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Racing and Event Registration for 2023 Permco AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days is Now Open

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Online registration available for racing, swap meet, Ashland Dinner Ride, Lap for History, pit bike racing

PICKERINGTON, Ohio (April 1, 2023) — 2023 Permco AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days, which takes place July 21-23 at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio, is less than four months away, and race and event registration is now open to those ready to reserve their spots in the annual event’s many happenings.

Permco AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days is the preeminent — and longest-running — vintage motorcycle event in the country, with over 40,000 attendees each year enjoying off-road and road racing, bike shows, AMA Hall of Fame exhibits, camping, Lap for History, the country’s largest motorcycle swap meet and much more.

One of the pillars of what’s arguably the biggest and best weekend event in motorcycling is vintage racing, and racers who want get in on the heart-pounding action can do so by registering at

The AMA Vintage Grand Championship, which runs in conjunction with Permco AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days, includes motocross, hare scrambles, road racing and trials, and class winners in each discipline are recognized as AMA national champions.

New this year is transponder scoring for motocross and hare scrambles.

Along with the action taking place at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, the AMA Vintage Flat Track National Championship Series will host a round of its season Saturday, July 22, at the Ashland County Fairgrounds.

The AMA Vintage Grand Champion and AMA Vet/Senior Grand Champion — prestigious honors that are awarded to those who accumulate the most combined points from motocross, trials and hare scrambles — will also be crowned at the end of the weekend.

Youth riders are permitted to participate in the action, but they must meet the following requirements:

  • Trials: 4 years and up
  • Motocross and Hare Scrambles: 9 years and up
  • Flat Track: 12 years and up (Youth riders are not allowed to participate in the dirt-track brakeless class)
  • Road Race: 14 years and up

All racers must have general admission tickets prior to gate entry, and only pre-registered riders with entry confirmation will have access to Mid-Ohio on Thursday, July 20, at 9 a.m.

For a full schedule of racing, visit

There are plenty of activities beyond racing to keep you busy at Permco AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days. The swap meet — which spans nearly 80 acres and includes more than 800 vendors — is the largest in the country.

A regular space is $140 for AMA members and $190 for non-members, while a prime space is $220 for members and $270 for non-members. Vendor-specific camping is $75.

To reserve a vendor spot, visit

Pre-registration for the Ashland Dinner Ride, which navigates Ohio’s scenic countryside from the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course to the Ashland County Fairgrounds for a round of the AMA Vintage Flat Track National Championship Series, is now open.

The $50 donation to the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame includes a picturesque ride, special parking, a pit pass and dinner at the historic half-mile track.

Those interested can pre-register for the ride at

The Lap for History, which takes place Friday, Saturday and Sunday during the event, gives riders a chance to ride their motorcycles around the legendary 2.4-mile road racing circuit at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.

This year, the procession will be led by event Grand Marshal and AMA Motorcycle Hall of Famer Steve Wise.

Pre-register the Lap for History by making the $10 donation to the American Motorcycle Heritage Foundation at

Registration for pit bike racing — which takes place Friday, July 21, and is for riders 12 years and older — can be found at

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