FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Racer TV Delivers Unprecedented Coverage of the 36th Annual Rocky Mountain ATV/MC AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship
Nearly 50 Hours of Live Streaming Coverage Provided
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (August 11, 2017) – MX Sports, organizer of the 36th Annual Rocky Mountain ATV/MC AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship presented by Lucas Oil, is pleased to announce the success of the five-day Racer TV #LorettaLynnMX broadcast. Celebrating its fifth year of live streaming the Amateur National, Racer TV provided the most comprehensive coverage in history with nearly 50 hours of action from Loretta Lynn Ranch in Hurricane Mills, Tennessee to viewers across the world.
Racers from all over the globe descend upon “The Ranch” to compete in the world’s largest and most prestigious amateur motocross national championship on Tuesday, August 1 through Saturday, August 5. Over 269,368 total viewers, from a total of 137 countries, logged on to watch the first moto gate drops on Tuesday, all the way through 35 National Championships clinched five days later on Saturday.
“The Racer TV property continues to expand,” said MX Sports Event Director Tim Cotter. “Just this year we were able to provide unprecedented coverage hours from Loretta’s including the closing ceremonies where friends and family members could watch their racers be awarded for his or her prestigious accomplishments.”
In addition to the live racing coverage, Racer TV will feature a behind-the-scenes look at what it takes for amateur racers of all ages to compete on the highest level in their sport and contend for a National Championship. For the first time ever, two one-hour cable television shows will air on NBC Sports Network (NBCSN) later this fall on Saturday, November 11 at 2:30 p.m. and Saturday, December 23 at 3:00 p.m. EST.
The NBCSN shows will feature the up-and-coming talent present last week including Lucas Oil Pro Motocross rookie and Nick Hayden AMA Horizon Award winner Justin Cooper, and other names like Jazzmyn Canfield and AMA Amateur Racer of the Year winner Garrett Marchbanks. Special features on the Masterpool family, vet racing and more will also be included in the shows this fall.
RacerTV returns this weekend, August 12, to watch the battle for the 2017 Wiseco ATV Motocross National Championship unfold – with only 11 points separating the title contenders, viewers will be able to watch another chapter be added to the history books. GNCC Racing has 11 Racer TV broadcast remaining through the end of the season on Sunday, October 29.
RacerTV, LLC is a West Virginia based media production company and broadcast network specializing in the creation of original powersports programming for television and internet broadcast. Aired on NBCSN, MAVTV and RacerTV.com, RacerTV features coverage of motocross and off-road motorcycle, ATV and UTV events.
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.