Regional championship action kicks off for 2014 Rocky Mountain ATV/MC AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship presented by AMSOIL
June 02, 2014
PICKERINGTON, Ohio -- The fastest amateur motocross racers in the country who will battle for national titles July 27 through Aug. 2 at the Rocky Mountain ATV/MC American Motorcyclist Association Amateur National Motocross Championship presented by AMSOIL in Hurricane Mills, Tenn., must earn their spot at the historic event. To get there, they will have to qualify at one of 12 AMA Regional Championships across the country.
"The AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship is the pinnacle of an amateur racer's career, and that opportunity is only earned from a season of racing the best from your area and your region to prove you are among the country's elite," said AMA Motocross Manager Kip Bigelow. "Working closely with our promoting partner MX Sports, we have put together a strong calendar of events at the country's best motocross tracks. The talent that emerges from this regional championship competition is sure to create one of the most-exciting national championship lineups we've ever seen."
Added MX Sports Director Tim Cotter: "As we embark on our second stage of qualifying for the Rocky Mountain ATV/MC AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship presented by AMSOIL, we are expecting more than 8,000 Regional Championship entries in the next four weeks. Our Regional organizers are excited and ready to host these prestigious events."
The AMA amateur national program includes 50 Area Qualifiers and 12 Regional Championships. Several thousand riders compete for the 1,536 national qualifying spots up for grabs. Those riders -- the best amateur motocross racers in the country -- advance to the Rocky Mountain ATV/MC AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship at the Loretta Lynn Ranch to race for AMA National No. 1 plates in 36 classes. The best riders will compete for the coveted AMA Motocross Horizon Award, presented to the amateur racer poised for success in the pro ranks.
The AMA Regional Championships get started this weekend with races in the Mid-East and Southwest regions. All regional titles will be decided by the last weekend in June.
Dating to 1975, the AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship is one of the longest-running motorsports championships in the country. The success of the program, which has produced a long list of AMA Supercross and Motocross superstars, is unmatched. Riders who have progressed through the program include AMA Motorcycle Hall of Famers Ricky Carmichael and Jeremy McGrath, as well as current stars such as James Stewart, Ryan Dungey, Ryan Villopoto and many more.
For more information about the national championship motocross program, see www.mxsports.com. For more information about all AMA-sanctioned competition, see www.americanmotorcyclist.com > Racing.
AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship Regional Qualifiers
Northeast Regional Championship
June 21-22: Pleasure Valley Raceway (Youth); Armagh, Pa. (814) 695-2453
June 28-29: High Point (Amateur); Mt. Morris, Pa. (304) 284-0084
Southeast Regional Championship
June 7-8: Muddy Creek Raceway (Amateur); Blountville, Tenn. (423) 323-5497
June 14-15: Lazy River (Youth); Chatsworth, Ga. (706) 278-1620
Mid-East Regional Championship
May 31-June 1: Ironman (Amateur); Crawfordsville, Ind. (304) 284-0084
June 7-8: Red Bud (Youth); Buchanan, Mich. (269) 695-6405
North Central Regional Championship
June 14-15: MC Motopark (Amateur); Mount Carroll, Ill. (815) 238-1614
June 21-22: Sunset Ridge MX (Youth); Walnut, Ill. (815) 379-9534
South Central Regional Championship
June 14-15: Freestone MX (Youth); Wortham, Texas (713) 962-3386
June 28-29: Three Palms (Amateur); Houston, Texas (936) 321-8725
Northwest Regional Championship
June 7-8: Prairie City MX (Youth, Amateur); Rancho Cordova, Calif. (740) 297-6686
Southwest Regional Championship
May 31-June 1: Competitive Edge (Youth, Amateur); Hesperia, Calif. (909) 456-1070