AMA News & Notes is a monthly publication compiled and edited by the American Motorcyclist Association, designed to inform motorcyclists of rights-related issues and events in the United States and around the world.

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The past several AMA Supercross seasons, Eli Tomac has come up just short of winning the 450SX Class title. But this season, the 27-year-old Monster Energy Kawasaki Team rider got the job done. Tomac, the three-time and reigning AMA Pro Motocross 450MX champion, claimed top honors in AMA Supercross’ premier class, finishing the season 25 points ahead of runner-up and 2019 450SX champion Cooper Webb, 384 to 359.

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The American Motorcyclist Association has created the Member Activity Department to enhance and consolidate efforts to engage members in recreational riding, volunteering and other non-competition activity. Heather Wilson has been promoted to Director of Member Activity to manage the department.

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An AMA membership is a value-packed Father’s Day gift PICKERINGTON, Ohio — The American Motorcyclist Association wishes families across the country a happy Father’s Day and reminds sons and daughters of the value of a gift AMA membership. Father’s Day is Sunday, June 21. “There are many fathers across the

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Annual celebration of America’s motorcycling heritage benefits the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Museum PICKERINGTON, Ohio — The American Motorcyclist Association and Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, working closely with state and local health authorities, are postponing AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days, scheduled for July 10-12 at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in

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National and Regional News WASHINGTON, D.C. — A draft proposal of the federal transportation reauthorization circulating among congressional staff members would remove incentives for states to fund motorcycle training and awareness programs. Currently, states must meet two of six criteria to qualify for motorcyclist safety grants from the National Highway

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Motorists urged to watch for motorcyclists on nation’s roadways during holiday weekend PICKERINGTON, Ohio — The American Motorcyclist Association is grateful for the sacrifice of United States armed forces personnel who have given their lives in defense of our country and freedoms, and extends its deepest gratitude to their families

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A conversation with the AMA 450cc Supercross points leader By Michael Marino The 2020 AMA Supercross Championship was going well for Eli Tomac. The Monster Energy Kawasaki rider had won five of the first 10 of 17 scheduled rounds that were held before the coronavirus pandemic put the season on

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Organizations sign Letter of Intent for AMA eSports National Championship events PICKERINGTON, Ohio — The American Motorcyclist Association and INIT ESPORTS have pledged to work together throughout 2020 and beyond to develop two-wheel esports championships and tournaments, turning riders into gamers and gamers into riders. Toward that goal, the AMA

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AMA Motorcycle Hall of Famer Gloria Tramontin-Struck is this month’s cover subject Gloria Tramontin-Struck, one of the oldest living AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame inductees, is “motorcycling’s grande dame,” according to the editors of Thunder Press. In fact, the self-described “Journal of the American V-Twin Community” has dedicated much of

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South Carolina event almost halted Laurens, S.C. — Mid East Racing drew more than 700 entries to the hare scrambles competition at Strange’s Ranch in Laurens, S.C., May 9-10, after some last-minute wrangling with government officials. Organizer Buren Hamrick said the governor’s office and county health officials canceled the competition

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Five competition disciplines featured at annual celebration of America’s motorcycling heritage PICKERINGTON, Ohio — Motorcycle racers across the nation may now sign up to participate in 2020 AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days, which are July 10-12 at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio. The annual celebration of America’s motorcycling heritage

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Hare and hound competitor, organizer keeping busy Jeff Miller, a 2019 AMA Hare and Hound National Championship class champion is ready to get back to racing, as soon as the coronavirus restrictions are lifted. Miller had hoped to qualify for a spot on a U.S. ISDE club team competing at

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Haynes North America becomes AMA Benefit Partner PICKERINGTON, Ohio — Haynes North America Inc., publisher of the popular Haynes, Chilton and Clymer repair manuals, offers members of the American Motorcyclist Association 15 percent discount on print and online manuals purchased through the company website. “AMA members are hands on, and

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