Toyota Gives Invitation at Inaugural AMA Pro ATV Open

MORGANTOWN, WV. (August 22, 2007) – Bellco, Inc., producer of the 20th Annual Monster Energy/Kawasaki Pro Motocross National at Steel City Raceway, is pleased to announce that Toyota is jumping onboard with the first-ever AMA Pro ATV Open Invitational on August 25 in Delmont, Pennsylvania. The race will share the weekend with Round 10 of the AMA/Toyota Motocross Championships, bringing Toyota's hospitality to the ATV riders for this unique event. Twenty of the fastest AMA Pro ATV riders will experience all the bells and whistles in front of the national caliber crowd in Westmoreland County.
"Toyota is excited to extend it's privateer support program to all Pro ATV rider's that will be taking part in the race this weekend at the Steel City Raceway during the AMA Toyota Motocross weekend in Delmont, PA,” said Brian Smith, Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc., Corporate Manager, Truck and SUV."
With Toyota opening up their hospitality to the ATV riders this weekend at Steel City this weekend, shows the company's strong commitment to the sport of ATV motocross.
"A rider is a rider whether they are on four wheels or two, male or female, at every AMA Toyota Motocross weekend. Our goal has always been to give back to the Motocross community through our sponsorship, which may mean improving the fan experience or providing support to Pro riders that do not have Factory backing," added Smith.
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Steel City Raceway has hosted a round of the AMA Motocross Championship since 1988, and hosted a round of the ITP/Moose Racing ATVA MX Nationals for the first time last year. The track features plenty of elevation changes and jumps, all laid out in a valley which provides some of the best spectator viewing in the sport. Amateur bike racing takes place on Friday.
The inaugural AMA Pro ATV Open at Steel City will take place on Saturday, August 25th in Delmont, Pennsylvania. The event will feature a Main Moto format starting at 11:30 am – rain or shine. ATV Pro pits will be open to fans for pro autographs.
Gates open on Thursday, and overnight camping is available. Admission for adults is $50 (Thur-Sun), $40 (Sat-Sun) and $30 on Sunday. Admission for Children 6-12 is $35 (Thur-Sun), $25 (Sat-Sun) and $15 on Sunday. Kids under 6 are free.
Tickets are available at the gate. Sorry, but there are no Saturday only tickets.
The ATV Open will be featured on Speed TV’s AMA Toyota Motocross Championship Show.
WHAT: AMA Pro ATV Open, an inaugural pro invitational race held in conjunction with Round 10 of the 12-round AMA Toyota Motocross Championship presented by FMF
WHERE: Steel City Raceway, Delmont, PA
Located 20 miles east of Pittsburgh off Route 66
WHEN: Saturday, August 25, 2007
10:00a ATV Open Practice
11:30a ATV Staging & Opening Ceremonies
11:45a ATV Open Main (20 Min + 1 lap)
1 – 5:00p Bike Timed Qualifying
5:15p WMA Open Practice
8:30a WMA Moto 1 (20 Min + 1 Lap)
9-11:30a Fast 40 Timed Practice for Gate Pick
12:30p Opening Ceremonies
1:00p Moto 1: Lites National (30 Mins + 2Laps)
2:00p Moto 1: Motocross National (30Mins + 2 Laps)
3:30p Moto 2: Lites National (30 Mins + 2 Laps)
4:30p Moto 2: Motocross National (30 Mins + 2 Laps)
5:30p WMA Moto 2 (20 Min + 1 Lap)
COURSE: 1 mile (approx), loamy top soil with sawdust additive
WHO: 20 of the top AMA Pro ATV racers, chosen in coordination with AMA Pro Racing and the following teams: Honda, Kawasaki, Suzuki & Yamaha.
PURSE: $10,000, with $5,000 to win
Winner will be awarded AMA Pro ATV Open #1 plate
For more information on the inaugural AMA Pro ATV Open contact Bellco at 304.284.0084 or visit For information about the Monster Energy/Kawasaki National Motocross at Steel City, visit the website at