship, visit http://www.americanmotorcyclist.com/flat-track-racing/ and look for the latest event updates in American Motorcyclist magazine and on AmericanMotorcyclist.com.