Perry King to Race at Vintage Motorcycle Days

He is not only a well-know television and film actor, but also an avid motorcyclist and a board member of the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA). This year, at the AMA Racing Vintage Grand Championships, Perry King will race a vintage off-road bike.

"Vintage racing seems fitting to me," said King. "I'm pretty vintage myself now. I feel like a vintage guy, and I love motorcycles, so it seems like a perfect fit."

The event will take place at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio, on July 24-26. Another AMA Board member, Charles Gorman, which will also be racing at the event, stated that he is very thrilled with having King next to him at the line up.

"Perry and I just hit it off, and I let him know about coming out and vintage riding," Goman said. "I offered him a ride on one of my bikes, and he was very interested in doing it. I told him I normally ride the hare scrambles and then vintage motocross, and he was game."

But the vintage racing program is not the only thing that King is interested of at the Vintage Motorcycle Days, as riding in the woods during the hare scrambles or on the track during motocross are also appealing to him.

King and Gorman will race in the inaugural AMA Racing Vintage Grand Championships. AMA national champions in road racing, motocross, hare scrambles, dirt track and trials will be crowned at the event.

In addition, the rider with the highest cumulative point total in select dirt-track and road-racing classes will be honored as the AMA Track Racing Vintage Grand National Champion, while the rider with the highest cumulative point total in select motocross, hare scrambles and trials will be the AMA Off-Road Racing Vintage Grand National Champion.
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