MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (December 16, 2021) – MX Sports, producer of the 41st Annual Monster Energy AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship, is pleased to announce the 2022 Area Qualifiers and Regional Championships schedule. The qualifying program will start up mid-February with Area Qualifiers followed by Regional Championships taking place in late May through the month of June. The National will be held Monday, August 1st through Saturday, August 6th.
Following along with the Super-Regional format once again, this year’s qualifying will start in Arizona. The program will take place in 32 different states throughout the country beginning with over 50 Area Qualifiers where riders must finish in the top positions listed in the supplemental rules depending on their region. After qualifying through an area, riders will move onto the 18 Regional Championships that run through 8 regions in the United States.
“The 2022 lineup of Area Qualifiers and Regional Championship facilities are the best America has to offer,” said MX Sports Event Director, Tim Cotter. “The organizers and their staff are looking forward to continuing the growth that the Amateur National program has seen over the past four decades.”
Area Qualifiers will once again serve as the first step in qualifying for the world’s largest and most prestigious amateur motocross championship. The Regional Championships then serve as the next step to seed riders into the National Championship. Only riders who finish in a qualifying position at a Regional Championship are eligible to race during the National Championship starting on Monday, August 1 through Saturday, August 6.
“I am looking forward to a great qualifying season in 2022,” said AMA Deputy Director of Racing and Motocross Manager, Mike Burkeen. “We cannot wait to get back to some of our favorite racetracks, while we are also looking forward to hitting some of the new ones on the schedule this year.”
The 2022 lineup includes numerous Pro Motocross tracks that become a crucial part of the Road to Loretta’s. With Area Qualifiers being held at Budds Creek and The Wick 338 in the Northeast, RedBud in the Mid-East, Thunder Valley Motocross Park in the South Central lineup and Fox Raceway in the Southwest. Then in late May, Regional Championships will begin with High Point Raceway hosting the Northeast Amateur Regional, as well as Washougal MX Park in the Northwest and Fox Raceway in the Southwest holding the Youth, Amateur and Vet Regionals. These National tracks offer amateur racers a chance to race on the same track as the professionals in the Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship circuit.
The program will also return to other favorites such as Tomahawk MX in the Northeast, Muddy Creek Raceway in the Southeast Region, Farm 14 in the South Central as well as Wildcat Creek in the Mid-East. Newly added to the Area Qualifier schedule in 2022 are Mapleshade MX in Sugar Grove, Pennsylvania for the Northeast and Motosplat in Mountain, Wisconsin for the North Central Regions.
With the exception of the Northwest, Mid-West and Southwest Regionals, riders may once again compete in Regional Plus Classes for AMA Regional Championships at the regionals. Regional Plus Classes do not require advancement from Area Qualifiers. Regional Plus Classes will NOT advance to the National Championship. Rider and machine eligibility requirements set forth herein apply to Regional Plus Classes.
The 41st Annual Monster Energy AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship will take place Monday, August 1 through Saturday, August 6 at Loretta Lynn Ranch in Hurricane Mills, Tennessee.
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About the Monster Energy AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship
The Monster Energy AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship is the world’s largest and most prestigious amateur motocross racing program. The national qualifying program will consist of 52 Area Qualifiers (February through May) and 18 Regional Championships (May through June), hosted at select motocross facilities across the country. The qualifying system culminates in the National Final (first week in August) hosted annually since 1982 at the home of country music star Loretta Lynn in Hurricane Mills, Tenn. Christened “The World’s Greatest Motocross Vacation”, the National event serves as a launch pad for some of the biggest names in professional motocross and supercross, including Ricky Carmichael, James Stewart, Ryan Villopoto, and Ryan Dungey. The national program is produced by MX Sports, Inc., a West Virginia-based race production company and is sanctioned by the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA). For more information, visit www.mxsports.com.
About the American Motorcyclist Association
Founded in 1924, the AMA is a not-for-profit member-based association whose mission is to promote the motorcycle lifestyle and protect the future of motorcycling. As the world’s largest motorcycling rights and event sanctioning organization, the AMA advocates for riders’ interests at all levels of government and sanctions thousands of competition and recreational events every year. The AMA also provides money-saving discounts on products and services for its members. Through the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame in Pickerington, Ohio, the AMA honors the heroes and heritage of motorcycling. For more information, visit www.americanmotorcyclist.com.
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