PICKERINGTON, Ohio (October 18, 2007) – AMA Racing and ATVA in association with the ATVPG are proud to announce the 2008 schedule for the ITP/Moose Racing AMA/ATVA National Motocross Championships Presented by Parts Unlimited.
The AMA Pro ATV Motocross Championship will feature an 11-round series beginning March 8-9 at Glen Helen Raceway in San Bernardino, Calif. Southern California is home to many ATV teams and manufacturers, so the hometown event promises an exciting launch for the series.
The ATVA Amateur National Motocross Championship will feature a 10-round series, kicking off March 29-30 at Mill Creek MX in Pell City, Ala., in conjunction with round 2 of the AMA Pro ATV series. From there the two series will converge for the remainder of the season.
A new venue joins the ranks as the series migrates in July to Pleasure Valley Raceway in Armagh, Pa. This one-mile track is a technical mix of clay, topsoil and sawdust, with large elevation changes. Produced by Cernic’s Racing, the event promises an ATV-friendly atmosphere.
The grand finale will take place in the backyard of country music legend Loretta Lynn and her renowned Hurricane Mills track. Also new for 2008, the annual ATVA Awards Banquet will be held at the Ranch after the final checkered flag of the season has flown.
But there’s more racing to come. AMA Pro ATV riders return to Steel City Raceway on Labor Day weekend for the 2nd Annual AMA Pro ATV Open Invitational. The stand-alone event will feature the top 20 AMA Pro ATV riders as they share the national race track with the motorcycle pro riders for the Steel City round of the 2008 AMA Toyota Motocross Championship presented by FMF.
The 2008 ITP/Moose AMA/ATVA National Motocross Championship schedule:
DATE VENUE LOCATION
Mar 8/9 Glen Helen Raceway Park San Bernardino, CA (AMA Pro round only)
Mar 29/30 Mill Creek MX Pell City, AL
Apr 12/13 Ballance MX Bowling Green, KY
Apr 26/27 Birch Creek Motorsports Danville, VA
May 10/11 Sunset Ridge MX Walnut, IL
May 24/25 High Point Raceway Mt. Morris, PA
June 7/8 Unadilla Valley Sports Center New Berlin, NY
June 21/22 Muddy Creek Raceway Blountville, TN
July 12/13 Pleasure Valley Raceway Armaugh, PA
July 26/27 Red Bud Track & Trail Buchanan, MI
Aug 9/10 Loretta Lynn’s Ranch Hurricane Mills, TN
Aug 30 Steel City Raceway Delmont, PA
AMA ATV Open Invitational (Non AMA points paying event)
Once again, the ATV championship series will be televised on the Versus Network. Stay tuned for broadcast dates and times.
For more information on the 2008 ITP/Moose AMA/ATVA National Motocross Championships and the events that make-up the series, go to www.atvmotocross.com.