PICKERINGTON, OH – November 8, 2011 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – Two well-known motorsports announcers, Greg White and Ashley Phillips, are teaming up to emcee the 2011 AMA Visa Card from Capital One Racing Championship Banquet at the Red Rock Casino, Resort and Spa in Las Vegas, Nev., on Sunday, Nov. 20. White and Phillips will combine their talents for the afternoon gala celebration of the year’s finest American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) amateur racers.
“I am excited to co-host this year’s AMA Racing Championship Banquet with Ashley Phillips,” said White, a longtime motorcycle enthusiast. “Being able to meet the nation’s best amateur motorcycle racers and share such a great moment of accomplishment is something special.”
White, who has worked motorcycle races for SPEED, CBS, FOX and FOX Sports, has been a motorcycle racing commentator for SPEED TV for the past 14 years. In addition, he has also hosted over 200 shows, including “2 Wheel Tuesday” and “Copart Sold in Seconds.”
Since 2009, Phillips has been a live event floor announcer for Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship. She has been an avid race fan since the age of 5.
“To be a part of the AMA Legends and Champions weekend in Las Vegas is a huge honor,” said Phillips, who was Miss Arenacross from 2006 though 2008, during which time she became a live show announcer who also served as commentator on the “Fan of the Week” segment on SPEED.
“2011 has been a year of many great champions, and I can’t wait to recognize their accomplishments alongside Greg White,” she said. “I get chills thinking about the room packed with the greatest amateur racers in the world, sitting with their families and teams. Nov. 20 can’t come fast enough for me.”
AMA President and CEO Rob Dingman was also enthusiastic about the coming event.
“We are delighted to have two such talented individuals on stage as we salute this year’s AMA champion athletes,” Dingman said. “The banquet is the perfect way to cap off an entire weekend of activities that honor the legends and champions of motorcycling.”
The AMA Visa Card Racing Championship Banquet on Sunday, Nov. 20, is just one part of the exciting 2011 AMA Visa Card from Capital One Legends & Champions weekend. The three-day gala kicks off on Friday, Nov. 18, with the AMA Visa Card Motorcycle Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, presented by KTM. The Class of 2011 includes longtime motocross promoter Stu Peters, roadracing champion Doug Polen, noted magazine editor Phil Schilling, industry leader Fred Fox and motorcycle pioneer Norbert Schickel. Roadracing legend Kenny Roberts and motocross icon Roger DeCoster will also be honored as Motorcycle Hall of Fame Legends during the ceremony.
Saturday, Nov. 19, features the Motorcycle Hall of Fame Dave Mungenast Memorial Concours d’Elegance, showcasing some of the country’s most impressive original and restored classic motorcycles.
Tickets for the Motorcycle Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and the Concours are available at this online registration form: http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=vw9ldxbab&oeidk=a07e3rn4juk2e3f80c1. Tickets for the AMA Visa Card Racing Championship Banquet may be ordered over the phone by calling (800) 262-5646.
The AMA Visa Card Legends & Champions Weekend also includes the final round of the GEICO AMA EnduroCross National Championship Series on Saturday evening, Nov. 19. EnduroCross tickets are available at www.orleansarena.com/event-calendar/endurocross or by phone at (888) 234-2334.
The AMA Visa Card Legends & Champions Weekend will be held at the Las Vegas Red Rock Casino, Resort and Spa — a world-class spa, hotel and casino, featuring a range of entertainment, dining and family-friendly attractions. The facility’s expansive ballrooms provide a stunning backdrop for this three-day event, which is certain to be memorable for the 2011 inductees, champions, families, friends and fans. Room reservations are available by calling (866) 767-7773. Online room reservations are available at RedRockLasVegas.com.
More information about the Motorcycle Hall of Fame can be found at MotorcycleMuseum.org.