SPEED Channel to be Exclusive Network for AMA Motocross

LAGUNA NIGUEL, Calif. (May 13, 2008) – With a great team of hosts and a solid fan base, the SPEED Channel returns in 2008 as the official network of the AMA Toyota Motocross Championship presented by FMF. This season, SPEED will televise one hour broadcasts of the premier AMA Motocross class for each of the 12 rounds of the summer schedule, beginning with the 13th Annual Giant RV AMA Motocross National presented by Yamaha from Glen Helen Raceway Park, the opening round of the 2008 campaign.

Highlighting SPEED’s schedule will be three weekends of same day coverage for three rounds from Thunder Valley, Budds Creek, and Motocross 338. Fans can catch the remaining broadcasts for each round of the 2008 AMA Toyota Motocross Championship the weekend following the event, premiering May 31.

AMA Motocross Class Airings

Event                                      Premiere                             Time              

Glen Helen                              Sat.      5/31/08                       9:00   PM/ET

Hangtown                                Sun.       6/8/08                       6:00   PM/ET

Freestone                                Sun.     6/15/08                       6:00   PM/ET

High Point                                Sat.      6/21/08                     10:00   PM/ET

Thunder Valley*                       Sat.      6/28/08                     11:30   PM/ET

RedBud                                   Sat.      7/12/08                     10:00   PM/ET

Budds Creek*                         Sun.     7/13/08                     10:00   PM/ET

Unadilla                                   Sat.      7/26/08                     10:00   PM/ET

Washougal                              Sat.        8/2/08                     10:00   PM/ET

Spring Creek                           Sat.      8/23/08                     10:00   PM/ET

Motocross 338*                       Sun.     8/24/08                       6:00   PM/ET

Steel City                                 Sat.        9/6/08                     10:00   PM/ET


* same day coverage

In addition, SPEED will air 12 one-hour broadcasts of the exciting AMA Motocross Lites class. Viewers can catch the Lites telecasts in the week following the Motocross Class premiere.


AMA Motocross Lites Airings

Event                                      Premiere                             Time              

Glen Helen                              Tues.     6/3/08                       2:00   PM/ET

Hangtown                                Sun.     6/15/08                       5:00   PM/ET

Freestone                                Tues.   6/17/08                       2:00   PM/ET

High Point                                Sun.     6/29/08                       2:00   PM/ET

Thunder Valley                        Tues.     7/8/08                       1:00   PM/ET

RedBud                                   Tues.   7/15/08                       2:00   PM/ET

Budds Creek                           Thur.    7/24/08                       2:00   PM/ET

Unadilla                                   Tues.   7/29/08                       2:00   PM/ET

Washougal                              Wed.     8/6/08                       2:00   PM/ET

Spring Creek                           Tues.   8/26/08                       2:00   PM/ET

Motocross 338                        Tues.     9/2/08                       2:00   PM/ET

Steel City                                 Tues.     9/9/08                       2:00   PM/ET

The 2008 AMA Toyota Motocross Championship Presented by FMF begins on May 24-25 in San Bernardino, Calif.

Interview opportunities are available to the media by contacting AMA Toyota Motocross Championship media coordinator Brandon Short via email at Media@MXNationals.com or by phone at 951-203-2605.

For more information on the AMA Toyota Motocross Championship, presented by FMF, log on to www.amamotocross.com for live timing and scoring at @theWireLIVE!. Racer X Illustrated will host a new and improved webcast on www.motocross.com, with live racing action hosted by Jason Weigandt. The Racer X Motocross Show on Motocross.com has also been added on Saturday night of each race weekend, featuring practice footage and interviews taken earlier in the day.

Credential requests for each round of the 2008 AMA Toyota Motocross Championship Presented by FMF must be submitted via email to Media@MXNationals.com three weeks prior to the race. Media members interested in interviews with the riders of the AMA Toyota Motocross Championship Presented by FMF should contact Brandon at 951-203-2605 or email Media@MXNationals.com.  


About the National Promoters Group (NPG)

The National Promoters Group (NPG) comprises 12 individual promoters of the AMA Toyota Motocross Championship Presented by FMF which sanctions outdoor motocross events throughout the United States, and remains the Nation's premier outdoor motocross championship series. NPG's mission is to raise awareness of motocross racing through the production of professional championship racing events nationwide.

About AMA Racing

AMA Racing is the competition arm of the American Motorcyclist Association and is the leading sanctioning body for motorcycle sport in the United States. Its professional properties include the Monster Energy® AMA Supercross Series, an FIM World Championship, the AMA Toyota Motocross Championship presented by FMF, the AMA Superbike Championship presented by Parts Unlimited, the AMA Flat Track Championship, the AMA Supermoto Championship and the AMA Pro ATV Championship. In amateur and pro-am competition, AMA Racing sanctions over 4000 events in 24 different disciplines and supports over 110 thousand active members. For more information about professional racing, visit www.amaproracing.com. Accredited media outlets can also access an on line Press Room at www.amaproracing.com/pressroom. For amateur racing information visit www.amadirectlink.com/amrace/amasports.asp.