AMA Names MotoAmerica “Track Racing Organizer of the Year”

A big turnout of MotoAmerica fans enjoying the racing at Pittsburgh International Race Complex in 2021. Photo by Brian J. Nelson.

2021 AMA Racing and Organizer Awards Announced

The American Motorcyclist Association has announced the winners of its 2021 AMA Racing and Organizer Awards, which are presented to individuals and organizations that stood out in AMA-sanctioned competition and recreational endeavors during 2021.

AMA members helped select the winners of certain racing categories, including the AMA Athlete of the Year and the AMA Racer of the Year awards, while AMA staff chose the organizational awards.

“We are excited and proud to recognize the winners of the 2021 AMA Racing and Organizer Awards,” AMA Director of Racing Mike Pelletier said. “The recipients displayed a distinct level of excellence in 2021 and are deserving in every way.”

The AMA Athlete of the Year awards went to Steward Baylor (National Championship Series), Levi Kitchen (Grand Championships), and Walker Fowler (ATV). 

The AMA Veteran/Senior Racer of the Year was Broc Peterson, while the AMA Youth Racer of the Year award was given to Cole Forbes, the AMA National Enduro Futures champion and GNCC Super Mini champion. Becca Sheets was recognized as the AMA Female Racer of the Year for her stellar performance in the AMA Grand National Cross Country series.

MotoAmerica (Track Racing Organizer of the Year)Mid East Hare Scramble (ATV Organizer of the Year), and Gnarly Routes (Recreational Off-Road Organizer of the Year) were all recognized for their efforts in 2021. Hi-Winders (AMA Club of the Year), Pasadena Motorcycle Club (Recreational Road Organizer of the Year), Florida Trail Riders (Off-Road Racing Organizer of the Year), and East Fork MX (Motocross Organizer of the Year) were among the additional groups presented with awards.

For their efforts to raise funds and assistance for the flood victims of Waverly, Tenn., Racers 4 Waverly were awarded with the AMA Sportsman of the Year. For their outstanding media coverage, the AMA presented Roadracing World with the AMA Media Award.

Here is the complete list of winners: 

AMA Athlete of the Year: National Championship Series
Steward Baylor — Champion, National Enduro Championship Series

AMA Athlete of the Year: Grand Championships
Levi Kitchen — Nicky Hayden AMA Motocross Horizon Award Winner 

AMA ATV Athlete of the Year
Walker Fowler — Champion, AMA Grand National Cross Country Series 

AMA Veteran/Senior Racer of the Year
Broc Peterson — Motocross Veteran Racer of the Year 

AMA Youth Racer of the Year 
Cole Forbes — Champion, AMA National Enduro Futures and Grand National Cross Country Super Mini

AMA Female Racer of the Year 
Becca Sheets — Champion, Grand National Cross Country Series 

Motocross Organizer of the Year 
East Fork MX

Off-Road Racing Organizer of the Year
Florida Trail Riders 

Track Racing Organizer of the Year 
MotoAmerica 

ATV Organizer of the Year
Mid East Hare Scramble 

Recreational Road Riding Organizer of the Year
Pasadena Motorcycle Club 

Recreational Off-Road Organizer of the Year
Gnarly Routes Inc. 

AMA Club of the Year
Hi-Winders 

AMA Media Award 
Roadracing World

AMA Sportsman of the Year
Racers 4 Waverly

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