2019 Rocky Mountain ATV/MC AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship Area Qualifiers and Regional Championships dates announced

2018 AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship (credit- Ken Hill)

First Area Qualifier kicks off Feb. 9

PICKERINGTON, OH – November 26, 2018 – (Motor Sports Newswire) –  The American Motorcyclist Association has announced the AMA Area Qualifier and Regional Championship Schedule for the 2019 Rocky Mountain ATV/MC AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship, presented by Lucas Oil.

“The AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship is the premier amateur motocross event in the United States, and the AMA is looking forward to getting the qualifiers for the 2019 event underway,” said AMA Motocross Manager Alex Hunter.

“The AMA has worked with MX Sports for more than 35 years to provide a highly competitive and exciting path to determine which motocross racers will compete for an AMA National Motocross Championship,” Hunter said. “We will work diligently to ensure competitors and their families are provided excellent tracks and facilities at each qualifying event.”

AMA Area Qualifiers are the first step in qualifying for the AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship, held July 29-Aug. 3 at Loretta Lynn’s Ranch in Hurricane Mills, Tenn. The first of 54 Area Qualifiers begin in February and run through the end of May. Racers of all ages compete in various engine displacement classes, from 50cc to 450cc, in the hope of advancing 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 one of the 13 Regional Championship events are eligible to race the national championship at Loretta Lynn’s Ranch.

“This is one of the most exciting days of the year for AMA motocross organizers and racers,” MX Sports Director Tim Cotter said. “The day the AMA Amateur National Qualifying schedule comes out is much anticipated. This year’s schedule is highlighted with several new venues and many traditional tracks and organizers.”

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’s 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/events.

2019 Rocky Mountain ATV/MC AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship Schedule

AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship

July 29-Aug. 3: Hurricane Mills, Tenn.: Loretta Lynn’s Ranch

Northeast Area Qualifiers

March 16-17: Mechanicsville, Md.: Budds Creek
March 30-31: Danville, Va.: Birch Creek Motorsports Park
April 6-7: Englishtown, N.J.: Englishtown
April 13-14: Hedgesville, W.Va.: Tomahawk MX
April 20-21: Southwick, Mass.: The Wick 338
April 27-28: Seward, Pa.: Pleasure Valley
May 4-5: Wallkill, N.Y.: Walden MX
May 11-12: Axton, Va.: Lake Sugar Tree

Northeast Regional Championship

May 25-26: Mt. Morris, Pa.: High Point (Amateur)
June 8-9: Shippensburg, Pa.: Doublin Gap (Youth)

Southeast Area Qualifiers

March 2-3: Gainesville, Fla.: Diamond Back
March 23-24: Blountville, Tenn.: Muddy Creek Raceway
March 30-31: Washington, Ga.: Aonia Pass
April 13-14: Pell City, Ala.: Mill Creek
April 20-21: Travelers Rest, S.C.: Travelers Rest MX
April 27-28: Jacksonville, Fla.: WW Ranch
May 4-5: Dalton, Ga.: Lazy River MX
May 18-19: Henderson, N.C.: North Carolina Motorsports Park

Southeast Regional Championship

June 1-2: Gainesville, Fla.: Gatorback (Amateur)
June 15-16: Hamer, S.C.: South of the Border (Youth)

Mid-East Area Qualifiers

April 13-14: Rossville, Ind.: Wildcat Creek MX
April 27-28: New Vienna, Ohio: East Fork MX
April 27-28: Altamont, Tenn.: Fast Farms MX Park
May 4-5: Nashport, Ohio: Briarcliff MX
May 11-12: Bloomingdale, Mich.: Dutch Sport Park
May 11-12: Sebree, Ky.: Echo Valley
May 18-19: Newaygo, Mich.: Big Air Motocross
May 18-19: Livingston, Tenn.: Thunder Valley MX

Mid-East Regional Championship

June 1-2: Buchanan, Mich.: RedBud MX (Youth)
June 22-23: Millington, Mich.: Baja Acres (Amateur)

North Central Area Qualifiers

March 16-17: Maize, Kan.: Bar 2 Bar MX Park
April 6-7: Garwin, Iowa: Oak Ridge MX
April 13-14: East St. Louis, Ill.: Archview MX Park
April 27-28: Casey, Ill.: Lincoln Trail Motosports
May 4-5: Tigerton, Wis.: Motozone
May 11-12: Little Falls, Minn.: Little Falls Raceway
May 18-19: Walnut, Ill.: Sunset Ridge MX
May 25-26: Mount Carroll, Ill.: MC Moto Park

North Central Regional Championship

June 8-9: Millville, Minn.: Spring Creek MX (Amateur)
June 15-16: Byron, Ill.: Byron Motosports Park (Youth)

South Central Area Qualifiers

Feb. 16-17: Amarillo, Texas: Bowers MX
Feb. 23-24: Ponca City, Okla.: Ponca City
March 2-3: Conroe, Texas: 3 Palms Action Sports Park
March 2-3: Lakewood, Colo.: Thunder Valley Motocross Park
March 9-10: Yantis, Texas: Johnsonville MX Farm
April 6-7: Norman, Okla.: Oklahoma Motorsports Complex
April 27-28: Kemp. Texas: Underground
May 4-5: Tyler, Texas: Swan MX

South Central Regional Championship

May 25-26: Centreville, Miss.: Farm 14 (Amateur)
June 8-9: Wortham, Texas: Freestone (Youth)

Northwest Area Qualifiers

Feb. 23: Marysville, Calif.: Riverfront MX Park
March 30-31: Richland, Wash.: Horn Rapids Motorsports Complex
April 14: Tooele, Utah: Steadman’s MX
May 11-12: Shelton, Wash.: Ridge Motorsports Park
May 25-26: McCleary, Wash.: Grays Harbor ORV

Northwest Regional Championship

June 15-16: Washougal, Wash.: Washougal MX Park (Youth/Amateur)

Mid-West Area Qualifiers

Feb. 24: Marysville, Calif.: Riverfront MX Park
March 2-3: Tulare, Calif.: DT1
March 31: Delta, Utah: Bunker Hill
April 6-7: Porterville, Calif.: Porterville OHV

Mid-West Regional Championship

June 1-2: Rancho Cordova, Calif.: Prairie City OHV (Youth/Amateur)

Southwest Area Qualifiers

Feb. 9-10: Buckeye, Ariz.: Arizona Cycle Park
March 2-3: St. George, Utah: SGMX
April 6-7: Porterville, Calif.: Porterville OHV
April 27: Riverside, Calif.: Milestone MX
May 11-12: Moriarty, N.M.: Sandia MX @ Moriarty

Southwest Regional Championship

June 8-9: Pala, Calif.: Pala Raceway (Youth/Amateur)

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