ATV Motocross

Hetrick Gabriel Racing Brings Factory Kawasaki Team to AMA/ATVA National Motocross Series

Tuesday, November 27, 2007 | 12:00 AM

MORGANTOWN, WV ”“ Hetrick Racing will return to the ITP/Moose Racing AMA/ATVA National Motocross Series next season with its factory-backed Kawasaki team. The announcement was made today by team owner Rich Hetrick.

"We're so excited to return to our roots in the ATVA," said Hetrick. "AMA Racing is where it's been and where it will be forever. The ATVA tracks are just unmatchable. The whole (ATVA) crew really takes care of its amateur riders. It's just an awesome thing."

Hetrick riders Mark Kendall (Pro Am), Billy Cottage (A Class), and Jason Connell (A Class) will compete full time this season, while Pro racer Trent Kandel also plans to compete when his schedule allows. Hetrick will also bring riders Anthony Burke, Dave Uptenus, Kyle Bard, Rich Lynsey, Zach Burke, and Joel Hetrick. Several more riders will be announced soon. For more information about Hetrick Gabriel Racing, please visit, www.gabrielracing.comor call 814.676.0477.

The 11-round 2008 ITP/Moose Racing AMA Pro ATV Motocross season kicks off March 9 at Glen Helen Raceway in San Bernardino, Calif. The 10-round 2008 ATVA motocross series starts March 29 and 30 at Mill Creek Raceway in Pell City, Ala. For more information about AMA Pro ATV and ATVA Motocross, visit

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 competes at top motocross facilities nationwide. The 11-round series features the Nation's best racers, teams and sponsors, and is America’s largest and longest-running ATV National Motocross series with more than 20 years of competition. The series continues to expand and produce top talent from the amateur ranks, while keeping close to the grassroots 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  For more information, please visit

About the ATV Association (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 a 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, and continues to gain momentum and support, outselling off-road motorcycles annually. Each ATVA round attracts hundreds of racers who compete for bragging rights to one of 31 amateur national titles. For more information, please visit