PICKERINGTON, Ohio (April 18, 2022) — Pre-registration for the 2022 Mission Foods AMA Flat Track Grand Championship (FTGC) — the national championship event for the most American of motorsports — is now open.
The event runs July 7-13 at the Du Quoin State Fairgrounds in Du Quoin, Ill. Racers looking forward to banging bars and powersliding their way to victory at the AMA FTGC can pre-register at https://secure.tracksideprereg.com/ftgc/.
“The Mission AMA Flat Track Grand Championship offers seven days of the best amateur flat track action in the country,” said AMA Track Racing Manager Ken Saillant. “We hope racers take full advantage of the discounted rate offered with pre-registration, which also saves time checking in at the track.”
Those who register early can save money, with fees at $80 per class for the AMA FTGC and $50 per class for the Vintage rounds. Gate entry fees are $15 per day or $75 for the entire week.
Classes for the event are as follows:
Group 1 Classes: Youth/Vet
50cc Production Chain Drive Jr. (4-6)
50cc Production Chain Drive Sr. (7-8)
50cc Production PW Shaft Drive (4-8)
50cc Production Chain Drive Shifter (4-8)
65cc Production (7-11)
65cc Modified (7-11)
85cc Modified (9-11)
85cc Production (9-13)
85cc Modified (9-13)
85cc Modified Supermini (12-15)
Super Senior (50+)
Group 2 Classes: Amateur
Women 86cc and Up (12+)
250cc – Open Singles (12+)
450cc A Production
450cc A Modified
450cc B Production
450cc B Modified
AMA Vintage Flat Track National Championship Series classes
V1. 1920’s Vintage Class A (Brakeless)
V2. 1940’s Vintage 750cc (Brakeless)
V3. 1960’s Vintage 250cc (Brakeless)
V4. 1960’s Vintage 750cc (Brakeless)
V5. 1970’s Vintage 250cc
V6. 1970’s Vintage 360cc
V7. 1970’s Vintage 750cc
V8. 1980’s Vintage 250cc
V9. 1980’s Vintage 500cc
V10. 1980’s Vintage 750cc
V11. 1990’s Vintage 505cc
V12. 1990’s Vintage 1000cc
V13. Hot Rod Vintage Singles
V14. Hot Rod Vintage Multis
V15. 50+ Vintage Open
V16. 60+ Vintage Open
The Mission Foods 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 the event will feature AMA Motorcycle Hall of Famer and On Any Sunday star David Aldana as the 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 since his On Any Sunday days.
Along with racing on the world-famous Magic Mile, the event will also include short-track, half-mile and TT competition for plenty of bar-banging action throughout the week.
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.
Beginning Thursday, July 7, the event schedule is as follows:
Thursday, July 7 — Group 2 TT
Friday, July 8 — Group 1 TT
Saturday, July 9 — Group 2/Vets/Vintage Mile
Sunday, July 10 — Group 1/Vintage Half Mile
Monday, July 11 — Group 2 Half Mile
Tuesday, July 12 — Group 1 & 2 Short Track
Wednesday, July 13 — Group 1 (Youth classes only) Short Track
For more information on the upcoming Mission Foods 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.
Pre-registration for the championship can be completed at https://secure.tracksideprereg.com/ftgc/.