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AMA Road Race Grand Championship to Run Oct. 15-17

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AMA amateur road racing championship to be hosted by Daytona International Speedway

PICKERINGTON, Ohio (Sept. 29, 2021) — The AMA Road Race Grand Championship takes place at Daytona International Speedway, Oct. 15-17, 2021.

Promoted by the American Sportbike Racing Association LLC, the event is the official U.S. amateur road racing championship, sanctioned by the American Motorcyclist Association.

“We are excited to be given the chance to host the AMA Road Race Grand Championship again at Daytona International Speedway,” ASRA President Kevin Elliott said. “These races have proven to showcase some of the most exciting and competitive road racing in the United States and have a history of introducing us to the future stars of the American racing scene.”

Along with AMA National Championship No. 1 plates, three AMA Awards will be distributed: the Nicky Hayden AMA Road Race Horizon Award, AMA Vet/Senior Road Racer of the Year, and AMA Amateur Road Racer of the Year.

The Horizon Award was named in honor of the first racer to claim it: AMA Motorcycle Hall of Famer Nicky Hayden. The honor is given to the rider that is best prepared for the professional ranks, based on attitude, enthusiasm and past performance.

The pre-entry deadline is Oct. 4 at 5 p.m. More information on the event can be found at