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Total National Championship Points (Three Rounds)
1-Billy Janniro 21, 14, 21 - 56
2-Billy Hamill 18, 18, 18 - 54
3-Gino Manzares 17, 14, 11 - 42
4-Max Ruml 9, 18, 9 - 36
5-Aaron Fox 12, 9, 9 - 30
6-Charlie Venegas 5, 9, 14 - 28
7 Eddie Castro 10, 6, 5 - 21
8-Bryan Yarrow 4, 7, 10 - 21
9-Tommy Hedden 7, 4, 5 - 16
10-Buck Blair 11, 5, 0 - 16
11-Bart Bast 0, 0, 15 - 15
11-Bryce Starks 5, 4, 6 - 15
13-Mike Faria 0, 7, 5 - 12
14-Tyson Burmeister 0, 11, 0 - 11
15-Jason Ramirez 3, 7, 0 - 10
14-Josh Larsen 10, 0, 0 - 10
17-Tyson Talkington 1, 4, 3 - 8
18-Bob Hicks 3, 0, 4 - 7
19-Kevin Chapman 0, 1, 1 - 2
20-Bobby Schwartz 2, 0, 0 - 2
21-Jamison Dilkey 0, 0, 1 - 1
22-Shawn Eldridge 0, 0, 0 - 0

AMA National Series Round 3 Results 9-27-13
Round Three
1-Billy Janniro 3 3 3 3 3 3 3-21
2-Billy Hamill 3 3 2 3 3 3 1-18
3-Bart Bast 3 2 0 3 3 2 2-15
4-Charlie Venegas 2 3 3 3 2 1-14
15-Gino Manzares 3 3 1 2 2 0-11
6-Bryan Yarrow 1 0 3 2 3 1-10
7- Aaron Fox 2 1 3 1 2 0-9
8- Max Ruml 0 2 2 2 1 2 0-9
9-Bryce Starks 1 0 1 2 2-6
10- Eddie Castro 2 0 2 0 1-5
11- Mike Faria 0 2 2 1 0-5
12-Tommy Hedden 2 1 0 1 1-5
13-Bob Hicks 0 2 1 1 0-4
14-Tyson Talkington 0 1 1 0 1-3
15-Kevin Chapman 0 1 0 0 0-1
16-Jamison Dilkey 0 0 0 0 1-1

AMA National Series Round 2 Results 09/22/13
8. Bryan Yarrow................0 1 1 3 2..........7
9. Mike Faria.....................0 2 2 F 3..........7
14n Billy Janniro...............3 3 2 3 2 1.......14
14s Eddie Castro................1 2 1 1 1...........6
24. Gino Manzares.............2 1 1 3 2 2 3....14
26. Tyson Burmeister........2 3 3 1 1 1........11
39. Buck Blair...................2 2 1 Fn -..........5
40. Tommy Hedden...........0 0 2 1 1...........4
43. Charlie Venegas...........2 0 0 2 3...........7
45. Bryce Starks.................1 1 2 0 0...........4
46. Aaron Fox....................3 1 3 2 0 0........9
48. Tyson Talkington.........1 X 0 1 2..........4
66. Jason Ramirez..............1 3 0 3 F X.......7
104. Billy Hamill................3 3 3 2 3 3 1.....18
215. Kevin Chapman..........0 0 0 0 1...........1
308. Max Ruml...................3 2 3 2 3 3 2.....18
145n Jamison Dilkey (res)..0 0....................0
145s Davey Shaw (res).......0.......................0


Victorville Race Day Schedule

VICTORVILLEITINERARY 22 SEPTEMBER 2013
11:30 am - Back Gate Opens
12:00 noon - Front Gates Open – Speedway Fest: Bounce House, Concessions, Food / Drink / Exhibits / Rider Autographs
1:00 pm - Back Gate Closes - Tech Inspections completed
1:15 pm- Riders Meeting
1:50 pm - Parade / National Anthem
2:00 pm - Wild Card Qualifying For National + Heat races for other classes (8-9 races)
2:30 pm - Heats 1-20 AMA Series (1 additional race for other divisions after every 4 heats)
4:20 pm - Semi Final AMA Series (time approximately)
4:45 pm - BIG FINAL AMA Series (time approximately)
5:00 pm- Trophy Presentations

Entry Fees $30 riders per division entered (14 seeded riders FREE)
$25 mechanics / pits passes
AMA Memberships: $49 / 12 months /$20 one day

Qualifying Heats For Wild Card:
Heat 1 will be riders ranked 1, 4, 5, 8,by staging promoter
Heat 2 will be riders ranked 2,3,6,7,
1st and 2nd from each heat to final
3rd-4th to LCQ, winner to race off final
1st in Final to Qualifying 1 spot in draw, 2nd to Qualifying 2; 3rd and 4th as 1st and 2nd reserves.
Fuel Provided for AMA Series Heats and Qualification Races.

Steve Evans dreamteamspeedway@sbcglobal.net (September 12, 2013)


Sensational Rider Line up for AMA National Series Round 2 at Victorville

In just 24 days the biggest Speedway Motorcycle race in the High Desert in a decade blasts off as Round 2 of the AMA National Speedway Series hits Wheel 2 Wheel Raceway at the Victorville Fairgrounds in California.

The line up is headed by the current AMA National Champion and former World Champion Billy 'The Bullet" Hamill, out of San Marcos California. Hamill currently trails three time AMA Champion Billy Janniro out of Rancho Cordova, CA, by 3 points after a sensational Round 1 in Ventura, CA on the 29th of June where Janniro went unbeaten, a feat he will hope to repeat here. The former National Champions entered in for the race abound, with Charlie Venegas and Mike Faria keen to make up ground lost in the series opener. Next is former Grand Prix rider Josh Larsen, won last two times out at Victorville and is currently 6th in the standings on 11 points. The 'older guard' is backed up nicely with former Track Champions and local fan favorites Buck Blair and 'Fast' Eddie Castro.

The young chargers who are attempting to spoil the established superstars are led by newly crowned National Long Track Champion and USA World Cup star Gino Manzares, who is currently within striking distance of the big two. 16 year old rookie sensation Max Ruml, who just won the Under 21 National Championship, comes in 8th place after an incredible opening round in Ventura. Aaron Fox, who came agonizingly close to winning the 2013 California State Championship in his break out season is a very respectable fourth. Tyson Talkington, who impressed to qualify at Ventura, continues his steady rise and aims to climb the standings at Victorville. The young guns are rounded out with two former National Champions - Bryce Starks, a two time Under 21 Champion, and former Youth Champion Jason Ramirez.

The seeded rider line up is rounded out with two vastly experienced Northern California - former British League rider Bryan Yarrow and two time Team USA World Cup rider Tommy Hedden.

There will be an additional two spots on the program for riders who will come through 'sudden death' qualifiers before the main show. The future of the sport will be very well represented with two classes of Youth Speedway who will be racing for the 'Nick Varner' Memorial Trophy, in honor of a young speedway rider who sadly succumbed to injuries sustained in a moto cross crash two years ago.

The 37 race program is scheduled to start at 2pm on the 22nd and the Main show will uniquely replicate the exact same format used in the 'Speedway Grand Prix Series' which determines the World Champion of the sport. Ahead of the races there will be a 'Speedway Festival' at the track commencing at noon where Family Fun is the name of the game. Rider autograph sessions, food and drink, face painting, a kids bounce house, Free Massages as well as other vendors will be present.

The day before the event a special pre race lunch and promotional event will be held at Victorville Harley Davidson where fans are welcome to attend.

Tickets are just $20 for Adults, $10 for Kids 5-15 and Seniors with Under 5 FREE. Discounted $15 adult tickets can be obtained ahead of the event from Victorville Harley Davidson or email enquiries are invited at dreamteamspeedway@sbcglobal.net

The event is promoted by Steve Evans and local businessman / personality 'Crazy' Chris Ackerman. Both are thrilled with the response from the riders, fans, local media and businesses for the race, the biggest at the track in almost ten years. The presenting sponsor of the race is Victorville Harley Davidson and thanks are also given to Victorville Daily Press, Advance Performance Muffler, Battery Mart, Fast Fridays Speedway, Signify Designs, Massage by Carol Gordon, Heritage Victor Valley Medical Group, Kool Jumpers, CME Promotions, State Farm, Town and Country Tire and Jack In the Box for Supporting the event and Festival. Sponsor spaces and vendor spots are still available.

The AMA National Speedway Series concludes five days after the Victorville round with the Grand Final / Round 3 at its traditional home of Fast Fridays Speedway in Auburn on Friday 27th September at 8pm in the Gold Country Fairgrounds.

AMA Series Points After Round 1 - Results 06/29/13
Billy Janniro 21
Billy Hamill 18
Gino Manzares 17
Aaron Fox 12
Buck Blair 11
Josh Larsen 10
Eddie Castro 10
Max Ruml 9
Tommy Hedden 7
Charlie Venegas 5
Bryce Starks 5
Bryan Yarrow 4
Bob Hicks 3
Jason Ramirez 3
Bobby Schwartz 2
Tyson Talkington 1

Steve Evans dreamteamspeedway@sbcglobal.net (August 29, 2013)


Victorville Sign Ups for September 22

Rider Sign ups are OPEN! Here is the info for racers.

AMA NATIONAL SERIES ROUND 2
- Top 14 from points from round 1 are seeded in, 15th and 16th will get promoted into seeded spots in the event of withdrawals. $6,000 purse as listed in series Supplementary Regulations.

Seeded riders need to confirm their attendance by 12th September. Most already have.

AMA NATIONAL SERIES WILD CARDS
- 2 wild cards into the main show will be awarded from run off heats prior to the Main show. Any Division 1 rider is eligible to enter. 3 rides minimum

NICK VARNER MEMORIAL TROPHIES
- Two classes - 250cc and 150cc Mini.

SUPPORT CLASS
- Limited spots available for non Division 1 riders.

Pit Gates will open 11am. Races 2pm, commencing with Wild Card Qualifying and non Division 1 heats, then moving straight to Main show. As per Ventura there will be one non Division 1 race between each round giving riders time to make adjustments as they chase the coveted AMA #1 plate.

$30 to race, pit passes are $25. Top 14 Division 1 have rider entry comped per SR's. Riders need AMA Membership or a Day Membership ($20). These can be purchased on the day.

Grand Final / Round 3 of AMA Series is at Fast Fridays, Auburn on 27th September - make plans to be there.

Note, like Ventura, Victorville is NOT a qualifier for Fast Fridays, Auburn but an equal partner in the series - Think GP's and it makes sense!

For spectators, gates open at NOON. We will have displays, Bounce House for kids, Face Painting, FREE massages, food, beer, rider autographs!

AMA Series Standings after Round 1
Billy Janniro 21
Billy Hamill 18
Gino Manzares 17
Aaron Fox 12
Buck Blair 11
Josh Larsen 10
Eddie Castro 10
Max Ruml 9
Tommy Hedden 7
Charlie Venegas 5
Bryce Starks 5
Bryan Yarrow 4
Bob Hicks 3
Jason Ramirez 3
Bobby Schwartz 2
Tyson Talkington 1

Steve Evans dreamteamspeedway@sbcglobal.net (August 28, 2013)


Ventura!

I just wanted to make a post to thank everyone who came out to Ventura on Saturday for the first race in 13 years.

There is no doubt that we were under pressure to deliver in many areas and whilst you can't expect perfection first time, judging by the feedback received afterwards we checked out on all of the boxes. The track held up well and produced some fabulous racing. We never had to water all night. Next year we won't need a 2 hour practice session so you can expect less groove and more dirt!

I wanted to thank every single fan who came out - it was the best crowd for ANY event at Ventura in years and it was great to reintroduce the sport to many who hadn't seen it in a decade or two. It was equally good to see so many familiar faces out there and I thank the Speedway hard-core for supporting in their droves.

I also wanted to acknowledge the Ventura track staff and our own team of Danny Hull, Tom Fox, Doug Hands, Dave Delbridge, Jessi Dubois, Jackie Stewart, Kevin Fife, Paul Flanders and Ken Leedy - this was by far the most professional and coordinated race crew I have ever worked with. Danny needs huge credit - some were critical of the choice to make him referee but he answered those critics with an absolute stellar job in the box. Thanks to Mark Williams, Mike Phipps and JT for the excellent video and pix! Thanks to all heat sponsors!

Billy Hamill is thanked for his advise, friendship and consultation in ensuring the track and safety met standards. Jim Naylor and Noel Dawson at Ventura Raceway have been a pleasure to work with. Noel was the catalyst to get Jim interested in speedway again and I think within a race or two Jim was a huge fan again! Thanks to Romie Castro and Eddie for help in promoting the race locally and at the track. Thanks to the AMA and our committee who have taught me a lot and whom without I could no conceive of staging a race like this. Biggest credit on the staff goes to Chris Ackerman who worked tirelessly over the last 9 months on this project and gave a great performance of keeping the crowd thrilled all night long.

Finally thanks to every rider who showed up and put on a display that has left the fans wanting more. The rest of us can only set the stage but you are the real show. To say you delivered would be the biggest understatement I have ever made.

If I missed you out, I apologize! The good news is Ventura is already committed to staging the same event next year and possibly we may add another race somewhere for good measure.

See you all at the PAS for Long Track Nationals!

Steve Evans dreamteamspeedway@sbcglobal.net (July 3, 2013)


AMA LONG TRACK NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP JULY 27TH

The next big AMA event will by July 27th at Perris Auto Speedway - the 2013 AMA Long Track National Championship!

This is a ONE NIGHT ONLY event, with a National Title and AMA #1 Plate going to the winner!

The purse will be $6,000! We will use the FIM World Long Track Race format.

There are 18 spots on the Division 1 program. No qualifying heats, if you are signed on you will be in the main show! Also there will be a Sidecar race and races for up to 18 Support Class riders.

Sign ups are open - please sign up asap, bear in mind I will be gone from the 11th of July for the SWC so preferably get your entry in before I leave to guarantee a spot.

See you all at the PAS!

Steve Evans dreamteamspeedway@sbcglobal.net (June 30, 2013)


VENTURA RACEWAY: The commotion is finally here! Speedway returns to Ventura

(June 28th, 2013, Noel Dawson, Ventura Raceway) OXNARD, CA - A star-studded field of riders that could include two world champions will converge on Ventura Raceway Saturday night for round #1 of the AMA National Speedway Series. Billy Hamill is undefeated in his last 56 races but he'll face his toughest competition of the year at Ventura.Hamill comes into the race as six-time and defending AMA National Speedway champion and he is the man to beat.Hamill could be joined by a second world champion, as former World Pairs& Team Champion, Bobby "Boogaloo" Schwartz will ride in the qualifying heats as he attempts to qualify as a wild card.

Hamill joins the following 13 other riders as the riders seeded into the program: Josh Larson, Bryan Yarrow, Mike Faria, Billy Janniro, Eddie Castro, Gino Manzares, Tyson Burmeister, Buck Blair, Tommy Hedden, Charlie Venegas, Aaron Fox, Max Ruml, and Bob Hicks.The final two spots will be filled by the top 2 from the qualifying show.The riders who will have a chance to race their way in are: Bobby Schwartz, Bryce Starks, Jason Ramirez, Dan Faria, Tyson Talkington, PJ Bryne, Kayle LeoGrande, Jamison Dilkey, and Dave Fonts.

To top off a full night of Speedway action, Division 2 and Division 3 will run a program, a throwback to the days of Tuesday night Speedway at Ventura with the Vintage division and finally a chance to see the future stars of Speedway racing in the 250cc Junior division.

On a night that will mark a new beginning for Speedway Motorcycles in southern California, we'll honor one of the greats who competed in Speedway at Ventura, as Slidin' Sonny Nutter will be the event grand marshal.Sonny was the team leader for Ventura when team racing took place in California.

This event would not be possible without the great sponsors who stepped up to provide support to the riders and Ventura Raceway: In Memory of Nick Varner, So-Cal Cycle Swap Meet, Ducati of Santa Barbara, Contractors Choice Doors, Derdan Enterprises, Craig and Laura Anderson, Velasquez Graphics, JRM Energy, Reel Steel Carports, Tri-County Overhead Door, Herrara Racing, Signify Designs, Xtreme Speedway Action.com, Precision Motorcycle Service, Hagon Shocks, Dilkey Family, Steve Evans, Travel Plus Tours, and Joey Bishop Golf Carts.

For the first time in nearly ten years, Speedway Motorcycles are back at Ventura Raceway with an elite field of riders chasing a national championship.Front gates open at 2 PM, racing starts at 5:30.Special event ticket prices are Adult general admission $20, Seniors/Military/Students (with ID) $15, Kids 7 to 12 $10, and Kids 6 and under are free.For more information visit the website http://venturaraceway.com/ or call 805-648-RACE.

Like us on Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/pages/Ventura-Raceway/104668839570641

Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/VenturaRaceway

-- Noel Dawson | Director of Operations
Ventura Raceway
Office: 2810 West Wooley Road, Oxnard CA, 93035
Track: 10 West Harbor Blvd, Ventura CA, 93001
Office: 805-985-5433 Ext 115 | Cell: 661-599-9344
Fax: 805-984-3095 | Track: 805-648-RACE


Ventura Grand Marshall

We are honoredto have speedway legend Sonny Nutter for our Grand Marshall at Saturday's 2013 AMA Series Round 1 at Ventura. Sonny was the California State Speedway Champion in 1968 and 1969.

Considered the most popular rider in his day, he headed up the Ventura speedway team when team speedway competition was held in the 1970's. The Santa Monica resident also rode flat track at Ascot Park.

Sonny is a member of the Hall of Fame of the TrailBlazers motorcycle club of Southern California. Currently he is an avid collector and restorer of Triumph motorcycles.

Thanks to Paul Flanders for the bio info.

Last few days before Ventura and we are working on the final details for what we hope is a great event!

I wanted to remind everyone that Ventura Raceway is the promoter of this event and that pits access for media, photographers, etc is at their discretion.

If you have previously been given passes for my own promoted events it does not mean you can automatically get access on Saturday without checking ahead. Given that there is a lot of interest in this race and a lot of local media will be in attendance passes will be limited.

Thanks to everyone and I will see you all at the Commotion!

Steve Evans dreamteamspeedway@sbcglobal.net (June 24, 2013)


AMA Series Round 1 Draw

Riding order for Round 1 was just determined with a public draw at Fast Fridays Auburn.

Full GP format, every rider meets every rider once and once only in heats followed by semi's and final.

Race is at Ventura 29 June.

Draw Rider# Name Wild Card Run Off Riders
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
11.
12.
13.
14.
15.
16. 
40   Tommy Hedden
104   Billy Hamill
2   Josh Larsen
Qualifier Rider 1
39   Buck Blair
8   Bryan Yarrow
43   Charlie Venegas
26   Tyson Burmeister
14n   Billy Janniro
14s   Eddie Castro
87   Bart Bast
24   Gino Manzares
Qualifier Rider 2
46   Aaron Fox
9   Mike Faria
808   Bob Hicks
27 Austin Novratil
308 Max Ruml
105 Dan Faria
66 Jason Ramirez
48 Tyson Talkington
45 Bryce Starks
71 PJ Byrne
322 David Fonts
185 Kayle LeoGrande
145 Jamison Dilkey

Top 14 from Round 1 seeded into Main show for Round 2

Steve Evans dreamteamspeedway@sbcglobal.net (June 22, 2013)

Program


Ventura Raceway

Two of the most dominant Speedway Motorcycle riders in the U.S. will lead the field to round #1 of the AMA National Speedway championship on June 29th at Ventura Raceway.6 time AMA National Champion and 1996 World Champion Billy Hamill and 3 time AMA National Champion Billy Janniro have accepted their invitations to race in the 2013 series.Hamill is the defending series champion after topping another former AMA National Champion, Charlie Venegas in a thrilling Final at Fast Fridays in Auburn.Janniro is also a former World Championship competitor and is coming off one of his biggest wins on U.S. soil, the Monster Energy Speedway Invitational held in December of last season.

Joining Hamill and Janniro will be names familiar to Speedway fans including Venegas, Josh Larsen, Bryan Yarrow and more to fill out the field of 14 seeded riders.The final two spots will be filled by wildcard riders which will be determined in a race-off the night of the event. Austin Novratil, Dan Faria, and Max Ruml are some of the names who will be shooting for those final two wildcard spots.

Tickets will be available at the front gates beginning at 2 PM on raceday, June 29th.Pricing for the June 29th event will be $20 for Adults, $15 for Seniors, Students, and Military personnel, and $10 for children 7 to 12 and children 6 and under are free.Joining the riders of the AMA National Championship Series will be a Support division, a vintage Speedway division, and a 250cc Junior division.It's a full night of Speedway action for the first time at the Ventura County Fairgrounds in over 10 years.

Practice from 230-430pm, Wild Card Run Offs and Supporting Heats 530pm, Main Show 7pm!

To make a commotion and be a part of history as an event sponsor, contact Steve Evans at 310-309-9418 or Noel Dawson at 805-985-5433 Ext 115.

For more information visit www.venturaraceway.com or www.americanmotorcyclist.com
Like us on Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/pages/Ventura-Raceway/104668839570641
Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/VenturaRaceway--
Noel Dawson | Director of Operations
Ventura Raceway
Office: 2810 West Wooley Road, Oxnard CA, 93035
Track: 10 West Harbor Blvd, Ventura CA, 93001
Office: 805-985-5433 Ext 115 | Cell: 661-599-9344
Fax: 805-984-3095 | Track: 805-648-RACE

Noel Dawson, Ventura RacewayOXNARD, CA (6/19/13)


Ventura Commotion!

Billy Hamill, myself and Danny Hull had a very productive day today with Jim Naylor and his crew at Ventura Raceway as we conducted a full track inspection and race meeting prep late this morning in readiness for AMA Speedway Series Round 1 on June 29th.

We were very enthused by the attitude and approach of the promotion. They are spending a lot on this event to ensure that the track is set up 100% like a real European track with everything possible done safety wise. Several truck loads of DG will be put onto the track, even more so than was down in 2008 when there were several thrilling Speedway races at a Gene Romero Flat Track show.

We certainly left the stadium with a buzz that Ventura Raceway are on the same page as us and are serious about putting on a high quality show. This will be another quantum leap for the growth of American Speedway both domestically and internationally.

For racers we have arranged a 2 hour practice session on the afternoon of the show. Pit gate will open at noon with practice from 2:30-4:30. All divisions are welcome to practice. Between 5:30pm and 6:15 there will be qualifying heats for the last two spots on the BIG show as well as Heats for Support, Vintage and 250 Juniors. At 7pm the Main show begins with a 23 race full GP format program. Main Events for Support, Vintage and 250 will be held between the rounds but the bulk of the action will be the AMA Series races. For those fans who want to make a day of it, spectator gates will open at 2pm. The 14 series seeds should be listed tomorrow but those not on the list are invited to qualify and place top 14 on the night and this bumping a seed to qualifiers for Round 2! Even the Division 1 riders who do not make the last 16 will get 3 rides + practice on the day!

Note we will not be running a 150cc Mini Class now as we will not be able to operate a small infield track as planned.

And track operations manager Noel Dawson wanted me to pass along the all Heat Sponsors will have a personally made plaque with theirs or their businesses name on it which they can present to the winner of their Heat, Semi or Main after the show is over. We have 9 heats sold as we speak with the latest heat sold to anonymous person who wishes to dedicate it in memory of #333 Nick Varner.

This event is a win for all of speedway and we hope to see you there!

Steve Evans dreamteamspeedway@sbcglobal.net (June 13, 2013)


Ventura Hotel Information (June 29)

For those wishing to stay over on 28th or 29th here are some recommendation from the track;

LaQuinta in on Valentine. About 15 minutes from the track via 101 805-658-6200

Sheraton Four Points on Schooner. About 10 minutes from the track via Harbor Blvd 805-658-1212

Holiday Inn on Navigator. (Right next door to Four Points). 10 minutes from track via Harbor 805-856-9533

Marriott on Harbor. About 5 minutes from track via Harbor 805-643-6000

Crowne Royal on Harbor. Within walking distance of track via Harbor. 805-648-2100


SATURDAY 29TH JUNE -AMA SERIES ROUND 1

There will be an afternoon practice for all riders. Qualifying and Support Heats start at 5:30pm, Main show 7pm. Main show will be 16 riders in full GP style program! There will be one Main event or Consi for Support Divisions after each round.

14 riders will be seeded into the Main show. The 5:30 qualifying heats will decide the other 2 spots. Note the top 14 in points after round 1 go straight into Round 2 at Victorville so even if you have to make the show the hard way, you can earn your way into the Main show for the rest of the series. Top 8 in series are seeded for 2014 as per the GP's.

The AMA Committee met yesterday and we are in the next day or so confirming the 14 seeds. Already in the Main show and confirmed to ride are Billy Hamill, Billy Janniro, Josh Larsen, Gino Manzares, Bart Bast, Bryan Yarrow, Tommy Hedden, Tyson Burmeister, Eddie Castro, Aaron Fox.

The other Divisions have very limited numbers. Right now the plan is;

DIVISION 2 (12 riders)
VINTAGE (6 riders)
250 Junior
150 Mini (small infield track)

We may add D3 class pending sign ups in the above classes but please note the Main show is the AMA Series Round 1. Supporting Classes will get practice, heat and Main or Consi.

Entry fees are $30 to ride (per class), $25 mechanics. Top 14 have entry fee comped. AMA Membership or day Membership ($20) is required for all riders.

Riders in series will run their own race numbers, not bibs this year so you can give your own sponsors exposure. We just ask you put an AMA sticker on your bike and kevlars.

Heat Sponsorships are $100 each, semi's at $250, Main at $500. 6 heats have already been sold. Please help and buy a heat if you can - this event is laying down a marker and big track action for our future riders and international stars is much needed!

To sign up to ride or buy a heat please message me! Thanks for all the interest in this race, both the promoters and AMA Committee Members are working very hard to ensure a great Speedway race!

SIGN UPS ARE OPEN!!

Steve Evans dreamteamspeedway@sbcglobal.net (June 5, 2013)


Ventura and AMA Series

In just 29 days the 2013 AMA Series kicks off in style with the first all Speedway race at Ventura in 13 years. A lot has been done in preparation for this race and the next four weeks will see the final touches.

The track will have several truck loads of DG and will be to the standards of the 1999/2000 races as well as the American finals of the past.

The AMA Committee will be meeting early next week to decide on the 14 permanent series riders and hopefully we can announce the field by mid next week. Rider interest has been excellent and those who do not make the cut of 14 will still get chance to partake in the race and series as the final two spots will be raced off for at 5:30 on the 29th.

There will be a limited number of Support races- for Support, Vintage Class and Juniors. Sign Ups will be on early next week!

Billy Hamill will hold an Academy on the morning of the event if there is enough local interest.

These are AMA Events so riders will either need an AMA membership or a new AMA day pass ($20). With 3 big AMA events in SoCal this year memberships are the best deal.

Heat Sponsorships will be on offer from early next week.

The full GP format with the deep rider line up that will be announced will be a mouth watering prospect. And most importantly, the chance for many to race on a big track without having to spend thousands to go to Europe is a very big deal when it comes to our future World Cup Squad and maybe a future GP star.

Please do your best to support this event - as a rider, fan, sponsor or worker. Spread the word and help us make it successful - it truly is important to the bigger picture of American Speedway! LET'S CAUSE A COMMOTION BY THE OCEAN!

Steve Evans dreamteamspeedway@sbcglobal.net (June 1, 2013)

 


AMA Series Letters of Intent

For riders who wish to enter the AMA Series, letters of intent are now available.

All riders, even those who have automatic nominations need to fill out and return to me their LOI by May 15th. You can mail, email or fax by this date.

I can email anyone who would wish their LOI. You can download AMA Letter of Intent

You can also use LOI to place entry for Long Track National and Youth and Under 21 Nationals.

AMA Series will be over 3 rounds (29 June Ventura, 22 September Victorville and 27 September Auburn). 14 permanent spots are available in the series. 2 wild card spots will be allocated or qualified for at each round. The SGP format is being used to this series.

AMA Long Track National is 27 July, Perris Auto Speedway. 18 spots are available.

Youth Nationals are 6 Sept, U21 National August 16th, both at Fast Fridays.

Steve Evans dreamteamspeedway@sbcglobal.net (April 22, 2013)


The AMA National Series will be a 3 round competition in 2013 and for the first time (in a long time) each round will be at a different track.

The schedule is

June 29 - Ventura
September 22 - Sunday- Victorville (date change)
September 27 - Friday - Fast Fridays, Auburn

The Series will use the exact same race format as the Grand Prix Series - 16 riders per event, 5 rounds, each rider meets each rider once only in heats and then semi finals and final. The points system will also replicate that used in the SGP.

The Series will have 14 permanent riders and each round will feature 2 wild cards. The staging promoter can either nominate the wild cards or do qualifying races ahead of the main show. The Ventura and Victorville rounds will feature qualifying heats to determine wild card spots.

The top 8 in last years Championship will receive automatic series invites (Billy Hamill, Charlie Venegas, Bryan Yarrow, Gino Manzares, Bart Bast, Billy Janniro, Tommy Hedden and Aaron Fox).

The other 6 permanent spots will be chosen based on applications received by the AMA Committee. The criteria in choosing the additional spots will be based off of various factors such as 2012 points, placing in major events last season, past AMA National results, etc. 4 series reserves, to be called upon in place of rider injuries, will be allocated in order of preference.

Top 8 in 2013 series, as per SGP, automatically are granted entry for 2014. Qualifying for other 2014 spots will be announced in due course.

Letters of Intent will be available in next day or so and must be filled in and returned by May 15th to register for the series.

The Series and its expansion and replication of the GP format will be an excellent addition to an already exciting 2013 race calendar!

Also remember the Long Track National at Perris Auto Speedway is on July 27th!

Steve Evans dreamteamspeedway@sbcglobal.net (April 18, 2013)

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