ATV Motocross

2007 ATVA Rider of the Year Award Nominees

Thursday, November 1, 2007 | 12:00 AM

Congratulations to the following riders in the 2007 ATVA/ITP Moose Racing National Motocross Series on being nominated for the ATVA Rider of the Year, which will be awarded at the 5th Annual AMA Sports Awards Banquet on November 16 in Las Vegas.



ATVA Athlete of the Year Nominees include:
Clay Holmes, Lexington, Tennessee, Motocross (Pro Am Champion)


ATVA Amateur Rider of the Year Nominees include:

Matt Shapaka, Orrville, Ohio, Motocross (Production B Champion)


ATVA Veteran/Senior Rider of the Year Nominees include:

Tommy Tantillo, Manorville, New York, Motocross (Open A and Senior 40+ Champion)


ATVA Female Rider of the Year Nominees include:
Angela Butler, Laveen, Arizona, Motocross (Pro Am Women Champion)


ATVA Youth Rider of the Year Nominees include:

Jeff Rastrelli, Palm City, Florida, Motocross (90cc Modified 8-15 Champion) 



For questions or more information about the banquet,

contact Cyndi Freeze-Cain at (614) 856-1910, ext. 1232 or [email protected].


About the ITP/Moose ATV National Motocross Championship Series

Presented by Parts Unlimited:

The AMA ITP/Moose ATV National Motocross Championship Series Presented by Parts Unlimited is the nation’s premier amateur and professional ATV motocross series, and is hosted by many of America ’s premier motocross facilities. The 12-round series includes stops all over 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 ATVA 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 to go to the races.


Series sponsors include title sponsors ITP Tires and Moose, and presenting sponsor Parts Unlimited.  Premiere and Feature sponsors include ATV Sport, Moto Tees, Scott USA, Maxxis Tires, Elka Suspension and H-Bomb Films/Division Four.  Associate sponsors include Weekend Warrior Trailers, Denton Racing, and Hinson Racing.  Media partners include ATV Insider, ATV Rider and


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 260,000 active members. For more information about professional racing, visit Accredited media outlets can also access an on line Press Room at For amateur racing information visit


About the ATVA:

The ATV Association (“¬ďATVA” ) is the official sanctioning body of the amateur division of the ATVA ITP/Moose ATV National Motocross Championship Series Presented by Parts Unlimited.  The 9,000 member ATVA is the sister organization of the 260,000 member American Motorcyclist Association (“¬ďAMA” ). 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 31 amateur national titles. For more information about ATVA, visit


About the ATVPG:

The ATVPG is comprised of the 12 individual promoters that host the AMA ITP/Moose ATV National Motocross Championships, presented by Parts Unlimited. 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