AMA Flat Track Grand Championship Returns July 7-13
The AMA Flat Track Grand Championship is "already the most prestigious amateur flat track event in the country," according to the AMA, "but 2022 promises to be the best iteration of the event since its inception in the mid-1970s."
In a return for operating and promoting the event, the AMA will stage the Flat Track Grand Championship from 7-13 July at the Du Quoin State Fairgrounds in Du Quoin, Ill., with modified class structures and new race and entertainment schedules to improve the multi-day program for riders and fans alike.
"This year's AMA Flat Track Grand Championship will be bigger and better than ever," said AMA Track Racing Manager Ken Saillant. "With four challenging racetracks, combined with the fastest amateur and youth flat track racers in the United States, it will be an epic week."
The week-long event will host different age groups across multiple racing classes, all of which will compete in the four dirt-track disciplines - Short Track, TT, Mile and Half-Mile.
Multiple AMA National No. 1 plates will be awarded at the conclusion of the event. Along with the class championships, the Nicky Hayden AMA Flat Track Horizon Award - given to the most promising amateur rider on the cusp of a professional career - will be one of the most coveted honors awarded at the event.
The Vet/Senior Racer of the Year and Youth Racer of the Year will also be determined at the event.