2006 AMA Toyota Motocross Championship Presented by FMF announces sponsors

PICKERINGTON, Ohio (May 19, 2006) -- The 2006 AMA Toyota Motocross Championship presented by FMF announced today the list of series and event sponsors for the upcoming season that kicks off May 21, at Sacramento’s Hangtown Raceway and concludes at Glen Helen Raceway in San Bernardino, Calif., Sept. 12, where the champion of the AMA Motocross and AMA Motocross Lites classes will be crowned.

“The support that we receive from our series and event sponsors at all 12 races on the schedule is amazing,” said Amy Ritchie, NPG officer. “It’s this type of support that gives fans and racers a solid platform to compete on the 2006 AMA Toyota Motocross Championship presented by FMF.”

The rich heritage of these tracks has been a part of AMA National Motocross from the beginning and this year’s racing is slated to be the best in history. In addition to the on-site exposure, sponsors will enjoy another solid television package on OLN.

“We are proud to announce this year’s AMA Toyota Motocross Championship sponsors,” said John C. Farris, Jr., AMA Pro Racing Vice President, Commercial Development. “It’s gratifying to have our returning industry sponsors and we are especially pleased to welcome in Toyota, who has big plans to take motocross to a whole new level for fans. We’re on the brink of one of the best seasons ever. Each race’s attendance and the OLN television broadcasts will bring the sport of AMA Motocross to the hard-core fan and open the door to new fans across the country.”

Fans and media alike can expect to see a fan-friendly atmosphere at the races this summer, with each of the series sponsors creating on-site programs that are designed to engage with the fan and add value to the overall event experience. Leading the charge will be series title sponsor Toyota, who will be rolling a series of unique, fan-based programs custom tailored for each venue.

Title Sponsor:  

Presenting Sponsor:

Series Sponsors:
Parts Unlimited   
Thor Helmets   
Monster Energy  
Renthal Handlebars 
Renthal Sprockets 
Racer X  
Cycle News  
Event Title Sponsors:
May 21, 2006 - Prairie City SVRA, Sacramento, Calif.
The Honda Hangtown Motocross Classic
Presented by Gamel RV & Offroad Outlets

May 27, 2006 - High Point Raceway, Mt. Morris, Pa.
The Kawasaki/Monster Energy High Point National
Presented by Anderson & Strudwick

June 11, 2006 - Motocross 338, Southwick, Mass.
The Suzuki Motocross 338 National
Presented by Scott USA

June 18, 2006 - Budds Creek, Budds Creek, Md.
The FMF Budds Creek National
Presented by Yamaha

July 2, 2006 - Red Bud Track N Trail Buchanan, Mich.
The Monster Energy/Kawasaki RedBud National
Presented by Concept Haulers

July 16, 2006 - Unadilla Valley Sports Center, New Berlin, N.Y.
The FMF Pro Motocross National
Presented by Scott Goggles

July 23, 2006 - Thunder Valley, Lakewood, Colo.
The Toyota Trucks Thunder Valley National

July 30, 2006 - Washougal MX Park, Washougal, Wash.
The Unbound Energy Washougal National
Presented by Snap-On, Scott USA & Yamaha

Aug. 13, 2006 - Spring Creek MX Park, Millville, Minn.
The Spring Creek National
Presented by Scott USA

Aug. 27, 2006 - Broome-Tioga Sports Center, Binghamton, N.Y.
The Broome-Tioga National
Presented by Suzuki

Sept. 3, 2006 - Steel City Raceway, Delmont, Pa.
The Monster Energy/Kawasaki Steel City National
Presented by Anderson & Strudwick

Sept. 10, 2006 - Glen Helen Raceway, San Bernardino, Calif.
The Giant RV Glen Helen National
Presented by Yamaha

Fans can follow this epic AMA Toyota Motocross Championship all year from the telecasts of the premier AMA Motocross class on Saturdays following each race with coverage on OLN of the Motocross Lites class set to air on the Monday after that. Two events, Red Bud and Unadilla, will be seen the following Sunday, one week after the race, due to OLN’s coverage of the Tour de France.

For more information on the AMA Toyota Motocross Championship, log on to www.amamotocross.com, where a weekly webcast of each race will available to fans throughout the season. In addition, www.amamotocross.com offers fans live@thewire live timing and scoring.

Credential requests for each round of the 2006 AMA Toyota Motocross Championships must be submitted via email to tgardea@amaproracing.com three weeks prior to the race. Media members interested in interviews with the riders of the AMA Toyota Motocross Championship, should contact Next Level Sports Inc. at 949-365-5750 or email tgardea@amaproracing.com.