PICKERINGTON, Ohio - Multiple Grand National champion Dick "King Richard" Burleson will reign supreme as grand marshal for BikeBandit.com AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days July 19 to 21 in Ohio.
From 1974 to 1981, AMA Motorcycle Hall of Famer Burleson won eight consecutive AMA Grand National Enduro championships. "Dick Burleson's dominant run in the AMA Grand National Enduro Championships is legendary," said AMA president and CEO Rob Dingman. "His dedication to competition and his focus on excellence produced a winning streak that included some of Husqvarna's greatest titles in the country's leading off-road championship."
BikeBandit.com AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days, featuring the riders and champions of Husqvarna, includes vintage racing, bike shows, seminars and an expansive motorcycle swap meet at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio.
"It will be a blast to share memories of winning titles on Husqvarnas with fellow riders, fans of motorcycling and supporters of the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame," Burleson said. "Off-road motorcycle technology has come a long way, but the sport is still about the thrills of pushing your limits on the track while enjoying time with friends off it -- that never changes."
To meet Burleson and learn more about his Hall of Fame career -- including his final title that came down to the last section of the last race against his protégé and fellow Husqvarna rider Terry Cunningham -- make plans to attend BikeBandit.com AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days, featuring the riders and champions of Husqvarna. For tickets, see www.midohio.com or call 800-643-6446.