2018 Rocky Mountain ATV/MC AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship Area Qualifiers and Regional Championships dates announced

2017 AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship

First Area Qualifiers kick off Feb. 17

PICKERINGTON, OH – December 8, 2017 – (Motor Sports Newswire) –  The American Motorcyclist Association is pleased to announce the AMA Area Qualifier and Regional Championship schedule for the 2018 Rocky Mountain ATV/MC AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship, presented by Lucas Oil.

“The AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship is one of the most highly sought after amateur motocross championships in the country,” AMA Motocross Manager Ricky Rickords said. “Competing in Area Qualifiers and qualifying for AMA Regional Championships is the path all racers take for a chance to win an AMA National Championship at Loretta Lynn’s Ranch. The AMA and MX Sports have worked diligently to ensure that AMA members and their families are provided the best tracks and racing facilities at each qualifying event.”

Area Qualifiers are the first step in qualifying for the AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship held July 30-Aug. 4 at Loretta Lynn’s Ranch in Hurricane Mills, Tenn. The first of 58 Area Qualifiers begin in February and run through the end of May, across 35 states. Racers of all ages will compete in various engine displacement classes, from 50cc to 450cc, in hopes of moving on to a Regional Championship.

The AMA Regional Championships then serve as the next step to seed riders into the annual AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship. Only riders who finish in a qualifying position at a one of the 13 Regional Championship events are eligible to race the amateur national event at Loretta Lynn’s Ranch in Hurricane Mills, Tenn.

“The unveiling of the AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship schedule is always highly anticipated, not just for the riders but for the organizers,” Director of MX Sports Tim Cotter said. “The facilities and organizers that make up the Area Qualifier and Regional Championships are among the best in the nation. Each race organizer that has been selected is excited that the road to Loretta’s goes through their facility.”

This year’s lineup includes many historic tracks, such as Unadilla MX and High Point Raceway in the Northeast. Racing also returns to other favorites, such as the Southeast’s Muddy Creek Raceway, RedBud MX in the Mid-East and Thunder Valley MX Park in the South-Central region.

The AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship is one of the longest-running motorsports championships in the country. The AMA launched the national championship program in 1975. That year, a series of regional races qualified 135 riders in three classes — 125cc, 250cc and Open — for the championship round in Baldwin, Kan. In 1982, the AMA partnered with MX Sports and the event moved to its current location at the Loretta Lynn Ranch in Hurricane Mills, Tenn. There, the AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship continues to crown the country’s top amateur motocross racers every summer.

For more information on the Rocky Mountain ATV/MC AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship, presented by Lucas Oil, visit www.mxsports.com.

2018 Rocky Mountain ATV/MC AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship Schedule:

AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship
July 30-Aug. 4: Hurricane Mills, Tenn.: Loretta Lynn’s Ranch

Northeast Area Qualifiers:

  • March 17-18: Hedgesville, W.Va.: Tomahawk MX
  • April 7-8: Shippensburg, Pa.: Doublin Gap MX Park
  • April 14-15: Mt. Morris, Pa.: High Point Raceway
  • April 21-22: Seward, Pa.: Pleasure Valley Raceway
  • May 5-6: Wallkill, N.Y.: Walden Motocross
  • May 12-13: Axton, Va.: Lake Sugar Tree Motocross Park
  • May 12-13: Lyman, Maine: MX 207
  • May 19-20: Elkland, Pa.: Miles Mountain MX

Northeast Regional:

  • June 9-10: Danville, Va.: Birch Creek Motorsports (Youth)
  • June 16-17: New Berlin, N.Y.: Unadilla Motocross (Amateur)

Southeast Area Qualifiers:

  • Feb: 17-18: Gainesville, Fla.: Gatorback Cycle Park
  • March 24-25: Henderson, N.C.: North Carolina Motorsports Park
  • April 7-8: Dade City, Fla.: Dade City Motocross
  • April 14-15: Washington, Ga.: Aonia Pass Motocross
  • April 21-22: Hamer, S.C.: South of the Boarder MX
  • April 28-29: Tallassee, Ala.: Monster Mountain MX Park
  • April 28-29: Wytheville, Va.: Pro Sport MX
  • May 5-6: Dalton, Ga.: Lazy River MX

Southeast Regional:

  • May 26-27: Blountville, Tenn.: Muddy Creek Raceway (Youth)
  • June 2-3: Jacksonville, Fla.: WW Motocross Park (Amateur)

Mid-East Area Qualifiers:

  • March 10-11: Altamont, Tenn.: Fast Farms MX
  • April 7-8: Rossville, Ind.: Wildcat Creek MX
  • April 14-15: Sebree, Ky.: Echo Valley MX
  • April 21-22: New Vienna, Ohio: East Fork Motocross Park
  • April 28-29: Millington, Mich.: Baja Acres
  • May 5-6: Bloomingdale, Mich.: Dutch Sports Park
  • May 12-13: Nashport, Ohio: Briarcliff MX
  • May 19-20: Livingston, Tenn.: Thunder Valley MX

Mid-East Regional:

  • June 2-3: Millfield, Ohio: Sunday Creek (Youth)
  • June 9-10: Buchanan, Mich.: RedBud MX (Amateur)

North Central Area Qualifiers:

  • March 17-18: Maize, Kan.: Bar 2 Bar MX
  • April 7-8: Des Moines, Iowa: Riverside Raceway
  • April 14-15: Richwoods, Mo.: Romp MX Track
  • April 21-22: Casey, Ill.: Lincoln Trail Motosport
  • April 28-29: DuQuoin, Ill.: Indian Hills MX
  • May 5-6: Appleton, Wis.: Tigerton MX
  • May 12-13: Little Falls, Minn.: Little Falls Raceway
  • May 26-27: Byron, Ill.: Byron Motorsports Park

North Central Regional

  • June 16-17: Millville, Minn.: Spring Creek Motocross Park (Amateur)
  • June 23-24: Walnut, Ill.: Sunset Ridge MX (Youth)

South Central Area Qualifiers:

  • Feb 17-18: Amarillo, Texas: Bowers MX
  • March 10-11: Yantis, Texas: Johnsonville MX Farm
  • March 17-18: Centreville, Miss.: Farm 14
  • April 14-15: Wellston, Okla.: Reynard Raceway
  • April 21-22: Alvord, Texas: Oak Hill Raceway
  • April 28-29: Tyler, Texas: Swan MX Raceway Park
  • May 5-6: Wortham, Texas: Freestone Raceway
  • May 19-20: Lakewood, Colo.: Thunder Valley Park

South Central Regional:

  • June 9-10: Ponca City, Okla.: Ponca City MX (Youth)
  • June 23-24: Conroe, Texas: 3 Palms Action Sports Park (Amateur)

Northwest Area Qualifiers:

  • Feb. 17-18: Marysville, Calif.: Riverfront MX Park
  • March 17-18: Richland, Wash.: Horn Rapids Motorsports Complex
  • April 8: Idaho Falls, Idaho: Noise Park Raceway
  • May 5-6: Junction City, Ore.: Eugene MX Park
  • May 12-13: Washougal, Wash.: Washougal MX Park
  • May 12-13: Billings, Mont.: Billings MX

Northwest Regional:

  • May 26-27: Richland, Wash.: Horn Rapids Motorsports Complex (Youth & Amateur)

Mid-west Area Qualifiers:

  • March 17-18: Tulare, Calif.: DT1 MX Park
  • March 31-April 1: Delta, Utah: Bunker Hill Motocross Track
  • April 7-8: San Bernardino, Calif.: Glen Helen Raceway
  • May 5-6: Junction City, Ore.: Eugene MX Park
  • May 12-13: Rocksprings, Wyo.: Rock Springs Motocross

Mid-west Regional:

  • June 2-3: Rancho Cordova, Calif.: Prairie City OHV (Youth & Amateur)

Southwest Area Qualifiers:

  • Feb.: 10-11: Buckeye, Ariz.: Arizona Cycle Park
  • Feb. 10-11: Riverside, Calif.: Milestone MX Park
  • March 10-11: St. George, Utah: St. George MX Park
  • April 7-8: Maui, Hawaii: Maui Motocross
  • April 7-8: San Bernardino, Calif.: Glen Helen Raceway
  • April 14-15: Moriarty, N.M.: Sandia Motocross at Moriarty
  • April 28-29: Pala, Calif.: Pala Raceway

Southwest Regional:

  • June 9-10: Pala, Calif.: Pala Raceway (Youth & Amateur)

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