Loretta's Area Qualifiers Enter Final Rounds

MORGANTOWN, W.V. - The world's top amateur motocross racers vying for a coveted spot on the line at the 2009 Air Nautiques/AMA Amateur National Motocross Championships at Loretta Lynn's Ranch on August 4-8 that have not qualified for the 27th running of the event have just two weekends to earn their Regional Qualifier birth via the Area Qualifiers.

"We have had a very competitive qualifying season," said Director of MX Sports Tim Cotter. "The on-track competition is really heating up for those last available and valuable spots in the Regional Championships."

The seven Area Qualifiers, which offer a combined 52 qualifying events across seven regions (Northeast, Southeast, Mid-East, North Central, South Central, Northwest and Southwest) will produce advancement positions into the Regional Qualifiers. From there, the Regional Qualifiers will determine which of the world's premier amateur motocross racers will have their chanced to compete at the Amateur National Motocross Championships.

The final opportunity for the Area Qualifiers are as follows:

Southeast May 9-10 Bremen Race Park Bremen, Ga.

Southwest May 9-10 Thunder Valley Lakewood, Col.

Mid-East May 16-17 Crow Canyon Uhrichsville, Ohio

North Central May 16-17 Little Falls MX Little Falls, Minn.

Northeast May 16-17 Actiontown Dillwyn, Va.

Northwest May 16-17 Extreme MX Airway Heights, Wash.

South Central May 16-17 Tony Wynn MX Little Rock, Ark.

Throughout the years, the Air Nautiques/AMA Amateur National Motocross Championships at Loretta Lynn's Ranch has served as a proving grounds for today's biggest names in the AMA Motocross and Supercross series, including James Stewart, Ricky Carmichael, Kevin Windham, Ryan Villopoto and Mike Alessi to name a few.

This year's Air Nautiques/AMA Amateur National Motocross Championships expects 23,000-plus competitors from an international pool to earn their spot on the line in one of the 33 classes represented at this week-long event that is affectionately called "The World's Greatest Motocross Vacation."

Racers looking for more information on the Regional Qualifiers in their respective area can log on to http://www.mxsports.com/pages/schedule/area-qualifiers-schedule.

For more information on the 2009 Air Nautiques Amateur/AMA National Motocross Championships at Loretta Lynn's Ranch, please contact MX Sports via email at info@mxsports.com or by phone at 304-284-0101.

About the Air Nautiques/AMA Amateur National Motocross Championships:
The MX Sports produced event is the world's largest amateur motocross race. Hosted annually since 1982 at the home of country music star Loretta Lynn in Hurricane Mills, Tennessee, the event is the premier amateur motocross race in the world. In 2008, over 25,000 entries attempted to qualify in 33 classes for the 1386 available gates at the national. In 2009 the National event, christened the world's greatest motocross vacation, will be held August 4th through August 8th. As proof of the significance of winning an AMA Amateur National Championship Title, most of today's top motocross and supercross stars, including Ricky Carmichael, James Stewart, and Ryan Villopoto, won championships at Loretta Lynn's before turning pro. For more information visit www.mxsports.com.

About MX Sports:
MX Sports is a Morgantown, West Virginia-based motocross production company. The group coordinates the Air Nautiques/AMA Amateur National Motocross Championships, the world's largest motocross race, which includes a national qualifying program held annually from February through May and 12 Regional Championship races conducted during the month of June at select motocross facilities across the country. The National Championship event is held during the first week of August at the home of country music star Loretta Lynn in Hurricane Mills, Tennessee. MX Sports is a second-generation family owned business that has been in operation for over 26 years and is an industry leader in the segment of off road/action sports race promotion in the United States. For more information, visit www.mxsports.com.