The following is a press release from the AMA...The American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) invites the country's fastest amateur roadracers to sign up now for the 2010 AMA Racing Road Race Grand Championships. The races, which will run July 12-14, are part of a weeklong motorcycle racing extravaganza at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio.

The AMA Racing Road Race Grand Championships will crown AMA amateur national champions in numerous classes that are broken down by age, skill and displacement. The annual amateur championship roadracing event will also include Premier SuperBike and Premier SuperSport. These classes are open to all pro- and amateur-licensed riders, but points earned in these classes do not count toward AMA Racing amateur national titles.

Competitors can sign up now for all classes at AMARaceManager.com. Event supplemental regulations and an event schedule are available at AMARacing.com.

"This is going to be one amazing week of racing," said AMA Director of Racing Joe Bromley. "The AMA Racing Road Race Grand Championships follow one of our biggest weekends of the year with the AMA Vintage Racing Grand Championships at AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days, July 9-11. The following weekend, July 16-18, is the AMA Pro Racing Honda Super Cycle Weekend, presented by Dunlop Tire. No question, the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course will be a major destination for motorcycling fans and racers right in the heart of riding season."

The AMA is teaming with WERA as its operational partner for the 2010 AMA Racing Road Race Grand Championships. In addition to AMA national recognition, AMA racers also will compete for WERA championship points.

"WERA Motorcycle Roadracing has always sought to advance motorcycle roadracing in this country, and partnering with AMA Racing for the AMA Racing Road Race Grand Championships supports that goal," said WERA's Evelyne Clarke. "WERA is pleased to partner with the AMA at this event, as well as for the roadracing program at AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days, to help grow this exciting sport."

AMA racers at the AMA Racing Road Race Grand Championships vie for amateur national championships and the AMA Racing national No. 1 plates that accompany them. Competitors also get to compete against some of the best amateur racers in the country on one of America's finest roadrace courses.

Not only do riders get ample track time and an opportunity to race against the country's fastest amateur racers, but the best compete for the AMA Roadracing Horizon Award, which is awarded to the rider showing the most promise for success in the professional ranks.

Past winners of the AMA Roadracing Horizon Award have included Miles Thornton, Jason DiSalvo, Ben Spies and Blake Young. Other awards at the event include the AMA Racing Top Novice Award, the AMA Racing Youth Award -- presented to an outstanding racer under the age of 16 -- and the AMA Racing Vet/Senior Award, presented to a standout rider who's 30 years old or older.

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