PICKERINGTON, Ohio— Dunlop Motorcycle Tires will be the official tire for the 2022 Mission Foods AMA Flat Track Grand Championship, taking place at the Du Quoin State Fairgrounds in Du Quoin, Illinois from July 7-13.
“Everyone at Dunlop is thrilled with the resurgence of the AMA Flat Track Grand Championship, and we are pleased to be the official tire for the event,” said Rob Fox, Dunlop Amateur Motocross/Flat Track Support Manager. . “We recently extended our very successful Team Dunlop Elite amateur MX support program to flat track enthusiasts, as we want to see the roots of flat track grow from the bottom up. The Flat Track Grand Championship is the perfect event to help grow the sport and show off our new 17” DT4 tyres.
For over 100 years, Dunlop has led the industry in tire innovation, introducing the first use of Kevlar belts in motorcycle tires and producing the first original equipment radial street tire. The company continues to lead the industry with groundbreaking firsts.
Dunlop also holds more than 100 national championships in many forms of motorcycle racing, such as AMA Supercross, motocross and off-road competition.
“Dunlop’s many championships, which include those won by professional and amateur racers, are impressive, and we appreciate that they are supporting amateur flat track racing at the Mission Foods AMA Flat Track Grand Championship this year,” said Ken Saillant. , director of AMA track racing.
The AMA FTGC is the premier flat-track amateur event since the mid-1970s and is the only race in the country where you can earn an AMA National #1 plate in amateur flat-track racing. This year’s event will feature AMA Motorcycle Hall of Famer and On Any Sunday star David Aldana as Grand Marshal. Aldana plans to don his own steel shoe to run the Du Quoin Mile, which will be his first participation in a Mile event since his On Any Sunday days.
AMA National No. 1 plates will be awarded to riders in each class who have the highest number of points in all four flat track racing disciplines: Mile, Half-Mile, Short Track and TT.
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.
To learn more about Dunlop Tire, visit DunlopMotorcycleTires.com.
For more information on the upcoming AMA Flat Track Grand Championship, visit https://americanmotorcyclist.com/events-4/ama-flat-track-grand-championship/ and look for the latest event updates on AmericanMotorcyclist.com and WADA’s social media channels.
Runners can pre-register for the event at https://secure.tracksideprereg.com/ftgc/.
About the American Motorcyclists Association
Founded in 1924, the AMA is a non-profit association whose mission is to promote the motorcycle lifestyle and protect the future of motorcycling. As the world’s largest motorcycle event rights and sanctioning organization, the AMA represents the interests of motorcyclists at all levels of government and sanctions thousands of competitive and recreational events each year. In addition to offering members economical discounts on products and services, the AMA also publishes American Motorcyclist, a newly revitalized full-color monthly magazine (and a digital version of it) that covers current affairs and history. of motorcycling with brilliant photography and compelling writing. American Motorcyclist is also the most widely circulated magazine in North America. Through the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame in Pickerington, Ohio, the AMA honors the heroes and legacy of motorcycling. For more information, visit AmericanMotorcyclist.com.
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