The 2016 American Motorcyclist Association Ice Race Grand Championship has been rescheduled for Feb. 27-28 at Mitchell State Park in Cadillac, Mich. The event originally was scheduled for Feb. 13-14 at the Pontiac Lake Recreation Area in Waterford, Mich.
“We have moved the race location nearly 175 miles northwest of the original location, where temperatures have been colder and the ice should be safe to race on,” said AMA Track Racing Manager Ken Saillant. “Bundle up, bring your bikes and ATVs, and we’ll see you out there.”
Practice starts at 8 a.m. and racing commences at 10 a.m.
The event schedule calls for competitors to battle for AMA National No. 1 plates in a variety of classes on the oval track on Saturday and the grand prix on Sunday. On Saturday night, a non-championship rubber-tire enduro race will be run under the lights.
An AMA specialty award for Ice Racer of the Year will be bestowed upon one outstanding rider. Some past winners include Kaley Johnson, Allen Rabinette, Parker Norris and Kyle Johnson.
The AMA Youth Ice Racer of the Year also will be named at the event. Past recipients include Emmett Sund, Christopher Blackmer, Nathan Gross and Jace Kessler.
In addition, the AMA ATV Ice Racer of the Year will be awarded.
The AMA Ice Racing Grand Championship features classes for riders from 4 years old to 50-plus competing on bikes that range from lightly modified off-road machines to full-on, purpose-built ice racers.
For more information about this event, visit www.whitelakeracing.com or search “AMA Ice Race Grand Championship 2016” on Facebook.
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.
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