PICKERINGTON, Ohio — The 2016 American Motorcyclist Association Ice Race Grand Championship originally scheduled for Feb. 13-14 at the Pontiac Lake Recreation Area in Waterford, Mich., has been postponed until further notice due to the unseasonably warm temperatures.
“With the winter months being warmer than usual, the ice is not solid enough for safe competition,” said AMA Track Racing Manager Ken Saillant. “The AMA and the promoter, White Lake Racing, have decided to postpone the event until further notice. We hope that the weather conditions will change and we will be able to get on the ice at a later date.”
Watch www.whitelakeracing.com for further updates.
The event schedule calls for competitors will 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 held under the lights.
An AMA specialty award for Ice Racer of the Year will be bestowed upon one outstanding rider. Some of the past winners include Kaley Johnson, Allen Rabinette, Parker Norris and Kyle Johnson. The AMA Youth Ice Racer of the Year will also 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.