2022 AMA Racing Awards Nominees Released

| by Motor Sports NewsWire

AMA members may now vote for AMA Athlete of the Year categories

PICKERINGTON, OH – January 4, 2023 – (Motor Sports NewsWire) – The American Motorcyclist Association recently announced the nominees for the 2022 AMA Racing Awards, which recognize individuals excelling in AMA-sanctioned competition and recreational activity over the past year.

“We’re grateful to take the opportunity to recognize the accomplishments of racers, volunteers, and advocates across the nation,” said AMA Director of Racing Mike Pelletier. “Congratulations to this year’s national and regional champs, and we look forward to recognizing clubs, individuals and organizers who have gone above and beyond to help the AMA in its goal of supporting and protecting the motorcycling lifestyle.”

AMA members are invited to help select winners in competition categories, including the prestigious AMA Athlete of the Year awards. Members may cast their votes for the 2022 AMA Racing Awards by visiting SurveyMonkey.com. Voting will end on Jan. 17 at midnight.

Award winners will be announced soon after voting closes.

2022 AMA Racing Award Nominees

AMA Athlete of the Year: National Championship

  • Jordan Ashburn — Grand National Cross Country Series XC1 Open Pro Bike Champion
  • Grant Baylor — National Enduro Pro1 Champion (5 wins)
  • Billy Janniro — Speedway National Championship Series Champion
  • Dante Oliveira — National Grand Prix Pro Class Champion
  • Kyle Peters — Arenacross National Championship Series Pro Sport Champion (23 moto wins out of 24)
  • Dalton Shirey — National Hare & Hound Pro Class Champion
  • Pat Smage — NATC MotoTrials Pro Champion (6 out of 6 wins)

AMA Athlete of the Year: Grand Championship

  • Caden Braswell — Motocross Horizon Award Winner, National Motocross 250 Pro Sport Champion, 2nd in Open Pro Sport
  • Alessandro DiMario — Road Race Horizon Award Winner, North America Talent Cup Champion, Road Race Grand Championship 400cc Superstock Expert, Lightweight Twins Superbike Expert, Lightweight Twins Superstock Expert Class Champion
  • Trystan Hart — Tennessee Knockout – Extreme Enduro Champion
  • Clarke Morian V — Flat Track Horizon Award Winner, Flat Track Grand Championship 2nd place 250cc – Open Singles (12+)
  • Chris Spoonogle — Vintage Grand Champion
  • Cullen Vice — Hillclimb Racer of the Year, Hillclimb Grand Championship 125cc Class Champion

ATV Athlete of the Year

  • Parker Guoan — Ice Race Grand Championship ATV Quad 450A, Open A & Shootout Champion
  • Brycen Neal — Grand National Cross Country Series XC1 Pro – ATV Class Champion
  • Kinsey Osborn — ATVMX WMX & Women 15+ Class Champion
  • Jason Vanberg — ATV Hillclimb Racer of the Year, Hillclimb Grand Championship ATV Open Class Champion

AMA Veteran/Senior Racer of the Year

  • Jason Braun — Vet/Senior Hillclimb Racer of the Year, Hillclimb Grand Championship Masters (40+) Class Champion
  • Michael Brown — National Motocross Vet/Senior Racer of the Year
  • Fred Hoess — Two-time FIM International Vintage Trophy Overall champion (29 ISDE career events)
  • Dallas Mayer — Flat Track Grand Championship Vet/Senior Racer of the Year, Flat Track Grand Championship Masters (60+) and Senior (40+) Class Champion
  • Steve McSwain — National Enduro, 50+ Champion (6 overall wins)
  • Lightning Weppler — Senior Vintage Grand Champion

AMA Youth Racer of the Year

  • Casey Cochran — National Motocross Youth Racer of the Year, 5/6 moto wins, National Motocross 125 Jr. (12-17) B/C and Schoolboy 1 (12-17) B/C Class Champion
  • Sam Drane — Flat Track Grand Championship Youth Racer of the Year, 85cc Modified (9-11), 85cc Modified (9-13), and 85cc Production (9-13) Class Champion
  • Nathan Gouker — FIM North America Mini-Cup Champion
  • Kaidin Tvergyak — ATVMX Schoolboy Jr. (12-15), 90cc Open (8-13), and 90cc Shifter (8-13) Class Champion
  • Junior Motocross World Champions — Tace Morgan, Maddox Temmerman, Carson Wood, Seth Dennis, Landon Gibson, Casey Cochran, Collin Allen

AMA Female Racer of the Year

  • Rachael Archer — Grand National Cross Country Series WXC Bike Class Champion
  • Brooklyn Caudillo — National Hare and Hound Jr. Girls Class Champion; National Grand Prix Championship Girls Jr. (9-12) Class Champion
  • Madeleine Hoover — NATC MotoTrials Women’s Pro Champion (4 out of 4 wins)
  • Mackenzie Tricker — National Enduro Women’s Elite Champion (5 wins)

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. Besides offering members money-saving discounts on products and services, the AMA also publishes American Motorcyclist, a recently revitalized and monthly full-color magazine (and digital version of same) that covers current events and motorcycle history with brilliant photography and compelling writing. American Motorcyclist is also North America’s largest-circulation magazine. Through the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame in Pickerington, Ohio, the AMA honors the heroes and heritage of motorcycling. For more information, visit AmericanMotorcyclist.com.

Not a member? Join the AMA today: AmericanMotorcyclist.com.

Source: American Motorcyclist Association

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