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2020 AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship Area Qualifiers and Regional Championships dates announced

First Area Qualifiers kicks off Feb. 15

PICKERINGTON, Ohio — The American Motorcyclist Association and MX Sports are pleased to announce the AMA Area Qualifier and Regional Championship schedule for the 2020 AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship presented by Lucas Oil.

“The top amateur motocross riders in the U.S. will once again qualify on tracks across the nation for their shot at an AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship,” AMA Director of Racing Kevin Crowther said. “For more than 35 years, the AMA has been sanctioning the national championship on the hallowed grounds of Loretta Lynn’s Dude Ranch in Hurricane Mills, Tenn., and we are looking forward to another year of intense competition in the Area Qualifiers and Regional Championships.”

AMA Area Qualifiers are the first step in qualifying for the AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship. The 51 Area Qualifiers begin in February and continue through the end of May. Racers of all ages compete in various engine displacement classes, from 50cc to 450cc, in the hope of advancing to a Regional Championship.

The AMA Regional Championships then serve as the next step to seed riders into the annual AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship. Only riders who finish in a qualifying position at one of the 13 Regional Championship events are eligible to race the national championship at Loretta Lynn’s Ranch.

“We have assembled the best race tracks and the best organizers in America to produce the 2020 AMA Amateur National Championship area qualifier schedule,” said MX Sports Director Tim Cotter. “The competition between the hundreds of race tracks in America is very fierce. Each AMA track aspires to host one of these coveted events. The 51 Area Qualifier and 13 Regional Championship organizers are eager to greet the best amateur motocross riders in the world as they embark on their journey to The National Championship.”

The AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship is one of the longest-running motorsports championships in the country. The AMA launched the national championship program in 1975. That year, a series of regional races qualified 135 riders in three classes — 125cc, 250cc and Open — for the championship round in Baldwin, Kan. In 1982, the AMA partnered with MX Sports and the event moved to its current location at the Loretta Lynn’s Ranch in Hurricane Mills, Tenn. There, the AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship continues to crown the country’s top amateur motocross racers every summer.

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2020 AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship Schedule

AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship
Aug. 3-8: Hurricane Mills, Tenn.: Loretta Lynn’s Ranch

Northeast Area Qualifiers
March 14-15: Mechanicsville, Md.: Budds Creek
March 28-29: Danville, Va.: Birch Creek Motorsports Park
April 4-5: Shippensburg, Pa.: Doublin Gap
April 25-26: Englishtown, N.J.: Englishtown
May 2-3: Wallkill, N.Y., Walden MX
May 9-10: Mount Morris, Pa.: High Point Raceway
May 9-10: New Berlin, N.Y.: Unadilla
May 16-17: Birdsboro, Pa.: Pagoda

Northeast Regional Championship
May 30-31: Seward, Pa.: Pleasure Valley (Amateur)
June 27-28: Hedgesville, W. Va.: Tomahawk (Youth)

Southeast Area Qualifiers
Feb. 22-23: Gainesville, Fla.: Gatorback
Feb. 29-March 1: Elizabeth City, N.C.: Elizabeth City MX
March 21-22: Washington, Ga.: Aonia Pass
April 4-5: Pell City, Ala.: Mill Creek
April 18-19: Wytheville, Va.: Pro Sport MX
April 25-26: Henderson, N.C.: North Carolina Motorsports Park
May 2-3: Hamer, S.C.: South of the Border
May 9-10: Dalton, Ga.: Lazy River MX

Southeast Regional Championship
May 23-24: Blountville, Tenn.: Muddy Creek (Amateur)
June 13-14: Jacksonville, Fla.: WW Ranch (Youth)

Mid-East Area Qualifiers
March 21-22: Sebree, Ky.: Echo Valley
March 28-29: Livingston, Tenn.: Thunder Valley MX
April 4-5: Chillicothe, Ohio: ChilliTown MX
April 18-19: Rossville, Ind.: Wildcat Creek MX
April 25-26: Waynesburg, Ohio: Malvern, MX
May 2-3: Bronson, Mich.: Log Road MX
May 9-10: Millington, Mich.: Baja Acres
May 16-17: Buchanan, Mich.: RedBud MX

Mid-East Regional Championship
May 30-31: Nashport, Ohio: Briarcliff (Youth)
June 6-7: Crawfordsville, Ind.: Ironman Raceway (Amateur)

North Central Area Qualifiers
April 4-5: East St. Louis, Ill.: Archview MX Park
April 18-19: Winterset, Iowa: Riverside
April 25-26: Casey, Ill.: Lincoln Trail Motosports
May 2-3: Tigerton, Wis.: Motozone
May 9-10: Walnut, Ill.: Sunset Ridge MX
May 16-17: Little Falls, Minn.: Little Falls Raceway
May 23-24: Byron, Ill.: Byron Motorsports Park
May 30-31: Mount Carroll, Ill.: MC Moto Park

North Central Regional Championship
June 13-14: Maize, Kan.: Bar 2 Bar MX Park (Amateur)
June 20-21: Millville, Minn: Spring Creek MX (Youth)

South Central Area Qualifiers
Feb. 15-16: Kentwood, La.: Wildwood MX
Feb. 29-March 1: Amarillo, Texas: Bowers MX
March 28-29: Lakewood, Colo.: Thunder Valley Motocross Park
April 18-19: Alvord, Texas: Oak Hill Raceway
April 25-26: Wortham, Texas: Freestone Raceway
May 2-3: Kemp, Texas: Underground
May 9-10: Tyler, Texas: Swan MX
May 16-17: Wellston, Okla.: Reynard Raceway

South Central Regional Championship
May 30-31: Conroe, Texas: 3 Palms (Youth)
June 20-21: Ponca City, Okla.: Ponca City (Amateur)

Northwest Area Qualifiers
Feb. 22: Rancho Cordova, Calif.: Prairie City OHV
March 14-15: Richland, Wash.: Horn Rapids Motosport Complex
April 26: Idaho Falls, Idaho: Noise Park Raceway
May 9-10: Junction City, Ore.: Eugene MX

Northwest Regional Championship
June 13-14: Washougal, Wash.: Washougal MX Park (Youth/Amateur)

Mid-West Area Qualifiers
Feb. 23: Rancho Cordova, Calif.: Prairie City OHV
March 7: Tulare, Calif.: DT1
March 29: Delta, Utah: Bunker Hill
April 4: Porterville, Calif.: Porterville OHV

Mid-West Regional Championship
June 6-7: Rancho Cordova, Calif.: Prairie City OHV (Youth/Amateur)

Southwest Area Qualifiers
Feb. 15-16: Buckeye, Ariz.: Arizona Cycle Park
March 8: Littlefield, Ariz.: Mesquite Motocross Park
April 5: Porterville, Calif.: Porterville OHV
April 25-26: Moriarty, N.M.: Sandia MX @ Moriarty
May 9: Pala, Calif.: Fox Raceway

Southwest Regional Championship
May 30-31: Pala, Calif.: Fox Raceway (Youth/Amateur)