AMA Mid-South Cross Country Winter Championship Series features fun, challenging off-road racing

PICKERINGTON, OH – August 24, 2012 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – The 2012-13 AMA Mid-South Cross Country Winter Championship Series will feature premier woods courses and high-level competition in Kentucky, Tennessee, Indiana and Alabama during the coming fall and winter seasons.

“Just because the calendar says it’s the off season for part of the country, it doesn’t mean it’s the off season for everybody,” said AMA Off-Road Racing Manager Chuck Weir. “For riders in America’s Mid-South region, and for those willing to travel, the AMA MSXC Winter Championship Series offers excellent opportunities for riders of all ages and skill levels to get out and compete.”

The AMA MSXC Winter Championship Series kicks off in White Plains, Ky., on Sept. 23 and wraps up March 23-24, 2013, in McEwen, Tenn.

Series promoter Robert Rogers says the events are designed to run on schedule, challenge the riders with fun courses and draw the region’s top talent.

“We have a lot of experienced organizers who run the individual rounds,” Rogers said. “They understand what land they have available and how best to use that land to put together the best off-road routes possible. We offer a real variety, with a slight bias toward tight layouts that can really test your ability to go fast through the woods.”

Rogers said that AMA MSXC Winter Championship Series events typically feature 8- to 10-mile loops and run bikes for a minimum of 1 hour, 55 minutes. ATVs run 1 hour, 30 minutes. The program also features PeeWee, Mini and Junior youth classes in addition to big bikes. More information is available at www.msxc.com.

AMA Mid-South Cross Country Winter Championship Series (2012-13)

  • Sept. 23: Lakeview, White Plains, Ky.
  • Sept. 29-30: The Haganator at Rose Hill, Red Boiling Springs, Tenn.
  • Oct. 27-28: Barren Hollow, Hurricane Mills, Tenn.
  • Nov. 18: The Big Stripper, Lynnville, Ind.
  • Dec. 2: TBA
  • Dec. 15-16: Hazzard Hill, Vanleer, Tenn.
  • Jan. 6: Southeast Cross Country Shootout, Maplesville, Ala.
  • Jan. 27: Russell Creek, Greensburg, Ky.
  • Feb. 17: Foxhollow, Bucksnort, Tenn.
  • March 3: Cornerstone Ranch, Gardendale, Ala.
  • March 23-24: Tumbling Creek, McEwen, Tenn.

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