AMA Area Qualifiers to kick off this weekend for 2016 Rocky Mountain ATV/MC AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship

PICKERINGTON, OH – February 12, 2016 – (Motor Sports Newswire) –  America’s fastest amateur motocross racers will begin to compete this weekend at AMA Area Qualifiers as the first step in securing a coveted spot at the Aug. 1-6 Rocky Mountain ATV/MC AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship, presented by AMSOIL, in Hurricane Mills, Tenn.

“This weekend marks the start of many of America’s top amateur motocross racers’ journeys to qualify to compete at the prestigious Rocky Mountain ATV/MC AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship,” said AMA Motocross Manager Kip Bigelow. “We’ve worked diligently alongside our promoting partner, MX Sports, to compile a schedule that includes some of the greatest tracks in the country. The AMA Area Qualifiers, which kick off this weekend, showcase the top racers at the local level who hope to advance to an AMA Regional Motocross Championship, and ultimately hope to be crowned an AMA Amateur National Motocross Champion. The competition will be intense, and we wish the competitors a safe and successful path to the championship.”

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Racers will compete in 56 Area Qualifiers that will funnel the top finishers into 13 AMA Regional Championships. Several thousand riders compete, but only 1,482 riders will advance to the Rocky Mountain ATV/MC AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship at the Loretta Lynn Ranch to race for AMA National No. 1 plates in 37 classes. The best riders will compete for the coveted AMA Motocross Horizon Award, presented to an amateur racer poised for success in the pro ranks.

“A lot of hard work and coordination has gone into this year’s Area Qualifier schedule,” said MX Sports Director Tim Cotter. “Together with the AMA, we have selected the best race tracks in the country to host these coveted events. Now it is time for America’s amateur motocross athletes to start their journey.”

Dating to 1975, the AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship is one of the longest-running motorsports championships in the country. The success of the program, which has produced a long list of AMA Supercross and Motocross superstars, is unmatched. Riders who have progressed through the program include AMA Motorcycle Hall of Famers Ricky Carmichael and Jeremy McGrath, as well as current stars such as Eli Tomac, Ryan Dungey and many more.

For more information about the AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship, see www.mxsports.com. For more information all AMA-sanctioned motocross competition, visit www.americanmotorcyclist.com > Racing > AMA Motocross.

Rocky Mountain ATV/MC AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship Area Qualifiers

Northeast Area Qualifiers

March 5-6: Elizabeth City, N.C.: Elizabeth City MX
March 12-13: Hedgesville, W.Va.: Tomahawk MX
April 9-10: Englishtown, N.J.: Englishtown
April 16-17: Dillwyn, Va.: Actiontown MX Park
April 23-24: Fredericksburg, Pa.: Sleepy Hollow MX
May 7-8: Seward, Pa.: Pleasure Valley
May 14-15: Winchester, N.H.: Winchester Speedpark
May 21-22: New Berlin, N.Y.: Unadilla MX

Southeast Area Qualifiers

Feb. 27-28: Jacksonville, Fla.: WW Ranch MX Park
March 19-20: Sutherlin, Va.: Birch Creek Motorsports Park
April 2-3: Okeechobee, Fla.: Florida Cycle Park
April 9-10: Hamer, S.C.: South of the Border MX Park
April 16-17: Tallassee, Ala.: Monster Mountain MX Park
April 23-24: Reynolds, Ga.: Silver Dollar Raceway
April 30-May 1: Wytheville, Va.: Pro Sport Motocross
May 14-15: Dalton, Ga.: Lazy River MX

Mid-East Area Qualifiers

March 19-20: Altamont, Tenn.: Fast Farms MX Park
April 2-3: Waynesburg, Ohio: Malvern Motocross Park
April 16-17: Rossville, Ind.: Wildcat Creek MX
April 23-24: Chillicothe, Ohio: ChilliTown MX
April 30-May 1: Bronson, Mich.: Log Road MX
May 7-8: Nashport, Ohio: Briarcliff Motocross
May 14-15: Bloomingdale, Mich.: Dutch Sport Park
May 21-22: Livingston, Tenn.: Thunder Valley MX

North Central Area Qualifiers

March 12-13: Richwoods, Mo.: Romp MX
April 2-3: Casey, Ill.: Lincoln Trail Motorsports
April 9-10: Garwin, Iowa: Oak Ridge MX
April 23-24: Walnut, Ill.: Sunset Ridge MX
April 30-May 1: Maize, Kan.: Bar 2 Bar MX Park
May 14-15: Little Falls, Minn.: Little Falls Raceway
May 21-22: Mount Carroll, Ill.: McMotopark
May 28-29: Athelstane, Wis.: Pine Ridge Raceway

South Central Area Qualifiers

March 5-6: Conroe, Texas: 3 Palms Action Sports Park
April 2-3: Fulton, Miss.: Veterans MX Park
April 9-10: Grand Cane, La.: Desoto Motorsports Park
April 16-17: Wellston, Okla.: Reynard Raceway
April 23-24: Wortham, Texas: Freestone Raceway
April 30-May 1: Amarillo, Texas: Bowers MX
May 21-22: Yantis, Texas: Johnsonville MX Farm
May 29-30: Brush, Colo.: Sweney Cycle Park (Sunday / Monday races)

Northwest Area Qualifiers

Feb. 13-14: Marysville, Calif.: MMX Racing
March 19-20: West Richland, Wash.: Horn Rapids Motorsports Complex
May 7-8: Junction City, Ore.: Eugene MX Park
May 14: Billings, Mont.: Billings MX

Mid-West Area Qualifiers

Feb. 13-14: Marysville, Calif.: MMX Racing
Feb. 20-21: St. George, Utah: Saint George MX
April 2-3: Turlock, Calif.: Oatfield Raceway
April 16-17: California City, Calif.: Cal City MX Park
May 14-15: Hollister, Calif.: Hollister Hills SVRA
May 21-22: Rocksprings, Wyo.: Rock Springs MX

Southwest Area Qualifiers

March 5-6: Buckeye, Ariz.: Arizona Cycle Park
March 12-13: Bakersfield, Calif.: Kern County Raceway Park
March 19-20: Haleiwa, Hawaii: Kahuku Motocross
April 2-3: Anza, Calif.: Cahuilla Creek MX
April 9-10: Moriarty, N.M.: Sandia MX at Moriarty
April 16-17: California City, Calif.: Cal City MX Park

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