MORGANTOWN, W. Va. (May 9, 2008) -- The ATV Promoters Group (ATVPG) announced today that races in its Pro-Am Production Class of the ITP Tires/Moose Racing ATV National Motocross Championship Series Presented by Parts Unlimited will be extended to eight laps. The extended race length will be instituted at this weekend's Concept Haulers ATV Showdown at Sunset Ridge and will be in place for the remaining races on this year's tour.
The move is being made to allow Pro-Am Production riders an easier transition into the Pro Class. Pro-Am Production is the top Amateur class in the Series.
"Several interested stakeholders approached us with this idea, and we thought it was a reasonable request," said Sam Gammon, Director of the ATVPG. "Our 32 classes are designed to allow a unique ladder system on which riders can gain experience as they ultimately move up to the Pros. By extending the race distance in our Pro-Am Production Class, we will give those riders a better springboard to on which to advance to the Pro ranks."
The next race for the ITP Tires/Moose Racing ATV National Motocross Championship Series Presented by Parts Unlimited, the Concept Haulers ATV Showdown, is scheduled for this weekend at Sunset Ridge MX in Walnut, Ill.
About the ITP/Moose Racing ATV National Motocross Championship Series Presented by Parts Unlimited
The AMA ITP/Moose Racing ATV National Motocross Championship Series Presented by Parts Unlimited is the nation’s premier amateur and professional ATV motocross series, and competes at top motocross facilities nationwide. The 11-round series features the Nation's best racers, teams and sponsors, and is America’s largest and longest-running ATV National Motocross series with more than 20 years of competition. The series continues to expand and produce top talent from the amateur ranks, while keeping close to the grassroots fun that makes people love to go to the races.
Series sponsors include title sponsors ITP Tires and Moose Racing, and presenting sponsor Parts Unlimited. Premiere and Feature sponsors include Can Am, Amsoil, ATV Sport Magazine, Quad Magazine, Moto Tees, Maxxis Tires, and FMF. Associate sponsors include Fox Shox, Gatorade, HinsonRacing, Custom Axis, and H-Bomb. Media partners include ATV Insider and ATVRiders.com. For more information, please visit www.atvmotocross.com.