Oakley Extends Partnership with the Rocky Mountain ATV/MC AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship

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TimeWednesday, January 31, 2018 | 11:15 AM

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Chelsea Taylor
(304) 284-0101
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Oakley Extends Partnership with the
Rocky Mountain ATV/MC AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship
Mothers of National Champions to Receive a Free Pair of Sunglasses 

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (January 31, 2018) – MX Sports is pleased to announce an extended partnership with Oakley for the 37th Annual Rocky Mountain ATV/MC AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship presented by Lucas Oil. This announcement establishes the world’s leader in eye protection’s continued support for the AMA Amateur National for the 10th straight year.

Oakley has pioneered the world of eye protection and set the gold standard ever since their first invention – fittingly, a motocross goggle. Since then, Oakley has broadened out to develop show-stopping sunglasses and apparel. They will be offering on-site assistance at the Ranch in Sponsor Village throughout the entire race week. Oakley recognizes the support team surrounding National Champions, and for the first time ever, will be giving away a free pair of sunglasses to the mother of each National Champion. 

“With Oakley being the best-in-class goggle in the sport, it’s only fitting that we align with the most prestigious amateur event in motocross,” said Anthony Paggio, Global Sports Marketing Senior Manager for Oakley. “It’s one of the highlights of our season, coming out to the Ranch and being a part of one of the richest racing experiences on the calendar.” 

“We’re very pleased to continue our partnership with Oakley. The Oakley name not only has a rich history in the sport of motocross, but is also synonymous with casual apparel off the track, as many riders, ranging from top tier professionals to weekend warriors, prefer Oakley as their favorite sunglasses and lifestyle brand,” said MX Sports Event Director, Tim Cotter. 

Oakley will continue to back the world’s largest and most prestigious amateur national motocross championship.
Oakley will continue to back the world’s largest and most prestigious amateur national motocross championship. Derek Garcia

The National class structure includes classes for youth riders on 50cc bikes all the way up to vet and masters classes. The race will follow a three-moto format over the course of one week. With over 22,000 hopefuls from across the globe trying to qualify for one of just 1,470 positions, the AMA Amateur National event has been deemed “The World’s Greatest Motocross Vacation,” and often serves as the paramount starting point for amateur racers seeking to turn professional.

The 2018 Rocky Mountain ATV/MC AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship presented by Lucas Oil returns to the historic Loretta Lynn Ranch in Hurricane Mills, Tennessee the week of July 30 through August 4.

For more information on the AMA Amateur National, visit the series official website at www.mxsports.com or call (304) 284-0101. Join the conversation on the event’s social media channels, along with receiving the most up-to-date news and exclusive content.

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 59 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 1,470 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.