Welcome to the Toyota 20, where we'll be showcasing some of the top amateur racers in the country for the next month. The TMX Toyota Athlete Program is off and running as we inch closer to the 2007 Air Nautiques AMA Amateur National Championships at Loretta Lynn’s, which runs from July 30 to August 4, 2007. For those who aren’t familiar, TMX is designed to support motocross on a grassroots level by moving riders forward from the amateur ranks to the professional level. The opportunity to earn a professional ride with factory supported team, a new Toyota truck and Toyota sponsorship for 2008 is in the balance, and the list of eligible riders has been narrowed down to 20 of the nation’s best amateurs in the country. So as the big race nears, we’ve decided to highlight “The Toyota 20” in the upcoming weeks.
Today's featured rider is Michael Picone. You can view is Toyota 20 profile right here.