PICKERINGTON, OH – October 20, 2011 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – The American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) is proud to announce that the AMA Visa® Card by Capital One® will be the title sponsor for the 2011 AMA Visa Card by Capital One Legends & Champions Weekend, Nov. 18-20, at the Red Rock Casino, Resort & Spa in Las Vegas, Nev.
“Earlier this year, Capital One joined with the AMA to offer our members exclusive access to various credit options and a rich rewards program,” said AMA President and CEO Rob Dingman. “We’re pleased that this valued partner has extended our relationship by joining us as the title sponsor for the AMA Visa Card Legends & Champions Weekend. Together, we’ll shine the spotlight on the incredible people of motorcycling’s past, present and future during this memorable three-day event.”
The weekend kicks off on Friday, Nov. 18, with the AMA Visa Card by Capital One Motorcycle Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, presented by KTM. The ceremony will officially welcome five legends to the Hall of Fame. The class of 2011 includes longtime motocross promoter Stu Peters, noted magazine editor Phil Schilling, industry leader Fred Fox, roadracing champion Doug Polen and motorcycling pioneer Norbert Schickel.
In addition to the class of 2011, the induction ceremony will honor the careers of two existing Hall of Fame Legends: world champion icons Roger DeCoster and Kenny Roberts.
“Motorcyclists are among the most passionate enthusiasts you’ll find, and we’re excited to extend our partnership with the AMA to include title sponsorship of the AMA Visa Card by Capital One Motorcycle Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony,” said Dan Baker, Vice President of U.S. Card Affinities at Capital One.
Following the induction of the class of 2011 on Friday, Nov. 18, the AMA Visa Card by Capital One Legends & Champions Weekend will continue on Saturday, Nov. 19, with the 2011 Motorcycle Hall of Fame Dave Mungenast Memorial Concours d’Elegance bike show. The show will feature some of the country’s finest original and restored classic motorcycles.
Then, on Sunday, Nov. 20, the AMA honors the best riders in amateur racing and tomorrow’s future stars at the 2011 AMA Visa Card by Capital One Racing Championship Banquet.
A number of the weekend attendees are also expected to attend the season finale of the AMA GEICO EnduroCross Series on Saturday evening at the Orleans Arena. Ticket information is available at www.EnduroCross.com.
For a complete schedule of the AMA Visa Card by Capital One Legends & Champions Weekend, including information about tickets and room accommodations, visit www.AmericanMotorcyclist.com/Events/LegendsAndChampions.
For more information about the AMA Visa Card and to apply, see www.AMAVisa.com.