FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
2017 Rocky Mountain ATV/MC AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship
Offers Over $630,000 in Manufacturer Contingency to Racers
National Event Welcomes Manufacturer Trackside Support Teams to 36th Annual Event
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (July 14, 2017) – The 36th Annual Rocky Mountain ATV/MC AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship, presented by Lucas Oil, is set to give away $632,300 in amateur contingency awards to racers participating in this year’s week-long event. This unique event, taking place Monday, July 31 through Saturday, August 5 at the historic Loretta Lynn Ranch in Hurricane Mills, Tennessee, will play host to the world’s largest and most prestigious amateur motocross championship.
Honda returns to the AMA Amateur National leading the pack with a whopping $162,000 in contingency dollars. Alongside Honda is a star-studded line-up of manufacturers such as Kawasaki, who is offering a total of $128,000 in National contingency dollars.
Suzuki will bring $91,550 to the table, with KTM contributing $83,000 to the National finale. Yamaha returns to the lineup in 2017 as well, offering a healthy $80,000 in contingency. Husqvarna will post $78,750 for amateur racers. Specializing in 51cc and 65cc classes, Cobra is set to give away $9,000 to the future stars of our sport in contingency awards.
“We are beyond grateful to have the support from all seven major OEM's,” said MX Sports Director Tim Cotter. “The AMA Amateur National is the biggest amateur motocross event in the world, and the OEM’s devoted support to the event and its participants will help the next generation of professional athletes reach their goals.”
Participating riders should check with their chosen OEM to learn how to redeem earned contingency at the National. You can view the specific breakdown online HERE. Accompanying their respective contingency programs, all seven manufacturers including Honda, KTM Orange Brigade, Team Green Kawasaki, Suzuki RM Army, Husqvarna, Cobra, and bLU cRU Yamaha will have trackside support teams on site to lend a hand to racers on each respective brand.
The National class structure includes classes for youth riders on 50cc bikes all the way up to vet and senior classes. The race will follow a three-moto format, over the course of one week. Racers have previously qualified at Area Qualifiers and then Regional Championships in order to participate in the National event.
There will be 40+ hours of live online streaming coverage that begins on Tuesday, August 1 through Saturday, August 5 on RacerTV.com, and two one-hour highlight shows featuring the event will air on NBC Sports Network on Saturday, November 11 at 2:30 p.m. and Saturday, December 23 at 3:00 p.m. EST.
For additional information, visit the official website at www.mxsports.com or call (304) 284-0101. Also follow the official Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts for exclusive content and to catch the latest news.
About the Rocky Mountain ATV/MC AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship
The Rocky Mountain ATV/MC AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship is the world's largest and most prestigious amateur motocross racing program. The national qualifying program consists of 57 Area Qualifiers (February through May) and 13 Regional Championships (May through June), hosted at select motocross facilities across the country. The qualifying system culminates in the National Final (first week in August) hosted annually since 1982 at the home of country music star Loretta Lynn in Hurricane Mills, Tenn. Nearly 22,000 racers attempt to qualify in 35 classes for the 1,446 available positions at the National. Christened "The World's Greatest Motocross Vacation", the National event serves as a launch pad for some of the biggest names in professional motocross and supercross, including Ricky Carmichael, James Stewart, Ryan Villopoto, and Ryan Dungey. The national program is produced by MX Sports, Inc., a West Virginia-based race production company and sanctioned by AMA. For more information, please visit www.mxsports.com.
About the American Motorcyclist Association
Founded in 1924, the AMA is a not-for-profit member-based association whose mission is to promote the motorcycle lifestyle and protect the future of motorcycling. As the world's largest motorcycling rights and event sanctioning organization, the AMA advocates for riders' interests at all levels of government and sanctions thousands of competition and recreational events every year. The AMA also provides money-saving discounts on products and services for its members. Through the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame in Pickerington, Ohio, the AMA honors the heroes and heritage of motorcycling. For more information, visit www.americanmotorcyclist.com. Not a member? Join the AMA today: www.americanmotorcyclist.com/membership/join.