Oklahoma City, OK (June 2, 2017) — Racing legends Scotty Adams and Ronnie Jones return to their home state as Co Marshals for OKC Mile on June 17, 2017.
Adams and Jones are both Oklahoma natives and legends in motorcycle racing. They grew up racing not only in the state, but all around the country at a very early age. Both had outstanding careers and continue to have active and known presences in flat track racing. They have been instrumental in bringing the sport back to their home state.
Raised in a small Oklahoma town, Adams began racing at the early age of nine. It quickly became a passion and turned into a family sport with his father, mother and sister. In 1980 Adams earned his Junior classification and in 1982 earned his national number plate, #29 by qualifying for the San Jose Mile. He held that plate until 1991 when an accident ended his racing career. Adams continues to be present in the racing world, promoting events, sponsoring riders and being influential in the OKC Mile event.
Jones also began his career at the young age of nine and continued many years. His family was team behind him, as his father and mother supported both him and his brother David Jones in their racing careers. Ronnie Jones not only made an impact in racing in Oklahoma, but also nationwide. During his tenure as a racer, he collected 10 AMA Grand National Championship titles and finished in the Top 10 in eleven consecutive seasons. In 2016, Jones was admitted into the American Motorcycle Association Hall of Fame due to his enormous success and longevity in the sport.
Both men return to their home state this Father’s Day weekend as Co Grand Marshals, supporting the sport they love in the state that saw them grow up.
“Scotty and Ronnie have been at the top of national level flat track motorcycle racing and are exceptional ambassadors of the sport,” said Shawn Brassfield, owner of Brass Monkey Promotions. “We are honored to have them as Co Grand Marshals for our event,” he continued.
The OKC Mile has received tremendous support from Adams and Jones since the beginning; the event would not be the success it is without their aid.
For more information about tickets and pricing or to purchase tickets for the OKC Mile visit http://okcmile.com/tickets-to-the-okc-mile-flat-track-motorcycle-race/.