Steel City Race Thrills Western Pennsylvania

  • (Above) Monongahela's Ben Roberts poses on the new dirt bike he won at the American Motocross Festival, held last weekend at Steel City Raceway. The Kawasaki KLX110 was presented by Trib Total Media and the Pittsburgh Tribune Review, as well as Mosites Motorsports. Also pictured (from left to right) are: The Pittsburgh Tribune Review's Bill Fischer, Roberts' father, Rick, and Doug Mosites from Mosites Motorsports.
DELMONT, Pa. (September 5, 2008) -- More than 15,000 fans turned out last weekend at Steel City Raceway to watch the American Motocross Festival, the area's premier motocross event. As part of the AMA Toyota Motocross weekend, fans saw the best of the best on dirt bikes and ATVs, watched a thrilling fireworks show and topped off the weekend with the musical styling of the Billy Morris Band from the Monster Energy Stage.

"What a weekend," exclaimed Event Director Tim Cotter. "We have always envisioned this event as a 'festival of speed,' and it more than lived up to that billing. Western Pennsylvania is such a hotbed of motocross enthusiasts, and we'd like to thank those fans for turning out in droves this weekend.

Next year's American Motocross Festival is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 5 at Steel City Raceway.

"Though this year's event was definitely one for the books, our plans for next year are even bigger," added Cotter. "This is truly a highlight of our schedule."

Several special awards were also given out during the weekend.

Monongahela's Ben Roberts won a Kawasaki KLX110 dirt bike presented by Trib Total Media and the Pittsburgh Tribune Review, provided by Mosites Motorsports on Sunday.

Robinson Township -based Total Image Autosports and Wayne Arlet awarded nearly $1,000 in Kicker products during the weekend. Fredericktown native David Grimes was awarded a Kicker iPod Speaker System, while Freeport's Mike Kozma and Pittsburgh's Robert Perri also won Kicker speaker systems. For more information on Total Image Autosports, please visit