2007 AMA/ATVA National Class Award Recipients Announced

TimeTuesday, October 23, 2007 | 12:00 AM

The ATVPG in association with the AMA and ATVA announces the final list of recipients to be honored at the upcoming Awards Banquet for the 2007 ITP/Moose Racing AMA/ATVA National Motocross Championships presented by Parts Unlimited.

Riders ranked in the top 10 in their class will receive awards. To qualify for national ranking, riders were required to compete in a minimum of 4 of the 12 national events.  Final rankings were then determined by the best 9 finishes in the Pro Am and Amateur ranks, and the best 8 finishes in Youth classes. All rounds were counted for Pro class ranking. Ties were resolved by awarding the higher position to the rider having the most 1st, 2nd, 3rd, etc. place finishes.

Riders are encouraged to review their information listed below for accuracy and to contact the ATVPG to report any errors in spelling or otherwise, at [email protected]or call 423-323-5497.

Click here for the full list of 2007 Award Recipients

Award recipients will be honored at the annual ATVA National Motocross Awards Banquet Saturday evening, November 10th, at the Grand Resort Hotel and Convention Center in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. 

Contingency prizes will be awarded to the top five finishers in each class, and must be picked up at the banquet.  All contingency products will be distributed at the banquet.  National Class Champions and second place finishers should contact the ATVPG to provide sizing information for contingency product. 

In addition to the banquet awards and prizes, the top 20 in each class will receive Championship Certificates in recognition of their accomplishments directly from the ATVA.

Riders unable to attend the banquet can make arrangements to have their awards shipped to them for the cost of shipping by contacting the ATVPG.  

The Awards Banquet will feature a buffet-style dinner, Versus TV clips from the ATVA MX series, a photo gallery, 50/50 Drawing Boards, door prizes and more!  Attendees will also be treated to the world premiere release of H-Bomb Films’ epic, ““Natural Born Killers,” a 90-minute feature film. All riders and their families are welcome. 

Along with contingency prizes for the riders, the evening will be highlighted by the grand prize give a way of the Weekend Warrior ““Supercross” Model trailer as displayed throughout the 2007 season. The trailer will be given away by a drawing consisting all of riders present at the banquet. The trailer will be on hand for the lucky rider to take home, so bring your trailer hitch!

Tickets are $30 each for adults and $20 for children ages 5-11. Kids 4 and under are free. Pick up your tickets at the door.   For advance banquet reservations, download the form at http://www.atvmotocross.com/07ATVABanquetFlyer.pdf

Make checks payable to:  ATVPG and send to: ATVPG, 313 Maple Lane, Blountville, TN 37617.  Phone: 423-323-5497 or Fax: 423-323-3870.

Cast your vote for the Specialty Awards with the ballot, which must be sent in or e-mailed by November 3. Specialty Awards go to each of the following:

Rider of the Year ¢–  Most Improved Rider ¢–  Sportsmanship Award

Hard Luck Award ¢–  Good Samaritan Award ¢–  Rough-N-Ready Pit Crew

Knucklehead Award ¢–  Rookie of the Year ¢–  Sponsor of the Year

The Grand Resort Hotel is ““the Meeting Place of the Smokies,” with shopping, music and lights! The community offers plenty of activities, kicking off Pigeon Forge’s Annual Winterfest on November 9, just in time for the banquet!

There’s the Trolley Tour of Lights with over four million lights, Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Christmas holiday festival in the famous themed amusement park, along with more than 200 shops and boutiques.  Pigeon Forge shopping has been voted one of the top shopping destinations in the Southeast.

For hotel reservations call 1-800-251-4444 or log on to www.grandresorthotel.com. The room is $69.77 plus tax. Make sure you say, ““I want the ATV Banquet Rate!”

Make your reservations by Saturday, November 3””the banquet is less than three weeks away!

See you there!

About the ITP/Moose AMA/ATV National Motocross Championship Series

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 AMA Racing:

AMA Racing is the competition arm of the American Motorcyclist Association and is the leading sanctioning body for motorcycle sports 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 260,000 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.

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 11 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.