Pirelli to Support 2011 Loretta Lynn Championship

July 28, 2011 4:30pm
Pirelli to Support 2011 Red Bull AMA Loretta Lynn Amateur National Motocross Championship

Morgantown, W.Va.- MX Sports is proud to welcome Pirelli Tire back as a supporter of the 2011 Red Bull AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship presented by DWT.

Pirelli's trackside amateur support team will be on hand the entire week to offer technical support to all riders using Pirelli Scorpion MX tires. All competitors are invited to stop by Pirelli to learn more about the Scorpion MX family of tires. Scorpion MX tires have won 54 World Motocross Championships and Pirelli Tire has been winning races for 100 years.

"Pirelli Tire LLC is proud to be a part of the most prestigious grass roots off-road racing event in North America, the Loretta Lynn Amateur National Motocross Championships. Together with Joe Gibbs Racing, Pirelli wants to congratulate the class of 2011 for their accomplishments. Pirelli and Joe Gibbs Racing will be on hand to provide world class tire service and help each rider choose the best Pirelli Scorpion tire for current track conditions. " says Josh Whitmire, Off-Road Racing Manager, Pirelli Tire LLC.

The National Final will be held August 1-6 at the home of country music legend Loretta Lynn in Hurricane Mills, Tenn. In 2011, thirty-five champions will be crowned at what marks the 30th Anniversary celebration of the greatest motocross vacation in the world - the Red Bull AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship presented by AMSOIL.

About the Red Bull AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship
The Red Bull AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship is the world's largest and most prestigious amateur motocross racing program. The national qualifying program consists of 52 Area Qualifiers (February through May) and 12 Regional Championship (June) events hosted at select motocross facilities across the country. The qualifying system culminates in the National Final (first week of August) hosted annually at the home of country music star Loretta Lynn in Hurricane Mills, Tenn., since 1982. Nearly 25,000 racers attempt to qualify in 33 classes for the 1,400 available positions at the National. Christened "The World's Greatest Motocross Vacation", the National event serves as a launch pad for some of the biggest names in professional motocross and supercross, including Ricky Carmichael, James Stewart, Ryan Villopoto, and Ryan Dungey. The national program is produced by MX Sports, Inc., a West Virginia-based race production company. For more information, please visit www.mxsports.com.

About Pirelli
Pirelli Tire North America designs, develops, manufactures and markets tires for passenger vehicles in both the original equipment and replacement markets as well as markets and distributes tires for motorcycles and motorsports. Located in Rome, Georgia, Pirelli's Modular Integrated Robotized System (MIRS) employs state-of-the-art technology to manufacture tires for both export and domestic markets. For more information please visit www.us.pirelli.com.