Ruml outlasts fierce competition for second career title
PICKERINGTON, Ohio (Sept. 21, 2023) — For the second time in his 15-year racing career, Max Ruml stood alone atop the AMA Speedway National Championship standings, completing his run to the title with a strong showing in the third round of the 2023 season at the Fast Fridays Motorcycle Speedway in Auburn, Calif.
After missing out on the 2022 title by just one point, Ruml left little to chance during the 2023 campaign. Ruml held a six-point lead over Broc Nicol entering the final round of competition, thanks to a second-place finish and a victory in the first two rounds. In the final leg of the circuit, Ruml rode mistake-free through qualifying and ultimately claimed second place in the race, capping off his title run.
“The AMA congratulates Max Ruml on his second national championship,” AMA Track Racing Manager Ken Saillant said. “Max has been on quite the roll the past few seasons. With two titles in the last three years, Max has elevated himself to the top of the sport while competing against great competition.”
In all, Ruml finished the season with 59 points — 12 more than Nicol, who finished in second place — while scoring at least 19 points in each of the three races.
2023 AMA Speedway National Championship Results
- Max Ruml – 59
- Broc Nicol – 47
- Billy Janniro – 44
- Louie Mersaroli – 38
- Dillon Ruml – 34
- Slater Lightcap – 30
- Alex Martin – 21
- Russel Green – 20
- Blake Borello – 18
- Eddie Castro – 14