Ryder Schnowske Memorial Fund Scholarship Winner Announced

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TimeThursday, July 23, 2020 | 1:30 PM

Ryder Schnowske Memorial Fund Scholarship Winner Announced

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (July 23, 2020) – MX Sports along with the Ryder Schnowske Memorial Fund are excited to announce the 2020 Memorial Scholarship winner, Christopher Harris from Lipan, Texas. Christopher was chosen for the scholarship after his sportsmanlike conduct was observed at the Lincoln Trail Youth Regional.

Ryder Schnowske loved riding and racing, his goal was to become a professional racer one day.
Ryder Schnowske loved riding and racing, his goal was to become a professional racer one day. Jessica Tenhagen

Ryder Schnowske was born in Cambridge, Illinois and began racing at four years old. Ryder loved riding and his goal was to become a professional racer. Tragically Ryder passed away on June 22, 2019 while attempting to qualify for the AMA Amateur National at the Baja Acres Regional Championship, Ryder was 15 years old.

The Ryder Schnowske Memorial Fund was setup in his honor, thus incorporating the scholarship awarding $632 to a rider who had shown a true sportsmanlike approach for the 2020 AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship.

Christopher was battling for the lead position, and was involved in a crash with another rider. The other rider had his leg trapped beneath his bike, and was not able to lift the bike off of himself. Christopher heard the other rider yelling, proceeded to drop his own bike and run over to the other rider and help get his bike off of him.

Check out the video of Christopher helping by clicking HERE.

Christopher Harris earned the 65cc (7-9) and 65cc (7-9) Limited class wins at the Lincoln Trail Motorsports North Central Youth Regional.
Christopher Harris earned the 65cc (7-9) and 65cc (7-9) Limited class wins at the Lincoln Trail Motorsports North Central Youth Regional. Jessica Tenhagen

The 39th annual Monster Energy AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship, will take place Monday, August 3rd through Saturday, August 8th at Loretta Lynn Ranch in Hurricane Mills, Tennessee.

For more information on the Monster Energy AMA Amateur National, visit the official series 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 Monster Energy AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship

The Monster Energy AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship is the world's largest and most prestigious amateur motocross racing program. This year due to COVID-19 the qualifying system was broken into a five-week Regional Championship system. 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 10,200 racers attempted to qualify in 36 classes for 1,512 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 is sanctioned by the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA). For more information, 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.

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