Hangtown And Honda Agree To Title Sponsor Deal

May 12, 2006 9:37am

AMA MX Nationals series opener will feature Honda as title sponsor, joining Off-Road Outlets and Dan Gamel RV as presenting sponsors

PRAIRIE CITY, Calif., (May 12, 2006) - The Dirt Diggers North Motorcycle Club (DDNMC), producers and promoters of the 38th annual Hangtown Classic, announced today that Honda has signed as the title sponsor for the opening round of the 2006 Toyota AMA Motocross Championship.

"The Dirt Diggers are pleased to announce that Honda - with its long-standing reputation as the world's premier off-road motorcycle manufacturer - has signed on as the title sponsor of what we certainly feel is the world's premier motocross event - the 38th annual Honda Hangtown Classic," said John Konkle, President of the DDNMC. "For nearly 40 years we've been racing motocross up in this neck of the woods and our all-volunteer Dirt Digger members have been working hard to prepare for what should prove to be one heck of an opener for the upcoming AMA Nationals season.

"Great to have Honda aboard and we look forward to seeing everybody the weekend of May 21st!"

In addition to Honda, the DDNMC and Hangtown also announced that Off-Road Outlets and Dan Gamel RV Centers will again be the presenting sponsors for the Hangtown Classic. Off-Road Outlets (www.offroadoutlets.com), based out of nearby Rancho Cordova, is a longtime sponsor/supplier at the Hangtown Classic and Gamel RV (www.gamel.com) has for several years now been the 'official' RV of Hangtown.

"Off-Road Outlets has a long and storied history with the Hangtown Classic," said Konkle. "Not only are they here during the pro National weekend, but they also lend a supporting hand at all of our other amateur motocross events - including the AMP Amateur Nationals. We're pleased to have Off-Road Outlets with us again as the presenting sponsor for this year's Honda Hangtown Classic."

Konkle continued: "Dan Gamel RV has also been with us for a number of years now and we're excited to have them back for this year's Honda Hangtown Classic. Motocross and RV'ing have come to enjoy a symbiotic relationship over the years and what a better place for Dan Gamel to showcase its amazing vehicles than Nationals weekend at Hangtown."

The 38th annual Honda Hangtown Classic, presented by Off-Road Outlets and Gamel RV, kicks off with the Hangtown Amateur Days beginning Thursday, May 18th. The 38th annual Honda Hangtown Classic is scheduled for Sunday, May 21st. For further information, including amateur motocross entry forms, please check out www.hangtownmx.com

For more information on the 38th annual Honda Hangtown Classic, contact HPPR's Pat Schutte at (734) 369-2170 and pat@highprofilepr.com.