AMA Announces SPEED MX Broadcast Team

PICKERINGTON, Ohio (March 14, 2007) – AMA Racing announced today that Erin Bates and Jeff Emig will join Ralph Sheheen to form the announcing team on SPEED’s television coverage of the 2007 AMA Toyota Motocross Championship presented by FMF.

As announced in February, Sheheen will handle play-by-play duties. The veteran motorsports broadcaster will be supported by Bates who will serve as the pit reporter and Emig who will provide color commentary. Bates has solid credentials having covered both AMA Motocross as well as the Amp’d Mobile AMA Supercross Series. Emig has an illustrious racing history. He is a former multi-time AMA Supercross and Motocross champion, competed on Team USA in the Motocross des Nations six times, and was the 1997 AMA Pro Racing SPEED Athlete of the Year.

2007 marks the return of AMA Motocross to SPEED. Plans call for three of the 12 events to be carried live; a first for the series. Additionally, real-time webcasting will be carried on

The 2007 AMA Toyota Motocross Championship presented by FMF begins May 19-20 at the Hangtown Motocross Classic from Sacramento, Calif. The championship will conclude Sept. 8-9 at Glen Helen Raceway in San Bernardino, Calif.