LEXINGTON, Ohio (June 29, 1018) – Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course hosts the return of the American Motorcyclist Association’s (AMA) Vintage Motorcycle Days for the 24th consecutive year on July 6-8.
AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days, one of the country’s largest annual gatherings of motorcyclists, enthusiasts, vendors and collectors, celebrates motorcycling and racing past and present. It’s all for a great cause serving as a fundraiser for the AMA Hall of Fame Museum, a non-profit organization that works to preserve the tradition of motorcycling in the United States.
The weekend will include multiple forms of racing disciplines, including road racing on the 2.4-mile, 15 turn Mid-Ohio road course, hare scrambles, motocross, pit bikes and trials happening on the surrounding natural terrain. Flat track racing will be held at the nearby Ashland County Fairgrounds.
“AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days brings a one-of-a-kind atmosphere for motorcyclists and even those aspiring to ride,” said Craig Rust, president of Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. “Much like the Vintage Grand Prix for automobiles, this event showcases the rich history of motorcycles. It’s non-stop action on and off the race track all three days of this annual two-wheel festival.”
Along with the racing that will occur throughout the weekend, attendees can be entertained through live music, vendors, a swap meet and other attractions, such as the American Motor Drome Wall of Death. Motorcycle owners can also take part in the “Lap for History” around the race track during the lunch break each day with a donation to the AMA Hall of Fame Museum.
Ticket prices for the event are $60 for the weekend, $40 for admission on Friday or Saturday and $35 for Sunday. Children 12 and under are free when accompanied by a ticketed adult at all events at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. Garage paddock access is open to the public for free during AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days. Motorhome and tent spaces are available for purchase. Tickets can be purchased in advance either by calling 419-884-8400 during business hours, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., or by visiting midohio.com/tickets.
Visit www.amavintagemotorcycledays.com to read more about AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days. Follow the event on social media with #AMAVMD.
About the American Motorcyclist Association
Founded in 1924, the AMA is a not-for-profit member-based association whose mission is to promote the motorcycle lifestyle and protect the future of motorcycling. As the world’s largest motorcycling rights and event sanctioning organization, the AMA advocates for riders’ interests at all levels of government and sanctions thousands of competition and recreational events every year. The AMA also provides money-saving discounts on products and services for its members. Through the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame in Pickerington, Ohio, the AMA honors the heroes and heritage of motorcycling. For more information, visit www.americanmotorcyclist.com.
About Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course
A comprehensive motorsports facility in Lexington, Ohio, Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course sits on 330 acres and features a permanent road-racing circuit with two primary configurations: 2.4-mile, 15-turn or 2.258-mile, 13-turn layout. Located 60 miles north of Columbus and 75 miles south of Cleveland near Mansfield, the natural terrain road course is commonly referred to as the “Most Competitive in the U.S.” and annually hosts a diversity of locally, regionally and nationally sanctioned racing events for amateur, club and professional drivers and riders. It is also home to The Mid-Ohio School, featuring over 20 driving and riding courses, for teenagers to professional racers using Honda vehicles. Opened in 1962, Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course is owned and operated by Green Savoree Racing Promotions, just the facility’s third private ownership group in its history.
For more information, visit midohio.com, ‘like’ its Facebook page @MidOhioSportsCarCourse or follow updates on Twitter @Mid_Ohio and Instagram @officialmidohio.