Press Release: The 2016 AMA Fast Brain Award, which recognizes a young racer whose motorcycling talents are matched by classroom performance, will be presented on July 6 at the conclusion of the 2016 Suzuki AMA Dirt Track Grand Championship in Du Quoin, Ill.
The AMA Fast Brain award is funded by contributions from AMA Motorcycle Hall of Famer Bill Werner of Bill Werner Racing, Zanotti Racing’s Dave Zanotti, AMA Life Member Stan Simpson, Tom Seymour of Saddlemen motorcycle accessories, AMA supporter and friend of the AMA David Coovert and others, who wish to remain anonymous.
“Young racers who display great aptitude and dedication in the classroom, as well as determination on the track, deserve recognition and rewards,” said AMA Track Racing Manager Ken Saillant. “Through the generosity of our sponsors, we are fortunate to be able provide funds that will help one promising racer with educational expenses.”Online entry for the Suzuki AMA Dirt Track Grand Championship is open at
Online entry for the Suzuki AMA Dirt Track Grand Championship is open at americanmotorcyclist.com and closes June 28. Online entry is $70 per class/per event. Onsite registration is $80 per class/per event.To register online, visit
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In addition to racing for AMA National No. 1 plates, the top competitors at the event vie for the AMA Dirt Track Horizon Award. The AMA Dirt Track Horizon Award recognizes the amateur dirt tracker who demonstrates the greatest potential for success at the professional level. An application for the award is available at americanmotorcyclist.com.
Awards are also given for the AMA Youth Dirt Track Racer of the Year and the AMA Vet/Senior Dirt Track Racer of the Year.
The Suzuki AMA Dirt Track Grand Championship includes competition in all four disciplines of dirt-track racing: short track, half-mile, Mile and TT. Points earned in each discipline determine the national champions in each class.
Competitors at the Suzuki AMA Dirt Track Grand Championship ride traditional dirt track motorcycles and DTX motorcycles, which begin as stock motocross bikes that are fitted with dirt track tires, suspension and other modifications.
Daily pit passes are $15 for racers of all ages. Spectator pit passes for those 13 and older are $15. Spectators ages 12 and younger are $10. Ages 3 and younger are free.
Full-week pit pass packages can be purchased June 30 through July 1. They are $50 for all racers and spectators ages 13 and older. Youth spectators ages 4 to 12 are $25 each.
The Suzuki AMA Dirt Track Grand Championship event schedule includes:
- July 1: Amateur Mile
- July 2: Youth TT
- July 3: Amateur and Youth Half Mile
- July 4: Youth Half Mile
- July 5: Amateur TT
- July 6: Amateur and Youth Indoor Short Track
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