“Magic Mile” AMA Pro Flat Track Grand National Returns



Photo by Jeff Stephensom
Photo by Jeff Stephensom


Press Release:


Tickets on Sale for the Return of the DuQuoin, IL “Magic Mile” AMA Pro Flat Track Grand National.


Indianapolis, IN (April 22, 2015) – Tickets for the return of the DuQuoin “Magic Mile” AMA Pro Flat Track Grand National Motorcycle race set for July 4, 2015 are now on sale.  Gates for the Independence Day event will open at 2:00pm (CDT) on July 4th, with practice and qualifying from 2:30 – 4:30pm, Rider autographs from 4:30pm – 6:00pm, opening ceremonies at 6:30pm, and racing beginning at 7:00pm.  The National final is set for 9:00pm.  All seats will be General Admission, with tickets for children age 2-12 years old only $10.


Historically one of the fastest miles on the AMA Pro Flat Track circuit, the DuQuoin State Fair’s dirt surface has not hosted the top flat-track riders since 2005.  That last race was won by Chris Carr, who collected his only win on the Magic Mile on his way to his seventh and final championship season.


The DuQuoin State Fairgrounds has its origins in the 1920’s.  In 1946, the “Magic Mile” track was created on land that had once been a strip mine.  Since then, the track has been the site of hundreds of internationally-noted horse races, auto races, motorcycles races and top-name concerts.  Racing legends like A.J. Foyt, Mario Andretti, Bobby Unser and more competed on the Magic Mile in Champ cars in the 1960’s.  Its oval shape with long straightaways makes the Magic Mile particularly well suited for AMA Pro Flat track action.


The lightning-fast competition roars from a wheelie-inducing standing-start as a huge pack of riders duel handlebar-to-handlebar with one foot down and the bikes pitched sideways into the first of dozens of power-sliding, full-throttle corner battles. The riders then put their chins on their fuel tanks and often drop their non-throttle hand from the handle grip to their backs in an effort to gain an aerodynamic drafting edge at straightaway speeds reaching 120mph.


Fans will be able to camp on the north end of the historic, sprawling and scenic grounds of the DuQuoin State Fair.  The Fairgrounds boasts over 1,000 hookups with water and electric. Two bath houses with toilets and showers and a dump station are also on site.  There is unlimited primitive tent camping, a covered picnic pavilion with electric and water, a fishing lake (license required, bank fishing only), and paved roads for biking and walking.  For more information on camping, click: www.agr.state.il.us/dq


ADVANCE DISCOUNT TICKETS (applicable fees may apply):                                               

Child Ages: 2-12 years old

General Admission:   Adult………. $20    Child……….. $10


DAY OF SHOW TICKETS (applicable fees may apply):

Child Ages: 2-12 years old

General Admission:   Adult……….$25      Child………..$10                     


For advance tickets and availability, visit www.DuQuoinMile.com or call (317) 231-5864



Family Events of Indianapolis is producing the return of the DuQuoin Magic Mile.

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