America’s Largest Amateur Motocross Event Returns
PICKERINGTON, OH – November 12, 2015 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – The American Motorcyclist Association is pleased to announce that the 2016 Rocky Mountain ATV/MC AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship will take place Monday, Aug. 1 through Saturday, Aug. 6.
This year marks the 42nd running of the AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship, and the 35th anniversary of the event being held at the historic Loretta Lynn ranch in Hurricane Mills, Tenn.
The intense competition for an AMA National No. 1 plate begins much earlier, however. Competitors must race their way through the AMA national qualifying program to be eligible for the AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship.
AMA Area Qualifiers are the first step to attending the world’s most prestigious amateur motocross competition. More than 50 area qualifiers in over eight geographical regions across the United States make this the largest amateur motocross program in the world.
Qualifying riders then advance to the AMA Regional Championships. From there, America’s elite amateur motocross racers advance to the national championship, earning one of the 1,482 coveted spots at the Loretta Lynn Ranch event.
The AMA Area Qualifier and AMA Regional Championship dates will be announced soon.
The AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship is the ultimate test for an all-around motocross athlete. With a three-moto format, the national championship demands skill, speed and endurance from all riders.
For additional information, visit the series official website at www.mxsports.com or call (304) 284-0101. Also follow the official Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts for exclusive content and to catch the latest news.
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 AMA Area Qualifiers (February through May) and AMA Regional Championships (May through June), hosted at select motocross facilities across the country. The qualifying system culminates in the AMA National Championship (the 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 38 classes for the 1,482 available positions at the national event. Christened “The World’s Greatest Motocross Vacation,” the AMA National Championship has launched some of the biggest names in professional motocross and Supercross competition, including Ricky Carmichael, Ryan Dungey, James Stewart and Ryan Villopoto. 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.