2018 Rocky Mountain ATV/MC AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship Participants Nominated For 2018 AMA Championship Banquet Awards

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TimeThursday, November 8, 2018 | 12:00 PM

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Kayla Olliver
(304) 284-0101
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2018 Rocky Mountain ATV/MC AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship Participants Nominated For 2018 AMA Championship Banquet Awards
Voting Now Open for AMA Members 

MORGANTOWN, W.Va (November 8, 2018) – The American Motorcyclist Association announced the 2018 AMA Championship Banquet award nominees on November 6. MX Sports is pleased to announce that five individual athletes who competed in the 2018 Rocky Mountain ATV/MC AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship are nominated for awards. 

AMA Members are encouraged to vote and help choose the winners of the selected categories, including the highly sought-after AMA Athlete of the Year awards. The award winners will be announced at the 2018 AMA Championship Banquet on Saturday, December 8 at the Hilton Columbus/Polaris in Columbus, Ohio. 

2017 National Motocross Champions at the AMA Championship Banquet.
2017 National Motocross Champions at the AMA Championship Banquet. AMA Media

To cast your vote for the 2018 AMA racing awards and see a full list of the nominees, follow the link https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/9HBSF6F. Voting will end at midnight on Sunday, November 11.

AMA National No. 1 plates are awarded to class champions from national and regional motorcycle and ATV championships at the banquet, while second and third place finishes will also receive awards. 

To reserve your space at the event, visit www.americanmotorcyclist.com/Events/AMA-Championship-Banquet. Tickets are $75 each. AMA Life Members receive a $10 discount and children 4 years old and younger are free. 

Visit www.americanmotorcyclist.com/events/ama-championship-banquet to learn more. 

2018 Amateur National Motocross Championship AMA Racing Award Nominees 

AMA Athlete of the Year: Grand Championships

  • Derek Drake -- Nicky Hayden AMA Motocross Horizon Award Winner 

AMA Veteran/Senior Racer of the Year

  • Mike Brown -- AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship 

AMA Youth Racer of the Year

  • Caden Braswell -- FIM Junior Motocross World Championship (85cc)
  • Nate Thrasher -- AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship

AMA Female Racer of the Year

  • Jordan Jarvis -- AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship, WMX, AMA Amateur National Arenacross Championship

The 2019 AMA Amateur National will return to the legendary Loretta Lynn Ranch on July 29 – August 3. Complete results from the 2018 National Championship can be found HERE.

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 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 1,470 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 Eli Tomac, Ken Roczen, Aaron Plessinger and Justin Barcia. 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.