2023 Mission Foods AMA Flat Track Grand Championship
Since the mid-1970s, the AMA Flat Track Grand Championship has pitted top amateur flat trackers against each other in friendly competition. As the premier amateur flat track event in the United States — and the only race in the country where you can earn an AMA National No. 1 plate in amateur flat track racing — the Mission Foods AMA Flat Track Grand Championship is unmatched in terms of history and prestige.
Riders at the Mission Foods AMA Flat Track Grand Championship traditionally compete in all types of flat track races on Mile, Half-Mile, Short Track and TT tracks, with the overall class winners crowned national champions.
As with most AMA amateur national championships, and in recognition of the range of participants in amateur competition, the event includes multiple classes to provide ample opportunity for amateur racers to compete. Age, displacement and bike-configuration classes are featured.
2023 Mission Foods AMA Flat Track Grand Championship: June 14-20, 2023. Du Quoin, Ill. Du Quoin State Fairgrounds.
American Flat Track is also set to join the AMA at Du Quoin on Saturday, June 17, for a Grand National Mile. For more information, see the AMA Press Release.
When the last race has been run and competitors hang up their steel shoes, all the practice, bike prep and powersliding towards victory deserves to be noticed. Special awards presented at the completion of the Mission Foods AMA Flat Track Grand Championship include the following:
The most prestigious racing award given at the event, the Nicky Hayden AMA Flat Track Horizon Award honors the legacy and success of Nicky Hayden while recognizing the most promising amateur racer on the verge of a professional racing career. Competitors who wish to be considered for the Nicky Hayden AMA Flat Track Horizon Award should complete the Letter of Intent (coming soon).
The AMA Fast Brain Award recognizes both speed and smarts and is awarded based upon the racer’s performance at the event, as well as official school transcripts supplied at the time of application. Competitors who wish to be considered should complete the AMA Flat Track Fast Brain Award application (coming soon).
The AMA Vet/Senior Racer of the Year award is presented to a standout rider in the vet racing ranks.
The AMA Youth Racer of the Year award is presented to a top youth-class rider each year.