The American Motor Racing Association (AMRA) is a National Sanctioning Body based in Marietta, Ohio, which sanctions Open Wheel Modified, Late Model, and Sport Modified auto racing in the US. AMRA race tracks are primarily dirt and range in size from 1/4 to 5/8 mile.
In 2013 a group of racers and racing industry personalities formed an entity named DRIVE which transitioned the AMRA stock and name brand to their ownership.
In 1993, AMRA began with only three tracks running the division. Today the AMRA sanctions weekly racing, known as the National Series, in Ohio, West Virginia, and North Carolina. Each year AMRA sanctions hundreds of events at weekly sanctioned race tracks.
AMRA was founded with the intent that the sanctioning body should be responsible for enforcing car specification guidelines, not the race track promoter. Therefore AMRA has a staff of technical officials who work closely with and assist in the training of race track inspectors for every AMRA event.
AMRA had over three hundred and fifty licensed drivers in 2016, and currently pays out over $40,000 in total year end point fund awards, and has awarded nearly three-quarter million dollars in point fund money thru the years.
Additionally in recent seasons, a strengthened AMRA contingency program has awarded eligible licensed drivers with thousands of dollars in cash and product at the annual season ending banquet.
AMRA for several years promoted a touring series called the AMRA Road Warrior Tour which consisted of special events with great purses and a touring series point fund. The touring series saw many winners and many exciting races and AMRA is proud to have been a part of the Road Warrior Tour. However, moving forward the AMRA is excited to be partnering with the Southeast Dirt Modified Series (SEDMS).
Past Road Warrior Tour Champions include Barry Jacobs, two-time Champions John Burdette, Dave Groves and Kenny Johnson, 2006 champion Mark Dickson, along with 2005 and 2007 champion Louie Krushansky. Kenny Johnson was the 2012 Road Warrior Champion. Kenny is the first driver to win a championship in both the National and Road Warrior Tour Series in the same year, and he has accomplished this twice.
In 2009 the AMRA began sanctioning Late Models and has seen good car counts and some great racing at weekly sanctioned events. The new AMRA team is excited about the Late Models and is working to secure additional marketing partners to help to boost the points fund and enhancing the rules package to attract more teams to participate. in 2015 the AMRA started the all new Sport Mod class. It has seen a strong field of 41 cars, and the AMRA anticipates it will more than double in 2016.
AMRA is in it’s 24th year of operation with the kick off of the 2016 racing season. Past AMRA Open Wheel Modified National Champions include 2015 Champion Jesse Wisecarver, Roy Roush, Doug Henry, Kirk Isner, Bruce Dennis, Jerry Farmer, Kurt Hosfess, four-time champion Kenny Johnson, two time Champion Mike Wilson, “Stormin” Norman Aronhalt, Brent Trimble and 2005 and 2006 Champion Andy Bond.
For more information call the AMRA Office at 740-350-4678, or e-mail us at email@example.com