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Dunlop Named Official Tire of Mission Foods AMA Flat Track Grand Championship

PICKERINGTON, Ohio (June 23, 2022) — Dunlop Motorcycle Tires will be the Official Tire of the 2022 Mission Foods AMA Flat Track Grand Championship, which takes place at the Du Quoin State Fairgrounds in Du Quoin, Ill., July 7-13.

“Everyone at Dunlop is thrilled about the resurgence of the AMA Flat Track Grand Championship, and we are happy to be the Official Tire of the event,” said Dunlop Amateur Motocross/Flat Track Support Manager Rob Fox. “We recently extended our highly successful MX amateur Team Dunlop Elite support program to flat track enthusiasts, as we want to see flat track roots grow from the bottom up. The Flat Track Grand Championship is the perfect event to help grow the sport and show off our newly released 17-inch DT4 tires.”

For more than 100 years, Dunlop has led the industry in tire innovation, introducing the first use of Kevlar belts in motorcycle tires and producing the first original-equipment radial street tire. The company continues to lead the industry with revolutionary firsts.

Dunlop also holds over 100 national championships in many forms of motorcycle racing, such as AMA Supercross, motocross and off-road competition.

“Dunlop’s many championships, which include those won by both pro and amateur racers, are impressive, and we appreciate them supporting amateur flat track racing at the Mission Foods AMA Flat Track Grand Championship this year,” said AMA Track Racing Manager Ken Saillant.

The AMA FTGC has served as the premier amateur flat track event since the mid-1970s and is the only race in the country where you can earn an AMA National No. 1 plate in amateur flat track racing. This year’s event will feature AMA Motorcycle Hall of Famer and On Any Sunday star David Aldana as Grand Marshal. Aldana plans to strap on his own steel shoe to race the Du Quoin Mile, which will be his first time racing a Mile event since his On Any Sunday days.

AMA National No. 1 plates will be awarded to racers in each class who have the highest number of points across all four disciplines of flat track racing: Mile, Half-Mile, Short Track and TT.

Special awards that will be presented at the end of the event program include the prestigious Nicky Hayden AMA Flat Track Horizon Award, AMA Fast Brain Award, AMA Vet/Senior Racer of the Year and AMA Youth Racer of the Year.

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Racers can pre-register for the event at