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2011 AMA Road Racing Grand Championship at Putnam Park, Oct. 8-9

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This is the only amateur road racing event on the AMA Racing calendar, and it's the event where they hand out the road racing Horizon Award.

If it's run like previous seasons, you'll need an AMA Membership, and a WERA or CCS license to race. Class structure is similar to CCS, although with the USGPRU running it, there should be a few more two-stroke classes.

Some of you may remember CCS had this race as a part of their Midwest schedule two years ago at Mid-Ohio.

This event is pretty cool, they do a podium ceremony at the end of the day, and winners are invited to the AMA Legends & Champions banquet in Vegas, when they also do the Motorcycle Hall of Fame Induction ceremony.

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I can't remember the last race that was held at Putnam. Sadly one of my friends who worked at Cycle Tech died in a race there a long time ago.


Good to see they are bringing a race back there!!!
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Anyone with a racing license can do this. However, if you've ever held an AMA Pro license, you're not eligible for awards. (Although you're still allowed to race.)

Pics from last year.

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Those Photos are great. Is there a similar collection from VMD to your knowledge? Link?

Are you and your husband planning to race in the Grand Championships?

"Dirt is for racing on...Asphalt is for getting there" OR "Flat trackers go in deeper and come out harder... OR (With apologies to General MaCarthur) "Old motorcycle racers never die, they just slip off the groove and fade into the dust!

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Those Photos are great. Is there a similar collection from VMD to your knowledge? Link?

Are you and your husband planning to race in the Grand Championships?
Yeah, there's all kinds of photos in the SmugMug gallery, including some flat track stuff you'll like.

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VMD

I'm pretty sure we're going to go to the RRGC. Especially now that USGPRU is running it and we have the TZ250 and RS125. I have to defend my title too.

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Are you and your husband planning to race in the Grand Championships?
Really?
Do you think I will be given an option?

I am one, of a very small number a people that can say... "My wife is making me race with her at..."

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The beginning of October huh? Sketchy...

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I am one, of a very small number a people that can say... "My wife is making me race with her at..."

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You got yourself a "keeper" there, son!


Do you get to race at VMD?

"Dirt is for racing on...Asphalt is for getting there" OR "Flat trackers go in deeper and come out harder... OR (With apologies to General MaCarthur) "Old motorcycle racers never die, they just slip off the groove and fade into the dust!

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This year VMD is the same weekend as the July CCS weekend at Blackhawk, so we've got a bit of a conflict there.

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I hate when that happens!...If there's one thing I've learned in my years of being into motorcycles...there is no way you can make all the races and events that you want to!

There's been no mention of a CVM/MVM rumble at the Brat yet but I plan n making that. You guys going to break the street bikes out for that?

Back on topic...All you CLSB road racers...Putnam is too close to Chicago not to make this event...ought to do a CLSB team or at least a CLSB corral and pit together...unless this conflicts with something I need to be at (like AMA Congress) I'll see you there!

"Dirt is for racing on...Asphalt is for getting there" OR "Flat trackers go in deeper and come out harder... OR (With apologies to General MaCarthur) "Old motorcycle racers never die, they just slip off the groove and fade into the dust!

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Back on topic...All you CLSB road racers...Putnam is too close to Chicago not to make this event...ought to do a CLSB team or at least a CLSB corral and pit together...unless this conflicts with something I need to be at (like AMA Congress) I'll see you there!
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So besides the breakdown of classes by equipment/bike, is it just one skill level? - anyone that hasn't had an AMA pro license?

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I hope the grids a gigantic at this event. That would be so awesome. There is nothing more exciting than gridding up with a 30+ motorcycles. WOO FUCKIN HOOO!!!

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I'm venturing a guess here, but I'm thinking you would be classified by the skill level on your qualifying license i.e. if you are an expert on your CCS card you would run expert, if you're an amateur on your WERA card you run amateur.
AMA Road race rules (as are the vintage rules and drag race rules and some others) are supplemental to the rulebook and for some reason have not yet been posted to the website. I'll call and get an exact answer on how skill level is determined and post it (unless someone knows for sure and posts it first) and also see if we cant get the supplemental rules up on the website asap.

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You bet!!
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Great, I just realized that I will run against Nick if he runs the Aprilia...

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I'm venturing a guess here, but I'm thinking you would be classified by the skill level on your qualifying license i.e. if you are an expert on your CCS card you would run expert, if you're an amateur on your WERA card you run amateur.
That's how it has been run in the past, and how it should be for this event too. (Although I don't know 100%) If you're a current AM with any of the club racing orgs, you'd run as a Novice/Amateur. If you're a current EX license holder, you'd be an Expert. If you have previously held an AMA Pro Racing license in road racing, you can still race, but will be ineligible for awards. I'm not sure if this is true if you have previously held an AMA Pro license in any other discipline like flat track or mx.

Classes should be pretty similar in structure to what we're all familiar with, with some lee-way to allow for discrepancies between the various racing orgs.... is that vague enough?

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You bet!!
Maybe they'll even have a femmoto class like 2 years ago
They had a "Miss-moto" class last year that no one signed up for, which is why I'm still the defending champion. :P

If for sure a few women will sign up for a ladies class, I might know someone who might be able to talk to some people to push to keep the class for this year.

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If for sure a few women will sign up for a ladies class, I might know someone who might be able to talk to some people to push to keep the class for this year.
I wanna do it!! Can you tell that person to count on me ;-)

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AMA racing department staff confirms to me that how a rider is rated by CCS & WERA etc. will be how they will be skill rated for this event. Supplemental rules are not finalized but will allow anyone who competes in any club racing organization to compete in the AMA Grand Championships.

"Dirt is for racing on...Asphalt is for getting there" OR "Flat trackers go in deeper and come out harder... OR (With apologies to General MaCarthur) "Old motorcycle racers never die, they just slip off the groove and fade into the dust!

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