ATV Motocross


Tuesday, May 20, 2008 | 12:00 AM



MORGANTOWN, W. Va. (May 20, 2008) -- QUAD Magazine has been named presenting sponsor of the ITP Tires Grand Slam, which features a $5,000 series purse for the Pro class. The championship within a championship, being held at the remaining four Showcase Events on the ITP Tires/Moose Racing AMA/ATVA National Motocross Championship Presented by Parts Unlimited tour, will now be known as the ITP Tires Grand Slam Presented by QUAD Magazine.


"We're excited QUAD Magazine has partnered with us on this significant program," said Sam Gammon, ATVPG director. "Feedback thus far from our riders, teams, sponsors and other stakeholders has been extremely positive. We're looking forward to kicking this off next weekend!"


The ITP Tires Grand Slam Presented by QUAD Magazine will award $1,000 to the Pro winner at each of the four races, along with an additional $1,000 to the top-finishing Pro in Grand Slam points. The Grand Slam will also award custom Gold, Silver and Bronze medals to the top-three overall finishers.


To be eligible, riders must compete in all four remaining Showcase Events. The program kicks off next weekend with ““First Base” at High Point Raceway in Mount Morris, Pa. (May 24-25). "Second Base" is at Unadilla Valley Sports in New Berlin, N.Y. (June 7-8); "Third Base" is at RedBud in Buchanan, Mich. (July 26-27); and the "Home Run" is at Loretta Lynn's Dirt Days in Hurricane Mills, Tenn. (Aug. 9-10).


Final awards will be presented following Loretta Lynn’s Dirt Days.  The overall top three in each of the 34 classes from Pro to Youth will earn custom Grand Slam Series medals.


The ITP Tires Grand Slam Presented by QUAD Magazine kicks off this weekend, May 24-25, during the ATV Stampede at High Point Raceway in Mount Morris, Pa.