PICKERINGTON, Ohio - AMA Racing and ATVA in association with the ATVPG are proud to announce the 2008 schedule for the ITP/Moose Racing AMA/ATVA National Motocross Championships Presented by Parts Unlimited.
The AMA Pro ATV Motocross Championship will feature an 11-round series beginning March 8-9 at Glen Helen Raceway in San Bernardino, Calif. Southern California is home to many ATV teams and manufacturers, so the hometown event promises an exciting launch for the series.
The ATVA Amateur National Motocross Championship will feature a 10-round series, kicking off March 29-30 at Mill Creek MX in Pell City, Ala., in conjunction with round 2 of the AMA Pro ATV series. From there the two series will converge for the remainder of the season.
A new venue joins the ranks as the series migrates in July to Pleasure Valley Raceway in Armagh, Pa. This one-mile track is a technical mix of clay, topsoil and sawdust, with large elevation changes. Produced by Cernic’s Racing, the event promises an ATV-friendly atmosphere.
The grand finale will take place in the backyard of country music legend Loretta Lynn and her renowned Hurricane Mills track. Also new for 2008, the annual ATVA Awards Banquet will be held at the Ranch after the final checkered flag of the season has flown.
But there’s more racing to come. AMA Pro ATV riders return to Steel City Raceway on Labor Day weekend for the 2nd Annual AMA Pro ATV Open Invitational. The stand-alone event will feature the top 20 AMA Pro ATV riders as they share the national race track with the motorcycle pro riders for the Steel City round of the 2008 AMA Toyota Motocross Championship presented by FMF.
The 2008 ITP/Moose AMA/ATVA National Motocross Championship schedule:
Mar 8/9 Glen Helen Raceway Park San Bernardino, CA (AMA Pro round only)
Mar 29/30 Mill Creek MX Pell City, AL
Apr 12/13 Ballance MX Bowling Green, KY
Apr 26/27 Birch Creek Motorsports Danville, VA
May 10/11 Sunset Ridge MX Walnut, IL
May 24/25 High Point Raceway Mt. Morris, PA
June 7/8 Unadilla Valley Sports Center New Berlin, NY
June 21/22 Muddy Creek Raceway Blountville, TN
July 12/13 Pleasure Valley Raceway Armaugh, PA
July 26/27 Red Bud Track & Trail Buchanan, MI
Aug 9/10 Loretta Lynn’s Ranch Hurricane Mills, TN
Aug 30 Steel City Raceway Delmont, PA - AMA ATV Open Invitational (Non AMA points paying event)
Once again, the ATV championship series will be televised on the Versus Network. Stay tuned for broadcast dates and times.
For more information on the 2008 ITP/Moose AMA/ATVA National Motocross Championships and the events that make-up the series, go to www.atvmotocross.com.
About the ITP/Moose AMA/ATVA National Motocross Championships
Presented by Parts Unlimited:
The ITP/Moose AMA/ATVA National Motocross Championship Series Presented by Parts Unlimited is the nation’s premier professional and amateur ATV motocross series, hosted at many of America’s premier motocross facilities. The series includes stops all across the nation, drawing the top racers, teams and sponsors in the sport, and making it America’s largest and longest running ATV National Motocross series. After over twenty years of growth, the series gained AMA Pro recognition in 2007, crowning Joe Byrd as the first-ever AMA Pro ATV Champion. The series continues to expand and produce top talent from the amateur ranks, while keeping close to the grass-roots fun that makes people love racing ATV’s.
Series sponsors include title sponsors ITP Tires and Moose Racing, and presenting sponsor Parts Unlimited. Premiere and Feature sponsors include ATV Sport, Moto Tees, Scott USA, Maxxis Tires, and Elka Suspension. Associate sponsors include Weekend Warrior Trailers, Denton Racing, Hinson Racing, H-Bomb Films and Division Four. For more information visit www.atvmotocross.com.
About the ATVA:
The ATV Association (“ATVA” ) is the official sanctioning body of the amateur division of the ITP/Moose ATVA Amateur National Motocross Series Presented by Parts Unlimited. The 9,000 member ATVA is the sister organization of the 260,000 member American Motorcyclist Association (“AMA” ). ATV racing has experienced phenomenal growth at the rate of 25% in the past two years alone, and continues to gain momentum and support, outselling off-road motorcycles annually. Each round attracts hundreds of racers who compete for bragging rights to one of 32 amateur national titles. For more information about ATVA, visit www.atvaonline.com.
About the ATVPG:
The ATVPG consists of the 12 individual promoters that host the AMA/ATVA National Motocross Championships. The goal of the ATVPG is to raise awareness of ATV motocross through the production of professional and amateur championship racing events. For more information on the ATVPG and the ATV national events they produce, go to www.atvmotocross.com.
About AMA Racing
AMA Racing is the competition arm of the American Motorcyclist Association and is the leading sanctioning body for motorcycle sport in the United States. Its professional properties include the Amp’d Mobile AMA Supercross Series, the AMA Toyota Motocross Championship presented by FMF, the AMA Superbike Championship presented by Parts Unlimited, the AMA Ford Quality Checked Flat Track Championship, the AMA Supermoto Championship and the AMA Pro ATV Championship. In amateur and pro-am competition, AMA Racing sanctions over 4000 events in 24 different disciplines and supports over 110 thousand active members. For more information about professional racing, visit www.amaproracing.com. Accredited media outlets can also access an on line Press Room at www.amaproracing.com/pressroom. For amateur racing information visit www.amadirectlink.com/amrace/amasports.asp.